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The European Tax Awards 2016 – the winners

26 May 2016

Ralph Cunningham

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Baker & McKenzie has won the award for European Tax Firm of the Year at International Tax Review’s European Tax Awards in London.

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Baker & McKenzie has won the award for European Tax Firm of the Year at International Tax Review’s European Tax Awards in London. The international law firm won the recognition for having the greatest strength in depth in its international tax practice throughout Europe. Deloitte won the equivalent award for transfer pricing.

The Best Friends Network, which is made up of BonelliErede, Bredin Prat, De Brauw, Hengeler Mueller, Slaughter and May, and Uria Menéndez, was named as European Tax Disputes Firm of Year.

DLA Piper won the award for European Indirect Tax Firm of the Year.

The awards, which have been running since 2005, were presented at a dinner at the Savoy Hotel. They consisted of national trophies for the best tax and transfer pricing firms in 27 jurisdictions; regional categories, such as for tax policy and compliance & reporting; and deal awards focusing on the leading matters in a number of industry sectors and practice areas, such as M&A, capital markets, media & entertainment, and technology & telecommunications.

Find out who was nominated here

The full list of winners is:

Country Awards

Austria Tax Firm of the Year
DLA Piper

Austria Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Deloitte

Baltic States Tax Firm of the Year
Sorainen

Baltic States Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Deloitte

Belgium Tax Firm of the Year
Linklaters

Belgium Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Deloitte

Central and Eastern Europe Tax Firm of the Year
Deloitte

Central and Eastern Europe Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
EY Romania

Cyprus Tax Firm of the Year
Deloitte

Denmark Tax Firm of the Year
Deloitte

Denmark Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
EY

Finland Tax Firm of the Year
Roschier

Finland Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
EY

France Tax Firm of the Year
Bredin Prat

France Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Arsene Taxand, Taxand France

Germany Tax Firm of the Year
Flick Gocke Schaumburg, Taxand Germany

Germany Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Flick Gocke Schaumburg, Taxand Germany

Greece Tax Firm of the Year
EY

Greece Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
EY

Hungary Tax Firm of the Year
Baker & McKenzie

Hungary Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
EY

Ireland Tax Firm of the Year
Matheson

Ireland Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Deloitte

Italy Tax Firm of the Year
Tremonti Vitali Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati

Italy Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Deloitte

Luxembourg Tax Firm of the Year
Allen & Overy

Luxembourg Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Baker & McKenzie

Malta Tax Firm of the Year
Avanzia Taxand, Taxand Malta

Netherlands Tax Firm of the Year
Baker & McKenzie

Netherlands Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Deloitte

Norway Tax Firm of the Year
PwC

Norway Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
EY

Poland Tax Firm of the Year
EY

Poland Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year 
Crido Taxand, Taxand Poland

Portugal Tax Firm of the Year
PLMJ

Portugal Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
EY

Russia Tax Firm of the Year
Pepeliaev Group, Taxand Russia

Russia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
KPMG

South Africa Tax Firm of the Year
ENSafrica, Taxand Africa

South Africa Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
EY

Spain Tax Firm of the Year
Uría Menéndez

Spain Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Deloitte

Sweden Tax Firm of the Year
KPMG

Sweden Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
KPMG

Switzerland Tax Firm of the Year
Deloitte

Switzerland Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Deloitte

Turkey Tax Firm of the Year
EY

Turkey Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
PwC

Ukraine Tax Firm of the Year
Baker & McKenzie

Ukraine Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
EY

UK Tax Firm of the Year
Slaughter and May

UK Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Baker & McKenzie

Regional and Deal Awards

US Law Firm in Europe
Weil Gotshal & Manges

Best Newcomer
RFF & Associados

European Tax Innovator of the Year
eBiz Answers

European Tax Technology Firm of the Year
Thomson Reuters

European Tax Policy Firm of the Year
EY

European Tax Compliance and Reporting Firm of the Year
EY’s European Global Compliance & Reporting practice

European Banking Tax Deal of the Year
Banque Fédérative du Crédit Mutuel acquisition of GE’s Equipment Finance & Receivable Finance business in France and Germany: Berwin Leighton Paisner; Bredin Prat; De Pardieu Brocas Maffei; Hengeler Mueller; Hogan Lovells; Slaughter and May

European Capital Markets Tax Deal of the Year
Ferrari NV IPO: Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Loyens & Loeff; Stibbe; Sullivan & Cromwell

European Consumer Products Tax Deal of the Year
Combination of Coca-Cola Enterprises with Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and CCEAG to create Coca-Cola European Partners, structured as tax inversion: Allen & Overy; Cahill Gordon & Reindel; De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Hengeler Mueller; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom; Slaughter and May; Uría Menéndez

European Energy Tax Deal of the Year
F2i acquisition of E.ON’s solar energy portfolio: Chiomenti Studio Legale; Clifford Chance; Gleiss Lutz; BonelliErede

European Financial Services Tax Deal of the Year
ABN AMRO IPO: Allen & Overy; Davis Polk & Wardwell; De Brauw Blackstone; Shearman & Sterling; Stibbe

European Joint Venture Tax Deal of the Year
ITI Group’s sale, with Canal+, of TVN to Scripps Networks Interactive: Clifford Chance; Latham & Watkins; Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe; Weil Gotshal & Manges

European M&A Tax Deal of the Year
Willis Group Holdings merger with Towers Watson: A&L Goodbody; Baker & McKenzie; Gibson Dunn & Crutcher; Matheson; Weil Gotshal & Manges

European Media and Entertainment Tax Deal of the Year
Take private of Chime Communications by Providence Equity and WPP: Allen & Overy; FTI Consulting; Slaughter and May; Weil Gotshal & Manges

European Private Equity Tax Deal of the Year
Project Lion – Lone Star Funds acquisition of real estate business of Kutxabank (Neinor Group): Dillon Eustace; Uría Menéndez; Vinson & Elkins

European Tax Restructuring Deal of the Year
Full-scope restructuring of private sovereign debt of Ukraine: Avellum Partners; Weil Gotshal & Manges; White & Case

European Telecommunications and Technology Tax Deal of the Year
VimpelCom Warid acquisition: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; White & Case

European In-House Team of the Year – Direct Tax
APM Terminals

European In-House Team of the Year – Indirect Tax
ASOS

European Indirect Tax Firm of the Year
DLA Piper

European Tax Disputes Firm of the Year
Best Friends Network

European Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Deloitte

European Tax Firm of the Year
Baker & McKenzie






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