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Jean-François Perreault Associé/Partner Montréal

Jean-François Perreault

Partner Fasken
It is important for clients and their advisors to keep a close eye on tax issues during corporate reorganizations.
Jurisdiction Quebec, 1994
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal


Jean-François Perreault is Chair of the firm’s Québec Region Tax Group. He has practised tax law for over 20 years, with a focus on commercial and corporate taxation.


Jean-François has specific expertise in corporate reorganization and commodity tax planning, and handles matters related to cross-border financing and investment, operations and acquisition structuring in Canada and abroad.


He is recognized as one of the best income and commodity tax advisers. He regularly negotiates successfully on behalf of clients during disputes with the tax authorities.


Jean-François’ expertise in structuring public-private partnerships is valued by private corporations, government and government agencies in the transportation, recreation, infrastructure and health industries.


He also has vast experience in mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings, as well as corporate reorganizations in various industries, including aerospace, pharmaceutical, life sciences, real estate and transportation. He also regularly speaks at both industry group and tax conferences.


  • Recognized in Tax Law by the Best Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 to 2022
  • Recognized as “Highly Regarded” by World Tax, International Tax Review: World Tax 2022
  • Recognized as a preeminent indirect tax adviser in the Indirect Tax Leaders guide, published by International Tax Review as well as for Tax Controversy (2015-2021), The International Tax Review 2015 to 2021

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • M Fisc Université de Sherbrooke
  • LLB Université de Sherbrooke

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Québec Bar
  • Member, Bar of Montréal
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Taxation Law Section (Québec Branch)
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member, APFF



Bulletin The Federal Court of Appeal agrees that GST paid on management fees to investment managers is exempt from GST and gives rise to a GST rebate Taxation Bulletin

Speaking Engagements

Co-speaker Changes to the HST five years later where are we? Commodity Tax Symposium organized by the APFF location location La Malbaie, QC
Co-Speakers Audit Panels vs GST/HST and QST Commodity Tax Symposium organized by the APFF location location Montebello, QC
Co-speaker Audit Panels vs GST/HST and QST Co-speaker with the tax authorities, Commodity Tax Symposium organized by the APFF location location Mont-Tremblant


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