December 6, 2013Antoine Desroches, a 2013 graduate of the Master of Laws, Taxation Option (LL. M.), has won the 2012-2013 Jean Potvin Award from the Canadian Tax Foundation, for his paper entitled “A comparative study of the Canadian and European taxation of intellectual property income: Has the time come for a Canadian patent box?” He was presented with the award at the Foundation’s tax breakfast on December 6, in Montreal.
The award goes to a Quebec student for the best research paper on a tax-related subject, and comes with a $2,000 prize from the sponsor, Heenan Blaikie. Antoine’s complete article will be published on the Foundation’s website, along with a summary in the Canadian Tax Journal.
Antoine practises tax law with Norton Rose Fulbright Canada and is particularly interested in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, company restructuring and international transactions. He also specializes in matters relating to consumption taxes, taxation litigation and estate planning.
About the Canadian Tax Foundation
Founded in 1945 as an independent tax research organization under the joint sponsorship of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Canadian Bar Association, the Foundation promotes understanding of the Canadian tax system through analysis, research, and debate. The Foundation, now with 10,000 members, fulfills its educational mandate through conferences, seminars and a wide range of publications. Every year, the Foundation presents up to four regional awards (Atlantic provinces, Quebec, Ontario and Western Canada) for the best student papers in taxation.