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Americas Tax Awards 2020: Shortlist announced

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

The ITR Americas Tax Awards recognise remarkable achievements and developments by international tax professionals from the North, Central and South American regions over a 12-month period.

Aside from the national awards in more than 15 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 Americas Tax Awards will be announced and published online on September 24 at 3pm BST, accompanied by a webinar on the most notable winners and key trends.



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.

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

For more information about securing a shortlist package or providing a reaction, please contact ITR’s head of business development Margaret Varela-Christie.



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

The winners were announced through a virtual ceremony held in September 2020. For a full list of winners of the Americas Tax Awards 2020, read here.

National Awards

Argentina Tax Firm of the Year

Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Deloitte

Estudio O’Farrell

Grupo GNP

Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

Pérez Alati Grondona Benites & Arntsen

Rosso Alba Francia & Asociados



Argentina Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

BaseFirma

Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Estudio O’Farrell

Laiún Fernández Sabella & Smudt

Pérez Alati Grondona Benites & Arntsen

Rosso Alba Francia & Asociados



Bolivia Tax Firm of the Year

Bufete Aguirre Quintanilla Soria & Nishizawa

CR & F Rojas

Criales & Urcullo

Ferrere

Villegas Aldasoza



Bolivia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

CR & F Rojas

Criales & Urcullo

Ferrere



Brazil Tax Firm of the Year

Demarest Advogados

Lefosse Advogados

Machado Associados Advogados & Consultores

Machado Meyer Sendacz & Opice Advogados

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Trench Rossi & Watanabe - a member firm of Baker McKenzie International



Brazil Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma

Deloitte

Lacaz Martins Pereira Neto Gurevich & Schoueri Advogados

Machado Associados Advogados & Consultores

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Trench Rossi & Watanabe - a member firm of Baker McKenzie International



Canada Tax Firm of the Year

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Deloitte

Goodmans

McCarthy Tétrault

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Torys



Canada Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Barsalou Lawson Rheault

Bennett Jones

Deloitte 

Gowling WLG

Grant Thornton

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt



Caribbean Tax Firm of the Year

Canahuate Rouchès

Deloitte

EY 

Guzmán Ariza

KPMG 

OMG 

Pellerano & Herrera



Central America Tax Firm of the Year

Arias

Consortium Legal

Deloitte

EY

Lexincorp

Mayora & Mayora

Sfera Legal



Central America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Arias

Consortium Legal

Deloitte

EY

Grant Thornton



Chile Tax Firm of the Year

Baraona Fischer & Cía

Carey

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

PwC



Chile Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baraona Fischer & Cía

BaseFirma/Bruzzone & González Abogados

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Mazars

PwC



Colombia Tax Firm of the Year

Brigard Urrutia

DLA Piper Martinez Beltrán

EY

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Posse Herrera Ruiz



Colombia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma

Deloitte

Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas

EY

Godoy & Hoyos Abogados

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Posse Herrera Ruiz



Ecuador Tax Firm of the Year

EY

Fabara & Compañia

Ferrere 

Perez Bustamante & Ponce

Vivanco & Vivanco



Ecuador Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

EY

Fabara & Compañia

Ferrere

Perez Bustamante & Ponce

Spingarn & Marks



Mexico Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Basham Ringe & Correa

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza & Enriquez

Deloitte

Ritch Mueller Heather & Nicolau

Sánchez Devanny

Skatt



Mexico Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

BaseFirma

Basham Ringe & Correa

Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa

Deloitte

QCG Transfer Pricing Practice

Salles Sainz Grant Thornton



Paraguay Tax Firm of the Year

BKM | Berkemeyer 

Deloitte

Ferrere

Mersan Abogados



Peru Tax Firm of the Year

CMS Grau

Estudio Echecopa - a member firm of Baker McKenzie International

EY

Garrigues

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados

Zuzunaga Assereto & Zegarra Abogados



Peru Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma

CMS Grau

Deloitte

EY 

Grant Thornton

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados/+Value

Zuzunaga Assereto & Zegarra Abogados



Uruguay Tax Firm of the Year

Brum Costa Abogados

Deloitte

Ferrere

Guyer & Regules

KPMG




Uruguay Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Bergstein Abogados

Deloitte 

Ferrere

Grant Thornton

KPMG



US: Chicago Tax Firm of the Year

Kirkland & Ellis

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom



US: Dallas & Houston Tax Firm of the Year

Baker Botts

Mayer Brown

Norton Rose Fulbright

Vinson & Elkins 

Weil Gotshal & Manges



US: Los Angeles Tax Firm of the Year

Kirkland & Ellis

Mayer Brown

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom



US: New York Tax Firm of the Year

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Debevoise & Plimpton

Kirkland & Ellis

Mayer Brown

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case



US: San Francisco Tax Firm of the Year

DLA Piper

Fenwick & West 

Mayer Brown

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom



US: Washington DC Tax Firm of the Year

Crowell & Moring

Dentons

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Weil Gotshal & Manges



US Tax Firm of the Year

Kirkland & Ellis

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Vinson & Elkins 

Weil Gotshal & Manges



US Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Duff & Phelps

Fenwick & West

Mayer Brown

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

White & Case



Venezuela Tax Firm of the Year

Altum Abogados

Baker McKenzie

D'Empaire Reyna Abogados

Deloitte

Planincorp Consultores



Venezuela Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

BaseFirma 

D'Empaire Reyna Abogados

Deloitte

NLC Asesoría



Individual Awards

North America Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Carrie Smit, Goodmans

