Entry information is available in the links below and all
submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, for the first time, we will be accepting
nominations on the most influential transactions and cases of
2018. We will also be taking nominations on the best in-house
and advisory tax, transfer pricing, indirect and dispute
Once again, this year’s ITR European Tax Awards
will include submissions from firms in the GCC and Africa.
This year, we will be using your submissions from World Tax
2019 and World Transfer Pricing 2019 for the equivalent
national awards. If you have submitted for these guides, you do
not need to repeat these matters for the national awards, but
can provide any updates that you believe we should know.
The closing date for submissions is Friday
December 21 2018. The awards will be presented during
a dinner at the Savoy in London on Thursday May 16
2019 in these categories:
In addition to the awards for the best tax and transfer
pricing firms in 29 jurisdictions or regions, the ceremony in
2019 will again feature the presentation of separate awards to
company tax departments, who can enter to be named the direct
tax, indirect tax or transfer pricing in-house team of the
year. To win they must compose a 500-word description of their
objectives for the 2018 calendar year and how they were
achieved, highlighting areas where the work done by the team
made a significant impact on the overall goals of the
Deals and cases
This year, the deals categories have changed. The
previous 11 categories have been replaced by one category,
showcasing the most notable deals of the year.
There is no shortlist for this category. All deals announced
at the awards dinner will win and any firms involved in the tax
work for the deals will win an award.
Similarly, we will have a new category for the most notable
disputes of the year. There is no shortlist for this category.
All cases announced at the awards dinner will win and any firms
involved in the tax work for the cases will win an award.
All the forms hyperlinked above include tables for you to
nominate the most influential deals and cases. Alternatively,
you can use the separate submission forms below:
New for this year are individual awards in the below
categories. Individuals can be nominated using the tables at
the end of any of the national or regional submissions forms.
Alternatively, separate submissions can be made using the below
Between October 2018 and December 2018, law firms, tax
advisors, accountants and other tax service providers from
across Europe, the Middle East and Africa can submit three
examples of their best work for consideration for the national
tax and transfer pricing awards.
The awards for European Tax Firm of the Year, European
Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year, US Tax Firm of the Year in
Europe and Best Newcomer (international tax practices of <5
years) will be judged from these submissions.
There are separate submission forms for the European
regional awards covering tax disputes, indirect tax, tax
compliance and reporting, innovation and tax
The awards will be judged according to:
- Size (Not conclusive,
though it does indicate what a tax team is capable of taking
- Innovation (Did the advice
the firm gave show something more than the straightforward
answer that is commonly used? Did the matter address tax
issues that were out of the ordinary and what ingenuity did
the firm show to solve them?); and
- Complexity (Did the matter
address tax issues that were out of the ordinary and what
ingenuity did the firm show to solve them?)
- Impact (What effect did
the matter have on the client's business? Was it
transformative? What has the conclusion of the matter enabled
the client to achieve?)
If you wish to attend the awards dinner in London on May 16,
please get in touch with Melanie Petch (E: email@example.com,
T: +44 207 779 8836).