Tim Wach | Global managing director, Taxand

Tim Wach is managing director of Taxand, the global network of more than 400 partners and over 2,000 tax advisers, based in nearly 50 countries. He took up the post at Taxand after a career of over 25 years at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, which is exclusively Taxand Canada, where he specialised in mergers, acquisitions, financings and international tax with focus on the private equity and energy sectors. He is recognised as a leading Canadian lawyer in taxation and frequently publishes papers for research organisations and academic purposes.

He also has extensive experience in government relations and tax policy, having twice served in the tax policy branch of the Canadian department of finance in Ottawa, most recently as director of legislative development and chief legislative counsel. www.taxand.com