Hennadiy Kutsenko practices tax law primarily in the transactional sphere including corporate reorganizations, cross-border investment (inbound and outbound), public and private mergers & acquisitions, debt and equity financings and restructuring work. He also advises clients on GST/HST matters, executive compensation and registered pension plan related taxation matters—an area in which he has a particular niche.
Hennadiy takes pride in having an approach that is both technical as well as practical and commercially savvy, believing that the best legal and tax advice can only be given when one considers both the details and the big picture.
He is an avid writer and has published case comments, technical analysis articles and policy related pieces in various academic journals, receiving the prestigious Widdifield Award for his article on pension plan taxation reform in the Estates Trusts and Pensions Journal.
Hennadiy has served the maximum six year term on both the Ontario Bar Association Taxation Section Executive (as the CPD Liaison) as well as the Pensions and Benefits Law Executive (as a member-at-large).
In addition to English, Hennadiy is fluent in Ukrainian, French and Russian.
Before joining Bennett Jones as an associate, Hennadiy worked in the Canadian offices of an international law firm and a global audit firm, as well as in the pension policy department of a major pension plan.