Julia Qian Wang
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4052

Julia's practice deals with all aspects of Canadian domestic and international tax law, with a particular focus on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, investment funds, tax planning and tax litigation. Julia also provides advice with respect to the establishment of fund structures (including private equity and venture capital funds) and investments by and in such funds.

Julia is fluent in English, French and Mandarin.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Recent representative matters include advising:

Fund Formation and Investment

  • A health care and life science venture capital fund in connection with its formation in Canada and the United States and its investments

  • A venture capital fund in the technology start-ups sector in connection with its formation

  • A global private equity investment firm in connection with the formation of its venture capital fund of funds

  • Several venture capital funds in the life sciences sector in connection with their formation

  • A venture capital fund in the biomedical sector in connection with its formation

  • A venture capital fund of funds in the technology sector in connection with its formation

  • A private equity fund on disposition of their Canadian and foreign subsidiaries in the aerospace business to a NYSE-listed company

Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity

  • The Transurban Group in connection with its C$845-million acquisition of Concession A25, L.P., the concessionaire of the A25 PPP (P3) Toll Road in Montreal (Québec), from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

  • A TSX-listed company operating in the entertainment sector in connection with its investment in a technology company

  • Comvest Group in connection with its acquisition of Spinrite LP

  • Bidders in connection with the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) public light rail transit project in the Greater Montréal metropolitan region

  • An Australian Securities Exchange-listed company in its acquisition of a technology company

  • Gaz Métro Limited Partnership in connection with its acquisition of the U.S. energy firm Standard Solar

  • A large NYSE-listed technology company on its acquisitions of a variety of Canadian-based technology businesses

  • A leading Quebec-based energy provider in connection with its numerous public offerings of debt and equity securities, as well as asset divestitures, the reorganization of its public ownership structure into a new TSX-listed corporation and the structuring and implementation of its participation in a wind farm project and acquisition of a variety of U.S.-based energy businesses

Investment Products & Asset Management

  • Desjardins Global Asset Management in connection with their continuous offerings of ETFs

  • A biofuels company in connection with the public offering of convertible debentures

  • A REIT in connection with its initial public offering and listing on the TSX

Tax Dispute Resolution

  • A Canadian trust on a tax dispute regarding its provincial residency in Canada

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Julia was recognized as a leading tax lawyer in The Legal 500 Canada 2017.

PUBLICATIONS
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Co-author: Tax Court of Canada: Foreign rectification orders not binding on CRA unless properly recognized by Canadian courts
International Tax Review, May 30, 2016.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Co-speaker: Article 84.1 L.I.R. Maintenant et demain!
Annual Conference, Association de planification fiscale et financière, Montréal, Quebec, October 5, 2017.
Co-speaker: Venture Capital - Recent Trends
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Montréal, Quebec, March 22, 2017.
Co-speaker: Doing Business with China
Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, Montréal, Quebec, March 15, 2017.
Co-speaker: Income Tax Treatment of Transaction Costs
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Montréal, Quebec, February 8, 2017.
Co-speaker: Recent caselaw
Tax Executives Institute, Inc., Montréal, Quebec, June 8, 2016.
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