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Kathleen V. Penny

Kathleen V. Penny
Kathleen V. Penny Retired Partner | Toronto
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Recent representative matters include advising:

  • Standard Life plc on the sale of its Canadian business to Manulife for C$4-billion

  • Jarislowsky, Fraser Limited and its Board of Directors in connection with its sale to Scotiabank

  • Carillion Canada Inc. regarding its sale of certain assets and liabilities to a subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings

  • Renewable Energy Trust Capital in connection with its sale of three Ontario solar projects to Axium Infrastructure

  • KSL Capital in connection with the C$1.4-billion sale of Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. to Vail Resorts, Inc.

  • Pension fund managers and financial institutions regarding their acquisitions of interests in the Mont-Rothery wind project and the Rivière-du-Moulin wind project, and related financings

  • Ontario Power Generation in connection with the redevelopment of hydroelectric generating projects in northern Ontario

  • On several other direct investments and many fund investments by pension plans and other institutional investors, including investments in Canada, the U.S., South America, Asia and Europe

Awards & Recognition

Kathleen is recognized as a leading Canadian tax lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2023

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2023 (Consistently Recommended)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2023

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2022

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2022 (Corporate Tax)

  • International Tax Review's World Tax 2021 (Tax Leader)

  • International Tax Review's Women in Tax Leaders 2021 (Highly Regarded)

  • Who's Who Legal: Global 2021 (Corporate Tax - Advisory)

  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Tax Advisors 2017

  • The 2016 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada

  • Who's Who Legal 2016

Professional Activities

Kathleen has written various articles and spoken at different venues regarding cross-border and domestic tax issues. She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Tax Foundation and the tax section of the American Bar Association.


Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 1989
LLB, University of Toronto – 1987
BSc, University of Toronto – 1984

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