Carolle Fernando

Carolle Fernando
Legal Assistant

Carolle Fernando is a partner in our corporate commercial practice group and a member of our tax group.

Prior to joining Cox & Palmer, Carolle was a partner with a national accounting firm where her primary focus was tax law. Carolle works with a broad range of business clients advising on income tax planning, corporate reorganizations, acquisitions and sale planning. In addition, Carolle is often sought to provide in-depth advice on technical tax matters, technical analysis in support of tax positions or disputes, and written tax opinions.

Carolle has expertise in advising multinational clients on cross-border tax and corporate law matters, including the structuring and implementation of inbound investments to Canada, cross-border reorganizations, acquisitions, implementation and reorganization of cross-border debt and/or equity financing, withholding tax and the use of unlimited liability companies in cross-border structures. Carolle also has substantial experience documenting intercompany transactions for transfer pricing purposes.

Her varied practice experience has included extensive teaming with non-legal advisors to provide seamless solutions for clients. Carolle has particular expertise in overseeing and project managing legal and multidisciplinary advisor teams to implement complex reorganizations across jurisdictions.

Carolle is a graduate from Dalhousie Schulich School of Law and was called to the bar in Nova Scotia and Ontario.


Bar Admission

Nova Scotia (2003)

Ontario (2019)

Law School

  • Dalhousie University


Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law (LL.B 2002)

Dalhousie University (B.Sc. 1999)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada In-Depth Tax Course (years 1 to 3)

Law Society Memberships

  • Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association


  • English