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Americas Tax Awards 2016 - Shortlists announced

29 July 2016

Ralph Cunningham

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The nominees for the 11th annual Americas Tax Awards have been announced.

Firms from 15 countries in North, South and Central America will compete for the awards, which will be presented during a dinner at the Pierre Hotel in New York on September 15.

  For the first time in 2016, the ceremony will feature the presentation of awards to practice leaders in tax, transfer pricing, indirect tax and tax disputes, respectively.

We have done everything to verify the participant firms in the deals nominated. If your firm has been left out of any, however, please contact Ralph Cunningham as soon as possible. 

If you would like to attend the awards dinner, please contact Oliver Watkins.

COUNTRY AWARDS

 

Argentina Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Bruchou Fernandez Madero & Lombardi, Taxand Argentina

Deloitte

Grupo GNP

Luna Requena & Fernández Borzese

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal

Rosso Alba, Francia & Asociados

Teijeiro y Ballone Abogados

 

Argentina Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma

Deloitte

Grupo GNP

Litvak, Daneri, Laspina, Sanchez

Luna Requena & Fernández Borzese (WTS Argentina)

Rosso Alba, Francia y Asociados

Teijeiro y Ballone Abogados

 

Brazil Tax Firm of the Year

Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão, Taxand Brazil

Deloitte

Demarest Advogados

KPMG

Lefosse Advogados

Machado Associados

Machado Meyer

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

PwC

Trench Rossi e Watanabe Advogados

 

Brazil Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão, Taxand Brazil

Bratax

Deloitte

KPMG

Lefosse Advogados

Machado Associados

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Siqueira Castro Advogados

Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados

 

Canada Tax Firm of the Year       

Baker & McKenzie

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Deloitte

Goodmans

McMillan

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Stikeman Elliott

 

Canada Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Collins Barrow

Deloitte

Gowling WLG

Grant Thornton

McCarthy Tétrault

McMillan

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

 

Central America Tax Firm of the Year      

Arias & Muñoz

GIIN Tax

                                                      

Chile Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Carey

Claro & Cia

Deloitte

KPMG

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

PwC

 

Chile Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma

Deloitte

KPMG

PwC

              

Colombia Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Brigard & Urrutia

Deloitte

EY

Garrigues

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

 

Colombia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

BaseFirma

Brigard & Urrutia

Deloitte

Godoy y Hoyos Abogados

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

 

Mexico Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Basham Ringe y Correa

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez

Deloitte

SKATT

SMPS Legal

Von Wobeser y Sierra

 

Mexico Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

BaseFirma

Basham Ringe y Correa

Deloitte

Grant Thornton

Skatt

              

Peru Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Estudio Echecopar

EY

Garrigues

Grant Thornton

Muñiz, Ramírez, Pérez - Taiman & Olaya

Osterling

Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano

 

Peru Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma

Deloitte

Estudio Echecopar

Estudio Olaechea

EY

Grant Thornton

              

Uruguay Tax Firm of the Year

Bergstein

Deloitte

Ferrere

Fischer & Schickendantz

Guyer & Regules

KPMG

 

Uruguay Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year             

Bergstein

Deloitte

Ferrere

Grant Thornton

Guyer & Regules

KPMG

 

US: Chicago Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

Kirkland & Ellis

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

              

US: Dallas/Houston Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Baker Botts

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Norton Rose Fulbright

Thompson & Knight

Vinson & Elkins

Weil Gotshal & Manges

              

US: Los Angeles Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

White & Case

              

US: New York Tax Firm of the Year            

Alston & Bird

Baker & McKenzie

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Debevoise & Plimpton

Deloitte

DLA Piper

Kirkland & Ellis

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Norton Rose Fulbright

Shearman & Sterling

Weil Gotshal & Manges

              

US: San Francisco and Silicon Valley Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

Fenwick & West

Morgan Lewis

              

US: Washington DC Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deloitte

McDermott Will & Emery

Miller & Chevalier

Morgan Lewis

 

US East Coast Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma

Clayton & McKervey

Deloitte

DLA Piper

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Miller & Chevalier

 

