In July and August 2011, International Tax Review
asked law firms and tax advisory firms to submit
examples of their best work in M&A and capital
markets tax transactions, tax disputes, indirect tax,
restructuring and transfer pricing, and for best use of
the internet. Additional awards for the best tax teams
in energy, media and entertainment, banking and private
equity, as well as the international tax law firm of
the year and the tax policy firm of the year awards
were judged from these submissions.
Firms could rely on their World Tax 2012 submissions to
enter for these awards, but were encouraged to make
separate entries as the World Tax research
questionnaire does not break down practice areas in the
way the methodology for the Americas Awards does.
International Tax Review's editorial staff
considered these submissions and the information
obtained through interviews with tax directors, as well
as peer interviews, for World Tax 2012, to compile
shortlists and choose winners for each of the country
and regional awards.