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Taxand expands global network in emerging markets

Taxand expands global network in emerging markets

Taxand is delighted to announce another new member to its dynamic network of independent tax firms. To mirror our multinational clients' expansion patterns, we are increasing our coverage in emerging markets. By welcoming HNP Taxand, (formerly known as HNP Legal Counsellors Limited), as our Thai member firm, we now have twelve territories covering Asia Pacific alone and approaching 50 jurisdictions, worldwide.

Fr?d?ric Donnedieu de Vabres, chairman of Taxand, commented: "Taxand has just been nominated by the International Tax Review for its best newcomer award in Asia. This is a reflection of how far we have come in this region in a very short time. The addition of HNP Taxand is another fantastic string to our bow. The firm's people are well respected and their client portfolio, impressive. With strong members in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius, Pakistan, Phillipines, Singapore and now Thailand, Taxand is more capable than ever to deliver high quality, integrated tax advisory services in Asia and worldwide."

Hatasakdi Na Pombejra, managing partner, HNP Taxand commented, "My experience as an international partner with Baker & McKenzie taught me many things, one being the importance of belonging to a robust international network. When I set up HNP in 2002 my vision was to develop an independent practice that matched our clients and people to deliver practical solutions and develop long-lasting working relationships. The access that Taxand gives our clients to over 2,000 leading tax advisors worldwide all committed to delivering high quality, responsive service is staggering. We are very excited and proud that HNP is now the Taxand member firm for Thailand."

NOTES TO EDITORS

ABOUT Taxand

Taxand is a global network of leading tax advisors from independent member firms in approaching 50 countries. Our tax professionals-more than 300 tax partners and 2,000 tax advisors-grasp both the fine points of tax and the broader strategic implications, helping our clients mitigate risk, manage their tax burden and drive the performance of their business.

We're passionate about tax. We collaborate and share knowledge, capitalising on our collective expertise to provide our clients with high quality, tailored advice that helps relieve the pressures associated with making complex tax decisions.

We're also independent-ensuring that our clients adhere both to best practice and to tax law and that we remain free from time-consuming audit-based conflict checks. This, coupled with the compact structure of our member firms, enables us to deliver practical advice, responsively.

Taxand has achieved worldwide market recognition this year. We have won the International Tax Review's (ITR) best newcomer awards for delivering best-in-class cross border advice throughout Europe, across the Americas and over Asia Pacific. Our member firms have also been shortlisted for 33 national ITR awards this year. Moreover 85% of Taxand firms are ranked in the top tiers of World Tax 2009, the ITR's global guide to the world's leading tax firms.

ABOUT HNP Taxand

HNP Counsellors Limited (formerly known as HNP Legal Counsellors Limited) is an independent firm set up in 2002 by former international partners and senior associates of Baker & McKenzie. Now a medium-sized city law firm based in Bangkok, HNP has a team of 6 partners and 18 lawyers and 21 support staff providing strategic tax advice and litigation services for domestic and multinational clients across industry sectors. HNP has an ambitious growth strategy in place to extend its team and service portfolio to become a one stop shop for tax, legal, business and financial advisory services.

The tax practice of HNP will be known as HNP Taxand and will be increasing its tax team to meet anticipated client demand. Its range of tax advice will continue to cover corporate income tax, withholding income tax, the international tax implications of double taxation agreements, transfer pricing services, value added tax (VAT), customs duty, excises tax, personal income tax and tax issues relating to mergers & acquisitions and debt restructuring. HNP Taxand matches its clients and people to deliver practical solutions and develop strong working relationships.

For further information please contact Hatasakdi Na Pombejra, managing partner, HNP Taxand.


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