Leading international law firm Baker McKenzie is pleased to announce that it took home eight regional and national awards at the 15th annual International Tax Review (ITR) European Tax Awards, including the first ever “GCC Tax Firm of Year” award. Firms and in-house tax teams from 26 countries competed for these awards, which were presented during a gala dinner at London's Savoy Hotel on 16 May 2019.
The firm also won “European Tax Disputes Firm of the Year”, “US Tax Firm of the Year in Europe” and “European Court of Justice Firm of the Year – Direct Tax”, as well as national awards in Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Turkey.
International Tax Review (ITR) is a leading global publication dedicated to international tax strategy. The ITR European Tax Awards celebrate the best tax, transfer pricing and dispute resolution work across the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region over the past year.
“We are delighted that Baker McKenzie won the “GCC Tax Firm of the Year” award. We thank our clients and peers for this outstanding recognition of our work with them on the legal and tax aspects of their operations and transactions in the Gulf region”, said Reggie Mezu, Senior Tax Counsel at Baker McKenzie, based in Dubai.
Baker McKenzie's Middle East practice has won five awards in the past 12 months. The Firm was also recognised as "Financial Services M&A Legal Adviser of the Year" and "Consumer M&A Legal Adviser of the Year" at Mergermarket's Middle East and North Africa M&A Awards 2019, and also voted "Corporate Team of the Year" and “Energy & Infrastructure Projects Team of the Year” at The Middle East Legal Awards 2019.
Baker McKenzie is the world’s leading and largest law firm tax practice, with over 1,000 tax professionals - lawyers, economists and advisers - in more than 45 countries including the Middle East and Africa. We collaborate across borders and specialties to stay abreast of changing tax laws and practices around the world (including the new GCC VAT regime), helping and advising clients on the tax treatment of their operations and transactions wherever they operate.