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Americas Tax Awards 2019: The winners

The top tax and transfer pricing experts from across the Americas congregated at Essex House in New York, on September 19, to celebrate 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 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.

National Awards

Argentina Tax Firm of the Year

Marval O’ Farrell & Mairal

> Baker McKenzie
> Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi
> Deloitte
> Estudio O’Farrell
> Grupo GNP
> Pérez Alati Grondona Benites & Arntsen
> Rosso Alba Francia & Asociados


Argentina Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

> Baker McKenzie
> BaseFirma
> Grupo GNP
> Rosso Alba Francia & Asociados


Bolivia Tax Firm of the Year

Tufiño y Villegas

> Criales & Urcullo
> Ferrere


Bolivia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Tufiño y Villegas

> Benítez Rivas Pérez & Asociados


Brazil Tax Firm of the Year

Trench Rossi Watanabe

> 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


Brazil Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Junior e Quiroga Advogados

> BaseFirma
> Deloitte
> Machado Associados
> Pinheiro Neto Advogados
> Trench Rossi Watanabe


Canada Tax Firm of the Year

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

> Blake Cassels & Graydon
> 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

Consortium Legal

> Arias
> BLP Legal
> EY


Central America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

> Consortium Legal
> TPC Group


Chile Tax Firm of the Year

Baraona Fischer & Cia

> Baker McKenzie
> Carey
> KPMG
> PwC
> Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría


Chile Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

PwC

> BaseFirma
> Deloitte
> EY
> KPMG


Colombia Tax Firm of the Year

Brigard Urrutia

> Baker McKenzie
> Deloitte
> EY
> Godoy & Hoyos
> Gómez-Pinzón Abogados
> Posse Herrera Ruiz
> PwC


Colombia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma

> Baker McKenzie
> Deloitte
> EY
> Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría
> PwC


Ecuador Tax Firm of the Year

Perez Bustamante & Ponce (PBP)

> Ferrere


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

Deloitte

> Baker McKenzie
> BaseFirma
> Basham Ringe y Correa
> Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa y Cia
> Élan Zaak
> PwC
> QCG Transfer Pricing Practice


Peru Tax Firm of the Year

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano

> Deloitte
> Estudio Echecopar
> EY
> Hernández & Cía Abogados
> Muñiz Ramirez Perez-Taiman & Olaya Abogados
> Payet Rey Cauvi Pérez Abogados
> Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero Du & Uría


Peru Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

> BaseFirma
> Estudio Echecopar (Baker McKenzie)
> Estudio Olaechea


Uruguay Tax Firm of the Year

Guyer & Regules

> Bergstein Abogados
> Ferrere
> Grant Thorton
> KPMG


Uruguay Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Grant Thornton

> Deloitte
> Ferrere
> Guyer & Regules


US: Illinois Tax Firm of the Year

Kirkland & Ellis

> Baker McKenzie
> Mayer Brown
> McDermott Will & Emery
> Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom


US: Los Angeles Tax Firm of the Year

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

> Mayer Brown
> McDermott Will & Emery


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

Fenwick & West

> Aptis Global
> Cooley
> Mayer Brown
> McDermott Will & Emery
> Morgan Lewis
> Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom


US: Washington DC Tax Firm of the Year

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

> Baker McKenzie
> Mayer Brown
> Morgan Lewis
> Weil Gotshal & Manges
> White & Case


US: Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year

Vinson & Elkins

> Baker Botts
> Latham & Watkins
> Kirkland & Ellis
> Mayer Brown
> Thompson & Knight
> Weil Gotshal & Manges


US: New York Tax Firm of the Year

Cravath Swaine & Moore

> Clearly Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
> Davis Polk & Wardwell
> Debevoise & Plimpton
> Kirkland & Ellis
> Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
> Sullivan & Cromwell
> Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz


US Tax Firm of the Year

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

> Baker McKenzie
> Fenwick & West
> Kirkland & Ellis
> Mayer Brown
> Morgan Lewis & Bockius
> Weil Gotshal & Manges
> White & Case


US Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Mayer Brown

> BaseFirma
> Deloitte
> DLA Piper
> Fenwick & West
> Morgan Lewis & Bockius
> Norton Rose Fulbright
> Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom


Venezuela Tax Firm of the Year

D’Empaire

> Baker McKenzie
> Deloitte


Venezuela Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BaseFirma

> Deloitte



Tax Court Firms of the Year


Brazil Tax Court Firm of the Year

Trench Rossi Watanabe

> Bichara Advogados
> Lacaz Martins Pereira Neto Gurevich & Schoueri
> Lefosse Advogados
> Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados


Canada Tax Court Firm of the Year

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

> Bennett Jones
> Stikeman Elliott


US Tax Court Firm of the Year

Mayer Brown

> Fenwick & West
> McDermott Will & Emery
> Morgan Lewis & Bockius



Regional and Individual Awards


Americas Best Newcomer

+Value

> Araújo Ibarra


Americas Tax Pro Bono Firm of the Year

VCG Partners

> Bichara Advogados
> Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados


Americas Tax Innovation Firm of the Year

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

> Deloitte
> EY
> Grupo GNP
> HCVT


Americas Tax Technology Firm of the Year

Deloitte

> Bloomberg
> EY
> HCVT


Americas Tax Compliance & Reporting Firm of the Year

Grupo GNP

> Brigard Urrutia
> Deloitte
> GIINTAX


Americas Tax Policy Firm of the Year

Creel García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez

> Brigard Urrutia
> Deloitte
> GIINTAX
> Grupo GNP
> Mannrich e Vasconcelos Advogados
> MJ Alves e Burle



In-house Awards


In-house Tax Director of the Year

Victor Diaz Infante, Uber LatAm


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

Al Meghji, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

> Tércio Chiavassa, Pinheiro Neto Advogados
> Gabriel Ortiz Gómez, Ortiz Abogados
> Catalina Jaramillo Hernández, Brigard Urrutia
> Marcos Vinicius Neder de Lima, Trench Rossi Watanabe
> 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

Douglas Lopes, Deloitte Brazil

> Luiz Gustavo Bichara, Bichara Advogados
> Alan Kenigsberg, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt
> Andrés Hernández De León, Brigard Urrutia
> Carolina Palma, EY
> Marcelo Marques Roncaglia, Pinheiro Neto Advogados
> Ricardo Marletti Debatin da Silveira, Machado Associados


Americas Transfer Pricing Leader of the Year

Clarissa Machado, Trench Rossi Watanabe

> 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
> Thomas Tsiopoulos, EY


Americas Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Júlio de Oliveira, Machado Associados

> 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
> 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

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

> 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

Mayer Brown

> Baker McKenzie
> Deloitte
> Fenwick & West
> Mayer Brown
> Morgan Lewis & Bockius
> Osler Hoskin & Harcourt


Americas Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Machado Associados

> 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

BaseFirma

> 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

Deloitte

> Blake Cassels & Graydon
> Deloitte
> DLA Piper
> Fenwick & West
> Grant Thornton
> Morgan Lewis
> Osler Hoskin & Harcourt


Latin America Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

> 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

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

> Baker McKenzie
> Blake Cassels & Graydon
> Deloitte
> EY
> KPMG
> Morgan Lewis & Bockius
> PwC
> Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom


Americas Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

> Baker McKenzie
> BaseFirma
> Deloitte
> Grant Thornton
> KPMG
> Osler Hoskin & Harcourt
> PwC


Americas Tax Firm of the Year

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

> 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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