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Americas Awards 2013 shortlists for ceremony in two weeks

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International Tax Review has added the final categories to the shortlists for the Americas Awards 2013, which recognise the most outstanding provision of tax services in North and South America between June 2012 and June 2013.

Extra shortlists have been added to the nominations for International Tax Review's Americas Tax Awards 2013. These comprise the categories for in-house teams in North and South America; the shortlists for the Tax Court of Canada and US Tax Court awards and the list of firms nominated for the North America Indirect Tax Firm of the Year.

The winners will be announced at Essex House in New York on September 26. To find out more about how you can attend, contact Megan Poundall at mpoundall@euromoneyplc.com.

Latin America



Argentina Transfer Pricing firm of the year

Estudio O’Farrell

Grupo GNP

PwC


Argentina Tax Firm of the year

Bruchou Fernandez Madero & Lombardi - Taxand Argentina

Deloitte

Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

Teijeiro y Ballone

Estudio O'Farrell

Grupo GNP


Brazil Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão – Taxand Brazil

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes

Felsberg, Pedretti e Mannrich Advogados e Consultores Legais

Machado Associados

Mattos Filho


Brazil Tax Firm of the year

Baker & McKenzie

Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão - Taxand Brazil

Bichara, Barata & Costa Advogados

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes

Felsberg, Pedretti e Mannrich Advogados e Consultores Legais

Lefosse Advogados

Machado Associados

Mattos Filho

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados


Chile Transfer Pricing Firm of the year

KPMG

PwC


Chile Tax Firm of the year

Baker & McKenzie

Barros & Errázuriz Abogados - Taxand Chile

Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos

Carey

EY

Guerrero, Olivos, Novoa y Errázuriz

KPMG

PwC


Colombia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

PrietoCarrizosa




Colombia Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Brigard & Urrutia

Deloitte

Godoy y Hoyos

KPMG

PrietoCarrizosa


Mexico Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma

KPMG

Orbe

PwC


Skatt




Mexico Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

EY

KPMG

Mijares Angoitia Cortes y Fuentes - Taxand Mexico

Muñoz Manzo y Ocampo

PwC

Skatt

Von Wobeser y Sierra


Peru Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

PKF Peru Vila Naranjo

Deloitte


Peru Tax Firm of the Year

Estudio Echecopar (Baker & McKenzie)

Estudio Olaechea

Ferrero Abogados

Miranda & Amado - Taxand Peru

Muñiz, Ramírez, Pérez - Taiman & Olaya

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano


Uruguay Transfer Pricing Firm of the year

Ferrere

KPMG

Grant Thornton




Uruguay Tax Firm of the year

EY

Ferrere

Grant Thornton

Guyer & Regules

KPMG

Rueda Abadi Pereira


Venezuela Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Taxand Venezuela


Venezuela Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Taxand Venezuela




 

NORTH AMERICA



 

Canada Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Gowlings – Taxand Canada

Blake, Cassels & Graydon

Deloitte


Tax Court of Canada Firm of the Year

Blake, Cassels & Graydon – Aecon Construction Group

Borden Ladner Gervais – Birchcliff Energy

McCarthy Tétrault – Terasen International

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt - Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce; Imperial Tobacco Canada;

Thorsteinssons - Lehigh Cement




Canada Tax Firm of the Year

Blake, Cassels & Graydon

Deloitte

Dentons

EY

Fasken Martineau

Gowlings - Taxand Canada

KPMG

McCarthy Tetrault

McMillan

Stikeman Elliott


Chicago Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery




Chicago Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deloitte

Kirkland & Ellis

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom




Dallas/Houston Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

McDermott Will & Emery

Vinson & Elkins


Dallas/Houston Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deloitte

Dentons

Mayer Brown

Norton Rose Fulbright (Fulbright & Jaworski LLP)

Vinson & Elkins

Weil Gotshal & Manges




Los Angeles Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

DLA Piper




Los Angeles Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

DLA Piper

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom


New York Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand

Deloitte


New York Tax Firm of the Year

Alston & Bird

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand

Baker & McKenzie

Deloitte

Kirkland & Ellis

KPMG

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell

Weil Gotshal & Manges


San Francisco Area Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery


San Francisco Area Tax Firm of Year

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand

Baker & McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

Fenwick & West

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Pillsbury

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom


Washington DC Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Alston & Bird

Deloitte

Mayer Brown

Miller & Chevalier


Washington, DC Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Caplin & Drysdale

