Baker McKenzie's Asia Pacific Tax Practice was once again recognized for its first-rate tax advice, winning seven awards at the 2020 International Tax Review Asia Tax Awards.
The Firm took home the regional award "International Tax Law Firm of the Year." It also won the national award "Thailand Tax Disputes Firm of the Year." Meanwhile, member firms HHP Law Firm and Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow were named "Indonesia Tax Firm of the Year" and "Singapore Tax Disputes Firm of the Year," respectively.
The Firm was also recognized for its work on a number of leading tax matters, including FWD Group's acquisition of SCB Life Assurance and KKR's acquisition of LCY, both of which were named "Regional Impact Deals of the Year."
Moreover, Steven Sieker, managing partner of Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong and Mainland China offices, has been named "Asia Tax Litigation and Disputes Practice Leader of the Year." Steven was formerly the head of the Firm's Asia Pacific Tax Practice.
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.
Commenting on the awards, Brendan Kelly, Asia Pacific Chair of Baker McKenzie's Tax Practice, said, "I would like to congratulate Steven and our teams in Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia on their wins. These awards are an acknowledgement of the extensive quality and expertise of our tax practice in this region. It is an honor to see our hard work and expertise recognized by our clients and our peers."
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.