Taxpayers and advisers claim their European awards
01 June 2012
The eighth European Tax Awards were notable for the in-house awards that went to companies with media and entertainment roots
The tax groups of two entertainment companies have won the
in-house accolades at International Tax Review 's
European Tax Awards.
EMI, the music company, which undertook a complex
restructuring in 2011 as part of its acquisition by a
multinational investor group led by Sony and Mubadala
Development Company, won the in-house award for direct tax. And
Rank, the UK gaming and betting company took home the
equivalent prize for indirect tax on account of its landmark
success in VAT litigation in the European Court.
The awards, which are now in their eighth year, were
presented at a dinner in London on May 16 that was attended by
Europe's leading tax executives and advisers. The bulk of the
awards were for the tax and transfer pricing firms of the year
in 27 jurisdictions. Eighteen pan-European awards also covering
other practice areas such as tax disputes and indirect tax, and
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