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Americas Awards nominations released

The nominations for the Americas Tax Awards, which take place in New York on September 18, have been announced on www.internationaltaxreview.com.

Scroll down to read the results. If your tax practice worked on any of the deals listed and you do not see its name here, please let us know as soon as possible.

The shortlists cover those  national tax and transfer pricing firm of the year in 10 jurisdictions in North and South America:

Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Uruguay, US and Venezuela.

As usual, the US has been split into six cities or metro regions: Chicago, Dallas/Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC.

The shortlists for the other awards, covering deals of the year in 11 categories and the regional prizes, are also included here.

The awards dinner takes place at the Grand Hyatt Park Avenue at Grand Central in New York on Thursday September 18. If you would like to attend, please contact Megan Poundall.

We have done our utmost to verify the participating firms in each of the nominated deals. If your firm should be included but is not, please let us know and we will to correct this as soon as possible.

Latin America

Argentina Transfer Pricing firm of the year

BaseFirma
Bruchou Fernandez Madero & Lombardi, Taxand Argentina
Deloitte
GNP
M&M Bomchil
PwC
Rosso Alba, Francia & Asociados
Teijeiro y Ballone

Argentina Tax Firm of the year

Bruchou Fernandez Madero & Lombardi, Taxand Argentina
Deloitte
GNP
Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal
PwC
Rosso Alba, Francia & Asociados
Teijeiro y Ballone

Brazil Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BRATAX
Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes
Deloitte
Dias Carneiro
Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo
Machado Associados
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey jr e Quiroga
Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos
Siqueira Castro
Trench Rossi Watanabe/Baker & McKenzie

Brazil Tax Firm of the year

Bichara
BRATAX
Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes
EY
Lefosse
Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo
Machado Associados
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey jr e Quiroga
Rothmann Sperling Padovan
Siqueira Castro
Trench Rossi Watanabe/Baker & McKenzie

Chile Transfer Pricing Firm of the year

BaseFirma
Carey
Deloitte
KPMG
PwC

Chile Tax Firm of the year

Barros & Errázuriz, Taxand Chile
Carey
Claro y Cia
Deloitte
EY
KPMG
Philippi, Yrarrazaval, Pulido & Brunner
PwC

Colombia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie
BaseFirma
Brigard & Urrutia
Deloitte
PrietoCarrizosa

Colombia Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie
Brigard & Urrutia
Cárdenas & Cárdenas
Deloitte
Godoy y Hoyos
Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados, Taxand Colombia
PrietoCarrizosa

Mexico Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma
Baker & McKenzie
Deloitte
PwC
SKATT

Mexico Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie
Deloitte
Mijares Angoitia, Cortes y Fuentes, Taxand Mexico
Munoz Manzo y Ocampo
PwC
SKATT
Von Wobeser y Sierra

Peru Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma
PKF Peru Vila Naranjo
Rodrigo Elías & Medrano
TP Consulting

Peru Tax Firm of the Year

Estudio Echecopar/Baker & McKenzie
EY
Ferrero Abogados
Hernandez & Cia
Miranda & Amado, Taxand Peru
Estudio Olaechea
Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez, Mur
Rodrigo Elias & Medrano
SANTIVÁÑEZ Abogados

Uruguay Transfer Pricing Firm of the year

Ferrere
Grant Thornton
Guyer & Regules

Uruguay Tax Firm of the year

Deloitte
Ferrere
Fischer & Schickendantz
Guyer & Regules
KPMG
Rueda Abadi Pereira

Venezuela Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma
Baker & McKenzie
Deloitte
D’Empaire Reyna Abogados
Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

Venezuela Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie
Deloitte
D'Empaire Reyna
Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque
Norton Rose Fulbright
Taxand Venezuela

NORTH AMERICA

Canada Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Blake Cassels & Graydon
Deloitte
Grant Thornton
Gowlings, Taxand Canada
KPMG
McCarthy Tétrault

Tax Court of Canada Firm of the Year

Blake Cassels & Graydon
Dentons
McCarthy Tétrault

Canada Tax Firm of the Year

Aird & Berlis
Blake Cassels & Graydon
Davies Ward Philips & Vineberg
Deloitte
Dentons
Fasken Martineau
Gowlings, Taxand Canada
KPMG
McCarthy Tétrault

Chicago Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte
McDermott Will & Emery

Chicago Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie
Deloitte
Mayer Brown
McDermott Will & Emery

Dallas/Houston Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand USA
Baker & McKenzie
Deloitte
McDermott Will & Emery
Vinson & Elkins

Dallas/Houston Tax Firm of the Year

Baker Botts
Baker & McKenzie
Deloitte
Mayer Brown
Vinson & Elkins

Los Angeles Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte
DLA Piper
McDermott Will & Emery