Firoz Ahmed, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Francois Champoux, Deloitte

Joseph Pari, Weil Gotshal & Manges

Jessica Hough, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Raj Juneja, McCarthy Tétrault

Todd F Maynes, Kirkland & Ellis

Latin America Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Carolina Flores, Arias

Catalina Hoyos, Godoy & Hoyos

Gerardo Nieto, Basham Ringe & Correa

Jessica Power, Carey

Marcelo Natale, Deloitte

María Inés Brandt, Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

Roberto Quiroga Mosquera, Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga

North America Transfer Pricing Practice Leader of the Year

Brad Rolph, Grant Thornton

Brian Gleicher, White & Case

Jason Osborn, Mayer Brown

Jill Weise, Duff & Phelps

Natalie Hoyer Keller, Kirkland & Ellis

Sébastien Rheault, Barsalou Lawson Rheault

Tony Anderson, Deloitte

Latin America Transfer Pricing Practice Leader of the Year

Andres Parra, EY

Luciana Rosanova Galhardo, Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Marcial Garcia, EY

Nicolas Juan, Grant Thornton

Roberto Carlos Rivas, PwC

Simon Somohano, Deloitte

Stephanie Makin, Machado Associados Advogados & Consultores

North America Tax Litigation and Disputes Practice Leader of the Year

Jacques Bernier, Baker McKenzie

Jeffrey Erney, Dentons

John Porter, Baker Botts

Kim Marie Boylan, White & Case

Monica Biringer, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Raj Madan, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sanford Stark, Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Latin America Tax Litigation and Disputes Practice Leader of the Year

Álvaro Andrés Díaz, Gómez-Pinzón Abogados

Gonzalo Schmidt Gabler, PwC

Jorge S Narváez-Hasfura, Baker McKenzie

Karem Jureidini Dias, Rivitti & Dias

Liban Kusa, Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Lígia Regini da Silveira, Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão Advogados


Mauricio Martínez D´Meza Violante, Deloitte 

North America Indirect Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Alan Kenigsberg, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

David B Blair, Crowell & Moring

Michael Bussmann, Gowling WLG

Nicolas Cloutier, McCarthy Tétrault

Renn G Neilson, Baker Botts

Richard Jones, Sullivan & Worcester

Zvi Halpern-Shavim, Blake Cassels & Graydon

Latin America Indirect Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Andrés González Becerra, DLA Piper Martinez Beltran

Camila Galvão, Machado Meyer Sendacz Opice Advogados

Carolina Velloso Verginelli, Deloitte

Marcelo Marques Roncaglia, Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Maria Fernanda Furtado, Trench Rossi & Watanabe - a member firm of Baker McKenzie International

Pablo Ordoñez, PPO Abogados

Ricardo Marletti Debatin da Silveira, Machado Associados Advogados & Consultores

In-house awards

Tax Team of the Year

C&A

Diageo

Falabella Group

IBM Brazil

iFood

Orbis

Petrobras

Uber

Transfer Pricing Team of the Year

Bavaria

Elecnor

Falabella Group

Grupo Sura

Louis Dreyfus

Shell

Indirect Tax Team of the Year

Diageo

IBM (Brazil)


Shell

The HEINEKEN Company

Uber

Tax Technology Team of the Year

Airbnb

iFood

Netflix

Rappi

Televisa

Uber

Tax Director of the Year

Angelica Parga, Diageo

Carlos Ramirez, Orbis

Cristian Alfredo Gonzalez Rubilar, Falabella Group

Francois Chadwick, Uber

Luiz Guilherme De Medeiros Ferreira, IBM Brazil

Pablo Gentini, Johnson & Johnson

Rodolfo Araujo, iFood

Transfer Pricing Director of the Year

Fernanda Amaral, Louis Dreyfus

Luiz Guilherme De Medeiros Ferreira, IBM Brazil

Mario Trindade, Shell

Pablo Gentini, Johnson & Johnson

Indirect Tax Director of the Year

Brian Kuntz, Uber

Juan Pablo Wills, Uber (formerly)

Maíra Oltra, The HEINEKEN Company

Vasco Gruber Franco, Telefonica Brasil



Deals and Cases

Impact deals

Akamai acquisition of Exceda: Jones Day, Machado Associados Advogados & Consultores, Marval O'Farrell & Mairal, Morales & Besa, Sánchez Devanny, TozziniFreire Advogados, WilmerHale



