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Alain  Ranger

Alain Ranger

Partner Fasken
Canada has always encouraged foreign investment. Virtually all government activity has been adapted in order to encourage trade relations and respond to market needs.
Jurisdiction Quebec, 1982
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montreal

Alain Ranger has been practising tax law for more than 30 years, more specifically tax law as it relates to corporate and business law. Over the years, Alain has developed a reputation for expertise in a variety of areas, including mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, corporate restructurings, foreign investments, structured financings, financial instruments and corporate tax planning.


Alain successfully develops and implements tax optimization strategies for public and private clients, domestic and international. In disputes, Alain’s expertise is also sought to negotiate with tax and para-tax authorities.

As an intermediary, Alain’s interventions have resulted in a number of major legislative amendments that benefit his clients.

Alain received the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating (AV Preeminent) for a lawyer, and is continuously recognized as an expert and leading tax lawyer in Canada by Canadian and British legal directories.



  • LL.M. (Master's degree, Tax Law option) University of Toronto
  • LLL University of Sherbrooke

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Québec Bar
  • Bar of Montréal
  • Canadian Bar Association, tax section (Québec division)
  • Co-Chair, Taxes Committee, International Bar Association (IBA)
  • American Bar Association
  • International Fiscal Association
  • Member and former governor (2000-2003), Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Association de planification fiscale et financière
  • Former member, External consultative committee of the Director of the Montréal Tax Services Office, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Former trainer, Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec and Québec Bar
  • Former trainer, Canada Revenue Agency
Taxation of Renewable Energy Projects location location Miami Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Foreign exchange tax issues location location London
Revenue Authorities Speak location location Miami Mandarin Oriental Hotel


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