Deloitte

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

KPMG

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Miller & Chevalier

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell

Vinson & Elkins

White & Case


US Tax Court Firm of the Year

Davis Polk & Wardwell – Pepsico

Fenwick & West - CBS

McDermott Will & Emery – Barnes Group

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom Cigna Corporation



 


REGIONAL


Best Newcomer in the Americas

Dias Carneiro Advogados

Munoz Manzo y Ocampo

Stocche Forbes



Americas Tax Innovator of the Year

Skatt

Thomson Reuters

Vertex



International Law Firm in the Americas

DLA Piper

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


Americas Tax Policy Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Godoy y Hoyos

Gowlings – Taxand Canada

Miller & Chevalier

McDermott Will & Emery

Weil Gotshal & Manges




Latin America In-House Tax Team of the year

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Citibank

Cumbres Andinas

Dell


Ecopetrol

FedEx

Ocensa


North America In-House Tax Team of the Year

Classic Media

CNOOC

First Quantum Minerals

GE

Jefferies Group

Leucadia National Corporation


Americas Tax Restructuring Deal of the Year

McGraw-Hill spin-off and pre-sale restructuring of its education business – McDermott Will & Emery

Ocensa restructuring – Godoy y Hoyos

Rabobank – JP O’Farrell Abogados

Sino Forest restructuring – Gowlings – Taxand Canada

Endesa – Miranda & Amado – Taxand Peru


Americas Capital Markets Tax Deal of the Year

Hudson Bay’s IPO – Stikeman Elliott

High yield issuance by Linea Amarilla – Estudio Echecopar; Davis Polk & Wardwell, Mayer Brown

Minerva IPO – Lefosse (acted for a syndicate of banks)

Pure Multifamily REIT IPO – KPMG Canada

First bond issue by BBVA – Rodrigo Elias & Medrano

SurveyMonkey’s debt and equity recapitalisation – Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom

Structured TRS programme for Ares Capital's Ares Enhanced Loan Investment Strategies VI fund – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (UBS), Proksauer Rose (Ares Capital)


Americas Media & Entertainment Tax Deal of the Year

Walt Disney Company's $4 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Baker & McKenzie

Sale to Comcast of GE’s remaining 49% stake in NBC Universal – Weil Gotshal & Manges; Davis Polk & Wardwell

Sale of Classic Media to Dreamworks Animation SKG – Kirkland & Ellis; Cravath Swaine & Moore;

Youku merger with Tudou – Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom; Kirkland & Ellis;




Americas Private Equity Tax Deal of the Year

Thomas H Lee Partners’s acquisition of a majority stake in Party City – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Ropes & Gray

Divestiture of Illinois Toolworks (ITW)'s decorative surfaces business (Wilsonart) to Clayton Dubilier & Rice – Baker & McKenzie; Debevoise & Plimpton

Carlyle’s purchase of a 60% stake in Tok & Stok – Mattos Filho; Lefosse

Acquisition of Collective Brands by Blum Capital Partners, Golden Gate Capital and Wolverine Worldwide – Kirkland & Ellis; Barnes & Thornburg; Sullivan & Cromwell -



Americas Banking Tax Deal of the Year

Celfin Capital's merger with Banco BTG Pactual – Lefosse, Barros & Errazuriz – Taxand Chile;

Leucadia National Corporation and Jefferies Group merger – Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Proskauer Rose

Sale of Lloyds Banking Group’s Uruguayan retail, commercial and corporate banking operations – Ferrere

Sale of Banco Creditcard by Citibank to Itaú – Baker McKenzie Brazil and in-house team

Target’s Sale of Credit Card Portfolio to TD Bank – McDermott Will & Emery, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett



 

Americas Energy Tax Deal of the Year

CNOOC acquisition of Nexen – Stikeman Elliott; Blake, Cassels & Graydon; KPMG Canada

LINN Energy IPO – Baker Botts;

National Oilwell Varco purchase of Robbins & Myers – Norton Rose Fulbright; Thompson Hine

Denbury Resources’s sale of Bakken shale assets to ExxonMobil – Vinson & Elkins;

Petronas acquisition of 40% of OGX interests in Tubarao Martelo oilfield – Mattos Filho


