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Geoffrey Loomer

Associate Professor of Law; Associate Dean, Graduate Studies; Fellow, European Union Centre of Excellence; International Research Affiliate, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation

Schulich School of Law

Email: geoffrey.loomer@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-1004
Mailing Address: 
Room 443, Weldon Law Building, 6061 University Avenue
PO Box 15000 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Tax-international
  • Tax-income
  • Tax-treaties
  • Tax policy
  • Tax-corporate
  • Business law
  • Corporate transactions
  • Corporate governance
  • Ethics and professional responsibility
  • Secured transactions


  • BSc, Economics (Victoria)
  • LLB (UBC)
  • BCL (Oxford)
  • DPhil (Oxford)

Bar admissions

British Columbia, 2001


Areas of supervision: All areas of tax law and policy.

Research interests

Professor Loomer's research interests and publications involve domestic and international tax policy, tax avoidance & evasion, tax administration, and corporate social responsibility.

Selected awards & honours

  • 2013 - Dalhousie Law Students' Society & Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Teaching

Selected publications

  • David G Duff & Geoffrey Loomer, Taxation of Business Organizations in Canada (Markham: LexisNexis Canada, 2015).
  • Benjamin Alarie et al, Canadian Income Tax Law, 5th ed (Markham: LexisNexis Canada, 2015).
  • Geoffrey Loomer, "Canada" (National Report) in Guglielmo Maisto, ed, Taxation of Intercompany Dividends under Tax Treaties and EU Law (Amsterdam: International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, 2012) 467.
  • Judith Freedman, Geoffrey Loomer & John Vella, "Analysing the Enhanced Relationship Between Corporate Taxpayers and Revenue Authorities: a U.K. Case Study" in Lynne Oats, ed, Taxation: A Fieldwork Research Handbook (Abingdon: Routledge, 2012) 178.
  • Judith Freedman, Geoffrey Loomer & John Vella, "Corporate Tax Risk and Tax Avoidance: New Approaches" (2009) British Tax Review 74.
  • Geoffrey Loomer, "The Vodafone Essar Dispute: Inadequate Tax Principles Create Difficult Choices for India" (2009) 21 National Law School of India Review 89.

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