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Americas Tax Awards 2018 winners announced

14 September 2018

Anjana Haines

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The top tax and transfer pricing experts from across the Americas congregated at the Pierre Hotel, New York, on September 13 to honour the very best firms and individuals across a host of categories. Check out the winners here.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom claimed the crown for the Americas tax firm of the year, which recognises outstanding work across a number of tax areas. Deloitte, meanwhile, successfully defended its title as the leading transfer pricing firm in the Americas, recognised for its innovation. These two firms also won a string of awards across North, South and Central America in a number of awards categories.

Uber LatAM retained the title as the Americas In-house tax team of the year. In Latin America, Baker McKenzie was awarded as the Latin America tax firm of the year, while Basefirma clinched the title for Latin Americas transfer pricing firm of the year.

Mayer Brown, Pinheiro Neto Advogados, and Lefosse Advogados also won regional awards for their excellence. It was a big night for Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, which swept up several awards.

For a full list of winners, read on:

Country awards

Argentina Tax Firm of the Year

Marval O’Farrell & Mairal 

Argentina Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Rosso Alba Francia & Asociados

Brazil Tax Firm of the Year

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados 

Brazil Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Lacaz Martins Pereira Neto Gurevich & Schoueri Advogados

Canada Tax Firm of the Year

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Canada Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Grant Thornton

Central America Tax Firm of the Year

Arias

Central America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Chile Tax Firm of the Year

Carey

Chile Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

PwC  

Colombia Tax Firm of the Year

Brigard Urrutia

Colombia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Mexico Tax Firm of the Year

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez

Mexico Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Peru Tax Firm of the Year

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano

Peru Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Uruguay Tax Firm of the Year

Guyer & Regules

Uruguay Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Grant Thornton

US: Chicago Tax Firm of the Year

Kirkland & Ellis

US: Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year

Vinson & Elkins

US: Los Angeles Tax Firm of the Year

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

US: New York Tax Firm of the Year

Mayer Brown

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

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

US: Washington DC Tax Firm of the Year

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

US Tax Firm of the Year

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

US Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Venezuela Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Venezuela Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

D'Empaire Reyna Abodgados

Tax Court Firms of the Year

Brazil Tax Court Firm of the Year

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Canada Tax Court Firm of the Year

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

US Tax Court Firm of the Year

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

 

Regional, individual and deal awards

Best Newcomer in the Americas

VCG Partners

Americas Tax Pro Bono Award

Bichara Advogados

Americas Tax Innovator Award

Mannrich e Vasconcelos

Americas Tax Technology Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Americas Tax Compliance & Reporting Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Americas Tax Policy Team of the Year

Garrigues Colombia

International Firm in the Americas

Matheson

Americas Tax Litigation & Disputes Practice Leader of the Year

Al Meghji, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Americas Indirect Tax Practice Leader of the Year

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

Americas Transfer Pricing Practice Leader of the Year

Scott Wilkie, Blake Cassels & Graydon

Americas Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Juan Manuel Albacete, Guyer & Regules

Americas Capital Markets Tax Deal of the Year

Mexico City Airport Group Fibra E placement

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez; Jones Day; Muñoz Manzo y Ocampo; Paul Hastings

Americas Consumer Products Tax Deal of the Year

Amazon.com acquisition of Whole Foods Market

Covington & Burling; Latham & Watkins; Paul Hastings; Sullivan & Cromwell; Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz; Weil Gotshal & Manges

Americas Energy Tax Deal of the Year

Merger of Enbridge and Spectra Energy

Goodmans; McCarthy Tétrault; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Sullivan & Cromwell

Americas Financial Services Tax Deal of the Year

Janus Capital Group merger-of-equals with Henderson Group to form Janus Henderson Global Investors

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Americas Joint Venture Tax Deal of the Year

Carlyle Group’s joint venture with Hilcorp Energy

Andrews Kurth Kenyon; Baker Botts

Americas M&A Tax Deal of Year

Amazon.com acquisition of Whole Foods Market

Covington & Burling; Latham & Watkins; Paul Hastings; Sullivan & Cromwell; Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz; Weil Gotshal & Manges

Americas Media & Entertainment Tax Deal of the Year

Liberty Interactive Corporation’s acquisition of General Communication

Baker Botts; Sherman & Howard; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Americas Private Equity Tax Deal of the Year

Acquisition of Calpine Corporation by an affiliate of Energy Capital Partners and a consortium of investors

Debevoise & Plimpton; Latham & Watkins; Shearman & Sterling; Sullivan & Cromwell; Torys; White & Case

Americas Real Estate Tax Deal of the Year

GIC Singapore Sovereign Fund’s investment with CCLA (a partnership between CIM Group and Compass Group)

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez; Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau

Americas Tax Restructuring Deal of the Year

Toys "R" Us restructuring

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Kirkland & Ellis; Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Americas Technology and Telecommunications Tax Deal of the Year

Vantiv acquisition of WorldPay Group

Allen & Overy; Ashurst; Latham & Watkins; Sidley Austin; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

North America Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Mayer Brown

Latin America Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Americas Indirect Tax Firm of the Year         

Lefosse Advogados

North America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Latin America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Basefirma

North American Tax Firm of the Year

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Latin American Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Americas In-House Tax Team of the Year

Uber LatAm

Americas Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Americas Tax Firm of the Year

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom






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