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Annika Wang

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Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations

  • Power Financial Corporation on its C$1.65-billion repurchase and cancellation of common shares pursuant to a substantial issuer bid and its tendering into Great-West Lifeco Inc.’s C$2-billion substantial issuer bid, and Power Corporation of Canada on its C$1.35-billion repurchase and cancellation of subordinate voting shares pursuant to a substantial issuer bid and its tendering of common shares into Power Financial Corporation’s substantial issuer bid

  • Hudson’s Bay Company in connection with its C$2-billion privatization transaction with a shareholder group led by the Company's Executive Chairman

  • Private equity sponsors on Canadian investment and acquisition transactions, including Providence Equity

Investment Products & Asset Management

  • Several Canadian exchange-traded fund (ETF) sponsors and asset managers, including Manulife Asset Management Limited, Horizons ETF Management (Canada) Inc., and 1832 Asset Management LP

  • Starlight U.S. Multi-Family Core Fund in connection with its US$147-million IPO of limited partnership units

  • Underwriters on public offerings of equity and debt securities, including offerings led by Scotia Capital, CIBC World Markets, and Cowen and Company

Awards & Recognition
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 – Ones to Watch (Tax Law)

Professional Activities

Annika is the current chair of the Canadian Tax Foundation – Young Practitioners Steering Committee (Toronto).

Annika is also a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, the International Fiscal Association, and the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.

Publications
  • Co-author: Introduction to Inbound Investments
    Canadian Tax Foundation, Young Practitioners National Conference, 2021, September 9, 2021.
  • Co-author: CRA Provides Updated Guidance for COVID-19 Cross-Border Tax Concerns
    Blakes Bulletin on Tax, April 14, 2021.
  • Co-author: ‘Tainting’ of Non- Participating Interest Under the Canada-US Treaty
    Canadian Tax Foundation, Canadian Tax Focus, Vol. 9:3, August 2019.
  • Co-author: The Tracking Interest Rules
    International Tax Review, No. 103, December 2018.
Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: Introduction to Inbound Investments
    Canadian Tax Foundation, Young Practitioners National Conference (on-line), Toronto, Ontario, September 9, 2021.
Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2017
J.D., University of Toronto - 2016
B.A. (Hon.), Ivey Business School, Western University - 2013
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