Monica’s practice includes all aspects of corporate income tax with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. She has developed extensive experience in the use of exchangeable shares in the context of cross-border mergers, areas of inbound corporate financing and leasing as a form of financing. She has also been involved in tax litigation matters involving the general anti -avoidance rule. Monica has taught at the Bar Admission Course and is on the editorial board for the Federated Press, a Corporate Finance periodical. Prior to joining Osler, she worked in the International Tax Office of Chuo Coopers & Lybrand in Tokyo.
- London Stock Exchange in its proposed merger with the Toronto Stock Exchange.
- Target Canada Co. in its acquisition of leases from Zellers Inc.
- IBM in its acquisition of Cognos Inc; Clarity Systems, Platform Computing Inc., and Varicent Software Inc.
- Precision Drilling Inc. in its financing structure appeal under the General Anti-Avoidance Rule to the Ontario Court of Appeal.
- Husky Energy Inc. in its financing structure appeal under the General Anti-Avoidance Rule to the Alberta Court of Appeal.
- Canada Trustco in its tax appeal under the General Anti-Avoidance Rule to the Supreme Court of Canada.
- Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers in its intervention in the tax appeal by Daishowa to the Supreme Court of Canada.
- AT&T Canada (previously MetroNet) in its plan of arrangement with AT&T Corp. and restructuring under the CCAA.
- Seagram in its merger with Vivendi Universal and Vivendi Universal/Seagram in its sale of the spirits business to Diageo/Pernod Ricard.
- Newbridge in its merger with Alcatel.