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Americas Awards winners announced

Find out who took home the awards from last week's International Tax Review ceremony in New York.

Deloitte won the Americas Tax Firm of the Year at International Tax Review's Americas Tax Awards, which were presented at a dinner in New York on Thursday night.

The firm was judged to have the best strength in its international tax services in Latin and North Ametica overall. The winner of the category for Latin America Tax Firm of the Year was PwC and the same prize for North America went to McDermott, Will & Emery.

The shortlists were unveiled in early August.

Ten deal awards, in addition to those for national tax and transfer pricing firms, were features of the awards this year. If any firm worked on any of aspect of the transaction selected as the leading matterh in that area, they received an award.

Davis Polk & Wardwell worked on two of the deals selected - the high yield issuance by Linea Amarilla, which won the capital markets deal of the year, and the sale to Comcast of GE's remaining 49% stake in NBC Universal, which was picked out as the top deal in the media & entertainment tax deal of the year.

Other multiple winners in the deal categories were Canada's Blake, Cassells & Graydon in energy and consumer products and Sullivan & Cromwell in M&A and private equity.

National tax and transfer pricing awards were presented for eight Latin American countries, Canada and six US cities. As well as the deal awards, nine regional awards, for distinct practice areas, were also selected.

During the summer of 2013, legal and tax advisory firms from Latin had the opportunity to make submissions of their best work. This information was verified and further researched by International Tax Review editorial staff before shortlists and winners were selected.

Winners

LATIN AMERICA


Argentina Transfer Pricing firm of the year

PwC


Argentina Tax Firm of the year

Marval O'Farrell & Mairal


Brazil Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Machado Associados


Brazil Tax Firm of the year

Lefosse Advogados


Chile Transfer Pricing Firm of the year

PwC


Chile Tax Firm of the year

PwC


Colombia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

PrietoCarrizosa


Colombia Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte


Mexico Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

PwC


Mexico Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte


Peru Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

PKF Peru Vila Naranjo


Peru Tax Firm of the Year

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano


Uruguay Transfer Pricing Firm of the year

Ferrere


Uruguay Tax Firm of the year

KPMG


Venezuela Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte


Venezuela Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte



NORTH AMERICA


Canada Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Gowlings – Taxand Canada


Tax Court of Canada Firm of the Year

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


Canada Tax Firm of the Year

McCarthy Tetrault


Chicago Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Mayer Brown


Chicago Tax Firm of the Year

McDermott Will & Emery


Dallas/Houston Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte


Dallas/Houston Tax Firm of the Year

Mayer Brown


Los Angeles Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

DLA Piper


Los Angeles Tax Firm of the Year

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom


New York Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte


New York Tax Firm of the Year

Sullivan & Cromwell


San Francisco Area Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Mayer Brown


San Francisco Area Tax Firm of Year

Fenwick & West


Washington DC Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte


Washington, DC Tax Firm of the Year

Miller & Chevalier


US Tax Court/Federal Claims Court Firm of the Year

Davis Polk & Wardwell – Pepsico



REGIONAL


Best Newcomer in the Americas

Munoz Manzo y Ocampo


Americas Tax Innovator of the Year

Thomson Reuters - ONESOURCE Operational Transfer Pricing; ONESOURCE Indirect Tax; ONESOURCE DataFlow Manager


International Law Firm in the Americas

DLA Piper


Americas Tax Policy Firm of the Year

Miller & Chevalier


Latin America In-House Tax Team of the year

Anheuser-Busch InBev


North America In-House Tax Team of the Year

GE


Americas Tax Restructuring Deal of the Year

Ocensa restructuring – Godoy y Hoyos


Americas Capital Markets Tax Deal of the Year

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


Americas Media & Entertainment Tax Deal of the Year

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


Americas Private Equity Tax Deal of the Year

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

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


Americas Energy Tax Deal of the Year

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


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


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


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


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


North America Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Gowlings – Taxand


Latin America Indirect Tax Team of the year

Mattos Filho


North America Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Sullivan & Cromwell


Latin America Tax Disputes firm of the year

Taxand


North America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte


Latin America Transfer Pricing firm of the year

PwC


North America Tax Firm of the Year

McDermott Will & Emery


Latin America Tax Firm of the Year

PwC


Americas Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

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