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Americas Tax Awards 2019 winners announced

The top tax and transfer pricing experts from across the Americas congregated at Essex House in New York, on September 19, to honour the very best firms and individuals across a host of categories.

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Deloitte both retained their crowns as Americas tax firm of the year and Americas transfer pricing firm of the year, respectively. These two firms also won a string of awards across North, South and Central America in a number of awards categories.

IBM Brazil claimed the title as the Americas In-house tax team of the year. In Latin America, Baker McKenzie was awarded as the Latin America tax firm of the year, while Basefirma clinched the title for Latin Americas transfer pricing firm of the year.

Mayer Brown, Pinheiro Neto Advogados, and Machado Associados also won regional awards for their excellence.

For a full list of winners, read on.

Pictures from the evening can be found here: https://mudproductions.com/p1033151805

National Awards

Argentina Tax Firm of the Year

Marval O’ Farrell & Mairal

Argentina Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Bolivia Tax Firm of the Year

Tufiño y Villegas

Bolivia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Tufiño y Villegas

Brazil Tax Firm of the Year

Trench Rossi Watanabe

Brazil Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Junior e Quiroga Advogados

Canada Tax Firm of the Year

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

Canada Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Central America Tax Firm of the Year

Consortium Legal

Central America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Chile Tax Firm of the Year

Baraona Fischer & Cia

Chile Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

PwC

Colombia Tax Firm of the Year

Brigard Urrutia

Colombia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma

Ecuador Tax Firm of the Year

Perez Bustamante & Ponce (PBP)

Mexico Tax Firm of the Year

Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa y Cia

Mexico Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Peru Tax Firm of the Year

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano

Peru Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Uruguay Tax Firm of the Year

Guyer & Regules

Uruguay Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Grant Thornton

US: Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year

Vinson & Elkins

US: Illinois Tax Firm of the Year

Kirkland & Ellis

US: Los Angeles Tax Firm of the Year

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

US: New York Tax Firm of the Year

Cravath Swaine & Moore

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

Fenwick & West

US: Washington DC Tax Firm of the Year

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

US Tax Firm of the Year

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

US Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Mayer Brown

Venezuela Tax Firm of the Year 

D’Empaire

Venezuela Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma

Tax Court Firms of the Year

Brazil Tax Court Firm of the Year

Trench Rossi Watanabe

Canada Tax Court Firm of the Year

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

US Tax Court Firm of the Year

Mayer Brown

Regional and Individual Awards

Americas Best Newcomer

+Value

Americas Tax Pro Bono Firm of the Year

VCG Partners

Americas Tax Innovation Firm of the Year

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Americas Tax Technology Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Americas Tax Compliance & Reporting Firm of the Year

Grupo GNP

Americas Tax Policy Firm of the Year

Creel García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez

In-house Awards

In-house Tax Director of the Year

Victor Diaz Infante
Uber LatAm

Americas In-House Tax Team of the Year

IBM

Leaders Awards

Americas Tax Disputes Practice Leader of the Year

Al Meghji
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Americas Indirect Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Douglas Lopes
Deloitte Brazil

Americas Transfer Pricing Leader of the Year

Clarissa Machado
Trench Rossi Watanabe

Americas Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Júlio de Oliveira
Machado Associados

Impact Deals and Impact Cases of the Year

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 Hoskin & Harcourt

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 Hoskin & Harcourt, 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, BMA, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Pinheiro Neto Advogados; Trench Rossi Watanabe, Skadden Arps 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 Elías & 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, 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

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

North America Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Mayer Brown

Americas Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Machado Associados

Latin America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma

North America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Latin America Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

North America Tax Firm of the Year

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Americas Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Americas Tax Firm of the Year

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

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