Americas M&A Tax Deal of the Year

Anheuser-Busch InBev purchase of Grupo Modelo – PwC, Cravath Swaine & Moore; Mijares Angoitia – Taxand Mexico; Sullivan & Cromwell; Van Wobeser y Sierra

Cumbres Andinas acquisition of Marcobre – Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano; Muñiz, Ramírez, Pérez - Taiman & Olaya

First Quantum Minerals’s bid for Inmet – KPMG Canada; Fasken Martineau; Weil Gotshal & Manges; McCarthy Tetrault

Nestle’s acquisition of Pfizer Nutrition – Mayer Brown;

Ardagh Group purchase of Verallia – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer;

American Airlines / US Airways merger – Weil Gotshal & Manges;

Acquisition by FedEx of 100% of the equity interest in Rapidão Cometa – Baker McKenzie Brazil



Americas Financial Services Tax Deal of the Year

Principal Financial Group's acquisition of Chile`s AFP Cuprum, a private pension fund manager, from Penta - Cariola Díez Pérez-Cotapos; KPMG Chile;

MetLife’s acquisition of AFP Provida from BBVA – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Acquisition of Duff & Phelps – Kirkland & Ellis; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz


Americas Technology & Communications Tax Deal of the Year

Sale of Clearwire to Sprint; sale of Sprint to SoftBank – Kirkland & Ellis; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom; Morrison & Foerster

NETGEAR acquisition of Aircard business from Sierra Wireless – Gowlings – Taxand Canada; Paul Hastings; Blake, Cassels & Graydon

Acquisition of Q9 Networks – Kirkland & Ellis; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt; Goodmans; McCarthy Tetrault

·Belden’s acquisition of PPC – McDermott, Will & Emery; Baker & McKenzie

Yahoo!’s sale of 20% stake in Alibaba – Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom



Americas Consumer Products Tax Deal of the year

Disposition of Stanley Black & Decker's global Hardware & Home Improvement Group to Spectrum Brands Holdings – Alvarez & Marsal Taxand; Blake, Cassels & Graydon; McDermott Will & Emery, Paul Weiss

Best Buy disposal of its 50% interest in Best Buy Europe – Baker & McKenzie, Osborne Clarke

Iconix Brand Group acquisition of Umbro – White & Case

Kraft Foods Group spin-off – McCarthy Tetrault, Cravath Swaine & Moore

Hillshire Brands’ spin-off of coffee and tea businesses – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Safeway’s sale of Canadian business to Sobey – Latham & Watkins; Blake, Cassels & Graydon; Sullivan & Cromwell

CVS Caremark’s acquisition of 80% of Drogaria Onofre – Mattos Filho; Davis Polk & Wardwell




North America Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Blake, Cassels & Graydon

Deloitte


Dentons

Gowlings – Taxand Canada

KPMG

McCarthy Tetrault



 


Latin America Indirect Tax Team of the year

Bichara, Barata & Costa Advogados

Deloitte

Godoy y Hoyos

KPMG Brazil

Mattos Filho

Siqueira Castro


North America Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Blake, Cassels & Graydon

Dentons

Mayer Brown

McCarthy Tetrault

McDermott Will & Emery

Sullivan & Cromwell

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom




Latin America Tax Disputes firm of the year

Brigard & Urrutia

Estudio O’Farrell

Godoy y Hoyos

Machado Associados

Marval O’Farrell & Mairal

Mattos Filho

Taxand


North America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

DLA Piper

Gowlings

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery




Latin America Transfer Pricing Firm of the year

PwC

KPMG

Mattos Filho

Taxand





North America Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Blake, Cassels & Graydon

Deloitte

Fenwick & West

Kirkland & Ellis

Mayer Brown

McCarthy Tetrault

McDermott Will & Emery

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell

Taxand

Vinson & Elkins

Weil Gotshal & Manges




Latin America Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deloitte

Lefosse Advogados

Marval O’Farrell & Mairal

PwC

Taxand


Americas Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Blake, Cassels & Graydon

Deloitte

Mayer Brown

McCarthy Tetrault

PwC

McDermott Will & Emery

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Taxand

To attend the awards, on September 26 in New York at Essex House, please contact Megan Poundall at mpoundall@euromoneyplc.com

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