US West Coast Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

DLA Piper

Fenwick & West

McDermott Will & Emery

Morgan Lewis

Vinson & Elkins

 

Venezuela Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

D'Empaire Reyna Abogados

Norton Rose Fulbright

 

Venezuela Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma

D'Empaire Reyna Abogados

Norton Rose Fulbright

 

Brazil Tax Court Firm of the Year

Bichara Advogados

Bratax

Demarest Advogados

Dias Carneiro Advogados

Lacaz Martins Pereira Neto Gurevich & Schoueri

Lefosse Advogados

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

 

Canada Tax Court Firm of the Year

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Gowling WLG

McCarthy Tétrault

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

 

US Tax Court Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Fenwick & West

Mayer Brown

Morgan Lewis

Vinson & Elkins

 

 

REGIONAL, INDIVIDUAL AND DEAL AWARDS

 

Best Newcomer in the Americas

Arias & Muñoz Guatemala

Ayres Ribeiro Advogados

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez

Garrigues Colombia

Garrigues Mexico

Inglez, Werneck, Ramos, Cury e Françolin Advogados

Nader, Hayaux & Goebel

 

Americas Tax Pro Bono Firm of the Year

Bichara Advogados

DLA Piper

Garrigues Colombia

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

McDermott Will & Emery

 

Americas Tax Innovator of the Year

Deloitte

Inglez, Werneck, Ramos, Cury e Françolin Advogados

Wolters Kluwer

 

Americas Tax Technology Firm of the Year

Bloomberg BNA

Deloitte

Wolters Kluwer

 

Americas Tax Compliance & Reporting Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deloitte

GIIN-Tax

 

International Firm in the Americas

A&L Goodbody

Arthur Cox

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Matheson

Taxback International

 

Americas Tax Policy Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deloitte

Garrigues Colombia

Miller & Chevalier

 

Americas Tax Litigation & Disputes Practice Leader of the Year

Thomas Linguanti, Baker & McKenzie

Ed Kroft, Blake, Cassels & Graydon

Marcelo Salles Annunziata, Demarest Advogados

Daniel Bellan, Lacaz Martins Pereira Neto Gurevich & Schoueri

Paulo Rogério Garcia Ribeiro, Machado Associados

Glaucia Lauletta Frascino, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Todd Welty, McDermott Will & Emery

Sanford Stark, Morgan Lewis

Al Meghji, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

 

Americas Indirect Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Douglas Mota, Demarest Advogados

Ricardo Marletti Debatin da Silveira, Machados Associados

Renata Correia Cubas, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Jane May, McDermott Will & Emery

 

Americas TP Practice Leader of the Year

Blake Murray, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Dale Hill, Gowling WLG

John Magee, Morgan Lewis

Luís Rogério Farinelli, Machados Associados

Luiz Felipe Centeno Ferraz, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Richard Tremblay, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Salim Rahim, Baker & McKenzie

 

Americas Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Jeffrey Trossman, Blake, Cassels & Graydon

Cristiano Ruschmann, Bratax

Camilo Zarama, Garrigues Colombia

Robert Phillpott, Norton Rose Fulbright

Monica Biringer, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

 

Americas Banking Tax Deal of the Year

Sale of Banco CIT to Banco Daycoval - Machado Meyer Sendacz e Ópice; Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga  Advogados

Reorganisation of Paraná Banco and Travelers's insurance and reinsurance JV - Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão, Taxand Brazil; Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

CNP - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton;  Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados; Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Banco Bradesco acquisition of HSBC Brazil - Lefosse Advogados

Investment in Cloud9 Technologies from JP Morgan, Barclays and ICAP - Fenwick & West

 

Americas Capital Markets Tax Deal of the Year

Liberty Media - recapitalisation into three groups of tracking stocks - Baker Botts; Shearman & Sterling

CDPQ's convertible share investment in Bombardier Transportation (Investment) UK - McCarthy Tétrault

$1.25 billion fixed and floating rate notes backed by non-prime auto loans - Mayer Brown

Convertible Debt/Note Hedge Transaction for Dycom Industries - Shearman & Sterling

