Eric Hendry Associate


Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 2018 - Ontario


Primary office:  Toronto


Eric Hendry

Eric is a tax lawyer whose practice focuses on Canadian domestic and international tax law. He is an associate in the Business Law Department in Gowling WLG's Toronto office.

Eric brings a thoughtful and client-focused approach to advising on a range of Canadian income tax issues. His experience includes assisting Canadian and international clients with tax issues related to corporate mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, tax-exempt entities, and investments by non-residents into Canada. Eric also has experience advising clients in tax disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency at the audit, objection, and litigation stages.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Eric worked at Canada’s Department of Finance as a tax policy officer, where he was involved in drafting complex tax legislation related to international tax, including withholding taxes and the taxation of digital services.

Eric has completed the Canadian Bar Association’s Tax Law for Lawyers course and CPA Canada’s In-Depth Tax Course.

As a law student, Eric was a director at the Legal Information Clinic at McGill, where he helped manage a large team of student volunteers dedicated to promoting access to justice in both English and French.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2021

    • Career
       2021
      Canadian Department of Finance, Tax Policy Officer (2021-2024)
  • 2018

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2018
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2017

    • Education
       2017
      McGill University, BCL/LLB
  • 2015

    • Career
       2015
      Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (2015-2021)
      Summer Student (2015)
      Articling Student (2016-2017)
      Tax Associate (2018-2021)
    • Career
       2015
      Human and Material Resources, Legal Information Clinic at McGill, Director (2015-2016)
  • 2013

    • Education
       2013
      McGill University, BA

Representative Work

  • A diversified international management and holding company in an internal corporate reorganization involving a share-for-share exchange
  • A Canadian public company in its acquisition by a US public company
  • A consortium of several large asset managers in the settlement of a tax dispute involving the deductibility of interest and the characterization of expenses related to a real estate investment
  • A subsidiary of a large energy company in a tax appeal concerning fuel excise tax refunds
  • A global mining company in a tax dispute concerning the deductibility of expenses
  • A Canadian manufacturing company in the settlement of a tax dispute involving the utilization of losses