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Entries close for Asia Awards on September 7

Transfer pricing will feature strongly when International Tax Review presents its third annual Asia Tax Awards in Singapore on November 24

The awards will celebrate the most innovative tax transactional, structuring, litigation and transfer-pricing work done in Asia between August 10 2008 and August 9 2009. The winners and runners-up will also be presented in the December/January 2010 issue of International Tax Review.

Awards

Sixty three awards will be presented to the firms that have demonstrated excellence, including innovation and an ability to deal with complexity, and strength in depth in each category.

Separate awards (entry forms in hyperlinks) for tax, tax litigation, indirect tax and transfer pricing firm of the year will be given in each of the following 13 jurisdictions:

Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.

There will be separate case of the year awards in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan and South Korea

There will be 11 additional awards:

• Asia Tax Firm of the Year. (No separate form for this award. Entries will be taken from national awards.)

• Asia Tax Litigation Firm of the Year . (No separate form for this award. Entries will be taken from national awards.)

• Asia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year (No separate form for this award. Entries will be taken from national awards.)

• Asia Indirect Tax Firm of the Year (No separate form for this award. Entries will be taken from national awards.)

Asia Capital Markets Tax Team of the Year

Asia M&A Tax Team of the Year

Asia Restructuring Tax Team of the Year

Editor's Choice Award

(for the firm has made a specific impact on tax in Asia through non-client work, such as for any pro bono work or assisting in the drafting of legislation)

• Asia Newcomer of the Year

(for the best international tax practice in Asia under five years old. NB: The firm can be older than this. No separate form for this award. Entries will be taken from national awards)

• International Firm of the Year

(for the best international tax practice in Asia in a firm that was founded and is headquartered outside the region – no separate form for this award. Entries will be taken from national awards)

Best Use of the Internet

Submissions

Your firm is invited to make separate submissions, in the hyperlinked files above, for as many of these categories as you wish, including the Editors' Choice award. Please nominate as many examples of your work as you wish, though we suggest three. After you have filled out the forms, please save them as Word files and send them to Ralph Cunningham at rcunningham@euromoneyplc.com.

When the submissions have been made, International Tax Review's team of journalists will also undertake detailed research from a variety of sources. Submissions from firms are a vital part of this research. Shortlists will then be composed and these will be sent to tax directors around the region, who will vote for the winning firms.

Deadlines

Please send as many details as possible by September 7 2009 to rcunningham@euromoneyplc.com. If you have any queries, please direct those to us at the same email address.

If you would like to attend the awards, please get in touch with Andrew Tappin.

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