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Nicolas X. Cloutier

TITLE

Partner

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Tax
Tax Disputes

OFFICE

Montreal

DIRECT LINE

514-397-4102

E-MAIL

[email protected]

V-CARD

LAW SCHOOL

McGill University

BAR ADMISSION

Québec, 1999




Biography

Mr. Cloutier is a partner in the Montréal Tax Group. His practice focuses on dispute resolution and litigation in Federal, Provincial and real-estate tax matters, as well as in GST/HST/QST. Mr. Cloutier challenges information requests, searches and seizures, reassessments and collection measures. His practice also includes related administrative law issues. Mr. Cloutier oversees a significant practice in local and international voluntary disclosures, as well.

Mr. Cloutier has appeared before all levels of Court in Canada in tax matters, pleading both in English and French. He has argued a number of high-profile evaluation and expropriation cases before the Québec Administrative Tribunal.

For the last few years, Mr. Cloutier has been at the forefront of the tax and regulatory issues raised by the sharing economy and electronic commerce and has implemented innovative tax compliance solutions with tax authorities for the world’s leading sharing economy platforms.

With his team, Mr. Cloutier goes beyond advocacy to find practical and creative solutions to manage the financial and reputational risks of tax disputes.

Mr. Cloutier has been recognized by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Best Lawyers in Canada, both the International Tax Review's Tax Controversy Leaders and Indirect Tax Leaders guides, Taxnet Pro’s Tax Experts Directory, and the APFF Experts Directory. Mr. Cloutier is a frequent speaker, including for the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Tax and Financial Planning Association (APFF).

Mr. Cloutier received his BCL and LLB from McGill University in 1996. He was called to the Québec Bar in 1999.

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McCarthy Tétrault delivers integrated business law, tax, real property, labour and employment, and litigation services nationally and globally through offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal, Québec City, as well as in New York City and and London, UK.
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