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Tax Controversy Leaders guide 2021 is live: The leading tax disputes practitioners in the world

The Tax Controversy Leaders guide 2021 is live

The 10th edition of the Tax Controversy Leaders guide, the leading international publication that lists the world’s top tax disputes advisors, has released its results for 2021. The latest research cycle has been the most comprehensive to date by reaching out to more individuals than ever before.

Legal Media Group (LMG) has published the 10th edition of the Tax Controversy Leaders guide. More than 10,000 leading tax professionals from around the globe were asked to provide their feedback about their markets and the individuals that stand out in them. The Tax Controversy Leaders guide now includes the names of almost 1,500 experts from jurisdictions in every corner of the world. 

Click to see the results of the Tax Controversy Leaders guide 2021



This year’s edition of the Tax Controversy Leaders guide – produced in association with World Tax – is the most comprehensive edition yet, as it continues to grow in both scope and scale. It covers more jurisdictions, reaches out to more individuals and recognises more practitioners than ever before – from rising stars just making a name for themselves to market leaders with decades of experience behind them. 



It is no surprise to see the Big Four dominating the rankings worldwide, accounting for more than a third of all the practitioners ranked in the guide. Outside of those, Baker McKenzie are the dominant law firm, with more than three times as many ranked leaders than any other, followed by significant names such as Dentons, Mayer Brown and Garrigues. 



Regionally, EMEA continues to dominate the rankings, with both Western and Eastern Europe among the top four sub-regions worldwide.  In the Americas, though, we see both North America and the LATAM region with more ranked practitioners than the Central and Eastern Europe region. In the Asia-Pacific, region it is Southeast Asia that stands out with the most ranked advisers.

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What is the Tax Controversy Leaders guide?

The Tax Controversy Leaders guide is a list of the world's leading tax disputes practitioners. 



These individuals are the most experienced, skilled and knowledgeable advisers in each of their respective jurisdictions in the field of tax controversy – disputes that are resolved through contentious means. In an increasingly digitised world they are working at the front line of tax regulation and innovation, challenging authorities and helping clients achieve the most efficient tax structures possible. 



All the names included in the guide not only have a proven track record of success in advising clients, but they are recognised by other leaders in their field for those achievements. 



How are the Leaders selected?

As well as practical evidence of their work gathered through the World Tax-World TP research process, these individuals are nominated by their peers and recommended as trusted advisers. Contributors were asked to name the people they would refer their clients to in the event of a conflict, or those they recommend as a local representative in another jurisdiction. All those named in the guide have received recommendations from different practitioners. The resulting list is therefore a collection of tax controversy leaders recognised – by the leading names in their own and international markets – as those who perform strongest in their field. Market leaders chosen by market leaders.




Click to see the results of the Tax Controversy Leaders guide 2021

Many thanks to all the in-house counsel and firms that provided valuable feedback in the research process, as well as the partners who support the guide, which includes:

PwC

Australia

bpv Hugel 

Austria

PwC

Belgium



Lautenschlager Romeiro e Iwamizu Advogados

Brazil



Lefosse Advogados

Brazil



PwC

Brazil



PwC

Canada



Miller Thomson

Canada



PwC

Chile



Rui Bai Law Firm

China



PwC

Colombia



PwC

Ecuador



Arsene Taxand



NERA Economic Consulting



PwC



Chambers of Rohan Shah



PwC



DDTC Consulting



GNV Consulting 



TaxPrime

Indonesia



SF Consulting



Herzog Fox & Neeman



Giordano Merolle

Italy



Maisto & Associati

Italy



TLS Professionale di Avvocati e Commercialisti (PwC) 

Italy



Crowe Valente/Valente Associati GEB Partners

Italy



Zizzo e Associati

Italy



PwC

Japan



PwC

Malaysia



5 St James Court

Mauritius



PwC

Netherlands



PwC

Poland



CCR Legal

Portugal



Jamie Carvalho Esteves

Portugal



PwC

Portugal



D&B David & Baias

Romania



KPMG

Russia



PwC

South Korea



KPMG

Sweden



PwC

Sweden



Skeppsbron Skatt Taxand

Sweden



Svalner

Sweden



Lenz & Staehelin



PwC

Switzerland



Tax Partner Taxand

Switzerland



Nazali Tax and Legal



PwC



Fenwick & West



PwC



EY 

Vietnam



Deloitte 










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