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Latin America, 17 September 2018 – Baker McKenzie was recognized as the “Latin America Tax Firm of the Year” at the latest edition of the Americas Tax Awards, conferred by International Tax Review. This marks the third time the Firm has received this award in the past four years. In addition to the regional award, Baker McKenzie was also recognized for its market-leading transfer pricing capabilities in Mexico, receiving the publication’s “Mexico Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year Award” for its work there.

The Americas Tax Awards recognize best practice in tax and transfer pricing in the industry in markets across North and Latin America. This year’s ceremony took place in New York City on September 13.

Commenting on the accolades conferred upon the Firm, Carlos Linares, Chair of Baker McKenzie's Latin America Tax Practice, said: "These awards are the latest confirmation of the unique capabilities that we bring to bear for our clients across the region on complex tax and transfer pricing matters. We couldn’t be more pleased to see our market-leading Latin America tax practice recognized for its excellence at a regional level.”

Jaime Trujillo, Regional Chair of the Firm in Latin America, added: “The continuous efforts of the Firm to attract the leading subject matter experts in each practice area are what allow us to help companies navigate through the increasingly complex regulatory landscape they face in the region. This award is a recognition of the success of that strategy, in the tax area in particular.”

In addition to these awards, Baker McKenzie’s Tax Practice has been ranked in the most recent editions of independent directories Chambers and Legal 500 in every jurisdiction in Latin America where the Firm operates.

The Firm’s Tax Practice is the largest in Latin America, with a team of 170+ practitioners dedicated to providing clients with a full suite of market-leading legal counsel on tax matters including corporate tax, transfer pricing, tax controversy, and indirect tax.

Baker McKenzie’s presence in all of the region’s most important economies including Argentina, Brazil*, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela allow it to handle all of the most complex tax matters, on a local, interregional, and international level.

* Trench Rossi Watanabe, a Brazilian law firm in cooperation agreement with Baker McKenzie

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