Vern Krishna CM, QC, FRSC, is a Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa, and Of Counsel at TaxChambers LLP. He is the author of fourteen texts in tax, international tax, and business law, as well as numerous articles and case comments. His writings are frequently cited by the Supreme Court of Canada and the Tax Court of Canada.
Professor Krishna has been active in both of his professions – law and accounting. He has been a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1990 and served as its elected head (Treasurer) from 2001 to 2003.
A Certified General Accountant, he was elected President of the Certified General Accountants of Ontario in 1995. He was a Visiting Scholar in International Tax at Harvard Law School from 1998 to 1999, and is a Commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission.
Professor Krishna received a BComm from the University of Manchester in 1963, a MBA and LLB from the University of Alberta in 1969 and 1974 respectively, a LLM from Harvard Law School in 1975, and a DCL from the University of Cambridge in 1986.2012 - Law Society Medal, Law Society of Upper Canada
2005 - Doctor of Laws, Law Society of Upper Canada
2004 - Order of Canada
2003 - Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
1993 - 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal by the Governor General of Canada
1992 - Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
1989 - Queen's Counsel
1989 - Fellow of the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada