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ITR EMEA Tax Awards 2021: Shortlist announced

The shortlist for the ITR EMEA Tax Awards 2021 has been announced

The ITR EMEA Tax Awards have taken place annually since 2005 and recognise remarkable achievements and developments by international tax professionals from the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region over a 12-month period.

Aside from the national awards in more than 30 jurisdictions, there are also awards in regional, individual and in-house categories for the best performers. 

Due to the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s winners of the EMEA Tax Awards will be announced during a virtual awards ceremony on September 9 2021.

If you have any questions about the shortlist or research, please contact our global head of awards research, James Wilson.

For the deals and cases awards, we strive to mention all the firms that took part in each deal. If your firm has been omitted, please contact ITR’s awards researcher, John Harrison.

For more information about securing a shortlist package or how your firm can participate in the awards, please contact ITR’s Associate Publisher, Tanya Gujral, or Senior Business Development Manager, Raquel Ipo.

Our thoughts are with our readers and others that have been adversely affected by the pandemic.

Register to attend the virtual awards ceremony today!

National Awards

Africa Tax Firm of the Year

Andersen Tax

Bowmans 

Deloitte  

ENSafrica 

EY 

KPMG 

Webber Wentzel 

Africa Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BDO 

Deloitte 

ENSafrica 

EY 

Graphene Economics 

KPMG 

PwC 

Austria Tax Firm of the Year

Cerha Hempel

Deloitte

ICON, WTS Global

bpv Hügel

TPA Group

Austria Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

ICON, WTS Global

bpv Hügel

TPA Group

Austria Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Cerha Hempel

Deloitte

ICON, WTS Global

bpv Hügel

TPA Group

Baltic States Tax Firm of the Year

Cobalt

Deloitte

Sorainen, WTS Global

TGS Baltic

Walless

Baltic States Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BDO

Deloitte

Sorainen, WTS Global

TGS Baltic

Walless

Belgium Tax Firm of the Year

Arteo

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

Loyens & Loeff

Stibbe

Belgium Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Arteo

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

EY Tax Consultants

Loyens & Loeff

Belgium Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Arteo

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

Loyens & Loeff

Stibbe

CEE Tax Firm of the Year

CMS

Deloitte

Djingov Gouginski Kyutchukov & Velichkov

DLA Piper

Taxhouse, Taxand Romania

CEE Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY, EY Bulgaria / EY Romania

KPMG

Taxhouse, Taxand Romania

WTS Alfery, WTS Global

CIS States Tax Firm of the Year

Arzinger & Partners

Caspian Legal Center

EY

KPMG

Legaltax

Cyprus Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Elias Neocleous & Co

EY

Harris Kyriakides

Taxand Cyprus

Cyprus Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Chrysostomides Advocates & Legal Consultants

Deloitte

Elias Neocleous & Co

EY

Taxand Cyprus

Denmark Tax Firm of the Year

Accura

Bjørnholm Law

Corit Advisory

KPMG

Plesner

Denmark Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Bjørnholm Law

Corit Advisory

Deloitte

KPMG

Plesner

Denmark Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Accura

Bjørnholm Law

Corit Advisory

Deloitte

Plesner

Finland Tax Firm of the Year

Borenius

Deloitte

EY

Hannes Snellman

Roschier

Finland Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Alder & Sound

Borenius

Deloitte

EY

Roschier

Finland Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Borenius

Deloitte

EY

Hannes Snellman

Roschier

France Tax Firm of the Year

Arsene Taxand 

Baker McKenzie 

Bredin Prat 

Deloitte | Taj 

Dentons 

EY

LPA-CGR Avocats 


France Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Arsene Taxand 

Baker McKenzie 

Deloitte | Taj 

Dentons 

EY

Fidal, WTS Global 

LPA-CGR Avocats 

France Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Arsene Taxand 

Baker McKenzie 

Bredin Prat  

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats 

Dentons 

EY

LPA-CGR Avocats 

Germany Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte 

EY 

Flick Gocke Schaumburg  

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 

PwC 

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom 

WTS Germany, WTS Global  

Germany Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

DLA Piper 

EY 

Flick Gocke Schaumburg 

Mazars 

NERA Economic Consulting 

PwC 

WTS Germany, WTS Global 

Germany Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie 

Deloitte 

DLA Piper 

Flick Gocke Schaumburg 

Greece Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

Koutalidis Law Firm

PotamitisVekris

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Greece Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Andersen

Deloitte

EY

Mazars

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Greece Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Deloitte

PotamitisVekris

Zepos & Yannopoulos

Hungary Tax Firm of the Year

Andersen Adótanácsadó

Deloitte

EY

Hegymegi-Barakonyi & Partner Baker McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law

Jalsovszky Law Firm

Hungary Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Andersen Adótanácsadó

