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ITR Europe, Middle East, & Africa Tax Awards 2022: the winners

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The winners of the ITR EMEA Tax Awards have been announced for 2022!

ITR is delighted to announce the winners of the 18th annual ITR Europe, Middle East, & Africa Tax Awards.

Deloitte has been awarded as the region wide winner for Indirect Tax and Tax Firm of the Year, achieving widespread success throughout the region. EY and Baker McKenzie were crowned as the region wide Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year and Tax Litigation and Disputes Firm of the Year, respectively.

Uber, Lego, and Bet365 took home awards for our in-house categories.

We are keen to fulfil any promotions that firms would like to undertake on the back of their success and request that you contact ITR's senior business development manager, Raquel Ipo, or ITR’s Producer, Tanya Gujral, with any queries.

We aim to mention all firms that took part in each of our Impact Cases and Impact Deals. If your firm has been omitted or you have questions about the research, please contact ITR’s Senior Awards Researcher, John Harrison.

A full list of shortlisted firms for the ITR Europe, Middle East, & Africa Tax Awards 2022 was released on July 28, 2022.

The winners are...

Jurisdiction Awards

Africa Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: EY

Africa Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Austria Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Grant Thornton

Austria Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Winner: bpvHügel

Austria Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Austria Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Baltic States Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Baltic States Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Sorainen

Belgium Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Winner: ArteoLaw

Belgium Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Belgium Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Bulgaria Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

CEE Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

CEE Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

CIS States Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: KPMG

CIS States Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: EY

Cyprus Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: EY

Cyprus Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Elias Neocleious & Co

Denmark Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Winner:  Accura

Denmark Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Winner:  Plesner

Denmark Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Denmark Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Plesner

Finland Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: EY

Finland Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Winner: Hannes Snellman

Finland Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Finland Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Roschier

France Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Winner: Mayer Brown

France Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: EY

France Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Bredin Prat

Germany Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Germany Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Winner: Flick Gocke Schaumburg

Germany Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Germany Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Gleiss Lutz

Greece Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Winner: Dryllerakis & Associates

Greece Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: EY

Greece Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: EY

Hungary Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Andersen

Hungary Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Winner: Jalsovszky

Hungary Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: EY

Hungary Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Andersen

Ireland Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Ireland Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Matheson

Israel Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Herzog Fox & Neeman

Israel Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Winner: Shekel & Co

Israel Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: Meitar

Israel Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Herzog Fox & Neeman

Italy Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Studio Associato – Consulenza Legale & Tributaria (KPMG)

Italy Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Winner: Baker McKenzie

Italy Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: EY

Italy Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Bonelli Erede Lombardi Pappalardo

Luxembourg Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Luxembourg Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Winner: Loyens & Loeff

Luxembourg Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Luxembourg Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Loyens & Loeff

Malta Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Middle East Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Middle East Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Al Tamimi & Company

Netherlands Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Atlas Tax Lawyers

Netherlands Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Winner: Baker McKenzie

Netherlands Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: EY

Netherlands Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Loyens & Loeff

Nigeria Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: EY

Nigeria Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Andersen

Norway Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Norway Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: BAHR

Poland Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Crido

Poland Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Poland Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: Crido

Poland Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: KPMG

Portugal Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Uría Menéndez – Proença de Carvalho

Portugal Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Winner: VdA

Portugal Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Portugal Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

Romania Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Romania Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: EY

Romania Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

South Africa Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: EY

South Africa Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Webber Wentzel

Spain Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Garrigues

Spain Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Winner: Garrigues

Spain Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: EY

Spain Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Uría Menéndez

Sweden Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Mannheimer Swartling

Sweden Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Winner: KPMG

Sweden Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Sweden Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: KPMG

Switzerland Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Homburger

Switzerland Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Winner: Baker McKenzie

Switzerland Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: Baker McKenzie

Switzerland Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Lenz & Staehelin

Turkey Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: Esin Attorney Partnership (member firm of Baker McKenzie International)

Turkey Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Esin Attorney Partnership (member firm of Baker McKenzie International)

Ukraine Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: PwC

Ukraine Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Winner: Aequo

Ukraine Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: KPMG

Ukraine Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: PwC

United Arab Emirates Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Al Tamimi & Company

United Kingdom Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Baker McKenzie

