This year we highlight 86 market-leading experts who come highly commended for their expertise providing advice and expert evidence across a broad range of tax issues including transfer pricing, international tax policies and contentious proceedings.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
Patricia Matos is held in high esteem by sources who applaud her wealth of experience advising on transfer pricing matters.
Clara Dithmer is a “top-notch tax expert” who excels in transfer pricing issues and tax disputes according to impressed sources.
Carlos Loureiro is revered for his profound knowledge spanning the full gamut of direct and indirect taxation matters.
Asger Mosegaard Kelstrup is recommended for his encyclopaedic understanding of transfer pricing regulations.
Carlo Romano is looked upon with enormous favour by sources who commend his two decades of experience in contentious tax-related proceedings.
Leendert Verschoor is highly sought-after by multinational companies for his strong transfer pricing expertise.
Thomas Bjerre is revered for the first-rate advice he provides to multinationals on transfer pricing issues and tax valuations.
Other Leading Individuals
Klaus Hirschler at Vienna University of Economics and Business ranks highly among peers and is hailed as “an authority on reorganisation tax law”.
Eduard Lechner with the University of Vienna is an “exceptional expert witness” who is revered for his outstanding work on complex tax disputes.
Amanda Pletz at NERA Economic Consulting is a “go-to for transfer pricing” and is lauded as “extremely thorough, diligent and responsive” with a “strong understanding of the economics in a business context”.
Tomi Viitala at Aalto University is renowned for his international tax research and profound expertise in the taxation of investment funds.
Marjaana Helminen at University of Helsinki is well thought of among market commentators for her encyclopaedic understanding of EU tax law.
Jaakko Ossa of University of Turku is a distinguished professor with a strong international reputation for his work on corporate income tax.
Seppo Penttilä at University of Tampere is a highly sought-after expert with considerable knowledge of international tax law and transfer pricing issues.
KPMG’s Eric Wallace is distinguished by his three decades of experience providing first-class tax advice to domestic and international clients.
Kees van Raad at University of Leiden is “renowned across the world” thanks to his stellar reputation as “exceptional on international tax issues”.
Independent expert Jaime Carvalho Esteves stands out as “one of the very best tax practitioners in Portugal” and regularly provides first-rate strategic advice to domestic and international companies and individuals.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
Brian Arnold at the University of Waterloo is a distinguished tax specialist with a strong reputation for his long-standing tax advisory experience in Canada.
Richard Wise at Wise Global Advisors is an “absolute authority on tax valuation” and excels in cross-border transactions as well as financial litigation.
Howard Johnson with Duff & Phelps is renowned for his two decades of experience providing top-notch tax advice pertaining to complex M&A transactions across a broad range of industries.
Jack Mintz at University of Calgary is a “first-rate corporate tax expert” who is “vastly knowledgeable”. He stands out for his detailed understanding of corporate income tax matters.
Larry Morassutti of The Morassutti Group is celebrated for his deep expertise in tax issues relating to large-scale real estate transactions as well as his extensive experience as expert witness in tax disputes.
Andrew Dubroff at EY is a “first-class consolidated returns specialist” with an exceptional understanding of US tax regulations.
Stephen Shay at Harvard University is a “standout name” who is “incredibly good” and is “highly sought after for his international tax advice”.
Thomas Wessel with KPMG is highlighted for his profound knowledge of tax issues relating to spin-offs, D&E offerings and restructuring transactions.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
The “brilliant” Eliseu Martins at Universidade de São Paulo is looked upon with enormous favour by sources who consider him “the leading figure in Brazil for tax accounting issues”.
Heleno Taveira Torres with Heleno Torres Advogados is a “phenomenal tax analyst” with a “sharp mind” and extensive international advisory experience.
Marco Aurélio Greco of Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo is highlighted for his “extensive expertise in tax planning” and is “revered by tax authorities”.
Humberto Ávila at Humberto Ávila Advocacia is a “renowned and respected tax expert” who provides “excellent legal opinions and oral arguments”.
Paulo de Barros Carvalho with Barros Carvalho Advogados Associados is a “respected scholar” who “stands out in Brazil as one of the greatest authorities on tax law”.
João Francisco Bianco at Mariz de Oliveira e Siqueira Campos Advogados is “highly regarded as an excellent lawyer with deep knowledge of international tax law” and is “the go-to for corporate income tax issues”.
Wayne Lonergan at Lonergan Edwards & Associates is an “exceptional tax expert” who provides “top-notch opinions and is brilliant in court”.
Michael Potter of Axiom Forensics Pty is “strongly endorsed” for his “vast experience” and for “always delivering the facts” when it comes to tax disputes and valuations.
Tony Samuel with Sapere Forensic enjoys a “sensational reputation” as “one of the top tax experts in Australia with a tremendously strong practice” and “respected commercial acumen”..
Yoon Oh at Hanyang University is a top-notch tax scholar with extensive experience teaching and advising on the full gamut of corporate tax issues.