Los Angeles Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte
DLA Piper
Paul Hastings

New York Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand USA
BaseFirma
Deloitte
McDermott Will & Emery

New York Tax Firm of the Year

Alston & Bird
Alvarez & Marsal Taxand USA
Baker & McKenzie
Debevoise & Plimpton
Deloitte
Dentons
Mayer Brown
McDermott Will & Emery
Shearman & Sterling
Sullivan & Cromwell
Weil Gotshal & Manges

San Francisco and Silicon Valley Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie
Deloitte
DLA Piper
Fenwick & West
Mayer Brown
McDermott Will & Emery

San Francisco and Silicon Valley Tax Firm of Year

Baker & McKenzie
Deloitte
DLA Piper
Fenwick & West
McDermott Will & Emery
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Washington DC Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Alston & Bird
Baker & McKenzie
Deloitte
Mayer Brown
Miller & Chevalier
McDermott Will & Emery
Sullivan & Cromwell

Washington, DC Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie
Deloitte
Dentons
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Mayer Brown
McDermott Will & Emery
Miller & Chevalier
Shearman & Sterling
Sullivan & Cromwell
White & Case

US Tax Court Firm of the Year

Fenwick & West
Mayer Brown
McDermott Will & Emery
Sullivan & Cromwell

REGIONAL

Best Newcomer in the Americas

BRATAX
Munoz Manzo y Ocampo
SKATT

Americas Tax Innovator of the Year

Deloitte
D'Empaire Reyna

International Law Firm in the Americas

DLA Piper
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Garrigues
Linklaters

Americas Tax Policy Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie
Deloitte
EY
McDermott Will & Emery
Miller & Chevalier

Americas Banking Tax Deal of the Year

Strategic separation of Sallie Mae's loan management, servicing and asset recovery business, now called Navient, from its consumer banking business.
Baker Botts; Davis Polk & Wardwell

Bank of Montreal's medium-term notes offerings
Shearman & Sterling

Strategic partnership agreement between Canadian Tire Corporation and Scotiabank that will see Scotiabank acquire a 20% equity interest in Canadian Tire's financial services business.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon; Torys

Americas Capital Markets Tax Deal of the Year

Nexen's offering of $4-billion aggregate principal amount of guaranteed notes
Blake, Cassels & Graydon; Davis Polk & Wardwell

Elan's $200 million spin-off of Prothena
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Financing of Fortis's US$2.5-billion acquisition of UNS Energy Corporation
Davies Ward Philips & Vineberg; Paul Weiss Rifkind & Garrison; Stikeman Elliott

IPO of WPT Industrial REIT
Briggs and Morgan; Davies Ward Philips & Vineberg; Goodmans; Shearman & Sterling

Financing of the Muskrat Falls Project
Fasken Martineau

$200 million catastrophe bond offering for MetroCat Re
Mayer Brown

Exchange Trade Fund ETF MILA 40
PrietoCarrizosa

Americas Consumer Products Tax Deal of the year

Maestro's $200 million inaugural international notes offering.
Cleary Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton; Estudio Echecopar

Facebook's acquisition of Oculus
Bingham; Fenwick & West; Goodwin Procter

Men's Wearhouse acquisition of Jos A Bank
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom; Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Americas Financial Services Tax Deal of the Year

Sale by State Farm and related affiliates of Canadian insurance and other financial services operations to Desjardins Group
Gowlings, Taxand Canada; Mayer Brown; McCarthy Tetrault; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom;

CIBC's renewal of its credit card affinity arrangement with Aimia's Aeroplan rewards programme and the subsequent sale of about half of CIBC's Aeroplan rewards portfolio to TD Bank
McCarthy Tetrault

Americas Energy Tax Deal of the Year

Sempra Energy - IENOVA deconsolidation
SKATT

Rainy River First Nations Solar Project Acquisition and Financing
Gowlings, Taxand Canada

Sale of equity interest in Jirau by GDF Suez to Mitsui
Mattos Filho;

Chaglla Hydroelectric Power Generation Plant project
Rodrigo Elias & Medrano

Design, financing, construction, establishment, operation and maintenance of a LNG regasification and storage floating plant in Montevideo.
Guyer & Regules; Ferrere

Southern Cross's sale of its participation in GasAtacama to Endesa
Barros & Errázuriz Abogados, Taxand Chile

Sale of all shares issued by Lima Gas to Lipigas in Chile.
Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez, Mur

Americas Joint Venture Deal of the Year

Cameron / Schlumberger JV to form OneSubsea
Baker Botts; Mayer Brown Tauil & Chequer; Cravath Swaine & Moore

Hancock Natural Resource Group's acquisition of 80% of the shares in a joint venture vehicle with Masisa
Philippi, Yrarrazaval, Pulido & Brunner