Deloitte

DLA Piper

EY

WTS Klient, WTS Global

Ireland Tax Firm of the Year

A&L Goodbody

Arthur Cox

Maples Group

Matheson

William Fry

Ireland Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

A&L Goodbody

EY

Maples Group

Matheson

William Fry

Israel Tax Firm of the Year

Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Gornitzky & Co

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Meitar Law Offices

Shekel & Co

Israel Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Goldfarb Seligman

Gornitzky & Co

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Meitar Law Offices

Israel Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Gornitzky & Co

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Meitar Law Offices

Shekel & Co

Yigal Anon & Co

Italy Tax Firm of the Year

BonelliErede  

Chiomenti 

Deloitte 

Facchini Rossi Michelutti Studio Legale Tributario 

Maisto e Associati  

PwC 

Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati 

Italy Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

BonelliErede 

Deloitte 

Hager & Partners

KPMG

Maisto e Associati 

PwC 

Valente Associati GEB Partners, Crowe Valente 

Italy Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie  

BonelliErede 

Chiomenti 

Di Tanno Associati

KPMG

Maisto e Associati 

Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati 

Luxembourg Tax Firm of the Year

Allen & Overy

Arendt & Medernach

Deloitte

KPMG

Loyens & Loeff

Luxembourg Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Arendt & Medernach

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

KPMG

Loyens & Loeff

Malta Tax Firm of the Year

Avanzia Taxand

Camilleri Preziosi

Deloitte

Fenech & Fenech Advocates

WH Partners

Middle East Tax Firm of the Year

Al Tamimi & Co 

Deloitte 

DLA Piper 

KPMG 

MMJS Consulting 

PwC 

WTS Dhruva Consultants, WTS Global 

Middle East Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Al Tamimi & Co 

Deloitte 

DLA Piper 

Grant Thornton UAE 

KPMG 

MMJS Consulting 

PwC 

Netherlands Tax Firm of the Year

AKD

Baker McKenzie  

DLA Piper 

EY

Houthoff 

Loyens & Loeff 

Stibbe  

Netherlands Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie 

Deloitte 

DLA Piper

EY 

Houthoff 

Loyens & Loeff 

Taxperience

Netherlands Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Atlas Tax Lawyers, WTS Global 

Bird & Bird 

Deloitte 

Dentons

Houthoff 

Loyens & Loeff 

Nigeria Tax Firm of the Year

Andersen  

Banwo & Ighodalo

Deloitte 

EY 

Olaniwun Ajayi

Nigeria Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Andersen  

BDO 

Deloitte 

KPMG 

PwC 

Norway Tax Firm of the Year

Arntzen de Besche

BAHR

Deloitte

PwC

Thommessen

Norway Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Arntzen de Besche

BAHR

Deloitte

PwC

Thommessen

Poland Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Crido Taxand

Deloitte

KPMG

MDDP Michalik Dłuska Dziedzic i Partnerzy

PwC

Wardynski & Partners

Poland Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

CMS

Crido Taxand

Deloitte

Dentons

KPMG

MDDP Michalik Dłuska Dziedzic i Partnerzy

PwC

Portugal Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte 

Garrigues 

KPMG 

Morais Leitão 

PwC 

Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho 

Vieira de Almeida 

Portugal Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Abreu Advogados

Baker Tilly 

Deloitte 

EY 

Garrigues 

KPMG 

PwC 

Portugal Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

CCR Legal 

Cuatrecasas 

DLA Piper 

Garrigues 

Morais Leitão 

Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho 

Vieira de Almeida 

Russia Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Dentons

EY

FBK Legal

KPMG

Pepeliaev Group

PwC

Russia Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Dentons

EY

FBK Legal

KPMG

Pepeliaev Group

PwC

Russia Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Dentons

FBK Legal

KPMG

Pepeliaev Group

PwC

Taxology

South Africa Tax Firm of the Year

Bowmans 

Deloitte 

ENSafrica 

EY 

Webber Wentzel 

South Africa Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte 

ENSafrica 

EY 

Graphene Economics 

KPMG 

Spain Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Cuatrecasas

Deloitte

Garrigues

KPMG

Pérez-Llorca

Uría Menéndez

Spain Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Ashurst

Baker McKenzie

Cuatrecasas

Deloitte

Garrigues

KPMG

TPS – International Transfer Pricing Specialists

Spain Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Ashurst

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

Garrigues

KPMG

Pérez-Llorca

Uría Menéndez

Sweden Tax Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Mannheimer Swartling

PwC

Sweden Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

PwC

Skeppsbron Skatt


Sweden Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Mannheimer Swartling

PwC

Switzerland Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

EY

Loyens & Loeff

Tax Partner, Taxand

Switzerland Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

Loyens & Loeff

Schellenberg Wittmer

Tax Partner, Taxand


Switzerland Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Schellenberg Wittmer

