Leading global law firm Baker McKenzie received 10 awards at the International Tax Review (ITR) European Awards 2021, including National Tax Firm of the Year in both the UK and Türkiye, and National Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year in Türkiye. Baker McKenzie is also recognized as National Tax Disputes Firm of the Year in three jurisdictions (Belgium, Russia, France) and at regional level.
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 EMEA region. Award submissions are judged on the scale, complexity, and innovation of impactful client work over the past year. Firms and in-house tax teams from over 30 jurisdictions competed for these awards, which were presented virtually on September 9.
The ITR Awards team said of Baker McKenzie’s wins:
"Baker McKenzie led the way on ground-breaking tax dispute and litigation cases in 2020, displaying impressive breadth and depth throughout the EMEA region."
Baker McKenzie and Esin Attorney Partnership* received the following awards:
- UK Tax Firm of the Year
- Türkiye Tax Firm of the Year
- National Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year (Türkiye)
- National Tax Disputes Firm of the Year (Russia)
- National Tax Disputes Firm of the Year (France)
- National Tax Disputes Firm of the Year (Belgium)
- US Corporate Tax Firm of the Year
- Tax Litigation and Disputes Firm of the Year
- Indirect Tax Firm of the Year
- Tax Practice Leader of the Year (Mark Delaney, London, UK)
Whether advocating for clients with top shelf dispute and litigation work or providing comprehensive tax and transfer pricing advice, Baker McKenzie has proven to be a key leader throughout the EMEA region. The Firm has also been named European Tax litigation and Disputes Firm of year and US Corporate Tax Firm of the Year in Europe for a number of years.
Speaking after the ceremony, Marnin Michaels, Regional Chair of Baker McKenzie’s Tax practice in EMEA, said, "We are thrilled to have won 10 awards and accolades this year across multiple jurisdictions in the region and it’s an honor to see Baker McKenzie's market-leading EMEA tax team recognized once more in the market. Those awards truly reflect the hard work our team is continuously doing to provide clients with the best quality service and tailored advises in order to help them achieve their goals and ambitions."
Mark Delaney, Head of Baker McKenzie’s Tax team in London and ITR Tax Practice Leader of the Year added, "I’m humbled and honoured to have been awarded EMEA Tax Practice Leader of the Year, however I am particularly thrilled to see our team win UK Tax Firm of the Year. It has been a very challenging year, the team has worked incredibly hard and to come out top in such a competitive market as the UK is a real validation that we’re doing something right!"
*A Turkish law firm in cooperation agreement with Baker McKenzie.