Title: An Overview of Mergers and Acquisitions Taxation in Canada
Time: Thursday, 26 February 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)
Location: East York Room, 2nd Floor, 4 King Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada
Speaker: Eric Xiao, Partner, Ernst & Young
Audience are encouraged to bring their own lunch.
Eric’s presentation will cover two topics. First, as the first immigrant from China to become a partner with Ernst & Young Canada, Eric will share his thoughts on leadership, career development, and his experience of being a partner in a Big-4 accounting firm. Second, Eric will provide an overview of mergers and acquisitions taxation in Canada. He will discuss the key Canadian tax considerations on purchase and sale of a Canadian business, and share his thoughts and observations on cross-border deals based on his 20 years of experience with Ernst & Young Canada.
Eric is a tax partner with Ernst & Young’s Transaction Advisory Services practice based in Toronto. He is the Canadian leader of Ernst & Young’s China Overseas Investment Network.
With over 20 years of experience, Eric has led many significant transactions providing tax advice to multinational companies on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, spin-offs, and tax due diligence.
Eric graduated from the University of Toronto in 1991 with an MBA degree. He received his Canadian Chartered Accountant designation in 1997. Eric is a frequent speaker on Canadian income tax matters. He is a lecturer for the CICPA Corporate Reorganizations Course and is a member of the Joint Committee on Taxation of the Canadian Bar Association and Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.