United Kingdom Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Winner: Baker McKenzie

United Kingdom Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: EY

United Kingdom Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

 

Individual Awards

Indirect Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Winner:  Mark Delaney – Baker McKenzie

Tax Litigation & Disputes Practice Leader of the Year

Winner: Eric Meier – Baker McKenzie

Transfer Pricing Practice Leader of the Year

Winner: Michiel Els – EY

Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Winner: Lorraine Griffin – Deloitte

Indirect Tax Rising Star

Winner: Henrik Karlsson – Deloitte

Tax Litigation & Disputes Rising Star

Winner: Daan van Schaik – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Transfer Pricing Rising Star

Winner: Dagmara Cisowska – Dentons

Tax Rising Star

Winner: António Martins – Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

 

In-house Awards

In-house Indirect Tax Team of the Year

Winner: Swedbank

In-house Transfer Pricing Team of the Year

Winner: Vodafone Italia

In-house Tax Team of the Year

Winner: Lego

In-house Indirect Tax Director of the Year

Winner: Mohamed Fayçal Charfeddine – Aujan Coca-Cola Beverages Company (ACCBC)

In-house Transfer Pricing Director of the Year

Winner: Tom Heal – Bet365

In-house Tax Director of the Year

Winner: Charif Guemmout – Uber

 

Deals and Cases

Impact Deals of the Year

Accor Acquisition Company IPO: Accor, Clearly Gottlieb, PwC, White & Case

Ardagh Glass Packaging Holdings Africa acquisition of Consol Holdings: Aman Assefa & Associates Law Office, Bowmans, Udo Udoma and Belo-Osagie, Webber Wentzel

Caesars acquisition of William Hill: Barclays Bank, Citigroup Global Markets, Deutsche Bank, Latham & Watkins, Linklaters, PJT Partners, Slaughter and May

Cambridge Quantum Computing acquisition of Honeywell Quantum Solutions: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Morrison & Foerster

DSV Panalpina acquisition of Agility’s Global Integrated Logistic Business: Al Tamimi & Company, Latham & Watkins, Meysan Partners, Moalem Weitemeyer, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Euronext acquisition of Borsa Italiana: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Euronext, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Gianni & Origon

Hambro Perks Acquisition Company IPO: Carey Olsen, Citigroup, Clifford Chance, White & Case

Jazz Pharmaceuticals acquisition of GW Pharmaceuticals: Arthur Cox, Cravath Swaine & Moore, GW Pharmaceuticals, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Macfarlanes, Slaughter and May, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

Telefónica joint venture with Liberty Global: Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith Freehills, Liberty Global, Ropes & Gray, Shearman & Sterling, Telefónica

Titan Trust Bank acquisition of Union Bank of Nigeria: Norton Rose Fulbright

Impact Cases of the Year

C-168/20 MH and ILA (Pension rights in the event of bankruptcy): 4 Stone Buildings, 39 Essex Chambers, Gilchrist Solicitors, Gill & Co, South Square

C-337/19 P European Commission v Belgium and Magnetrol International: Clayton & Segura, Eubelius

C-437/19 État du Grand-duché de Luxembourg v L: BSP

Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs v Tooth [2021]: 11 New Square, One Essex Court, Pinsent Masons, Pump Court Tax Chambers

R (on the application of Haworth) v Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs [2021]: Devereux Chambers, Levy & Levy, Pump Court Tax Chambers

T-816/17 & T-138/18 Luxembourg, Ireland, and Amazon v European Commission: Ashurst, BSP, Clifford Chance, Law Library, NC Advocat


Regional Awards

Diversity Equity & Inclusion Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

US Corporate Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Baker McKenzie

Best Newcomer

Winner: Durham Agrellos & Associados

CJEU Firm of the Year

Winner: BSP

Pro Bono Firm of the Year

Winner: Meitar

Tax Innovator of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Tax Technology Provider of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Tax Compliance & Reporting Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Tax Policy Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte

Tax Litigation and Disputes Firm of the Year

Winner: Baker McKenzie

Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Winner: EY

Tax Firm of the Year

Winner: Deloitte


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