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About Ahmed

Ahmed practises in all areas of tax law. His practice includes corporate tax planning where he advises on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, restructurings, financings and credit facilities in both the domestic and cross-border context.

Ahmed's practice also includes managing the tax dispute resolution process with the Canada Revenue Agency by providing advice and representation in respect of audits and appeals, preparing notices of objection and notices of appeal, handling document requirements, preparing written representations and conducting oral examinations before the Tax Court of Canada.

Ahmed clerked for the judges of the Tax Court of Canada.

Select Experience

Ahmed's recent representative experience includes advising or representing:

  • Cenovus Energy Inc. on its C$711-million acquisition of warrants from Hutchison Whampoa Europe Investments S.à r.l. and L.F. Investments S.à r.l.

  • TC Energy Corporation on its proposed separation into two independent, investment-grade, publicly listed companies through the spinoff of TC Energy's Liquids Pipelines business

  • Strathcona Resources Ltd. on its all-share transaction to acquire Pipestone Energy Corp., creating a combined public entity with an approximate C$11.5-billion enterprise value

  • Intact Financial Corporation on its inaugural offering of C$300-million aggregate principal amount of limited recourse capital notes

  • Strathcona Resources Ltd. on its inaugural offering of US$500-million of aggregate principal amount of debt securities

  • Pacific Energy on its strategic partnership with Enbridge Inc. for the construction and operation of the C$5.1-billion Woodfibre LNG Project near Squamish, B.C. (Enbridge Inc.: 30%, Pacific Energy: 70%)

  • Strathcona Resources Ltd. and Waterous Energy Fund on the acquisitions of Serafina Energy Ltd., Caltex Resources Ltd. and Osum Oil Sands Corp.

  • ArcLight Capital Partners on the sale of its affiliate, Amphora Canada Gas Storage

  • The Riverside Company on its C$178-million acquisition of PFB Corporation

  • Hg Capital in connection with its acquisition of Benevity, Inc. alongside General Atlantic, JMI Equity and the Benevity management team

  • ENMAX Corporation on its US$1.3-billion acquisition of Emera Inc.'s interest in Emera Maine

  • Cenovus Energy Inc. on its C$17.7-billion acquisition of assets from ConocoPhillips

Awards & Recognition

Ahmed has been recognized in the following publication:

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada – 2023–2024 (Tax)

Professional Activities

Ahmed is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Tax Foundation, and the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society. He is a former member of the executive committee of the Canadian Bar Association (Alberta South) Taxation Law Section.

Professional Appearances
  • Co-presenter : Potpourri of CRA Audit and Tax Litigation Topics
    CPTS Fall Lecture Series, Calgary, Alberta, October 2023.
  • Panellist : How to Achieve the Sustainability of Decarbonisation Industries such as CCUS and Low Carbon Fuels on a Standalone Basis?
    New York Energy Capital Assembly, Energy Council, April 19–20, 2023
  • Co-presenter : Taxable Canadian Property & Section 116: Select Issues
    CPTS Fall Lecture Series, Calgary, Alberta, October 2021.

In-Depth Tax Course, CPA Canada – 2020
Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2016
JD (Cum Laude), University of Ottawa – 2015
BComm (With Distinction), University of Calgary – 2012

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