François Auger
Partner | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4117

François's practice focuses on all areas of corporate income tax law, including mergers & acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, financing and restructuring. He has significant experience with tax aspects of domestic and cross-border investment structures, notably with respect to private equity and venture capital investments. He also represents clients in tax disputes with Canadian tax authorities.

François also has extensive experience in estate planning.

He is fluent in English and French.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Recent representative matters include advising:

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

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

  • 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

  • A leading Quebec-based energy provider in connection with the reorganization of its public ownership structure into a new TSX-listed corporation

  • A leading Quebec-based energy provider in connection with the structuring and implementation of its participation in a wind-farm project and its acquisition of a variety of U.S.-based energy businesses

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

  • Several venture capital funds in connection with their formation in Canada and the United States and their private equity and venture capital investments

  • A real estate investment trust in connection with its initial public offering and listing on the TSX

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

François is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015-2020 (Tax Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 (Corporate Tax)

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018 (Corporate Tax)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2017 (Tax)
PUBLICATIONS
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Co-speaker: Jurisprudence récente
Symposium sur la fiscalité, Association de planification fiscale et financière, June 8, 2018.
Co-speaker: Les produits du cannabis: Survol du cadre fiscal
Marché du Cannabis: perspectives, enjeux et occasions, Les Affaires, Montréal (Quebec), April 11, 2018.
Co-speaker: Jurisprudence récente en matière de réorganisation d’entreprises et de transactions commerciales
Réorganisation d’entreprises et transactions commerciales, Association de planification fiscale et financière, Montréal (Quebec), March 15, 2018.
Co-speaker: Sommet sur le cannabis 2018
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Montréal (Quebec), February 15, 2018.
Co-speaker: Jurisprudence québécoise récente
Conférence annuelle, Institut des cadres fiscalistes, Québec (Quebec), February 8, 2018.
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: Recent Case Law
Réorganisation d'entreprises et transactions commerciales Seminar, Association de planification fiscale et financière, March 16, 2017.
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