Baker McKenzie's Asia Pacific Tax Practice was once again recognized for its first-rate tax advice, winning 10 awards at the 2019 International Tax Review Asia Tax Awards held in Singapore last night.
The Firm took home two regional Firm awards: "International Tax Law Firm of the Year" and "US Corporate Tax Team of the Year in Asia." It also won the national awards "Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year" for Japan and "Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year" for Vietnam. Meanwhile, member firms Quisumbing Torres won the "Tax Firm of the Year" for the Philippines, and HHP Law Firm and Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow won the "Tax Disputes & Litigation Firm of the Year" for Indonesia and Singapore, respectively.
The Firm was also recognized for its work on a number of leading tax matters, including the Indonesian mine tax reassessment, which was named a "Regional Impact Cases of the Year." Hitachi's acquisition of ABB’s power grids business and Unilever's acquisition of Horlicks' nutrition business, both on which the Firm advised, were named "Regional Impact Deals of the Year."
The International Tax Review Asia Tax Awards recognizes leading law firms and professional service firms for their excellence in providing tax advice to businesses in the region. Nominees are carefully selected based on the complexity and overall quality of their tax, transfer pricing and dispute resolution practices, as well as on market research and feedback.
"We are thrilled to have received these awards. This recognition from International Tax Review is not only an endorsement of the breadth and quality of our tax practice across Asia Pacific, it also reflects the accomplishments of our pool of talented lawyers and professional staff, " Steven Sieker, Asia Pacific Chair of Baker McKenzie's Tax Practice, said. "We would like to thank our clients for entrusting us with their most complex multijurisdictional tax matters, and International Tax Review for this recognition."Baker McKenzie’s Tax Practice is one of the most highly regarded and largest tax groups in the world. Ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global for its work in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, the group is recognized by clients and industry peers for the quality tax advice it provides worldwide. Baker McKenzie’s Tax Practice expertly covers all aspects of tax planning and transactions, global tax policy, transfer pricing, indirect and state and local taxes, dispute resolution (both administrative and litigation), and wealth management matters.