Alain Ranger (National Head of the Taxation practice group at Fasken Martineau from 2006 to 2014) has practiced for over 30 years in tax law and more particularly in tax law as it relates to corporate and business law. Over the years, Alain has acquired a reputation for expertise in the following areas: mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions (United States, Europe), corporate restructurings, including spin-offs and liquidations of public corporations, foreign investments, the development and implementation of structured financing of projects and infrastructures, financial instruments and derivatives and corporate tax planning. For several years now, Alain has been actively involved in various files in these areas for public and private clients, both nationally and internationally, with tax optimisation being both the objective and the result. His expertise is also called upon in litigation files and he regularly negotiates with tax and tax-related authorities on behalf of clients. He also acts as an intermediary in efforts to obtain certain amendments to tax legislation for clients; his undertakings have resulted in several significant legislative amendments.
Alain has been awarded the highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell and has continually been rated as a "Recommended Expert" in the area of corporate taxation by the Canadian legal directory LEXPERT. He is also continually recognized as one of the best tax lawyers in The Best Lawyers in Canada and is named by the English legal directories Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business - and Chambers Canada as one of the leading Canadian practitioners in the area of taxation and as a recommended tax advisor in domestic and international corporate transactions, specifically M&A, corporate restructures and projects, respectively. Finally, he is recognized as expert in corporate tax in the Who's Who Legal (2013 edition), Who's Who Legal 100 2012, The International Who's Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers (2009 to 2013 editions), The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (2011 to 2013 editions) and the Who's Who Legal: Canada (2010 to 2013 editions).