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Baker & McKenzie wins tax firm of the year at International Tax Review's European awards

The best international tax advisers in Europe gathered at Claridge's in London last Wednesday night to celebrate the best in tax work done over the past year and to receive awards for excellence in tax services

The best international tax advisers in Europe gathered at Claridge's in London last Wednesday night to celebrate the best in tax work done over the past year and to receive awards for excellence in tax services.

Baker & McKenzie picked up the coveted European tax firm of the year award, presented by Michael Templeman, tax director of Schroders Investment Management. There were honours for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the European transfer pricing firm of the year category, presented by Henning Lauritsen, tax director of Carlsberg Breweries.

Linklaters were crowned European tax litigation firm of the year and Dewey Ballantine won the award for the best US tax firm of the year in Europe.

Tax advisers from the leading law and accounting firms in Europe and in-house tax specialists from multinational companies, including British Telecom, Carlsberg, Deutsche Bank, GE and Schroders Investment Management, attended International Tax Review's inaugural awards dinner.

There were also awards for national tax firm of the year in 13 European countries and national transfer pricing firm of the year awards in 11 countries.

Complete list of winners

PAN-EUROPEAN AWARDS

European tax firm of the year - BAKER & McKENZIE

European transfer pricing firm of the year - PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS

European tax litigation firm of the year - LINKLATERS

US tax firm of the year in Europe – DEWEY BALLANTINE

TRANSFER PRICING FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARDS

BELGIUM - DELOITTE

DENMARK - PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS

FINLAND - PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS

FRANCE - CMS BUREAU FRANCIS LEFEBVRE

GERMANY - DELOITTE

ITALY - MAISTO E ASSOCIATI

NETHERLANDS – BAKER & MCKENZIE

SPAIN - GARRIGUES

SWEDEN - KPMG

SWITZERLAND - PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS

UK - PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS

NATIONAL TAX FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARDS

BELGIUM - LINKLATERS DE BANDT

DENMARK - BECH-BRUUN DRAGSTED

FINLAND - ROSCHIER HOLMBERG.

FRANCE - CLEARY GOTTLIEB STEEN & HAMILTON

GERMANY - FLICK GOCKE SCHAUMBURG

IRELAND - ARTHUR COX

ITALY - MAISTO E ASSOCIATI

NETHERLANDS - LOYENS & LOEFF

RUSSIA - PEPELIAEV, GOLTSBLAT & PARTNERS

SPAIN - GARRIGUES

SWEDEN - MANNHEIMER SWARTLING

SWITZERLAND - HOMBURGER

UK - ALLEN & OVERY

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