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Sheena Bassani

Sheena Bassani

Legal Counsel

T 514 982-2306
s.bassani@barsalou.ca

Biography

Sheena Bassani joined Barsalou Lawson Rheault in 2010. Her practice focuses on international tax and transfer pricing. After working in the financial services sector in Paris, Sheena spent ten years at two global leading professional services firms where she worked exclusively on international tax and transfer pricing matters. During that time, she was called upon to manage complex transfer pricing files from a planning/documentation, implementation and dispute resolution viewpoint.

Sheena holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (LL.B.) and a Bachelor of Common Law from McGill University. She has been a member of the Quebec Bar Association since 2000 and was a member of the Paris Bar for 14 years. She is a frequent author on topics relating to transfer pricing, particularly with respect to global tax policy, and has been a speaker at the NABE Transfer Pricing Symposium (Washington) and numerous Canadian transfer pricing conferences including those organized by the Tax Executives Institute (TEI), the Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF), the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), and the Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF). Sheena has been invited on many occasions to present submissions and speak before delegates of Working Party 6 (Transfer Pricing) and Working Party 1 (Tax Conventions) at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on various global tax policy matters including the transfer pricing of intangibles, Base erosion profit shifting (BEPS) projects, and mandatory binding arbitration.

Conferences and Publications

Case studies on current transfer pricing issues (conference organizer/facilitator)
Canadian Transfer Pricing Seminar of the Canadian Tax Foundation, Toronto, March 27, 2019

Effects of the US tax reform on Transfer Pricing (conference speaker)
NABE Transfer Pricing Symposium of the National Association for Business Economics, Washington, July 17, 2018

The Scope of the Future Revision of Chapter VII of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines on Special Considerations for Intra-Group Services
Written submissions to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and development (OECD) Working Party 6 (WP6), June 20, 2018

Revised Guidance on Transactional Profit Splits
Written submissions to the OECD, September 5, 2016

OECD Public Consultation on the Multilateral Instrument: Optional Provision on Mandatory Binding Arbitration
Presentation to the OECD Working Party 1, Paris, July 7, 2016

The Development of a Multilateral Instrument to Implement the Tax Treaty-Related BEPS Measures
Written submissions to the OECD Working Party 1, June 30, 2016

Revisions to Chapter I of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines
Written and verbal submissions to the OECD WP6, February 6, 2015

International Tax Panel and Round table (conference panelist)
APFF, Montreal, October 8, 2014

Revisions on Transfer Pricing Aspects of Intangibles
Written and verbal submissions to the OECD WP6, October 1, 2013 and November 12-13, 2013

Transfer Pricing: The role of the OECD Guidelines and the treatment of intangibles
Canadian Bar Association, Montreal, May 10, 2012

Proposed Revision of the Section on Safe Harbours in Chapter IV of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines
Written and verbal submissions to the OECD WP6, September 14, 2012 and November 12-14, 2012

Draft Sample Memoranda of Understanding for Competent Authorities to Establish Bilateral Safe Harbours
Written and verbal submissions to the OECD WP6, September 14, 2012 and November 12-14, 2012

Revision of the Special Considerations for Intangibles in Chapter VI of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines and Related Provisions
Written and verbal submissions to the OECD WP6, September 14, 2012 and November 12-14, 2012

Verbal submissions to the OECD WP6 in response to specific questions posed on goodwill and going concern
Presentation to the OECD WP6, Paris, November 8, 2011

Transfer Pricing – Recent Trends and Developments (conference speaker)
Canadian Tax Foundation, Montreal, June 10, 2011

Verbal submissions to the OECD in response to specific questions posed by the OECD WP6 on marketing intangibles
Presentation to the OECD WP6, Paris, November 9, 2010

Written submissions to the OECD regarding the scoping of the OECD’s future project on the Transfer Pricing Aspects of Intangibles
OECD WP6, Paris, September 14, 2010

CONTACT

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