Asterion acquisition of a portfolio of 11 data centers from Telefónica: Carey, Clifford Chance, Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza & Enriquez

EY, Graça Couto Advogados, Holland & Knight, Machado Meyer Sendacz & Opice Advogados, Mitrani Caballero & Ruiz Moreno, Rodrigo Elias & Medrano, Uría Menéndez, Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho



Banco Santander acquisition of Santander Mexico: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza & Enriquez, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Uría Menéndez



Bristol-Myers Squibb acquisition of Celgene: Baker McKenzie, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Jones Day, Kirkland & Ellis, Mayer Brown, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz



Brookfield Business Partners acquisition of Johnson Controls power solutions business: Baker McKenzie, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Latham & Watkins, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 



Engie-led consortium acquisition of TAG: Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão Advogados, Jones Day, Machado Meyer Sendacz & Opice Advogados, Schmidt Valois Miranda Ferreira & Agel, Stocche Forbes Advogados, Tauil & Chequer Advogados - a member firm of Mayer Brown



Natura & Co acquisition of Avon: Baker McKenzie, Cravath Swaine & Moore, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Junqueira Ie Advogados, Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga, Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Sullivan & Cromwell, Trench Rossi & Watanabe, Tudisco & Rodrigues Advogados



Newmont acquisition of Goldcorp: Cassels Brock & Blackwell, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Goodmans, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, White & Case



Raytheon acquisition of United Technologies: Shearman & Sterling, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz


Uber IPO: Cooley, Covington & Burling, Davis Polk & Wardwell 

Impact cases

Altera Corp v Commissioner: Baker & McKenzie, Fenwick & West, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Gupta Wessler, Latham & Watkins, Mayer Brown, McDermott Will & Emery, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Munger Tolles & Olson, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Steptoe & Johnson, Wilson Law Group



Amazon.com v. Commissioner: Baker & McKenzie, Caplin & Drysdale, Sidley Austin, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Steptoe & Johnson



Cameco Corporation v The Queen: Fenwick & West, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt



Eaton Corporation v Commissioner: Davis Polk & Wardwell, Mayer Brown, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom



Intercement Participações dispute: Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga



Wobben Windpower dispute: Machado Associados Advogados & Consultores



Regional Awards

Americas Diversity & Inclusion Firm of the Year


Baker Botts

Deloitte (US office)

Grupo GNP

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga Advogados

Mazars (US office)

Americas Pro Bono Firm of the Year

Brigard Urrutia

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza & Enriquez

Ferrere

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga Advogados

Best Newcomer Firm of the Year in the Americas

Bruzzone & González Abogados

Diego Galbinski Advocacia

Epsilon Economics

SanintRivas

Utumi Advogados

International Tax Law Firm of the Year in the Americas

Clifford Chance

CMS

DLA Piper

Garrigues

Uría Menéndez

Americas Tax Innovator of the Year

BaseFirma

Deloitte

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Stikeman Elliott

Americas Tax Technology Firm of the Year

ASBZ Advogados

Deloitte

Global TaxUpdate

Grupo GNP

KPMG

Mannrich e Vasconcelos Advogados

McMillan

Americas Tax Compliance and Reporting Firm of the Year

Brigard Urrutia

Coimbra & Chaves Sociedade de Advogados

Deloitte 

Fenwick & West

GIINTAX

Kostelanetz & Fink

Mayer Brown

Americas Tax Policy Firm of the Year

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza & Enriquez 

Deloitte

Mayora & Mayora Abogados

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

MJ Alves & Burle Advogados & Consultores

Rosso Alba Francia & Asociados Abogados

Villegas Aldazosa

Americas Tax Court Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Brigard Urrutia

Deloitte

Mayer Brown

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Americas Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Bichara Advogados

Brazuna Ruschmann & Soriano Sociedade de Advogados (BRATAX)

Deloitte

EY

Machado Associados Advogados & Consultores

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga Advogados

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

North America Litigation and Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Bennett Jones

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Latin America Litigation and Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Baraona Fischer & Cía

Basham Ringe & Correa

Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Rosso Alba Francia & Asociados Abogados

Machado Meyer Sendacz & Opice Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

North America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Duff & Phelps

Fenwick & West

Mayer Brown

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Latin America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

BaseFirma

Deloitte

EY

Ferrere

Grant Thornton

KPMG

North America Tax Firm of the Year

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Kirkland & Ellis

Mayer Brown

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Torys

Latin America Tax Firm of the Year

Arias

Baker McKenzie

Consortium Legal

Deloitte

EY

Ferrere

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Americas Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

BaseFirma

Deloitte

EY

Grant Thornton

Mayer Brown

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Americas Tax Firm of the Year

Kirkland & Ellis

Machado Meyer Sendacz & Opice Advogados

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr & Quiroga Advogados

Mayer Brown

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom


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