Jamal Hejazi Ph.D.

Chief Economist
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Dr. Jamal Hejazi is a senior member of the Gowlings Transfer Pricing and Competent Authority team as well as the Firm's China Group. Working in conjunction with the Firm's National Tax Practice Group, Jamal helps organizations optimize their global tax position and reduce exposure to unfavorable audit assessments through proper tax planning and implementation strategies. He has been involved in work for a number of industries including automotive, pharmaceutical, energy, computer software, gaming, manufacturing and services. He also specializes in intangible valuation and has done work for both the technology and biochemical sectors.
     Prior to joining Gowlings, Jamal was a senior transfer pricing economist with the Canada Revenue Agency, where he participated in the resolution of a number of transfer pricing issues, including the relief of double taxation on Canadian corporations. He was instrumental in the negotiation of Advanced Pricing Agreements between Canada and foreign tax authorities.
     Jamal has also held a faculty position at the University of Windsor, and was a lecturer at both Carleton University and the University of Phoenix. He is currently on faculty at York University's Asian Business and Management program as well as the executive MBA program at the Telfer School of Management. He is also involved in teaching and developing course curriculum for the CICA’s in-depth course on Transfer Pricing.
     Jamal's expertise has been recognized through the courts. Serving as an expert witness at the Tax Court of Canada, Jamal was qualified as an expert in the area of economics.

Educations:
Ph.D., Economics, Carleton University (2004)
M.A., Economics, York University (1997)
B.Comm., Commerce and Finance, University of Toronto (1995)