The International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers has brought together Michael Schler of Cravath Swaine & Moore, Ana Lucía Ferreyra of Teijeiro & Ballone Abogados and João Magalhães Ramalho of PLMJ to discuss stricter enforcement, reconciling international and domestic tax regulation and transfer pricing and greater transparency.
Sonia Velasco of Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira explores recent developments for international taxpayers.
"Efforts to ensure that all pay their fair share of taxes are clearly to be endorsed but these initiatives should not only include multinationals and big corporations, (who now often find themselves the target of public debate), but of all of us, low or high taxpayers."
The International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers has brought together three of the world’s leading practitioners to discuss key issues facing corporate tax lawyers today. They consider reasons for the increase in transfer pricing work and litigation, and provide an insight into the relationship between tax lawyers and accounting practices in their respective jurisdictions.
In this section we single out the best represented firms in our research this year and the most highly regarded practitioners in different regions throughout the world.
For the fourth consecutive year Loyens & Loeff leads our research in this field with 26 nominees from across its offices in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the US. Following closely behind is Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, which fields 22 lawyers to this edition, eight of whom hail from the firm's London office. Eighteen lawyers represent Baker & McKenzie from the firm’s offices in Europe, Asia, South America and the US and Linklaters earns 16 listings, with its German offices securing five nominees.
“Tax shaming”, the culture of naming companies seeking to avoid paying tax in the countries in which they are doing business, is on the rise; the past year alone has seen multinational corporations such as Starbucks, Google and Amazon criticised for their tax structures. While these companies - and many others - are not doing anything illegal, public opinion is clearly turning against them. The result is that companies are rethinking their tax strategies to avoid reputational damage, putting an end to the days of “aggressive tax planning” for good.
With the benefit of over 15 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the corporate tax legal market place worldwide, focusing on tax avoidance, the rise in litigation, transfer pricing and restructuring and shifts in legal marketplace.
In this section we analyse the findings of our research to single out the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide for their corporate tax practices. From Amsterdam-based law firm, Loyens & Loeff, 27 lawyers feature as leaders in the field. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lists 21 experts, followed by Linklaters with 17 and Baker & Mckenzie with 10.
With the benefit of over 14 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the corporate tax legal marketplace worldwide.
In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide.
Our extensive research uncovers 736 leading corporate tax professionals, praised for their gold-standard expertise. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP excels in our international research with 21 partners on our list across eight offices worldwide.
As higher unemployment and lower company profits shrink tax revenue, the financial fall-out has pushed tax further up the political agenda. Tax rules and requirements are becoming ever more stringent in a bid to regulate an increasingly frontier-less marketplace and maximise economic recovery. We examine the challenges that face the legal marketplace, the spoils for the victor in this corporate tax tug-of-war, and the changes that are reshaping the industry.
Our research identifies 34 eminent lawyers from nine different countries in the CIS region.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP has an established reputation in this field; competitors are quick to praise its “strong department” and “outstanding team”
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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.