Bill S. Maclagan, Q.C.
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3336

Bill is involved in all aspects of income and commodity taxation, including goods and services tax, transfer pricing, and provincial taxation. He practises in both the taxation planning and tax litigation fields, with an emphasis on corporate taxation, in particular transactional advice, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, structuring infrastructure projects, and public-private partnerships.

Bill has extensive experience in providing tax and structuring advice to private and public companies and investment funds in respect of shareholders agreements, partnership and limited partnership agreements, joint venture arrangements, and other complex commercial arrangements.

Bill has also had significant involvement in the mining sector, including acting on mergers and acquisitions, spin-outs, split-up transactions, metal streaming transactions, royalty transactions and financings.

Bill provides legal services through William S. Maclagan Law Corporation.


Bill is recognized as a leading Canadian lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 (Corporate Tax)

  • International Tax Review’s World Tax 2019 – Highly Regarded (Tax Controversy)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Tax Law)

  • The 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Tax)

  • Who's Who Legal Canada: 2017 (Corporate Tax)

  • International Tax Review's Tax World Controversy Leaders 2017

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