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Paul  Cabana

Paul Cabana

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Quebec, 2007
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montreal

Paul Cabana’s practice focuses on tax law and covers both income tax and commodity taxes. He represents both Canadian and foreign businesses and individuals. 

Paul advises clients in the course of their various transactions and current operations, as well as in the context of disputes with the tax authorities.  He is regularly involved in mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and real estate transactions. Paul also helps employers navigate their tax obligations, particularly in a cross-border context.


In addition to his general income tax practice, Paul has developed specific expertise with respect to commodity taxes, including the goods and services/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) and the Quebec sales tax (QST). His knowledge and experience are evidenced by his successes in various commodity tax disputes.


Paul’s expertise in the area of commodity taxes was recognized in the Indirect Tax Leaders directory, published by the International Tax Review.

2017 to 2018 The International Tax Review Recognized as a preeminent indirect tax adviser in the Indirect Tax Leaders guide, published by International Tax Review (2017-2018)


  • LL.M. - Taxation, HEC Montréal University of Montréal
  • LLB McGill University
  • BCL McGill University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Quebec Bar
  • Member, Bar of Montreal
  • Member, Junior Bar Association of Montreal
  • Member, Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF)
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Bulletin The Court of Appeal Limits the Tax Authorities' Exercise of Power to Require the Production of Documents Beyond Results Bulletin
Master’s Thesis: Overcharged Taxes and Reductions in Consideration: The Scheme Provided For in Section 232 E.T.A. Presented at 23rd Symposium on Commodity Taxes organized by Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF) location location Estérel Hôtel Estérel
Partnerships Co-Speaker, APFF Course location location Montréal


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