American Express JV deal for global business division
Cleary Gottlieb; Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Americas M&A Tax Deal of the Year

Terranum's acquisition of Decameron Hotels
Baker & McKenzie Colombia; EY; Gómez-Pinzon Zuleta Abogados, Taxand Colombia; McDermott Will & Emery

Endo International's acquisition of Paladin
Davies, Ward Philips & Vineberg; EY; KPMG; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom; Torys

CSAV / Hapag Lloyd merger
KPMG Chile

WH Group's acquisition of Smithfield Foods
Paul Hastings
; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Las Bambas Sale Purchase Agreement
Rodrigo Elias & Medrano

Zimmer Holdings's acquisition of Biomet
White & Case

Sterigenics's acquisition of Nordion
Gowlings, Taxand Canada; Deloitte; PwC

Merger between Anhanguera and Kroton
Mattos Filho;
Barbosa Müssnich & Aragao, Taxand Brazil

Americas Media & Entertainment Tax Deal of the Year

Liberty Global's completion of the acquisition of the 20% stake in VTR entities held by Saieh Group
Carey

Acquisition of Focus Media Holding
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Sullivan & Cromwell; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Bally Technologies's acquisition of SHFL Entertainment
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Tribune acquisition of Local TV Holdings
Debevoise & Plimpton; Cooley

Liberty Global's acquisition of Virgin Media
Shearman & Sterling

Americas Private Equity Tax Deal of the Year

Acquisition of Noranco by MidOcean Partners and Public Sector Pension Investment Board
Gowlings, Taxand Canada; Blake Cassels & Graydon; Kirkland & Ellis; Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

The Carlyle Group's acquisition of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Latham & Watkins;

Intermedica acquisition by Bain Capital
Barbosa, Mussnich & Aragao Advogados, Taxand Brazil; Kirkland & Ellis; Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey jr e Quiroga

Split-off of SunGard Data Systems's availability services business
Ropes & Gray; Shearman & Sterling

Americas Tax Restructuring Deal of the Year

Sale of Companhia de Bebidas Ipiranga to Embotelaladora Andin
Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo;

Restructuring of OGX Group
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton; Mattos Filho

Braskem's international restructuring
Trench Rossi Watanabe
and Baker & McKenzie

Restructuring of a R$600m debt renegotiation of OGX Maranhao Petroleo e Gas
Lefosse

Americas Technology & Communications Tax Deal of the Year

Merger of Portugal Telecom and Oi
Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragao, Taxand Brazil

Acquisition of Public Mobile by Telus Communications
McMillan; Stikeman Elliott; Thorsteinssons; Torys

SAP acquisition of hybris
Gowlings, Taxand Canada; Jones Day

Sale of Dell to investors including Michael Dell and Silver Lake
Debevoise & Plimpton; Weil Gotshal & Manges; Simpson Thacher

Facebook take-over of WhatsApp
Fenwick & West

Merger of UNE EPM Telecomunciaciones and Millicom Spain Cable
Gomez-Pinzon Zuleta, Taxand Colombia; Davis Polk & Wardwell

Eutelsat acquisition of Satmex
Debevoise & Plimpton; Mijares Angoitia Cortes y Fuentes: Taxand Mexico

Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom; Simpson Thacher

Latin America In-House Team of the Year

Braskem
Cameron
Maestro
OGX Group
Schlumberger
Terranum

North America In-House Team of the Year

American Express
Endo International
Facebook
Liberty Global
MetroCat Re
Sallie Mae

North America Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Blake, Cassels & Graydon
Deloitte Canada
Deloitte Tax
Gowlings, Taxand Canada
KPMG Canada

Latin America Indirect Tax Team of the Year

Bichara
Deloitte
GNP

North America Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Alston & Bird
Baker & McKenzie
Blake Cassels & Graydon
Deloitte Canada
Deloitte Tax
Dentons
Fenwick & West
Gowlings, Taxand Canada
Mayer Brown
McDermott Will & Emery
Miller & Chevalier
Paul Hastings
Shearman & Sterling

Latin America Tax Disputes firm of the year

Bichara
Deloitte Colombia
Lefosse
Godoy y Hoyos
Machado Associados
Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey jr e Quiroga
Taxand

North America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie
Deloitte
Grant Thornton
McDermott Will & Emery

Latin America Transfer Pricing Firm of the year

BaseFirma
Deloitte
Grant Thornton
KPMG
PwC

North America Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie
Blake, Cassels & Graydon
Deloitte
Dentons
DLA Piper
Fenwick & West
Mayer Brown
McDermott Will & Emery
Shearman & Sterling
Sullivan & Cromwell

Latin America Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie
Deloitte
EY
KPMG
PwC
Taxand

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