Taxand firms praised for high quality tax advice in World Tax 2009
Members of Taxand, the global network of independent tax firms, are celebrating following the publication of International Tax Review's World Tax 2009, the prestigious guide to the world's leading tax firms and advisors.
85% of Taxand members were listed as leading firms for tax advice in: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Indonesia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela.
Taxand firms in Australia, Denmark, Greece, India, Portugal, Russia and Spain received the highest accolade, being ranked in the top tier of tax advisors. World Tax 2009 said:
"Greenwoods & Freehills looms a little larger... since the incorporation of the well-reputed Shaddick & Spence... The addition ... boosts the firm's already competitive staff-to-partner ratios".
"Bech-Bruun (is)... one of the biggest (firms) in Denmark and as one observer commented, "they offer a realistic alternative to the big-four firms".
"...Konstantinos Yannopoulos is well known for his work in tax controversy, Yerassimos Yannopoulos is recognised by his peers for his work on capital markets and ...further recognised for his work on cross-border structuring."
"...A smaller national firm that competes directly with the big four is BMR Advisors... Out of a team of 18 partners and 195 other tax fee earners 20 lawyers and accountants specialise in international tax and 18 others are transfer pricing practitioners."
"...Even though Garrigues has only had a presence in Portugal since 2005, the firm has the largest tax department of all the country's law firms... One client praised the group for "its deep analysis of subjects"."
"...Sergei Pepeliaev...is recognised as the leading figure within the market for tax controversy. He is described by his peers as "one of the best tax lawyers and tax litigators"."
"...The tax team at Garrigues makes up one-third of the firm's Spanish office. Led by Ricardo Gomez ...(who) is described by his peers as "outstanding" and "one of the best lawyers in Spain"."
Frederic Donnedieu de Vabres, Chairman of Taxand said: "It is true testimony to the quality of Taxand member firms that we have received so many recommendations in this independent guide. Based on the opinions of clients, peers and the ITR, it also demonstrates Taxand has developed a powerful reputation not only for excellence in our respective national jurisdictions, but as a force to be reckoned with in the global tax advisory marketplace."
NOTES TO EDITORS
Taxand FIRMS FEATURED IN WORLD TAX 2009:
ARGENTINA, Bruchou, Fern?ndez Madero & Lombardi
MAURITIUS, Multiconsult Ltd
Taxand also has a member firm in PAKISTAN, Huzaima & Ikram, which was not covered by the guide.
Some territories did not include ranking information but listed member firms.
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