The two new surveys will be unlike our awards dinners and
annual World Tax publication. The awards ceremonies
recognise innovation across a portfolio of work over the
previous 12 months. In World Tax, we identify the
world’s leading tax firms, ranked on the depth of
practice, number of partners, international network and
The surveys will break these classifications down to
highlight firms who perhaps specialise in offering one aspect
of tax advice, or who have domestic dominance, but little or no
formal international network. Similarly, the surveys will allow
full-service accounting firms and larger law firms to gauge the
strength of one side of their tax practice against their
smaller peers. As the firms will be listed on a
country-by-country basis, firms can also compare practices in
different parts of the world. We define tax planning as
transfer pricing, indirect tax work and tax structuring not
connected to any deal. Under tax transactional, we
include M&A and capital markets work.
The firms will be ranked from a poll of corporate
Firms from these 50 countries or jurisdictions will be
Argentina , Australia, Austria, Baltic States (Estonia,
Latvia and Lithuania), Belgium, Brazil, Canada Chile, China,
Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Gulf Cooperation Council, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland,
Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico,
Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland,
Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay, US,
Venezuela and Vietnam.
In each poll, please vote for the leading firm, in your
opinion, in the three jurisdictions where you have most
experience. When deciding on your vote, consider the technical
knowledge, fees, partner input, communication, responsiveness,
and speed of the service you received as well as the
firm’s relationships with tax officials. The
transactional survey mainly refers to external work, such as
M&A deals, joint ventures and other corporate deals. The
planning survey will focus more on internal work and tax advice
on structures designed to minimise tax liability, such as
transfer pricing, restructuring, thin capitalisation, and VAT
Submissions should be sent to email@example.com in the
Transactional: tax advice given as part of
M&A, joint ventures and other corporate deals.
Planning: tax advice on structures designed
to minimise tax liability. For example, transfer pricing, thin
capitalisation, VAT planning.
This is a secret ballot. Your choices will be used
anonymously and no one will be able to attribute them to you.
The deadline for voting is Monday 30 January.