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Tax Leaders Expert Guide 2020 is live: The leading tax practitioners in the world

The Tax Leaders Expert Guide, the leading international publication that lists the world’s top tax advisors, has released its results for 2020. The latest research cycle has been the most comprehensive to date by reaching out to more individuals than ever before.

Legal Media Group (LMG) has published the 13th edition of its Tax Leaders Expert Guide. More than 6,000 advisors were surveyed and 1,588 tax experts have been identified, with 147 new entrants this year.

Click to see the results of the Tax Leaders Expert Guide 2020

For the first time, the Tax Leaders Expert Guide was published in partnership with World Tax, the leading tax ranking of firms and individuals, so that all listed tax leaders appear both on and

The survey reveals that in 2020, Europe accounts for the most tax advisors, followed by North America and the Latin America and Caribbean region. Several leaders are also recognised in the Asia-Pacific, while there has been significant growth in the number of advisors across the Middle East and Africa. 

From the Big Four accounting firms, Deloitte recorded the greatest number of nominees, followed by experts from EY, KPMG and PwC. There has also been a rise in tax lawyers recognised from international law firms, with Baker McKenzie topping the list. Other firms with a significant presence in the guide include CMS, Loyens & Loeff, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and DLA Piper.

What is Expert Guides?

Expert Guides identifies the world’s leading lawyers, advisors and legal practitioners based on extensive peer review.

For the past 26 years, Expert Guides has researched the world’s legal markets and is a valuable reference tool and trusted resource for international buyers of legal and professional services. The guides provide authoritative coverage of the global legal and professional services market and are a preeminent resource for corporate heads and in-house counsel worldwide. As such, the publication is a tool for executives and lawyers seeking expert advice in a particular field.

How the best are selected?

Legal Media Group approaches business practitioners, clients and industry experts across the world. They are invited to nominate individuals to be recognised as leading tax advisors. Reasons and additional background information are sought for all nominations in order to determine why an individual should be included in the list. The criteria includes displaying excellence across expertise, technical knowledge, reputation, innovation and contribution to their practice area’s development.

Many thanks to all the in-house counsel and firms that completed questionnaires and provided valuable feedback in the research process, as well as the partners that support the guide, who include:

ASC Legal


CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Global and its member firms


Dhruva Advisors

DLA Piper


Hong Kong SAR


Fenwick & West

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