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Americas Tax Awards winners announced

Find out who took home the trophies from International Tax Review's Americas Tax Awards in New York on Thursday night.

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 before an audience of more than 220 tax advisers, lawyers and their clients.

The firm was judged to have shown the best strength in depth in its international tax services in Latin and North America between June 2012 and May 2013. 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, Cassels & 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 award winners, the leading firms in North and Latin America for transfer pricing, tax disputes and indirect tax 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.

One hundred different firms were nominated for the 63 awards that were presented.

 

Deloitte led the way, winning nine awards, followed by PwC with seven, Taxand or Taxand member firms with five and Mayer Brown and Sullivan & Cromwell with four each.

Read about the methodology.

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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