Nicolas Cloutier

McCarthy-Tétrault LLP

Partner (tax advisor, Uber and Airbnb)

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Nicolas Cloutier is a partner in the Montréal Tax Group. His practice focuses on dispute resolution and litigation in federal, provincial and municipal matters, as well as consumption taxes. Mr. Cloutier challenges information requests, searches and seizures, reassessments and collection measures. His practice also includes related administrative law issues.

Mr. Cloutier has appeared before all levels of Court in Canada in tax matters, pleading in both English and French. He has also 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 regulatory and tax compliance issues raised by the sharing economy and e-commerce and has worked with tax authorities to implement innovative solutions.

Working with his team in close cooperation with clients, 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, and Taxnet Pro’s Tax Experts Directory. In 2018, the Financial Times recognized him as one of the most innovative lawyers in North America. Nicolas is a frequent speaker, including for the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF).

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

Conferences associated with Nicolas Cloutier

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Plenary session
ASDEQ roundtable
Industry Perspectives

Looking to the future, the speakers will discuss potential new relationships between sharing economy platforms and e-commerce, their clienteles and tax authorities.

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