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Americas top talent triumphs at awards

The big-four accounting firms swept the board at International Tax Review's third annual Americas Tax Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York on October 2.

The big-four accounting firms swept the board at International Tax Review's third annual Americas Tax Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York on October 2.

PricewaterhouseCoopers scooped six awards, including Latin American Tax Firm of the Year. Deloitte also won six including Latin American Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year. KPMG and Deloitte picked up five and four trophies respectively.

The other pan-American award winners were Osler Hoskin & Harcourt for North America tax litigation, Lefosse Advogados in cooperation with Linklaters for Latin America tax litigation and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom for North America Tax Firm of the Year.

Thirty-eight firm of the year awards in nine countries, including six US cities were also presented. The categories covered were transfer pricing, tax litigation and overall tax practice. Awards were given to tax transaction of the year in Latin America and North America. Special awards including the Editors' Choice award, Best Use of the Internet and Best Newcomer in the Americas, which went to Taxand, were given out, too.

TRANSFER PRICING FIRM OF THE YEAR WINNERS
Argentina - Deloitte
Brazil – Deloitte
Canada – Ernst & Young
Chile – KPMG
Colombia – KPMG
Mexico – Baker & McKenzie
Peru - PricewaterhouseCoopers
US: Chicago – PricewaterhouseCoopers
US: Houston & Dallas – Ernst & Young
US: Los Angeles – Deloitte
US: New York – KPMG
US: San Francisco Area – Baker & McKenzie
US: Washington, DC – KPMG
Venezuela – KPMG

TAX LITIGATION FIRM OF THE YEAR WINNERS
Argentina – PricewaterhouseCoopers
Brazil – Lefosse Advogados in cooperation with Linklaters
Canada – McCarthy Tétrault
Chile – Baraona Marré
Colombia – Godoy & Hoyos
Mexico – Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa y Cia
Peru - Hernández & Cía
Venezuela – Torres Plaz & Araujo

TAX FIRM OF THE YEAR WINNERS
Argentina – Ernst & Young
Brazil – PricewaterhouseCoopers
Canada – Blake, Cassels & Graydon
Chile – Carey y Cia
Colombia – Deloitte
Mexico – PricewaterhouseCoopers
Peru - Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano Abogados
US: Chicago – Kirkland & Ellis
US: Houston & Dallas – Vinson & Elkins
US: Los Angeles – Latham & Watkins
US: New York – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
US: San Francisco Area – DLA Piper
US: Washington, DC – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Venezuela – Ernst & Young

PAN-AMERICAN AWARD WINNERS
North America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year – Ernst & Young
Latin American Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year – Deloitte
North America Tax Litigation Firm of the Year – Osler Hoskin & Harcourt
Latin America Tax Litigation Firm of the Year – Lefosse Advogados in cooperation with Linklaters
North American Tax Firm of the Year – Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
Latin American Tax Firm of the Year – PricewaterhouseCoopers

Tax Court of Canada Firm of the Year - Fraser Milner Casgrain
US Tax Court Firm of the Year - Fenwick & West

Latin America Capital Markets Tax Transaction of the year - Bruchou Fernandez Madero & Lombardi
Latin America M&A Tax Transaction of the year - Machado Associados
North America Capital Markets tax transaction of the year - Cravath Swaine & Moore
North America M&A tax transaction of the year - Sullivan & Cromwell

Editors' Special Tax Contribution Award – Capitol Tax Partners
Best Newcomer in the Americas – Taxand
Best use of Internet - Deloitte

Find out who was nominated here.
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