Sabina Han is a lawyer with Fasken’s Tax and Business law groups. As Fasken’s Korea Desk, she assists clients enter and conduct business in Canada and helps them to seamlessly engage in cross-border trade. As a commodity tax expert with over 15 years of experience, Sabina assists clients worldwide with their tax needs at all stages, including planning, compliance, advising on transactions, and tax dispute resolution.
Sabina’s practice encompasses all aspects of sales, indirect or commodity taxes, including goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax, provincial sales taxes, excise taxes, insurance premiums taxes, fuel taxes and carbon taxes, as well as customs and trade law (including tariff classification, customs valuation, import/export controls and sanctions).
She is well versed in the specialized rules applicable to financial institutions and cross-border transactions, having worked as in-house legal counsel for a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Sabina also assists clients from a wide range of industries and areas, including real property, charities and non-profit organizations, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, technology, infrastructure, energy and natural resources.
Sabina is active in the local and international tax community. She is a co-founder and leader of the Toronto Commodity Tax Discussion Group, an active member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade Section, and the lead contributor to the Indirect Tax Section for Taxnet Pro’s online Corporate Tax Centre. Other recent activities include co-chairing the Digital Economy Roundtable at the International Bar Association’s Taxes Committee Roundtable and speaking at the Commodity Tax Symposium. Sabina also contributes to the World Bank’s Doing Business Report (Taxes) for Canada. She is co-leader of Fasken’s Korea Practice Group and a board member of the International Association of Korean Lawyers. Sabina is fluent in English, Korean, and French.