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Paul Cabana Associé/Partner Montréal

Paul Cabana

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Quebec, 2007
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal


Paul Cabana’s practice focuses on tax law and covers both income tax and commodity taxes, including customs law.

Paul advises both Canadian and foreign businesses in the course of their various transactions and current operations, as well as in the context of disputes with the tax authorities.  He is regularly involved in mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, real estate transactions, audits, objections and appeals. Paul also helps employers navigate their tax obligations, particularly in a cross-border context.

Paul has developed specific expertise with respect to commodity taxes, including the goods and services/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) and the Quebec sales tax (QST), as well as customs issues. His knowledge and experience are evidenced by his successes in various commodity tax disputes.

Paul’s expertise in the area of commodity taxes was recognized in the Indirect Tax Leaders directory, published by the International Tax Review.


Client Work

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Career & Education


  • LLM, Taxation, HEC Montréal Université de Montréal
  • BCL McGill University
  • LLB McGill University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Quebec Bar
  • Member, Bar of Montreal
  • Member, Junior Bar Association of Montreal
  • Member, Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF)
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation


Fasken Institute



Bulletin The Court of Appeal Limits the Tax Authorities' Exercise of Power to Require the Production of Documents Beyond Results Bulletin

Speaking Engagements

Master’s Thesis: Overcharged Taxes and Reductions in Consideration: The Scheme Provided For in Section 232 E.T.A. Presented at 23rd Symposium on Commodity Taxes organized by Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF) location location Estérel Hôtel Estérel
Partnerships Co-Speaker, APFF Course location location Montréal


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