Deloitte won the Americas Tax Firm of the Year at International Tax Review's Americas Tax Awards, which were presented at a dinner in New York on Thursday night before an audience of more than 220 tax advisers, lawyers and their clients.
The firm was judged to have shown the best strength in depth in its international tax services in Latin and North America between June 2012 and May 2013. The winner of the category for Latin America Tax Firm of the Year was PwC and the same prize for North America went to McDermott, Will & Emery.
The shortlists were unveiled in early August.
Ten deal awards, in addition to those for national tax and transfer pricing firms, were features of the awards this year. If any firm worked on any of aspect of the transaction selected as the leading matterh in that area, they received an award.
Davis Polk & Wardwell worked on two of the deals selected - the high yield issuance by Linea Amarilla, which won the capital markets deal of the year, and the sale to Comcast of GE's remaining 49% stake in NBC Universal, which was picked out as the top deal in the media & entertainment tax deal of the year.
Other multiple winners in the deal categories were Canada's Blake, Cassels & Graydon in energy and consumer products and Sullivan & Cromwell in M&A and private equity.
National tax and transfer pricing awards were presented for eight Latin American countries, Canada and six US cities. As well as the deal award winners, the leading firms in North and Latin America for transfer pricing, tax disputes and indirect tax were also selected.
During the summer of 2013, legal and tax advisory firms from Latin had the opportunity to make submissions of their best work. This information was verified and further researched by International Tax Review editorial staff before shortlists and winners were selected.
One hundred different firms were nominated for the 63 awards that were presented.
Deloitte led the way, winning nine awards, followed by PwC with seven, Taxand or Taxand member firms with five and Mayer Brown and Sullivan & Cromwell with four each.
Read about the methodology.
Argentina Transfer Pricing firm of the year
Argentina Tax Firm of the year
Marval O'Farrell & Mairal
Brazil Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Brazil Tax Firm of the year
Chile Transfer Pricing Firm of the year
Chile Tax Firm of the year
Colombia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Colombia Tax Firm of the Year
Mexico Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Mexico Tax Firm of the Year
Peru Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
PKF Peru Vila Naranjo
Peru Tax Firm of the Year
Rodrigo, ElÃas & Medrano
Uruguay Transfer Pricing Firm of the year
Uruguay Tax Firm of the year
Venezuela Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Venezuela Tax Firm of the Year
Canada Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Gowlings â€“ Taxand Canada
Tax Court of Canada Firm of the Year
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt - Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce; Imperial Tobacco Canada;
Canada Tax Firm of the Year
Chicago Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Chicago Tax Firm of the Year
McDermott Will & Emery
Dallas/Houston Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Dallas/Houston Tax Firm of the Year
Los Angeles Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Los Angeles Tax Firm of the Year
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
New York Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
New York Tax Firm of the Year
Sullivan & Cromwell
San Francisco Area Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
San Francisco Area Tax Firm of Year
Fenwick & West
Washington DC Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Washington, DC Tax Firm of the Year
Miller & Chevalier
US Tax Court/Federal Claims Court Firm of the Year
Davis Polk & Wardwell â€“ Pepsico
Best Newcomer in the Americas
Munoz Manzo y Ocampo
Americas Tax Innovator of the Year
Thomson Reuters - ONESOURCE Operational Transfer Pricing; ONESOURCE Indirect Tax; ONESOURCE DataFlow Manager
International Law Firm in the Americas
Americas Tax Policy Firm of the Year
Miller & Chevalier
Latin America In-House Tax Team of the year
North America In-House Tax Team of the Year
Americas Tax Restructuring Deal of the Year
Ocensa restructuring â€“ Godoy y Hoyos
Americas Capital Markets Tax Deal of the Year
High yield issuance by Linea Amarilla â€“ Estudio Echecopar; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Mayer Brown
Americas Media & Entertainment Tax Deal of the Year
Sale to Comcast of GEâ€™s remaining 49% stake in NBC Universal â€“ Weil Gotshal & Manges; Davis Polk & Wardwell
Americas Private Equity Tax Deal of the Year
Acquisition of Collective Brands by Blum Capital Partners, Golden Gate Capital and Wolverine Worldwide â€“ Kirkland & Ellis; Barnes & Thornburg; Sullivan & Cromwell
Americas Banking Tax Deal of the Year
Leucadia National Corporation and Jefferies Group merger â€“ Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Proskauer Rose
Americas Energy Tax Deal of the Year
CNOOC acquisition of Nexen â€“ Stikeman Elliott; Blake, Cassels & Graydon; KPMG Canada
Americas M&A Tax Deal of the Year
Anheuser-Busch InBev purchase of Grupo Modelo â€“ PwC, Cravath Swaine & Moore; Mijares Angoitia â€“ Taxand Mexico; Sullivan & Cromwell; Van Wobeser y Sierra
Americas Financial Services Tax Deal of the Year
Principal Financial Group's acquisition of Chile`s AFP Cuprum, a private pension fund manager, from Penta - Cariola DÃez PÃ©rez-Cotapos; KPMG Chile
Americas Technology & Communications tax deal of the Year
Sale of Clearwire to Sprint; sale of Sprint to SoftBank â€“ Kirkland & Ellis; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom; Morrison & Foerster
Americas consumer products tax deal of the year
Disposition of Stanley Black & Decker's global Hardware & Home Improvement Group to Spectrum Brands Holdings â€“ Alvarez & Marsal Taxand; Blake, Cassels & Graydon; McDermott Will & Emery, Paul Weiss
North America Indirect Tax Firm of the Year
Gowlings â€“ Taxand
Latin America Indirect Tax Team of the year
North America Tax Disputes Firm of the Year
Sullivan & Cromwell
Latin America Tax Disputes firm of the year
North America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year
Latin America Transfer Pricing firm of the year
North America Tax Firm of the Year
McDermott Will & Emery
Latin America Tax Firm of the Year
Americas Tax Firm of the Year
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