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 succession planning. 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 advises on and implements trusts for tax, estate and succession planning purposes. The breadth of her trust advisory work has spanned complex business trusts, family trusts, alter ego trusts and joint partner trusts. Carolle specializes in assisting business owners implement cohesive estate and succession plans.

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, including 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. She is a member of STEP Canada, the Canadian Tax Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors for the University of King’s College.


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


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