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Americas Awards 2013 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the International Tax Review Americas Awards 2013 have been released featuring the most outstanding provision of tax services in North and South America between June 2012 and June 2013.

The winners will be announced at Essex House in New York on September 26. To find out more about how you can attend, contact Megan Poundall at mpoundall@euromoneyplc.com.

Latin America

Argentina Transfer Pricing firm of the year

Estudio O'Farrell

Grupo GNP

PwC



Argentina Tax Firm of the year

Bruchou Madero Fernandez & Lombardi -Taxand Argentina

Deloitte

Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

Teijeiro y Ballone

Estudio O'Farrell

Grupo GNP



Brazil Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Barbosa, Mussnich & Aragao – Taxand Brazil

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes

Felsberg, Pedretti e Mannrich Advogados e Consultores Legais

Machado Associados

Mattos Filho



Brazil Tax Firm of the year

Baker & McKenzie

Barbosa, Mussnich & Aragao - Taxand Brazil

Bichara, Barata & Costa Advogados

Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes

Felsberg, Pedretti e Mannrich Advogados e Consultores Legais

Lefosse Advogados

Machado Associados

Mattos Filho

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados



Chile Transfer Pricing Firm of the year

KPMG

PwC



Chile Tax Firm of the year

Baker & McKenzie

Barros & Errazuriz Abogados - Taxand Chile

Cariola Diez Perez-Cotapos

Carey

EY

Guerrero, Olivos, Novoa y Errazuriz

KPMG

PwC



Colombia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

PrietoCarrizosa



Colombia Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Brigard & Urrutia

Deloitte

Godoy y Hoyos

KPMG

PrietoCarrizosa



Mexico Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Base Firma

KPMG

Orbe

Skatt



Mexico Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

EY

KPMG

Mijares Angoitia Cortes y Fuentes - Taxand Mexico

Munoz Manzo y Ocampo

PwC

Skatt

Von Wobeser y Sierra



Peru Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

PKF Peru Vila Naranjo

Deloitte



Peru Tax Firm of the Year

Estudio Echecopar (Baker & McKenzie)

Estudio Olaechea

Ferrero Abogados

Miranda & Amado - Taxand Peru

Muniz, Ramirez, Perez - Taiman & Olaya

Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano



Uruguay Transfer Pricing Firm of the year

Ferrere

KPMG

Grant Thornton



Uruguay Tax Firm of the year

EY

Ferrere

Grant Thornton / Guyer & Regules

KPMG

Rueda Abadi Pereira



Venezuela Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Taxand Venezuela



Venezuela Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Taxand Venezuela



NORTH AMERICA



Canada Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Gowlings - Taxand Canada

Blake, Cassels & Graydon

Deloitte



Tax Court of Canada Firm of the Year

Terasen International

Thorsteinssons - Lehigh Cement

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt - Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce



Canada Tax Firm of the Year

Blake, Cassels & Graydon

Deloitte

Dentons

EY

Fasken Martineau

Gowlings - Taxand Canada

KPMG

McCarthy Tetrault

McMillan

Stikeman Elliott



Chicago Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery



Chicago Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deloitte

Kirkland & Ellis

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom



Dallas/Houston Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

McDermott Will & Emery

Vinson & Elkins



Dallas/Houston Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deloitte

Dentons

Mayer Brown

Norton Rose Fulbright (Fulbright & Jaworski LLP)

Vinson & Elkins

Weil Gotshal & Manges


Los Angeles Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

DLA Piper


Los Angeles Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

DLA Piper

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom



New York Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand

Deloitte

DLA Piper



New York Tax Firm of the Year

Alston & Bird

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand

Baker & McKenzie

Deloitte

Kirkland & Ellis

KPMG

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell

Weil Gotshal & Manges



San Francisco Area Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery



San Francisco Area Tax Firm of Year

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand

Baker & McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

Fenwick & West

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Pillsbury

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom



Washington DC Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Alston & Bird

Deloitte

Mayer Brown

Miller & Chevalier



Washington, DC Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Caplin & Drysdale

