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Asia Tax Awards 2017 winners announced

04 May 2017

Ralph Cunningham - ITR

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Twenty eight different firms, individuals and companies shared the prizes at the Asia Tax Awards in Singapore.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see winners and finalists

Infosys, the Indian IT multinational, won the award for Asia in-house tax team of the year, with Nissan, the Japanese carmaker, winning the equivalent award for transfer pricing. Annie Pan, Asia tax director of the RELX Group, the digital information publisher, was named as Asia in-house tax director the year.

Ken Dwijugiasteadi, director general of tax in Indonesia won the award for Asia Tax Commissioner of the Year in recognition of his attempts to modernise and reform the tax system there, including the implementation of the much-heralded amnesty, which, it is estimated, raised close to $100 billion.

Among the firms, KPMG led the way with 13 awards, including a repeat of its 2016 success as Asia Tax Firm of the Year. It was closely followed by Deloitte with 12. The other big four firms, EY and PwC, came next with eight each. The other firms to win more than one award were Baker McKenzie with four, and Grant Thornton, Kim & Chang, TP Solutions and Shearn Delamore & Co who all won two each.

The individual awards for practitioners went to:

·   Khoon Ming Ho of KPMG (Asia Tax Practice Leader of the Year);

·   Shannon Smit of TP Solutions (Asia Transfer Pricing Practice Leader of the Year); and

·   Anand Raj (Asia Tax Disputes & Litigation Practice Leader of the Year).

The awards were held for the sixth time at the Goodwood Park Hotel in Singapore on May 4. Companies, firms and individuals had to the opportunity between November and February to make submissions to be considered for the awards. These were then thoroughly researched, with input from tax practitioners and their clients, and shortlists were selected by International Tax Review.

Read about who was nominated here.

ITR Asia Tax Awards 2017

FINALISTS (winners in bold)

COUNTRY AWARDS

Australia Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills

KPMG

Australia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

Grant Thornton

KPMG

Quantera Global

Transfer Pricing Solutions

Australia Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

Herbert Smith Freehills & Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills

KPMG

Cambodia Tax Firm of the Year

Bun & Associates

Deloitte

DFDL

Sciaroni & Associates

VDB Loi

Cambodia Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year

Deloitte

DFDL

Sciaroni & Associates

China Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

EY

Jun He

King & Wood Mallesons

KPMG

PwC

Zhong Lun

China Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

EY

KPMG

PwC

Quantera Global

China Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

EY

KPMG

PwC

Hong Kong Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

KPMG

PwC

Hong Kong Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

EY

KPMG

PwC

Hong Kong Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Clifford Chance

Deloitte

DLA Piper

KPMG

PwC

India Tax Firm of the Year

Advaita Legal

Cyril Amarchand & Mangaldas

Deloitte

Dhruva Advisors

EY

KPMG

Majmudar & Partners

Nangia & Co

Nishith Desai & Associates

PwC

India Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

PwC

India Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year

BMR Advisors

Deloitte

Dhruva Advisors

EY

KPMG

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

PwC

Indonesia Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners

KPMG

PwC

Indonesia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

PwC

Indonesia Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners

KPMG

PwC

Japan Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

KPMG

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Withers

Japan Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

PwC

Japan Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

DLA Piper

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Nishimura & Asahi

Malaysia Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

PwC

Wong & Partners

Malaysia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

PwC

Malaysia Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year

Deloitte

KPMG

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

PwC

Shearn Delamore & Co

Wong & Partners

Myanmar Tax Firm of the Year

DFDL

KPMG

Tilleke & Gibbins

VDB Loi

Myanmar Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year

VDB Loi

New Zealand Tax Firm of the Year

Bell Gully

Chapman Tripp

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

PwC

Russell McVeagh

New Zealand Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Bell Gully

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

PwC

New Zealand Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year

Bell Gully

Chapman Tripp

Deloitte

KPMG

Russell McVeagh

Pakistan Tax Firm of the Year

Grant Thornton

HaidermotaBNR

RIAA Barker Gillette

Pakistan Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year

Grant Thornton

HaidermotaBNR

RIAA Barker Gillette

Philippines Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Isla Lipana & Co (PwC)

Quisumbing Torres

Reyes Tacandong & Co

RG Manabat & Co (KPMG)

Salvador Llanillo & Bernardo

SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co (EY)

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Philippines Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Isla Lipana & Co (PwC)

