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Sebastian Elawny

Partner, Business Law, KPMG LAW LLP

KPMG in Canada

Sebastian is the lead partner in the Business Law practice at KPMG Law LLP in Calgary. Formerly a member of management at a large international law firm, Sebastian acted as both the national charities lead and Calgary tax lead specializing in the outbound international practice. Sebastian brings 12+ years of experience delivering and managing tax driven commercial transactions and he’s able to work efficiently with KPMG’s professional advisors to deliver seamless legal solutions to clients across various industries.  

Sebastian’s practice covers a wide range of services including national and international tax planning, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, public and private corporate reorganizations, and public offerings for both issuers and underwriters.  Sebastian also has expertise in dealing with charities and not-for-profit organizations.

Having been the project manager on several multi-national transactions, Sebastian understands how to price and deliver legal services on-budget and on-time.

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Education and qualifications

  • University of Manitoba, 2006, LLB

  • City University, 1999, Seattle, WA, B.Sc

  • CICA In-Depth Tax Level I, II and III

  • Tax Law for Lawyers, 2008

Accreditation

  • Lexology, Client Choice Awards, Top Lawyer (2018)

  • Acritas, Acritas Star™ Lawyer (2017, 2018)

  • Lexpert, US/Canada Cross-Border Guide, Corporate Lawyer to Watch (2016)

  • Lexpert, Rising Star, Leading Lawyer Under 40 (2015)

Community Involvement

  • Former Director, Ups and Downs – Calgary Down Syndrome Association, Canadian Petroleum Tax Society, 100 Men Who Give a Damn! and the Nest Foundation and former Chair of the Executive of the Non-Tax Specialists division of the Canadian Bar Association

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