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Asia Tax Awards 2020: Shortlist announced

ITR Asia Tax Awards 2020

The shortlist for the ITR Asia Tax Awards 2020 has been announced.

Please click to here to see winners of the 2020 Asia Tax Awards

Please click to here to see reactions by firms to their nominations

The ITR Asia Tax Awards recognise remarkable achievements and developments by international tax professionals from the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region over a 12-month period.



Aside from the national awards in 18 jurisdictions, there are also awards in regional, individual and in-house categories for the best performers.



Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s winners of the Asia Tax Awards will be announced and published online on August 26 at 10am BST, accompanied by a podcast on the most notable winners and key trends.



ITR’s head of business development James Murray will contact firms and individuals in due course.




If you have any questions about the shortlist or research, please contact our team at editorial@internationaltaxreview.com. For the deals and cases awards, we strive to mention all the firms that took part in each deal. If your firm has been omitted, please contact ITR's editorial team



Our thoughts are with our readers and others affected by the pandemic.

National Awards

Australia Tax Firm of the Year


Ashurst Australia

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills

KPMG

MinterEllison

Australia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year


Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills

Johnson Winter & Slattery

KPMG

MinterEllison

Transfer Pricing Solutions

Australia Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Ashurst Australia

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

EY

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills

KPMG

MinterEllison

Cambodia Tax Firm of the Year

Bun & Associates

Deloitte

DFDL

Sciaroni & Associates

Tilleke & Gibbins

China Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

EY

JunHe

KPMG

Zhong Lun

China Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

EY

KPMG

China Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

Jingtian & Gongcheng

KPMG

WTS China

Zhong Lun

Hong Kong SAR Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Oldham Li & Nie

Hong Kong SAR Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

EY

KPMG

Hong Kong SAR Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

EY

KPMG

India Tax Firm of the Year

AZB & Partners

Deloitte

Dhruva Advisors, WTS Global

EY

Khaitan & Co

KPMG

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

India Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Ashok Maheshwary & Associates

Deloitte

Dhruva Advisors, WTS Global

EY

Grant Thornton

KPMG

Nexdigm (SKP)

India Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Advaita Legal

Deloitte

Dhruva Advisors, WTS Global

Economic Laws Practice, Taxand India

EY

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Trilegal

Indonesia Tax Firm of the Year

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

DDTC

Deloitte

GNV Consulting, Moore Global

Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International

KPMG

RSM

Indonesia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

DDTC

Deloitte

GNV Consulting, Moore Global

Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International

MUC Consulting Group

TaxPrime

SF Consulting, Crowe Indonesia

Indonesia Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Deloitte

EY

GNV Consulting, Moore Global

Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International

KPMG

TaxPrime

Japan Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Taxand Japan

Nishimura & Asahi

Withers Japan Zeirishi Houjin

Japan Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

Deloitte

DLA Piper

EY

KPMG

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Taxand Japan

Nishimura & Asahi

Japan Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

EY

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Taxand Japan

Nishimura & Asahi

TMI Associates

Withers Japan Zeirishi Houjin

Malaysia Tax Firm of the Year

Baker Tilly

Deloitte

KPMG

Shearn Delamore & Co

Wong & Partners, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International

Malaysia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker Tilly

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Wong & Partners, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International

Malaysia Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Deloitte

KPMG

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Shearn Delamore & Co

Wong & Partners, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International

Myanmar Tax Firm of the Year

DFDL

EY

KPMG

Tilleke & Gibbins

VDB Loi

New Zealand Tax Firm of the Year

Bell Gully

Buddle Findlay

Deloitte

KPMG

Russell McVeagh

New Zealand Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Russell McVeagh

TP EQuilibrium AustralAsia - A Duff & Phelps Transfer Pricing Alliance Partner

New Zealand Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Bell Gully

Deloitte

EY Law

KPMG

Russell McVeagh

Pakistan Tax Firm of the Year

Akhund Forbes Hadi

Grant Thornton

KPMG

Vellani & Vellani

Yousaf Amanat & Associates

Philippines Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra

KPMG R G Manabat & Co

Quisumbing Torres, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Philippines Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

