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About Abbey

Abbey practises in all areas of income tax law with a focus on corporate tax planning for both domestic and international tax matters. She advises on corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, pension fund investments and financings involving private and public corporations, and tax controversy matters.

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Recent matters in which Abbey has been involved include advising:

  • TC Energy Corporation on its proposed separation into two independent, investment-grade, publicly listed companies through the spinoff of TC Energy's Liquids Pipelines business

  • Strathcona Resources Ltd. on its proposed all-share transaction to acquire Pipestone Energy Corp., creating a combined entity with an approximate C$11.5-billion enterprise value

  • Imperial Oil Resources Limited and ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. on the disposition of their interest in XTO Energy Canada to Whitecap Resources for C$1.9-billion

  • Strathcona Resources on its acquisition of Serafina Energy Ltd. for C$2.3-billion

  • International Petroleum Corporation (IPC) in connection with its substantial issuer bid pursuant to which IPC purchased from shareholders for cancellation a total of 8,258,064 common shares for an aggregate purchase price of approximately C$128-million
Professional Activities

Abbey is a member of the Law Society of Alberta. She is also a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

Abbey is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Tax Foundation and the International Fiscal Association.

  • Co-author : Chapter 7 Mandatory Disclosure Rules in Canada in Mandatory Disclosure Rules
    WU Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, European and International Tax Law and Policy Series, Vol. 26, 2023.
  • Co-author : Family Corporations and Investment Income: Winners and Losers in the Taxation of Family Wealth
    Federated Press: Personal Tax and Estate Planning, Vol. X, No.2, December 2021.
  • Co-author : Family Trusts and the Small Business Deduction - The Rules have Changed
    Federated Press: Personal Tax and Estate Planning, Vol. IX, No.2, August 2020.
  • Co-author : A Right under a Contract, in equity or otherwise... Tax Planning around a Legal Fiction
    Federated Press: Personal Tax and Estate Planning, Vol. IX, No.1, February 2020.

Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2021
JD (With Distinction), University of Calgary – 2020
MPAcc, University of Saskatchewan – 2016
BComm (With Distinction), University of Calgary – 2015

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