Sébastien Rheault (LL.L., cum laude, Dean’s List; MBA) is a partner with Barsalou Lawson Rheault, a Top 5 Tax Law Boutique in Canada (Thompson Reuters).
Member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Quebec Bar, with over 20 years of experience in transfer pricing, litigation and tax controversy (Highly Regarded ranked in Euromoney and International Tax Review), Sébastien primarily represents Canadian, American, and European multinational corporations on audit, at the Competent Authority level in the context of Advance Pricing Arrangements (APA) and Mutual Agreement Procedures (MAP), at the Canada Revenue Agency and Revenue Quebec’s Appeals Branches, as well as before federal (Tax Court of Canada, Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal) and provincial courts.
Sébastien also advises on various corporate tax matters including transfer pricing, tax incentives (SR&ED credits, e-business), non-resident trust rules, Canada’s income tax conventions, the General Anti-avoidance Rule (GAAR), corporate restructurings as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Sébastien recently completed his mandate as a Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation (2015-2018). He is an active board member and a past president of the Canadian Bar Association’s Tax Section (Quebec division) and a member of the CPA-ABC Joint Committee on Taxation. He presented at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) invitation on various Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) consultations (Work Party 6 on the transfer pricing aspects of intangible property).
Sébastien is part of the organizing committee for the Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF) conference on transfer pricing. He is also a frequent speaker and contributor to the Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF), the Tax Executives Institute (TEI), the Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF), the Association of Corporate Counsels (ACC), Quebec Chapter and other organizations.
Sébastien and other members of the firm participate and contribute annually to the ‘’Defi 808 Bonneville’’, a cycling event that raises funds allowing to accompany high-level student-athletes in Canada through college and university studies, to support them financially in their pursuit of academic and sports excellence, and to contribute to the promotion of models in Quebec society at the Fondation de l’athlète d’excellence du Québec (FAEQ).