KPMG R G Manabat & Co

SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co (EY)

Philippines Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Du-Baladad and Associates, WTS Global

KPMG R G Manabat & Co

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Zambrano Gruba Caganda & Advincula

Singapore Tax Firm of the Year

Allen & Gledhill

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Rajah & Tann

Withers KhattarWong

Singapore Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

BDO

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

RSM

Transfer Pricing Solutions

Singapore Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

Deloitte

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

Drew & Napier

EY

KPMG

Rajah & Tann

South Korea Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Kim & Chang

Lee & Ko

Samjong KPMG

Yulchon

South Korea Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Kim & Chang

Samjong KPMG

Yoon & Yang

Yulchon

South Korea Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Kim & Chang

Lee & Ko

Samjong KPMG

Yulchon

Sri Lanka Tax Firm of the Year

D L & F De Saram

John Wilson Partners

Julius & Creasy

KPMG

Sudath Perera Associates

Taiwan Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

EY

Grant Thornton

KPMG

Taiwan Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

Grant Thornton

KPMG

Taiwan Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Thailand Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

DFDL

KPMG

Kudun & Partners

Lorenz & Partners, WTS Global

Thailand Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

KPMG

Kudun & Partners

Tilleke & Gibbins

Thailand Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Blumenthal Richter & Sumet

KPMG

Lorenz & Partners, WTS Global

R&T Asia (Thailand), Rajah & Tann

Vietnam Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

DFDL

KPMG

UHY

WTS Tax Vietnam, Grünkorn & Partner Law, WTS Global

Vietnam Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

DFDL

KPMG

RSM

Vietnam Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

DFDL

KPMG

UHY

Individual Awards

Asia Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Jenny Clarke, KPMG

Atsushi Fujieda, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Taxand Japan

Dinesh Kanabar, Dhruva Advisors

Manuel Makas, Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills

Jack Sheehan, DFDL

Jean Loi, VDB Loi

Adeline Wong, Wong & Partners, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International

Asia Transfer Pricing Practice Leader of the Year

Felicia Chia, KPMG

Theresa Goh, Deloitte

Tony Gorgas, KPMG

Vijay Iyer, EY

Charles Oetomo, GNV Consulting Services

Craig Silverwood, MinterEllison

Tae Yeon Nam, Kim & Chang

Asia Tax Litigation and Disputes Practice Leader of the Year

Sudipta Bhattacharjee, Advaita Legal

Yun Heui Cho, Yulchon

Goh Ka Im, Shearn Delamore & Co

Carmen McElwain, MinterEllison

Vikna Rajah, Rajah & Tann

Steven Sieker, Baker McKenzie

Tori Sullivan, EY Law

Asia Indirect Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Sarah Chin, Deloitte

V. Lakshmikumaran, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Kenneth Leung, EY

Sachin Menon, KPMG

Sumet Mingmongkolmitr, Blumenthal Richter & Sumet

Barbara Phair, Ashurst

Lachlan Wolfers, KPMG

In-house Awards

In-house Tax Team of the Year

Aboitiz Equity Ventures

Discovery

Freeport

Infosys

Lupin

RBS

Sime Darby Berhad

In-house Transfer Pricing Team of the Year

Discovery

Infosys

Macquarie Group

Rio Tinto

In-house Indirect Tax Team of the Year

Discovery

Infosys

Lupin

In-house Tax Director of the Year

Yin Ling Chuw, Sime Darby Berhad

Sunil Kumar Dhareshwar, Infosys

Umang Dhingra, formerly Discovery

Alison Haines, Carlton & United Breweries

Ramesh Khaitan, Lupin

Kevin Witts, HSBC

In-house Transfer Pricing Director of the Year

Arthur Begetis, ResMed

Nick Leak, Rio Tinto

Renu Narvekar, Tata Consultancy Services

Patrick Thompson, Morgan Stanley

In-house Indirect Tax Director of the Year

Pritam Kaur, Syngenta

Dinesh Mittal, Walmart

Mohan Nusetti, Lupin

Tax Official of the Year

Caesar Dulay, Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Philippines

Chris Jordan, Commissioner of Taxation, Australia

Wang Jun, Commissioner of the State Administration of Taxation, China

Robert Pakpahan, former Director General of Taxes, Indonesia

Akhilesh Ranjan, former Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) member, India



