Janette B. Zive, LLB, LLM

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International Tax


International Tax


University of Western Ontario, University of Toronto, New York University

Janette is a partner with the International Tax Services team at PwC Canada in Toronto.

Janette has been consulting on U.S. corporate tax for multinational companies since 1996. She has advised numerous multinational companies, including those providing financial services, on a variety of US domestic and international tax matters, including: US withholding, information reporting and income tax treaty matters (such as passive foreign investment company and FATCA - related matters); cross-border and domestic acquisitions; financial transactions, divestures and reorganizations of entities (including investment funds); financing, factoring, and licensing transactions; repatriation planning; and fund structuring.

Janette has co-authored numerous articles that have appeared in a variety of US and Canadian publications including the Journal of International Taxation, The Tax Advisor, CCH International Tax Newsletter, Federated Press’ International Tax Planning Journal, the Derivatives Financial Products Report, the International Fiscal Association and Canadian Tax Foundation reports, as well as PwC’s Investment Management Seminar and Banking Review publications.

She has also been a speaker at a variety of tax seminars including the PwC Investment Management Tax Seminar, the U.S. tax developments and cross-border financing seminar for the Tax Executive Institute (TEI), the Canada-U.S. Cross-Border Tax Update organized by the Council for International Tax Education (CITE), various tax courses organized by Federated Press, the Part-Time Tax LL.M Program offered by Osgoode Hall Law School and the seminar on cross-border stock option plans offered by The Employee Ownership & Incentives Association.

Janette obtained her LL.B from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1993 and her LL.M in United States Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1995. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1996 and the New York State Bar in 1998.