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ITR Asia-Pacific Tax Awards 2022: shortlist announced

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ITR is delighted to reveal all the shortlisted firms, teams and practitioners – winners will be announced on August 25

Welcome to the shortlist for the ITR Asia-Pacific Tax Awards 2022, recognising the best performing tax and transfer pricing firms, teams, individual practitioners and in-house tax advisors across the region.

Winners will be announced on August 25 via a virtual ceremony.

The past 12 months was laden with challenges for tax practitioners, taxpayers and tax authorities.

The period saw corporations and tax authorities in the region begin their transition into a post-COVID market, striving to stay ahead of the rapid digitisation driven by COVID-19. Many companies also had to navigate the implications of China’s zero-tolerance policy towards the virus.

Just as challenging as the business environment were the seismic shifts in regional and global tax policy, including the OECD's work to solve digital tax and the G20 agreement for a 15% global minimum corporate tax rate.

This year’s 12th annual awards seeks to celebrate the most impressive tax, transfer pricing and tax disputes teams and practitioners in 15 jurisdictions across the region. The awards also recognise achievements in tax technology, innovation, policy, compliance and reporting, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

For more information about the ITR Awards, please contact awards editors James Wilson and John Harrison.

For questions concerning commercial and marketing opportunities, please contact Raquel Iqo.

The full shortlist is below…

Jurisdiction Awards

Australia Tax Firm of the Year 

Ashurst

Baker McKenzie

Clayton Utz

Deloitte

KPMG

MinterEllison

PwC

Australia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

EY

Johnson Winter & Slattery

KPMG

MinterEllison

Australia Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Clayton Utz

DLA Piper

EY

Herbert Smith Freehills

Johnson Winter & Slattery

KPMG

MinterEllison

Cambodia Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

DFDL

VDBLoi

China Tax Firm of the Year

AllBright Law Offices

Deloitte

DLA Piper

JunHe

KPMG

Zhong Lun Law Firm

China Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie FengXun

Deloitte

DLA Piper

EY

KPMG

China Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Deloitte

DLA Piper

Fangda Partners

KPMG

TianTong Law Firm

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Hong Kong SAR Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

EY

KPMG

Hong Kong SAR Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Hong Kong SAR Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

EY

KPMG

India Tax Firm of the Year

BDO India

Deloitte

Economic Laws Practice

EY

Grant Thornton Bharat

Khaitan & Co

KPMG

India Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

AKM Global

BDO India

Deloitte

EY

Gaiea Consulting

KPMG

Nexdigm (SKP)

India Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

AZB & Partners

BMR Legal

Deloitte

Khaitan & Co

KPMG

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Trilegal

Indonesia Tax Firm of the Year

DDTC

Deloitte

EY

HHP Law Firm

KPMG

SF Consulting

TaxPrime

Indonesia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

DDTC

Deloitte

GNV Consulting, Moore Global

KPMG

MUC Consulting Group

PB Taxand

TaxPrime

Indonesia Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

DDTC

Deloitte

EY

GNV Consulting, Moore Global

HHP Law Firm

KPMG

MUC Consulting Group

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)

DLA Piper

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Nishimura & Asahi

Tokyo Kyodo Accounting Office

Japan Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)

EY

KPMG

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Taxand Japan

Nishimura & Asahi

Withers Japan Zeirishi Houjin

Malaysia Tax Firm of the Year

Crowe KL Tax

Deloitte

KPMG

Shearn Delamore & Co

Wong & Partners

Malaysia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Crowe KL Tax

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Wong & Partners

Malaysia Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Deloitte

KPMG

Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership

Shearn Delamore & Co

Skrine

New Zealand Tax Firm of the Year

Bell Gully

Buddle Findlay

Deloitte

EY

Mayne Wetherell

Russell McVeagh

New Zealand Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Bell Gully

Deloitte

EY

Grant Thornton

New Zealand Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Bell Gully

Buddle Findlay

Deloitte

EY

Mayne Wetherell


Philippines Tax Firm of the Year

Du-Baladad and Associates – WTS Global

Navarro Amper & Co – Deloitte

R G Manabat & Co (KPMG)

SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co – EY

SyCipLaw

Philippines Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Du-Baladad and Associates – WTS Global

Navarro Amper & Co – Deloitte

R G Manabat & Co (KPMG)

SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co – EY

Philippines Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Du-Baladad and Associates – WTS Global

Navarro Amper & Co – Deloitte

Quisumbing Torres

R G Manabat & Co (KPMG)

SyCipLaw

Singapore Tax Firm of the Year

Allen & Gledhill

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

BDO Tax Advisory

Deloitte

Drew & Napier

KPMG

Rajah & Tann Singapore

Singapore Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow

BDO Tax Advisory

Deloitte

Drew & Napier

KPMG

WTS Taxise - WTS Global

Singapore Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

BDO Tax Advisory

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson

Drew & Napier

KPMG

Rajah & Tann Singapore

RSM

Withers KhattarWong

South Korea Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte Anjin

Kim & Chang

Samil PwC

Samjong KPMG

Yulchon

South Korea Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte Anjin

EY

Kim & Chang

Samjong KPMG

Yulchon

South Korea Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Kim & Chang

Lee & Ko

Samil PwC

Shin & Kim

Yulchon

Taiwan Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

KPMG

Taiwan Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

KPMG

Taiwan Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

KPMG

Lee & Li

Thailand Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

KPMG

LawAlliance

Tilleke & Gibbins

Thailand Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

KPMG

Thailand Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Blumenthal Richter & Sumet