Deals and Cases

Impact deals

Alibaba HKEX IPO: Fangda Partners, Maples and Calder, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, King & Wood Mallesons, PwC, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Anta Sports acquisition of Amer Sports: Fangda Partners, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Kirkland & Ellis, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, White & Case

ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel acquisition of Essar Steel: Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, L&L Partners, S&R Associates, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, Shearman & Sterling

Asset World Corporation SET IPO: Allen & Overy, Latham & Watkins, Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners, White & Case, 

Brookfield/Infratil acquisition of Vodafone NZ: Bell Gully, Buddle Findlay, Chapman Tripp, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Brookfield Business Partners acquisition of Healthscope: Ashurst, King & Wood Mallesons

Budweiser HKEX IPO: Clifford Chance, Conyers Dill & Pearman, Fangda Partners, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Gilbert + Tobin, Kim & Chang, King & Wood Mallesons, PwC, Sullivan & Cromwell

CapitaLand acquisition of Ascendas-Singbridge: Allen & Gledhill, Drew & Napier, WongPartnership

FWD Group completes acquisition of SCB Life Assurance: Baker McKenzie, Linklaters, Slaughter and May

KKR acquisition of LCY: Baker McKenzie, Lee & Li, Simpson Thacher Bartlett

IRCTC BSE/NSE IPO: Hogan Lovells, J Sagar Associates, M/s Crawford Bayley & Co

Postal Savings Bank of China SSE IPO: Haiwen & Partners, King & Wood Mallesons

PTTEP acquisition of Murphy Oil: Adnan Sundra & Low, Gibson Dunn, Jones Day, Skrine

SK Group acquisition of a stake in Vingroup: Baker & McKenzie, Equity Law, Latham & Watkins, YKVN

Tata Steel acquisition of Bhushan Energy: AZB & Partners, L&L Partners, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Regional Awards

Diversity and Inclusion Firm of the Year in Asia

Baker McKenzie (Thailand)

Deloitte (New Zealand)

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills

KPMG (Asia-Pacific)

Best Newcomer of the Year in Asia

CTL Strategies

Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra

Nitya Tax Associates

TBrights

Transaction Square

US Corporate Tax Team of the Year in Asia

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

EY

Grant Thornton

KPMG



Regional Tax Law Firm of the Year in Asia

Allen & Gledhill

DFDL

Rajah & Tann

Tilleke & Gibbins

Transfer Pricing Solutions

International Tax Law Firm of the Year in Asia

Ashurst

Baker McKenzie

Dentons

DLA Piper

Withers

Asia Global Executive Mobility Tax Firm of the Year

Ashok Maheshwary & Associates

Deloitte

Grant Thornton

KPMG

Lorenz & Partners, WTS Global

MinterEllison

Shearn Delamore & Co

Asia Withholding Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte


Dhruva Advisors, WTS Global

KPMG

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Taxand Japan

Shearn Delamore & Co

VDB Loi

Yulchon

Asia Tax Innovator of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

EY

Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra

KPMG

Transfer Pricing Solutions

TraTax, WTS Malaysia

Asia Tax Technology Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

KNAV

KPMG

Riverus Technology Solutions, Verus

Taxamo

Yulchon

Asia Tax Compliance and Reporting Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

RSM

UHY

Yoon & Yang

Asia Tax Policy Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

DDTC

DLA Piper

Du-Baladad and Associates, WTS Global

EY

KPMG

Rajah & Tann

Asia Tax Transactions Firm of the Year

Allen & Gledhill

Baker McKenzie

EY

Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills

Kim & Chang

KPMG

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Asia Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shearn Delamore & Co

Yulchon

Asia Tax Litigation and Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

EY

Kim & Chang

KPMG

Rajah & Tann

Yulchon

Asia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Grant Thornton

RSM

Transfer Pricing Solutions

Asia Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

DFDL

DLA Piper

EY

KPMG

Rajah & Tann





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