McFadyen, Douglas R.

Douglas R. McFadyen

Douglas R. McFadyen is a tax partner in Shearman & Sterling’s New York office. Mr. McFadyen has a broad-based corporate tax practice, with an emphasis on international and cross-border tax planning. Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, he clerked for the Chief Judge of the Tax Court of Canada and was a tax policy advisor to the Canadian Minister of Finance, with responsibility in the capital markets, financial institution and foreign affiliate areas. Mr. McFadyen is the former Co-chair of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Cross-Border Capital Markets and has written and lectured extensively on both U.S. and Canadian international and financial instrument taxation. He is listed as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and The International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers.

Selected Experience

  • Merrill Lynch on its merger with Bank of America
  • The Dow Chemical Company on a $20 billion joint venture with Saudi Aramco
  • The Victorian Funds Management Corporation on various infrastructure and other U.S. investments
  • Atlas Copco on the reorganization of its U.S. and Canadian operations


  • New York University, LL.M. Tax, 1995
  • University of Toronto Law School, LL.B., 1986
  • University of Toronto, B.A., 1983
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