Quantera Global

RG Manabat & Co (KPMG)

SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co (EY)

Philippines Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year

BDB Law

Deloitte

Quisumbing Torres

RG Manabat & Co (KPMG)

Salvador Llanillo & Bernardo, Taxand Philippines

SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co (EY)

Singapore Tax Firm of the Year

Allen & Gledhill

Baker McKenzie.Wong & Leow

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

PwC

Withers KhattarWong

WongPartnership

Singapore Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie.Wong & Leow

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

PwC

Quantera Global

Transfer Pricing Solutions Asia

Singapore Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie.Wong & Leow

Deloitte

KPMG

Rajah & Tann

Withers KhattarWong

South Korea Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

Kim & Chang

Lee & Ko

PwC

Yoon & Yang

Yulchon

South Korea Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

Kim & Chang

KPMG

PwC

Yoon & Yang

Yulchon

South Korea Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year

Bae Kim & Lee

Kim & Chang

Lee & Ko

Yoon & Yang

Yulchon

Sri Lanka Tax Firm of the Year

FJ&G De Saram

KPMG

Nithya Partners

Sri Lanka Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year

KPMG

Taiwan Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Lee and Li

PwC

Taiwan Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

Grant Thornton

KPMG

PwC

Taiwan Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

PwC

Thailand Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

KPMG

SCL Tax Consultants

Tilleke & Giobbins

Thailand Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

KPMG

Quantera Global

Thailand Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year

KPMG

LawAlliance

SCL Tax Consultants

Vietnam Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

KPMG

Vietnam Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

PwC

Quantera Global

Vietnam Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

KPMG

PwC

REGIONAL AWARDS

Asia Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

PwC

Asia Tax Transactions Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Cyril Amarchand & Mangaldas

Deloitte

EY

Jun He

Kim & Chang

KPMG

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

PwC

Yulchon

Asia Tax Policy Firm of the Year

Dhruva Advisors

EY

KPMG

Yoon & Yang

Asia Tax Compliance & Reporting Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Asia Tax Technology Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Thomson Reuters

Wolters Kluwer

Asia Tax Innovator of the Year

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Global Executive Mobility Tax Team of the Year in Asia

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

US Corporate Tax Team of the Year

EY

KPMG China

Withholding Tax Team of the Year

Deloitte

EY

Lee & Ko

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

PwC

International Tax Law Firm of the Year in Asia

Baker McKenzie

DFDL

DLA Piper

Withers

Best Newcomer of the Year

Advaita Legal

SCL Tax Consultants

Transfer Pricing Solutions Asia

VDB Loi (Indonesia)

Asia Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

PwC

Asia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

PwC

Asia Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

EY

Kim & Chang

KPMG

PwC

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Asia Tax Commissioner of the Year

Ken Dwijugiasteadi, Director General of Tax, Ministry of Finance, Indonesia

Asia Tax Disputes & Litigation Practice Leader of the Year

Ahdianto, GNV Consulting Services

Sujit Ghosh, Advaita Legal

Oh-Young Jeon, Yoon & Yang

Yuko Miyazaki, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Nguyen Huong Giang, PwC

Anand Raj, Shearn Delamore & Co

Vikna Rajah, Rajah & Tann

Steven Sieker, Baker McKenzie

Angela Wood, KPMG

Asia Transfer Pricing Practice Leader of the Year

Kyung Geun Lee, Yulchon

Amit Maheshwari, Ashok Maheshwary & Associates

Rahul Mitra, KPMG

Shannon Smit, Transfer Pricing Solutions

Geoffrey Soh, KPMG

Shanwu Yuan, Baker McKenzie

Ay Tjhing Phan, PwC

Michael Tabart, Deloitte

Asia Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Khoon Ming Ho, KPMG

Dinesh Kanabar, Dhruva Advisors

Dong Soo Kim, Yulchon

Shinya Matsumiya, Deloitte

Chung-Sim Siew Moon, EY

Eric Roose, Withers

Manish Shah, SKP Group

John Walker, Baker McKenzie

Asia In-house Tax Director of the Year

Annie Pan, RELX Group

IN-HOUSE AWARDS

Asia In-house Tax Team of the Year

GE China

Infosys

PT Freeport Indonesia

Yum! China Holdings

Asia In-house Transfer Pricing Team of the Year

Infosys

Nissan

Samsung






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