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François Auger

François Auger François Auger
François Auger Partner | Montréal
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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)
Professional Activities

François is a member of the Association du Barreau du Québec, the Canadian Bar Association, the Chartered Professional Accountants for Canada, the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec, the Canadian Tax Foundation, the International Fiscal Association, the Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

François is the author of numerous tax publications and a regular speaker at conferences on tax matters and is also a Chartered Accountant.

Professional Appearances
  • 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.
Education
Admitted to the Paris Bar - 2012
Admitted to the Quebec Bar - 1992
LL.B., Université de Montréal - 1991
B. Comm., HEC Montréal - 1986
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