Tax Partner, Taxand

Walder Wyss

Turkey Tax Firm of the Year

BDO Denet

Deloitte

Esin Attorney Partnership

Nazali

Penezoglu Law Firm

Turkey Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Centrum Auditing & Consulting

Deloitte

Esin Attorney Partnership

EY

PwC

UK Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie 

Clifford Chance

DLA Piper 

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom 

Slaughter and May 

Weil Gotshal & Manges 

UK Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie 

DLA Piper 

EY 

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 

FTI Consulting, WTS Global 

Grant Thornton 


UK Tax Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie 

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 

Herbert Smith Freehills

Slaughter and May 

Ukraine Tax Firm of the Year

Avellum

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

EY

PwC

Sayenko Kharenko

WTS Tax Legal Consulting / KM Partners, WTS Global

Ukraine Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Deloitte

Eucon Legal Group

EY

Kinstellar

KPMG

PwC

WTS Tax Legal Consulting / KM Partners, WTS Global

Individual Awards

Indirect Tax Practice Leader of the Year

Andrè Hengst – EY

Giuseppe Andrea Giannantonio – Chiomenti

Jürgen Scholz – WTS Global

Martha Papasotiriou – Andersen

Michał Borowski – Crido

Redge de Swardt – EY

Tomasz Michalik – Michalik Dłuska Dziedzic i Partnerzy

Tax Litigation and Disputes Practice Leader of the Year 

Alexander Gross – EY

Alexander van der Voort Maarschalk – Houthoff

Anna Pęczyk-Tofel – Crido

Helen Buchanan – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Massimo Antonini – Chiomenti

Michele Santocchini – Baker McKenzie

Yves Rutschmann – Best Friends Network

Transfer Pricing Practice Leader of the Year 

Anna Wcislo – Crido

Dagmara Cisowska – Dentons

Joshua Bamfo – Andersen

Michiel Els – EY

Piotr Wiewiórka – PwC

Stefano Rossi – Andersen

Ulf Andresen – DLA Piper

Tax Practice Leader of the Year 

Andrzej Pośniak – CMS

Ekow Eghan – EY

James Anderson – Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Jan Waclawek – PwC

Mark Delaney – Baker McKenzie

Martha Papasotiriou – Andersen

Sandija Novicka – Cobalt

In-house Awards

In-house Tax Team of the Year 

Apple

Lego

Novartis

Orsted

Procter & Gamble

Unilever

Zalando

In-house Transfer Pricing Team of the Year 

AB Volvo

AXA

Ex Kering

Kingfisher

Netflix

Stena

Zalando

In-house Indirect Tax Team of the Year 

Lego

Sonaecom

Spotify

Stripe

Swedbank

Veoneer

In-house Tax Director of the Year 

Alessandro Cini – Fiat Chrysler

Jesper Anker Howes – Maersk Tankers

Karl Berlin – Orsted

Karl Muller – Unilever

Marc Mokrab – Technicolor

Martin Larsson – AstraZeneca

Yana Rogozina - Novartis

In-house Transfer Pricing Director of the Year 

Elias Thomas – Spotify

Fabio Aramini – Ex Kering

Lisa Wåhlin – Stena

Louise Sykes – AXA

Samira Korschan – Netflix

Tamara Jones Feddoul – Schneider Electric

In-house Indirect Tax Director of the Year 

Anna Ogenblad – Lego

Filipa Costa – Sonaecom

Carolin Symmons – Spotify

Aleksandra Bal – Stripe

Andreas Talle Holmqvist – Swedbank

Johan Lockner – Veoneer

Regional Awards

Diversity & Inclusion Firm of the Year

A&L Goodbody

Deloitte

Dentons

Esin Attorney Partnership

EY

Maples Group

Uría Menéndez

US Corporate Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Mayer Brown

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom 

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Best Newcomer

Arteo

CCR Legal 

CCSL Advogados

MMJS Consulting

Walless

CJEU Firm of the Year

Ashurst

Baker McKenzie

EY

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Morais Leitão

Pinsent Masons

Simmons & Simmons

Tax Innovator of the Year

Deloitte

EY

LifeCapital

PwC

Taxually

Tax Technology Provider of the Year

Crido

Deloitte

Innovate Tax

KPMG

PwC

WTS Germany, WTS Global

Tax Compliance and Reporting Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

EY

Mazars

WTS Global

Tax Policy Firm of the Year

Cobalt

Crido

EY

KPMG

Valente Associati GEB Partners Crowe Valente

Indirect Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

DLA Piper

EY

KPMG

PwC

WTS Global

Tax Litigation and Disputes Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

Dentons

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Houthoff

Loyens & Loeff

The Best Friends network

Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

Loyens & Loeff

PwC

WTS Global

Tax Firm of the Year

Baker McKenzie

Deloitte

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

EY

KPMG

PwC

The Best Friends network

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