Deloitte

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

KPMG

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Miller & Chevalier

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell

Vinson & Elkins

White & Case



REGIONAL

Best Newcomer in the Americas

Dias Carneiro Advogados

Munoz Manzo y Ocampo

Stocche Forbes


Americas Tax Innovator of the Year

Skatt

Thomson Reuters

Vertex


International Law Firm in the Americas

DLA Piper

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer



Americas Tax Policy Firm of the Year

Deloitte Canada

Deloitte Colombia

Godoy y Hoyos

Gowlings – Taxand Canada

Miller & Chevalier

McDermott Will & Emery

Weil Gotshal & Manges


Americas Tax Restructuring Deal of the Year

  • McGraw-Hill on Spin-Off and Pre-Sale Restructuring of its Education Business McDermott Will & Emery
  • Ocensa restructuring – Godoy y Hoyos
  • Rabobank – JP O'Farrell Abogados
  • Sino Forest restructuring – Gowlings – Taxand Canada
  • Endesa – Miranda & Amado – Taxand Peru

Americas Capital Markets Tax Deal of the Year

  • Hudson Bay's IPO – Stikeman Elliott
  • High yield issuance by Linea Amarilla – Estudio Echecopar; Davis Polk & Wardwell, Mayer Brown
  • Minerva IPO – Lefosse (acted for a syndicate of banks)
  • Pure Multifamily REIT IPO – KPMG Canada
  • First bond issue by BBVA – Rodrigo Elias & Medrano
  • SurveyMonkey's debt and equity recapitalisation – Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom
  • Structured TRS programme for Ares Capital's Ares Enhanced Loan Investment Strategies VI fund – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (UBS)

Americas Media & Entertainment Tax Deal of the Year

  • Walt Disney Company's $4 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Baker & McKenzie
  • Sale to Comcast of GE’s remaining 49% stake in NBC Universal – Weil Gotshal & Manges; Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • Sale of Classic Media to Dreamworks Animation SKG – Kirkland & Ellis; Cravath Swaine & Moore;
  • Youku merger with Tudou – Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom; Kirkland & Ellis;

Americas Private Equity Tax Deal of the Year

  • Thomas H Lee Partners’s acquisition of a majority stake in Party City – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Ropes & Gray
  • Divestiture of Illinois Toolworks (ITW)'s decorative surfaces business (Wilsonart) to Clayton Dubilier & Rice – Baker & McKenzie; Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Carlyle’s purchase of a 60% stake in Tok & Stok – Mattos Filho; Lefosse
  • Acquisition of Collective Brands by Blum Capital Partners, Golden Gate Capital and Wolverine Worldwide – Kirkland & Ellis; Barnes & Thornburg; Sullivan & Cromwell

Americas Banking Tax Deal of the Year

  • Celfin Capital's merger with Banco BTG Pactual – Lefosse, Barros & Errazuriz – Taxand Chile;
  • Leucadia National Corporation and Jefferies Group merger – Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Proskauer Rose
  • Sale of Lloyds Banking Group’s Uruguayan retail, commercial and corporate banking operations – Ferrere
  • Sale of Banco Creditcard by Citibank to Itaú – Baker McKenzie Brazil and in-house team
  • Target’s Sale of Credit Card Portfolio to TD Bank – McDermott Will & Emery, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Americas Energy Tax Deal of the Year

  • CNOOC acquisition of Nexen – Stikeman Elliott; Blake, Cassels & Graydon; KPMG Canada
  • LINN Energy IPO – Baker Botts;
  • National Oilwell Varco purchase of Robbins & Myers – Norton Rose Fulbright; Thompson Hine
  • Denbury Resources’s sale of Bakken shale assets to ExxonMobil – Vinson & Elkins;
  • Petronas acquisition of 40% of OGX interests in Tubarao Martelo oilfield – Mattos Filho

