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Sheena Bassani

Sheena Bassani

Of Counsel

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

Biography

Sheena Bassani joined the law firm Barsalou Lawson Rheault in 2010 in her capacity Of Counsel. She 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 since 2000, and was a member of the Paris Bar for 14 years, where she began her career in the financial services sector. Her practice focuses on international tax and transfer pricing. Sheena spent ten years with two global professional services companies where she worked exclusively in international tax and transfer pricing. During this period, she was called upon to manage many highly complex transfer pricing files from the point of view of planning/documentation, implementation of transfer pricing strategy and dispute resolution.

Sheena is also the author of numerous publications on transfer pricing, particularly in the field of global tax policy.

Sheena has been invited multiple times to present briefs and speak to delegates of Working Party 6 (Transfer Pricing) and Working Party 1 (Tax Treaties) at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris on various global tax policy issues, including transfer pricing of intangibles, Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) projects and binding arbitration.

A regular speaker at various Canadian and international conferences, she has been invited to speak at the NABE Transfer Pricing Symposium (Washington) as well as numerous Canadian transfer pricing conferences including those organized by the Tax Executives Institute (TEI), the Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF) and the Association de Planification Fiscale et Financière (APFF).

In addition to pursuing her engaging tax career, in 2023 she obtained a certificate from Wilfred Laurier University in Positive Psychology, focusing on the scientific approach to human optimism and change in the workplace. Sheena was a speaker at the 2024 Wellbeing Summit organized by the Barreau du Quebec.

Conferences and Publications

CTF (Canadian Tax Foundation) – Transfer Pricing Conference
Conference organizer/facilitator: Moot court expert witness’ panel and Economic panel
Online, February 3-4, 2021

BPM Webinar – International Tax Impacts of COVID-19
Speaker: Transfer pricing adjustments during an economic downturn
Online, May 20, 2020

APFF – 44th Annual Congress
Speaker: International Tax Update
Montreal, October 9-11, 2019

CTF (Canadian Tax Foundation) – Canadian Transfer Pricing Seminar
Conference organizer/facilitator: Current transfer pricing case studies
Toronto, March 27, 2019

National Association for Business Economics (NABE) – Transfer Pricing Symposium
Speaker: Effects of U.S. tax reform on transfer pricing
Washington, July 17, 2018

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Written submissions to OECD Working Party 6: Scope of the future revision of Chapter VII of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines regarding special considerations for intra-group services
June 20, 2018

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Written submissions to OECD Working Party 6: Revised guidelines on transactional profit sharing
September 5, 2016

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Written submissions to OECD Working Party 1: Development of a multilateral instrument for the implementation of BEPS measures related to tax treaties
June 30, 2016

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Presentation to Working Party 1 at the OECD: OECD Public Consultation on the Multilateral Instrument: Optional Provision on Binding Arbitration
Paris, July 7, 2016

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Written and verbal submissions to OECD Working Party 6: Revisions to Chapter I of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines
February 6, 2015

APFF (Association de Planification Fiscale et Financière) – Panel and International Round Table on Taxation (panelist)
Montreal, October 8, 2014

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Written and verbal submissions to OECD Working Party 6: Revisions on transfer pricing aspects of intangibles
October 1, 2013 and November 12-13, 2013

CBA (Canadian Bar Association)
Transfer Pricing: The Role of the OECD Guidelines and the Treatment of Intangibles
Montreal, May 10, 2012

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Written and oral submissions to OECD Working Party 6: Proposed revision of the section on protection regimes in Chapter IV of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines
September 14, 2012 and November 12-14, 2012

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Written and verbal submissions to OECD Working Party 6: Draft Memorandum of Understanding on Competent Authorities for Establishing Bilateral Protection Regimes
September 14, 2012 and November 12-14, 2012

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Written and verbal submissions to the Working Group

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Verbal submissions to OECD Working Party 6, in response to specific questions on goodwill and going concern value
Presentation to OECD Working Party 6
Paris, November 8, 2011

FCF (Canadian Tax Foundation)
Speaker: Transfer pricing: Recent trends and developments
Montreal, June 10, 2011

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Oral representations to the OECD, in response to OECD questions on intangibles
Presentation to OECD Working Party 6
Paris, November 9, 2010

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Written submissions to OECD Working Party 6: Written representations to the OECD concerning the project on transfer pricing of intangibles
September 14, 2010

 

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