The awards will go to the firms that demonstrate examples of the most innovative client work in Europe between March 1 2010 and December 31 2010. The winners and runners-up will also be presented in the June issue of the magazine. The hyperlinked entry forms below are your chance to enter your firm for as many awards as you wish.
New categories this year include in-house tax team of the year for direct and indirect tax, tax innovator of the year and tax policy firm of the year.
Awards will be presented to firms in these 26 jurisdictions or regions:
Austria, Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), Belgium, Central and Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovenia and Slovak Republic), Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK and Ukraine
To decide the winners, International Tax Review’s team of journalists will undertake detailed research from a variety of sources. Submissions from firms are a vital part of this research. The magazine’s editorial staff will also consult a large number of tax advisers, private-practice lawyers, tax executives and in-house counsel to gain their perspective on the ground-breaking work of the March 1 2010 to December 31 2010 period.
Shortlists will be compiled based on the submissions and research, and the winners will be chosen after a poll of international tax executives. .
The awards will be judged according to:
Size (Not conclusive, though it does indicate what a tax team is capable of taking on)
Innovation (Did the solution the firm employed show something more than the straightforward answer that is commonly used?)
Complexity (Did the matter address tax issues that were out of the ordinary and what ingenuity did the firm show to solve them?)
The award categories and details of how to submit entries are listed in hyperlinked files below. Your firm is invited to make separate submissions for as many of these categories as you wish.
European Tax Disputes Firm of the Year
European Indirect Tax Firm of the Year
National Tax Firm of the Year
National Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
In-house Team of the Year - Direct Tax
European Court of Justice Firm of the Year - Direct Tax
European Court of Justice Firm of the Year - Indirect Tax
European Tax Policy Firm of the Year
European Capital Markets Tax Team of the Year
European M&A Tax Team of the Year
European Private Equity Tax Firm of the Year
European Media & Entertainment Tax Team of the Year
European Financial Services Tax Team of the Year
European Energy Tax Team of the Year
European Tax Innovator of the Year
Best Use of the Internet
The shortlists for the European Tax Firm of the Year, European Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year and US Firm in Europe awards will be drawn from the entries for the national tax and transfer pricing awards.
Please send as many details as possible by Friday February 25 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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