Laura Gheorghiu is a partner in the Montréal office of Gowling WLG, where she works with the National Tax Practice Group. Laura's practice focuses on M&A, cross-border investment structures, corporate reorganizations and providing advice on national and multinational private equity funds. She also has much experience in the taxation of new technologies — in particular, of providers of e-business and blockchain technology solutions.
Laura also advises on issues involving stock-option plans, employer payroll and pension obligations, Federal and Québec value-added taxes (GST/HST and QST) and Québec commodity taxes (in particular, with respect to fuel and alcohol). In the area of dispute resolution, she represents clients in dealing with the Canada Revenue Agency and Revenu Québec at the audit and notice of objection stages and prepares voluntary disclosures on income tax and sales tax issues.
Since 2017, Laura has been recognized as a "Women in Tax Leader" by the International Tax Review. In 2019, she was named a "Rising Star" by the Québec Association in Women in Finance. In 2020, Lexpert ranked her among the "Leading Lawyers To Watch: Corporate Tax."
In addition to writing numerous articles, she often participates in conferences hosted by the Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF), the Association de Planification Fiscale et Financière (APFF), the American Bar Association Tax Section, the New York State Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association and the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Canada and Ontario and several Canadian universities.
Laura is a co-author of the second chapter of Taxation of Private Corporations and their Shareholders (CTF), and of the fifth chapter of the Business Guide to Environmental Law, "Taxation and Cost Write-offs." She is a councillor for the International Fiscal Association Canada, sits on the Québec practitioners' committee of the CTF, and is a trustee of the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) Trust.
Laura practises law in English and French, and is fluent in Romanian.