Entry information is available in the links below and all submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, for the first time, we will be accepting nominations on the most influential transactions and cases of 2018. We will also be taking nominations on the best in-house and advisory tax, transfer pricing, indirect and dispute leaders.
Once again, this year’s ITR European Tax Awards will include submissions from firms in the GCC and Africa.
This year, we will be using your submissions from World Tax 2019 and World Transfer Pricing 2019 for the equivalent national awards. If you have submitted for these guides, you do not need to repeat these matters for the national awards, but can provide any updates that you believe we should know.
The closing date for submissions is Friday December 21 2018. The awards will be presented during a dinner at the Savoy in London on Thursday May 16 2019 in these categories:
- National tax (29 jurisdictions) and transfer pricing (28 jurisdictions) firm of the year
- European Tax Firm of the Year (no separate submission form – award will be judged according to the national submissions)
- European Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year (no separate submission form – see above)
- European Tax Disputes Firm of the Year
- European Indirect Tax Firm of the Year
- European Tax Policy Firm of the Year
- European Tax Compliance & Reporting Firm of the Year
- European Tax Technology Firm of the Year
- European Tax Innovator Firm of the Year
- European Court of Justice Firm of the Year – direct tax
- European Court of Justice Firm of the Year – indirect tax
- Best Newcomer (international tax practice <5 years since formation) (no separate submission form – award will be judged according to the national submissions)
- US Tax Firm of the Year in Europe (no separate submission form – award will be judged according to the national submissions)
- Editors' Choice – who has made the biggest impact on tax in Europe in 2017? Awarded by the editorial staff of International Tax Review and TP Week.
In addition to the awards for the best tax and transfer pricing firms in 29 jurisdictions or regions, the ceremony in 2019 will again feature the presentation of separate awards to company tax departments, who can enter to be named the direct tax, indirect tax or transfer pricing in-house team of the year. To win they must compose a 500-word description of their objectives for the 2018 calendar year and how they were achieved, highlighting areas where the work done by the team made a significant impact on the overall goals of the company.
- European In-house Team of the Year – direct tax, indirect tax, or transfer pricing (one form for all three categories)
Deals and cases
This year, the deals categories have changed. The previous 11 categories have been replaced by one category, showcasing the most notable deals of the year.
There is no shortlist for this category. All deals announced at the awards dinner will win and any firms involved in the tax work for the deals will win an award.
Similarly, we will have a new category for the most notable disputes of the year. There is no shortlist for this category. All cases announced at the awards dinner will win and any firms involved in the tax work for the cases will win an award.
All the forms hyperlinked above include tables for you to nominate the most influential deals and cases. Alternatively, you can use the separate submission forms below:
New for this year are individual awards in the below categories. Individuals can be nominated using the tables at the end of any of the national or regional submissions forms. Alternatively, separate submissions can be made using the below submission forms:
- European In-house Director of the Year 2019 for direct tax, indirect tax or transfer pricing (one for all three categories)
- European Tax Practice Leader of the Year 2019
- European Transfer Pricing Practice Leader of the Year 2019
- European Tax Litigation/Disputes Practice Leader of the Year 2019
Between October 2018 and December 2018, law firms, tax advisors, accountants and other tax service providers from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa can submit three examples of their best work for consideration for the national tax and transfer pricing awards.
The awards for European Tax Firm of the Year, European Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year, US Tax Firm of the Year in Europe and Best Newcomer (international tax practices of <5 years) will be judged from these submissions.
There are separate submission forms for the European regional awards covering tax disputes, indirect tax, tax compliance and reporting, innovation and tax technology.
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 advice the firm gave show something more than the straightforward answer that is commonly used? Did the matter address tax issues that were out of the ordinary and what ingenuity did the firm show to solve them?); and
- Complexity (Did the matter address tax issues that were out of the ordinary and what ingenuity did the firm show to solve them?)
- Impact (What effect did the matter have on the client's business? Was it transformative? What has the conclusion of the matter enabled the client to achieve?)
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