Mexico Credit Opportunities Trust II - Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez

 

Americas Consumer Products Tax Deal of the Year

General Motors's acquisition of Cruise Control - Fenwick & West; Orrick

Snyder's-Lance acquisition of Diamond Foods - Fenwick & West; Troutman Sanders

Merger of Johnson Controls and Tyco - A&L Goodbody; Arthur Cox; Fenwick & West; McDermott Will & Emery

Acquisition of Sequel Naturals Ltd by Whitewave Foods - Haynes & Boone; McMillan; Stikeman Elliott; Winston & Strawn

 

Americas Energy Tax Deal of the Year

Gaspetro - Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados; Pinheiro Neto

Renova Energia - Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld; Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados;  Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Veirano Advogados

Projeto Paraná - Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados; Soares Bumachar Chagas Barros

Merger of PowerStream, Enersource and Horizon and subsequent purchase of Hydro One Brampton Networks - Gowling WLG

Schlumberger acquisition of Cameron International - Baker Botts; Cravath Swaine & Moore

8point3 Energy Partners - YieldCo IPO - Baker Botts; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom; Vinson & Elkins

Kraton acquisition of Arizona Chemical - Baker Botts; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Weil Gotshal & Manges

TransCanada acquisition of Columbia Pipeline Group - Bennett Jones; Blake, Cassels & Graydon; Mayer Brown; Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

 

Americas Financial Services Tax Deal of the Year

Sale of Simmons & Company International to Piper Jaffray - Burness Paull; Faegre Baker Daniels;Norton Rose Fulbright

Prudential Financial's joint venture with Inversiones La Construcción to acquire Chile's second largest pension fund - Claro & Cia

BM&FBOVESPA and CETIP merger - Barbosa Mussnich Aragao, Taxand Brazil

 

Americas Joint Venture Tax Deal of the Year

Sale of stake in Alpargatas - Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Nova Parceria Delta - Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch 

MBR - Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch

Almacenes Éxito - Gomez-Pinzón Zuleta, Taxand Colombia; Lefosse; Lloreda Camacho; Uribe Henao; White & Case  

Commercialisation of the Canadian Wheat Board - Aikins, MacAulay and Thorvaldson; Baker & McKenzie; McMillan

Strategic alliance between CSN, ITOCHU Corporation, JFE Steel Corporation, POSCO, Kobe Steel, Nisshin Steel and China Steel -  Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão, Taxand Brazil;  Machado Meyer

 

Americas M&A Tax Deal of the Year

Dow / DuPont merger - Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom; Weil Gotshal & Manges

BR-7 - Duarte Garcia, Caselli Guimarães e Terra; Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados; PMKA; Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra

Goldcorp's sale of 26% stake in Tahoe Resources   - McMillan

Restructuring of international group affiliates of MKS Instruments after acquisition of Newport Corporation - DLA Piper

Pozen acquisition of Tribute Pharmaceuticals and redomiciliation - A&L Goodbody; DLA Piper

Acquisition of a stake in Corporacion Quiport by Grupo Odinsa - Brigard & Urrutia; Garrigues Colombia; Holland & Knight; Hughes & Hughes; Mayer Brown; Perez Bustamante & Ponce; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sale of Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals to Bristol Myers Squibb - Fenwick & West

Kraton acquisition of Arizona Chemical - Baker Botts; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Weil Gotshal & Manges

Fortis acquisition of ITC - Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg; Jones Day; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; White & Case

Sale of Avon's North American operations to a Cereberus affiliate and an investment of $435 million in Avon's remaining international business- Kirkland & Ellis

 

Americas Media & Entertainment Tax Deal of the Year

Casa Cor expansion into US - Campos Mello; DLA Piper

Liberty Media - Distribution of Stock Rights to Acquire Series C Liberty Braves Common Stock - Baker Botts

Merger of Activision Blizzard and King Digital Entertainment- Debevoise & Plimpton; Fenwick & West

Nexstar's acquisition of Media General – Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson; Kirkland & Ellis

 

