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Gareth O. Williams

  • Cherry Pheasey
  • Legal Assistant
  • P: 604.408.5366


Gareth is a partner with our Tax Group.  He brings more than 10 years of tax experience to the group having worked at Deloitte & Touche LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and as the Director of Tax for a private real estate company.    

Gareth obtained his legal education in the UK prior to coming to Canada in 2003.

He advises clients in various industries including mining, forestry and real estate, from large private BC-based companies to international public companies. He has in-depth experience of oil & gas taxation, serving large multi-national clients in this area. He also assists clients with personal tax and estate planning.

Gareth’s experience includes:

  • mergers and acquisitions work, focusing on tax due diligence for resident and non-resident purchasers of Canadian corporations
  • advising on and implementing various reorganizations including estate freezes, re-freezes, refinancing, management buy outs and various corporate reorganizations
  • advising on the tax aspects of debt restructuring
  • outbound investment into the EU

Professional Activities

  • Canadian Tax Foundation, Member
  • CICA In-Depth Tax Course, Tutor (2007-2013)

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (2015)


  • Birkbeck College, University of London (LL.B., 2002)
  • The College of Law, London (Diploma, Legal Practice, 2003)
  • CICA In-Depth Tax Course (2006)