André R. Bergeron
André Bergeron is an economist and partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practicing in the Transfer Pricing and Competent Authority Group.
André's practice focuses on helping clients optimize their global tax position and comply with Canada's transfer pricing legislation. His work includes transfer pricing analysis, contemporaneous documentation, audit defense and dispute resolution, mutual agreement procedures (MAPs) and advanced pricing agreements (APAs).
André also works with Gowling WLG's Product Regulatory team, providing input and analysis regarding the impact of government guidelines and regulations on clients operating in various regulated industries, including food and beverage, natural health products and drugs.
Prior to joining Gowling WLG, André was a senior economist at the CRA's Competent Authority Services Division. During the 10 years he spent in this role, he participated in numerous APAs and MAPs with many foreign governments, namely the United States, South Korea, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, China, India and Chile. This work, and the resulting negotiations, involved several tax issues in many industries, including pharmaceuticals, automotive, gaming, natural resources, communications and electronics. In addition, he also worked on various international audits related to international transfer pricing transactions.
André also worked in Health Canada's Office of Legislative and Regulatory Modernization where he managed the Economics Unit. This unit is responsible for evaluating the benefits and costs of regulatory proposals in the Health Products and Food Branch. In March 2020, he led the team dedicated to the development of the Interim Order Respecting the Importation, Sale and Advertising of Drugs for Use in Relation to COVID-19 and contributed to other immediate measures to support the Government of Canada's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
André embraces community involvement. He has served for twelve years on the Ottawa Public Library Board, including six years as Vice-Chair. He was also a member of the City of Ottawa's French Language Services Advisory Committee. When not at work, you will find André coaching his daughter's ringette team, skiing with his son or learning to play the piano.