False Security shortlisted for Canadian Law & Society Book Prize

Posted by irwinlaw on May 3, 2016 in awards and books.

Irwin Law is delighted that False Security: The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-terrorism has been shortlisted for the Canadian Law and Society Association Book Prize. The CLSA Book Prize is awarded annually for the best book on law and society published in the previous year in English or in French. Congratulations to its authors, Craig Forcese and Kent Roach!

Timely New Book on International Tax Evasion from Irwin Law

Posted by irwinlaw on April 8, 2016 in books, international law, and tax law.

The Panama Papers have shown us the prevalence and cost of international tax evasion. Tax evasion costs governments billions of dollars of lost revenues. The G-20 has identified combatting tax evasion as a priority, and governments are increasingly finding new ways to locate undeclared income and assets so they can levy taxes on them. International Tax Evasion in the Global Information Age provides the most comprehensive analysis of both Canada’s and the OECD’s war on offshore tax evasion, explains the policies behind the new laws governing exchange of taxpayer information, and provides key insight for the global financial community, policy-makers, and practitioners.

About the Authors
David Kerzner, HBA, LL.B., LL.M., LL.M., Ph.D., has been advising clients on cross border tax matters for over 20 years. He is the editor-in-chief and principal co-author of a two-volume loose-leaf service on the Canada-U.S. Tax Treaty, and is also the co-author of a book on global tax management, soon to be released in its second edition. David Kerzner is a member of the bars of the Province of Ontario, the State of New York, the U.S. Tax Court and the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales.

David W. Chodikoff, B.A (Spec. Hons.), M.A., LL.B., specializes in Tax Litigation (Civil and Criminal). He is the National Tax Litigation Lead and partner of Miller Thomson LLP. David was a former counsel and a Crown Prosecutor at the Department of Justice (Canada). David has over 100 reported decisions. In 2013, David was selected as one of the leading tax controversy advisors in the world and included in the International Tax Review’s “Tax Controversy Leaders Guide of 2013”. David is the editor of five tax publications including Tax Litigation, a multi-jurisdictional comparison of the subject in 29 countries.

"David Kerzner and David Chodikoff have made a key contribution in a complex field of expertise that demands new ways of thinking, new attitudes, modes of behaviour and skills among citizens, taxpayers and professionals."
- Christian Chéruy, partner at Loyens & Loeff, Brussels.

Announcing False Security: The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-terrorism

Posted by irwinlaw on August 31, 2015 in anti-terrorism, books, craig forcese, government, kent roach, national security, and privacy.

Irwin Law is proud to publish False Security: The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-terrorism this September. The book provides a detailed account of the failings of Bill C-51 and explains how the laws miss the mark in striking the delicate balance between privacy and security. Bill C-51 tackles anti-terrorism with a hard-line approach: the laws give CSIS more powers and allow the government to crack down on the promotion of terrorism. But these major changes ignore recommendations on how to avoid future threats, as well as the difficult lessons Canada has learned about terrorism throughout history.

Authors Craig Forcese and Kent Roach look at the issue of terrorism through many lenses. While providing context through a detailed history of Canada’s responses to terrorism, the book also touches on the sociological and legal implications, presenting a cohesive and thorough look at today’s terrorism threat.

Click to read the full news release, or preview chapters from False Security below:

Preview chapters from False Security
False Security - Preface
False Security - Chapter One