Americas Private Equity Tax Deal of the Year

Acquisition of Leader Magazine - Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes

Carlyle Group and Vinci Partners's acquisition of the Uniasselvi Group  - Lobo & De Rizzo; Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Carlyle Group's acquisition of a further stake in Rede D’Or São Luiz - Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão Advogados, Taxand Brazil; Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga  Advogados

Oncoclínicas - Campos, Fialho, Canabrava, Borja, Andrade, Salles; Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados; Pinheiro Guimarães

Formation of Leste Capital Management's Cayman Islands Credit Fund - Campos Mello; DLA Piper

Sale of stake in Stingray Digital Group - Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg; Fasken Martineau DuMoulin; McMillan

KKR's sale-leaseback agreement with Pemex - Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez

Formation, fund-raising and closing of EnCap Fund X - Thompson & Knight

Catalyst Fund Limited Partnership V - Fasken Martineau DuMoulin

Formation of Berkshire Fund IX - Weil Gotshal & Manges

CKD Riverstone - Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aizay Enriquez

 

Americas Real Estate Tax Deal of the Year

Sale of JP Morgan's Participation in Gávea Investimentos and acquisition by JP Morgan of equity funds and real estate equity funds managed by Gávea - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados; Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch

Blackstone's acquisition of the GE Real Estate Mexico lending platform and commercial real estate mortgage loan portfolio - Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aizay Enriquez; Gibson Dunn & Crutcher; Nader, Hayaux & Goebel; Paul Hastings

Telecity's merger with Interxion Holding and subsequent acquisition by Equinix - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Latham & Watkins; Loyens & Loeff; Slaughter and May; Sullivan & Worcester

 

Americas Tax Restructuring Deal of the Year

Debt restructuring of Ruette Group in the context of the acquisition by Black River  - Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados; Pinheiro Neto

MMX judicial reorganisation plan  - Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados; Pinheiro Neto

Venda PGN - Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão Advogados, Taxand Brazil; Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados; Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch   

Danaher spin-off - DLA Piper

Liberty Interactive Spin-off of CommerceHub - Baker Botts

New Gulf Resources bankruptcy restructuring - Baker Botts

Chesapeake Energy Corporation Debt Exchange - Baker Botts

Pacific Exploration's Recapitalization and Restructuring - Goodmans

Caesar's Entertainment Operating Company restructuring - Kirkland & Ellis

 

Americas Technology & Telecommunications Tax Deal of the Year

Totvs acquisition of Bematech - Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão Advogados, Taxand Brazil 

Symantec's sale of Veritas to Carlyle Group and GIC - Allen & Overy; Alston & Bird; Baker & McKenzie; Fenwick & West; Latham & Watkins; Matheson; Ropes & Gray

Sale of Plentyoffish Media - McMillan; Goodmans; Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Altice acquisition of Cablevision - Mayer Brown

Avago Technologies’s acquisition of Broadcom - Morrison & Foerster; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

 

Americas In-house Team of the Year

Cargill Argentina

SABMiller

 

North Americas Tax Litigation & Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

DLA Piper

Fenwick & West

Kirkland & Ellis

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Miller & Chevalier

Morgan Lewis

Norton Rose Fulbright

Vinson & Elkins

 

Latin America Tax Litigation & Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Bichara Advogados

Deloitte

Godoy y Hoyos

KPMG

Machado Associados

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Taxand

 

North America Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

DLA Piper

Gowling WLG

McDermott Will & Emery

 

Latin America Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Basham Ringe y Correa

Carey

Deloitte

Garrigues

Godoy y Hoyos

KPMG Brazil

Luna Requena & Fernandez Borzese

Machado Meyer

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Taxand

 

North America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Fenwick & West

Deloitte - Galaz, Yamazaki, Ruiz Urquiza

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

 

Latin America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

BaseFirma

Deloitte

Grant Thornton

KPMG

 

North America Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

Fenwick & West

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Morgan Lewis

Norton Rose Fulbright

 

Latin America Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deloitte

Garrigues

KPMG

Norton Rose Fulbright

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

 

Americas Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Norton Rose Fulbright

 

 

 






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