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Ian Caines

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  • Advising underwriters in connection with a C$1.54-billion financing by Hydro One

  • Advising Edgefront REIT in connection with its combination with Nobel REIT

  • Advising Warburg Pincus funds in connection with acquiring a majority interest in SCM Insurance Services

  • Advising ENC Capital in connection with various sale transactions

  • Advising Lazard Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of Verus Partners

  • Advising UnitedHealth Group on its subsidiary OptumRx’s combination with Catamaran Corporation

  • Advising McKeil Marine in connection with an investment from TorQuest Partners

  • Advising Safeway Inc. in connection with the sale of its Canadian operations to Sobeys Inc.

Professional Activities

Ian is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, the International Fiscal Association (and a member of the Young IFA Network Committee for Canada), the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.

Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: Cross Border Digital Service Tax
    Ontario Bar Association, International Law Section, Zoom, Toronto, Ontario, November 15, 2021.
  • Panellist: Taxation on Blockchain
    A Mexico, US and Canada Approach Webcast, International Fiscal Association, August 25, 2021.
  • Co-presenter: International Tax Measures and Mandatory Disclosure
    Webcast #2: Cross-Border Tax Updates, Blakes 2021 Canada/U.S. Legal Update Seminar Series, Toronto, Ontario, June 16, 2021.
  • Co-presenter: Income and Commodity Tax Considerations for the Sharing Economy
    Conference Report 2016, Report of Proceedings of the Sixty-Eighth Tax Conference, Ch. 35, pp. 1-26, Canadian Tax Foundation, 2017.
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2013
Admitted to the New York Bar - 2009
J.D. (Bronze Medallist), University of Toronto - 2008
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 2005
B.Sc., Dalhousie University - 2000
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