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Americas Tax Awards 2019: Nominees announced

The nominees for the 14th annual Americas Tax Awards have been announced.

Firms from more than 20 countries in North, South and Central America will compete for the awards, which will be presented during a dinner at Essex Hotel in New York on Thursday, September 19 2019.

For the deal and cases awards, we strive to mention all the firms that took part in each deal. If your firm has been omitted, please contact Anjana Haines on anjana.haines@euromoneyplc.com.

If you would like to attend the ceremony, please contact Alexandra Strick on Alexandra.strick@euromoneyny.com or +1 212 224 3543 (for Latin American attendees) or Maggie Varela-Christie on Margaret.varela-christie@euromoneyplc.com or +44 207 779 8385 (for Canadian and  US attendees).

National Awards

Argentina Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Deloitte

Estudio O’Farrell

Grupo GNP

Marval O’ Farrell & Mairal

Pérez Alati Grondona Benites & Arntsen

Rosso Alba Francia & Asociados

Argentina Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

BaseFirma

Deloitte

Grupo GNP

Rosso Alba Francia & Asociados

Bolivia Tax Firm of the Year

Criales & Urcullo

Ferrere

Tufiño y Villegas

Bolivia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Benítez Rivas Pérez & Asociados

Tufiño y Villegas

Brazil Tax Firm of the Year

Bichara Advogados

Deloitte

Lefosse Advogados

Machado Associados

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Junior e Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Trench Rossi Watanabe

Brazil Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma

Deloitte

Machado Associados

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Junior e Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Trench Rossi Watanabe

Canada Tax Firm of the Year

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Deloitte

Goodmans

McCarthy Tetrault

McMillan

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Torys

Canada Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Baker Tilly

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

PwC

Central America Tax Firm of the Year

(Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama)

Arias

BLP Legal

Consortium Legal

EY

Central America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

(Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama)

Consortium Legal

Deloitte

TPC Group

Chile Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Baraona Fischer & Cia

Carey

KPMG

PwC

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Chile Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

PwC

Colombia Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Brigard Urrutia

Deloitte

EY

Godoy & Hoyos

Gómez-Pinzón Abogados

Posse Herrera Ruiz

PwC

Colombia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

BaseFirma

Deloitte

EY

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

PwC

Ecuador Tax Firm of the Year

Ferrere

PBP Law

Mexico Tax Firm of the Year

Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa y Cia

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez

Deloitte

EY

Garrigues

PwC

Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau

White & Case

Mexico Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

BaseFirma

Basham Ringe y Correa

Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa y Cia

Deloitte 

Élan Zaak

PwC

QCG Transfer Pricing Practice

Peru Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Estudio Echecopar

EY

Hernández & Cía Abogados

Muñiz Ramirez Perez-Taiman & Olaya Abogados

Payet Rey Cauvi Pérez Abogados

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero Du & Uría

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano

Peru Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma

Deloitte

Estudio Echecopar (Baker McKenzie)

Estudio Olaechea

Uruguay Tax Firm of the Year

Bergstein Abogados

Ferrere

Grant Thorton

Guyer & Regules

KPMG

Uruguay Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Ferrere

Grant Thornton

Guyer & Regules

US: Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year

Baker Botts

Latham & Watkins

Kirkland & Ellis

Mayer Brown

Thompson & Knight

Vinson & Elkins

Weil Gotshal & Manges

US: Illinois Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Kirkland & Ellis

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

US: Los Angeles Tax Firm of the Year

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

US: New York Tax Firm of the Year

Clearly Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Cravath Swaine & Moore

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Debevoise & Plimpton

Kirkland & Ellis

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Sullivan & Cromwell

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

US: San Francisco and the Bay Area Tax Firm of the Year

Aptis Global

Cooley

Fenwick & West

Mayer Brown

McDermott Will & Emery

Morgan Lewis

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

US: Washington DC Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Mayer Brown

Morgan Lewis

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

US Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Fenwick & West

Kirkland & Ellis

Mayer Brown

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Weil Gotshal & Manges

White & Case

US Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma

Deloitte

DLA Piper

Fenwick & West

Mayer Brown

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Norton Rose Fulbright 

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Venezuela Tax Firm of the Year 

Baker McKenzie

D’Empaire

Deloitte

Venezuela Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma

Deloitte

Tax Court Firms of the Year

Brazil Tax Court Firm of the Year

Bichara Advogados

Lacaz Martins Pereira Neto Gurevich & Schoueri

Lefosse Advogados

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Trench Rossi Watanabe

Canada Tax Court Firm of the Year

Bennett Jones

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Stikeman Elliott

US Tax Court Firm of the Year

Fenwick & West

McDermott Will & Emery

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Mayer Brown

Regional and Individual Awards

Americas Best Newcomer


Araújo Ibarra

+Value

Americas Tax Pro Bono Firm of the Year

Bichara Advogados

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

VCG Partners

Americas Tax Innovation Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

Grupo GNP

HCVT

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Americas Tax Technology Firm of the Year

Bloomberg

Deloitte

EY

HCVT

Americas Tax Compliance & Reporting Firm of the Year

Brigard Urrutia

Deloitte

GIINTAX

Grupo GNP

Americas Tax Policy Firm of the Year

Brigard Urrutia

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez

Deloitte

GIINTAX

Grupo GNP

Mannrich e Vasconcelos Advogados

MJ Alves e Burle

In-house Awards

Americas In-house Tax Team of the Year

IBM (Brazil Team)