Americas M&A Tax Deal of the Year

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev purchase of Grupo Modelo – PwC, Cravath Swaine & Moore; Mijares Angoitia – Taxand Mexico; Sullivan & Cromwell; Van Wobeser y Sierra
  • Cumbres Andinas acquisition of Marcobre – Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano; Muniz, Ramirez, Perez - Taiman & Olaya
  • First Quantum Minerals’s bid for Inmet – KPMG Canada; Fasken Martineau; Weil Gotshal & Manges; McCarthy Tetrault
  • Nestle’s acquisition of Pfizer Nutrition – Mayer Brown;
  • Ardagh Group purchase of Verallia – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer;
  • American Airlines / US Airways merger – Weil Gotshal & Manges;
  • Acquisition by FedEx of 100% of the equity interest in Rapidao Cometa – Baker McKenzie Brazil

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 Diez Perez-Cotapos; KPMG Chile;
  • Gavea Funds – structuring, transfer of interests, sale - Dentons
  • MetLife’s acquisition of AFP Provida from BBVA – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
  • Acquisition of Duff & Phelps – Kirkland & Ellis; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Americas Technology & Communications tax deal of the Year

  • Sale of Clearwire to Sprint; sale of Sprint to SoftBank – Kirkland & Ellis; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom; Morrison & Foerster
  • NETGEAR acquisition of Aircard business from Sierra Wireless – Gowlings – Taxand Canada; Paul Hastings; Blake, Cassels & Graydon
  • Acquisition of Q9 Networks – Kirkland & Ellis; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt; Goodmans; McCarthy Tetrault
  • Belden’s acquisition of PPC – McDermott, Will & Emery; Baker & McKenzie
  • Yahoo!’s sale of 20% stake in Alibaba – Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Americas consumer products tax deal of the year

  • Disposition of Stanley Black & Decker's global Hardware & Home Improvement Group to Spectrum Brands Holdings – Alvarez & Marsal Taxand; Blake, Cassels & Graydon; McDermott Will & Emery, Paul Weiss
  • Best Buy disposal of its 50% interest in Best Buy Europe – Baker & McKenzie, Osborne Clarke
  • Iconix Brand Group acquisition of Umbro – White & Case
  • Kraft Foods Group spin-off – McCarthy Tetrault, Cravath Swaine & Moore
  • Hillshire Brands’ spin-off of coffee and tea businesses – Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
  • Safeway’s sale of Canadian business to Sobey – Latham & Watkins; Blake, Cassels & Graydon; Sullivan & Cromwell
  • CVS Caremark’s acquisition of 80% of Drogaria Onofre – Mattos Filho; Davis Polk & Wardwell


Latin America Indirect Tax Team of the year

Bichara, Barata & Costa Advogados

Deloitte

Godoy y Hoyos

KPMG Brazil

Mattos Filho

Siqueira Castro


North America Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Blake, Cassels & Graydon

Dentons

Mayer Brown

McCarthy Tetrault

McDermott Will & Emery

Sullivan & Cromwell

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom


Latin America Tax Disputes firm of the year

Brigard & Urrutia

Estudio O'Farrell

Godoy y Hoyos

Machado Associados

Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

Mattos Filho

Taxand


Latin America Transfer Pricing firm of the year

PwC

KPMG

Mattos Filho

Taxand


North America TP firm of the year

Deloitte

DLA Piper

Gowlings

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery


North America Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Blake, Cassels & Graydon

Deloitte

Fenwick & West

Kirkland & Ellis

Mayer Brown

McCarthy Tetrault

McDermott Will & Emery

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell

Taxand

Vinson & Elkins

Weil Gotshal & Manges


Latin America Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Deloitte

Lefosse Advogados

Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

PwC

Taxand


Americas Tax Firm of the Year

Baker & McKenzie

Blake, Cassels & Graydon

Deloitte

Mayer Brown

McCarthy Tetrault

PwC

McDermott Will & Emery

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Taxand





To attend the awards, on September 26 in New York at Essex House, please contact megan Poundall at mpoundall@euromoneyplc.com

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