Tim Wach is Managing Director of Taxand and a Taxand Board member. He works across all of Taxand ensuring an enhanced and seamless cross-border service, with knowledge sharing and best practice at heart to deliver first class services to multinational clients.
Tim is Managing Director of Taxand, having assumed that position after a career of over 25 years at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, a Canadian law firm, where he specialised in mergers, acquisitions, financings and international tax with focus on the private equity and energy sectors. Tim is recognised as a leading Canadian lawyer in taxation and frequently publishes papers for research organisations and academic purposes.
Tim also has extensive experience in government relations and tax policy, having twice served in the Tax Policy Branch of the Canadian Department of Finance in Ottawa, most recently as Director of Legislative Development and Chief Legislative Counsel. In that role Tim chaired the Interdepartmental Legislation Review Committee, the committee responsible for the preparation of Canada’s federal income tax legislation for submission to Parliament. He also appeared regularly as a witness on behalf of the Department of Finance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance and the Senate Standing Committee on National Finance when those committees considered tax policy matters.
While a partner of Gowlings Tim was on the Gowlings Executive Committee and served as leader of the Firm’s National Tax Practice Group and of the Toronto Tax Practice Group.