Johnson & Johnson

Uber

VTR Chile

Walmart

Leaders Awards

Americas Tax Disputes Practice Leader of the Year

Tércio Chiavassa, Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Gabriel Ortiz Gómez, Ortiz Abogados

Catalina Jaramillo Hernández, Brigard Urrutia

Marcos Vinicius Neder de Lima, Trench Rossi Watanabe

Al Meghji, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Roberto Quiroga Mosquera, Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey J. e Quiroga Advogados

Sandro Machado dos Reis, Bichara Advogados

Paulo Rogério Garcia Ribeiro, Machado Associados

Americas Indirect Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Luiz Gustavo Bichara, Bichara Advogados

Alan Kenigsberg, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Andrés Hernández De León, Brigard Urrutia

Douglas Lopes, Deloitte Brazil

Carolina Palma, EY

Marcelo Marques Roncaglia, Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Ricardo Marletti Debatin da Silveira, Machado Associados

Americas Transfer Pricing Leader of the Year

Carlos Ayub, Deloitte

Oscar Campero, Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa

Komal Dhall, KPMG

Sandra Díaz, BaseFirma

Muris Dujsic, Deloitte

Nicolás Juan, Grant Thornton Uruguay

Thomas Kittle-Kamp, Mayer Brown

Clarissa Machado, Trench Rossi Watanabe

Thomas Tsiopoulos, EY

Americas Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Juan Manuel Albacete, Guyer & Regules

Luiz Roberto Peroba Barbosa, Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Monica Biringer, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Christopher Bowers, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Kim Marie Boylan, White & Case

James Fuller, Fenwick & West

Júlio de Oliveira, Machado Associados

Héctor Reyes-Freaner, Baker McKenzie

Carrie Smit, Goodmans

Miguel Tesón, Estudio O’Farrell

Impact Deals and Impact Cases

Cases

Altera Corp v Commissioner (9th Circuit decision)

Banco Alvorada SA vs. National Treasury Attorney´s Office (PGFN): Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Cameco Corp v The Queen: Fenwick & West, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Illinois Tool Works Inc. & Subsidiaries v Commissioner of Internal Revenue: McDermott Will & Emery

Medtronic Inc v. Commissioner (8th Circuit decision)

South Dakota v Wayfair Inc

Telefônica’s PIS/COFINS case: Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Deals

Algoma’s Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings: Osler

Aurora Cannabis Inc. acquisition of MedReleaf Corp: McMillan, Stikeman Elliott, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, Dorsey & Whitney

Barrick Gold Corporation's share-for-share merger with Randgold Resources: Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Blackstone-Led Consortium’s partnership agreement with Thomson Reuters: Blackstone: Osler, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Gilbert + Tobin, GIC Private Limited, Dechert, CPPIB, Weil Gotshal & Manges, Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Norton Rose Fulbright, Torys, Wachtell,Lipton Rosen & Katz

Boeing’s acquisition of Embraer: Baker McKenzie, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Trench Rossi Watanabe, BMA, Slate Meagher & Flom

Chaglla Holdings Limited consortium’s acquisition of Empresa de Generacion Huallaga Sa (Peru): Sullivan & Cromwell, Muniz Olaya Melendez Castro Ono & Herrera Abogados, EY Peru, White & Case, Miranda & Amado Adbogados, Allen & Overy, Hernandez & Cia, Rodrio, Elias & Medrano Abogados

Danaher’s acquisition of the Biopharma Business from General Electric Life Sciences: Kirkland & Ellis, Paul Weiss

Discovery Communications acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive: Weil Gotshal & Manges, Debevoise & Plimpton

Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox: Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Oi’s debt restructuring: Pinheiro Neto Advogados, BMA, Rosman Penalva Souza Leao Franco Avogados, Basilio Advogados, White & Case

Suzano’s acquisition of Fibria Celulose: Cescon Barrieu, Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, TozziniFreire Advogados, Clifford Chance, Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice, Tozzini Freire, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Walmart’s acquisition of Flipkart: Baker McKenzie; Allen & Gledhill; Dentons Rodyk & Davidson; Gibson Dunn & Crutcher; Gunderson Dettmer; Hogan Lovells; Khaitan & Co; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Regional Awards (continued)

Latin America Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

BLP Legal

Deloitte

D’Empaire

Ferrere

Grant Thornton

Lefosse Advogados

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano

North America Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

Fenwick & West

Mayer Brown

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Americas Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Bichara Advogados

Brigard Urrutia

Consortium Legal

Deloitte

EY

Machado Associados

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Junior e Quiroga Advogados

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Latin America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

BaseFirma

Grant Thornton

KPMG

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

PwC

Rosso Alba Francia & Asociados

Trench Rossi Watanabe

North America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Deloitte

DLA Piper

Fenwick & West

Grant Thornton

Morgan Lewis

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Latin America Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa y Cia

Deloitte

KPMG

Lefosse Advogados

Machado Associados

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga

PwC

North America Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

PwC

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Americas Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

BaseFirma

Deloitte

Grant Thornton

KPMG

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

PwC

Americas Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Blake Cassels & Graydon

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga

PwC

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

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