LawAlliance

R&T Asia (Thailand), Rajah & Tann

Tilleke & Gibbins

Vietnam Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

DFDL

Frasers Law Company

KPMG

Vietnam Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

KPMG

Vietnam Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

Dzungsrt & Associates

KPMG

VILAF

Individual Awards

Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Anderson Lam – DLA Piper

Andrew Sommer – Clayton Utz

Edwin Whatley – Baker McKenzie

Eric Roose – Withers

John Timpany – KPMG

Vivian Chang – Ashurst

Vivian Wang – Deloitte

Transfer Pricing Practice Leader of the Year

Bob Kee – KPMG

Geoffrey Soh – Baker McKenzie

In-Sik Jeong – EY

Maulik Doshi – Nexdigm

Subhabrata Dasgupta – Deloitte

Xiaoyue Wang – KPMG

Yasuyuki Ogata – EY

Tax Litigation and Disputes Practice Leader of the Year

Angelina Lagana – KPMG

Deepak Chopra – AZB & Partners

Fiona Moore – EY

Hugh Paynter – Herbert Smith Freehills

Ki Seon Shin – Yulchon

Ok Hyun Ma – Lee & Ko

Ponti Partogi – Baker McKenzie

Indirect Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Adeline Wong – Baker McKenzie

Andrew Sommer – Clayton Utz

Dinesh Agrawal – Khaitan & Co

Liqun Gao – Deloitte China

Richard Mackender – Deloitte Singapore & SEA

Rohit Jain – Economic Laws Practice

Sachin Menon – KPMG India

Uday Pimprikar – EY India

In-house Awards

In-house Tax Team of the Year

Amazon Web Services

ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel

GlaxoSmithKline Asia

IBM

Infosys

Linde Engineering

Lupin

In-house Transfer Pricing Team of the Year

Caterpillar

GlaxoSmithKline Asia

Infosys

Linde Engineering

Netflix

Olam

In-house Indirect Tax Team of the Year

ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel

GlaxoSmithKline Asia

Infosys

Linde Engineering

Lupin

In-house Compliance and Reporting Team of the Year

ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel

Infosys

Linde Engineering

Lupin

In-house Tax Technology Team of the Year

ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel

GlaxoSmithKline Asia

Infosys

Linde Engineering

Lupin

In-house Tax Director of the Year

Anuprita Mehta – ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel

Chang Yew Kwan – Bank of Singapore

Amit Gupta – Dell

Umang Dhingra – GlaxoSmithKline Asia

Rachelle Drossos – IFM Investors

Sunil Kumar Dhareshwar – Infosys

Kinjesh Vinaykumar Thakkar – Linde Engineering

Vikas Aggarwal – Nokia

Vineet Rachh – P&G

In-house Transfer Pricing Director of the Year

Manish Gupta – Cargill

Ritu Sharma – Netflix

Ching Tan – Nomura

Kinjesh Vinaykumar Thakkar – Linde Engineering

In-house Indirect Tax Director of the Year

Mohamed Faycal Charfeddine – Aujan Coca-Cola

Mohan Nusetti – Lupin

Pritam Kaur – PayPal

Sunil Kumar Dhareshwar - Infosys

Vikas Garg – Siemens

Regional Awards

Best Newcomer of the Year

BDO Tax (Hong Kong SAR)

Consulthink – WTS Global

Mayne Wetherell

Transactions Square

WTS Taxise – WTS Global

Diversity and Inclusion Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Clayton Utz

Deloitte

DLA Piper

EY

KPMG

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Taxand Japan

Trilegal

Withers

Pro bono Firm of the Year

DDTC

Deloitte

DLA Piper

GNV Consulting Services

Khaitan & Co

Nexdigm

Nishimura & Asahi

Regional Tax Law Firm of the Year

Clayton Utz

Khaitan & Co

Kim & Chang

MinterEllison

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Taxand Japan

Nishimura & Asahi

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Yulchon

International Tax Law Firm of the Year

Ashurst

Baker McKenzie

Cuatrecasas

Dentons

DLA Piper

White & Case

Withers

Global Executive Mobility Tax Firm of the Year

AKM Global

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

Grant Thornton Bharat

KPMG

MinterEllison

Nangia Andersen

Tax Compliance and Reporting Firm of the Year

AKM Global

Baker McKenzie

BDO India

Deloitte

EY

Grant Thornton Bharat

KPMG

Tax Innovator of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Taxand Japan

PwC

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

Yoon & Yang

Tax Policy Firm of the Year

Clayton Utz

DDTC

Deloitte

Du-Baladad and Associates – WTS Global

EY

KPMG

Trilegal

Tax Technology Firm of the Year

BDO India

DDTC

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Nexdigm (SKP)

Tax Transactions Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

Khaitan & Co

Kim & Chang

KPMG

US Corporate Tax Team of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

EY

KPMG

PwC

Withholding Tax Firm of the Year

AZB & Partners

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

KPMG

Lee & Ko

Nangia Andersen

Yulchon

Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

EY

Khaitan & Co

Kim & Chang

KPMG

PwC

Tax Litigation and Disputes Firm of the Year

AZB & Partners

Deloitte

Herbert Smith Freehills

Khaitan & Co

Kim & Chang

KPMG

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Taxand Japan

Yulchon

Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

BDO Global

Deloitte

DLA Piper

EY

KPMG

Nexdigm (SKP)

Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie International

BDO Global

Deloitte

EY

Grant Thornton

KPMG

PwC

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