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Market applauds Americas Awards winners

Deloitte and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom were the big winners at International Tax Review's second annual Americas Tax Awards


Deloitte and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom were the big winners at International Tax Review's second annual Americas Tax Awards. Deloitte was named the Latin America Tax Firm of the Year, while Skadden Arps took the trophy for the best tax firm in North America.

The other pan-American award winners were Ernst & Young for North America transfer pricing, Baker & McKenzie for Latin America transfer pricing, Mayer Brown for North America Tax Litigation and Ortiz, Sainz Erreguerena for Latin America Tax Litigation

The leading tax professionals in the Americas came to the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York on September 19 to celebrate the cutting-edge tax work done in the region in the past 12 months or so.

Thirty three firm of the year awards in eight countries, including six US cities were also presented. The three categories, covered were transfer pricing, tax litigation and overall tax practice. One special award, the Editors' Choice award, was given out, too.


Argentina - PricewaterhouseCoopers

Brazil – Deloitte

Canada - KPMG

Chile – PricewaterhouseCoopers

Colombia - Deloitte

Mexico – Baker & McKenzie

US: Chicago – Ernst & Young

US: Houston & Dallas – Gardere Wynne Sewell

US: Los Angeles – Deloitte

US: New York – Baker & McKenzie

US: San Francisco Area – Baker & McKenzie

US: Washington, DC – Ernst & Young

Venezuela – Deloitte


Argentina – Cárdenas, Di Cio, Romero & Tarsitano

Brazil – Lacaz Martins, Halembeck, Pereira, Neto, Gurevich & Schoueri

Canada – Thorsteinssons

Chile – Urenda Baraona

Colombia – Quiñones Cruz

Mexico – Ortiz, Sainz Erreguerena

Venezuela – Tinoco Travieso Planchart & Núnez


Argentina – Negri & Teijeiro

Brazil – PricewaterhouseCoopers

Canada – Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Chile – Ernst & Young

Colombia – Ernst & Young

Mexico – PricewaterhouseCoopers

US: Chicago – Mayer Brown

US: Houston & Dallas – Baker Botts

US: Los Angeles – Ernst & Young

US: New York – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

US: San Francisco Area – Fenwick & West

US: Washington, DC – McKee Nelson

Venezuela – Torres Plaz & Araujo


North America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year – Ernst & Young

Latin American Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year – Baker & McKenzie

North America Tax Litigation Firm of the Year – Mayer Brown

Latin America Tax Litigation Firm of the Year – Ortiz, Sainz Erreguerena

North American Tax Firm of the Year – Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Latin American Tax Firm of the Year – Deloitte

Editors' Special Tax Contribution Award – Kimberley Clausing; Reuven-Avi Yonah

The editors' award, for the firm or individual that made a specific impact on the practice of tax, went to two academics who devised a system of formulary apportionment for the US corporate tax system. The Hamilton Project, sponsored by the Brookings Institution, published their idea in the summer of 2007.

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