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Americas Tax Awards get off to positive start

The leaders of the tax community in the Americas came to the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York on September 28 to celebrate the cutting-edge tax work done in the region in the past 12 months or so at International Tax Review's first Americas Tax Awards.

Awards were given to the transfer pricing firms and tax firms of the year in 12 jurisdictions or cities. Four pan-American prizes were also awarded. Deloitte took the trophy for tax firm of the year in North America, while Ernst & Young won the tax firm of the year award for Latin America. These were based on tax work, particularly transactional and litigation, strength in depth and wide representation


Argentina - Deloitte

Brazil – Lacaz Martins

Canada - KPMG

Chile – Deloitte

Mexico – Baker & McKenzie

US: Chicago – Ernst & Young

US: Houston & Dallas – Ernst & Young

US: Los Angeles – Deloitte

US: New York – Ernst & Young

US: San Francisco - McDermott Will & Emery

US: Washington, DC – Baker & McKenzie

Venezuela – Ernst & Young


Argentina – Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

Brazil – PricewaterhouseCoopers

Canada – Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Mexico – PricewaterhouseCoopers

Chile – Ernst & Young

US: Chicago – Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw

US: Houston & Dallas – Vinson & Elkins

US: Los Angeles – Latham & Watkins

US: New York – Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

US: San Francisco – Fenwick & West

US: Washington, DC – Deloitte

Venezuela – Deloitte


North America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year – Baker & McKenzie

Latin American Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year - Ernst & Young

Americas Tax Litigation Firm of the Year - Fenwick & West

North American Tax Firm of the Year – Deloitte

Latin American Tax Firm of the Year – Ernst & Young

Editors' Special Tax Contribution Award -Senator Connie Mack

The editors' award was for the firm or individual that made a specific impact on how tax is regarded went to Senator Connie Mack, the chairman of President Bush's advisory panel on tax reform

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