Eric Feunekes

Eric Feunekes

Associate Lawyer, PwC Law LLP

Eric is a lawyer in the Halifax office of PwC Law LLP.

Eric’s practice is focused on cross-border and tax issues, and the technology and start-up sectors. Prior to joining PwC Law, Eric worked at a regional law firm where he had a diverse practice assisting with everything from mergers and acquisitions to tax due diligence and owner/manager tax planning. 

While attending law school, Eric worked as a business development and marketing consultant to start-ups and technology companies, providing him with a thorough understanding of the environments in which his current clients operate. With a background in internationally competitive wrestling and five years in the Canadian Armed Forces infantry reserve, Eric approaches problems with determination and focus. 

Eric regularly authors publications and blog posts on current legal issues relating to tax, cross-border law and technology.

Education

  • JD, University of New Brunswick
  • MBA, University of New Brunswick
  • BA, University of New Brunswick

Professional Memberships

  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, “The Common Reporting Standard Legal Mechanism, At a Glance“, Taxes and Wealth Management, Issue 10-2 
  • Author, “OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines—Intangibles“, Tax Hyperion, Vol 14, No 5
  • Author, “Kau v R”, Tax Hyperion, Vol 15, No 4
  • Author, “Proposed Changes to Business Income Tax Rules: A Gamechanger for Private Business Owners”, published on Private Wealth Canada and HIR Magazine, August 2017
  • Author, “Budget May Impact Some Startups“,  Entrevestor , April  2017
  • Author, “Explaining Equity Tax Credits“,  Entrevestor, November 2015

Recognition

  • Canadian Armed Forces, Sports Hall of Fame

Community & Professional Involvement

  • Chair of the CBA Nova Scotia Tax Section
  • Director and Treasurer, Charles Johnson Charitable Fund