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London, May 26 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – The best inte…

London, May 26 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – The best international tax advisers in Europe gathered at Claridge’s in London last night to celebrate the best in tax work done over the past year and to receive awards for excellence in tax services.

Baker & McKenzie picked up the coveted European tax firm of the year award, presented by Michael Templeman, tax director of Schroders Investment Management. There were honours for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the European transfer pricing firm of the year category, presented by Henning Lauritsen, tax director of Carlsberg Breweries. Linklaters were crowned European tax litigation firm of the year and Dewey Ballantine won the award for the best US tax firm of the year in Europe

Tax advisers from the leading law and accounting firms in Europe and in-house tax specialists from multinational companies, including British Telecom, Carlsberg, Deutsche Bank, GE and Schroders Investment Management, attended International Tax Review’s inaugural awards dinner.

There were also awards for national tax firm of the year in 13 European countries and national transfer pricing firm of the year awards in 11 countries.

Complete list of winners
PAN-EUROPEAN AWARDS

European tax firm of the year – BAKER & McKENZIE
European transfer pricing firm of the year – PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS
European tax litigation firm of the year – LINKLATERS
US tax firm of the year in Europe – DEWEY BALLANTINE

TRANSFER PRICING FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARDS

DENMARK – PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS
FINLAND – PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS
FRANCE – CMS BUREAU FRANCIS LEFEBVRE
ITALY – MAISTO E ASSOCIATI
NETHERLANDS – BAKER & MCKENZIE
SWITZERLAND – PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS
SWEDEN – KPMG
SPAIN – GARRIGUES
UK – PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS

NATIONAL TAX FIRM OF THE YEAR AWARDS

BELGIUM – LINKLATERS DE BANDT
DENMARK – BECH-BRUUN DRAGSTED
FINLAND – ROSCHIER HOLMBERG.
FRANCE – CLEARY GOTTLIEB STEEN & HAMILTON
GERMANY – FLICK GOCKE SCHAUMBURG
IRELAND – ARTHUR COX
ITALY – MAISTO E ASSOCIATI
RUSSIA – PEPELIAEV, GOLTSBLAT & PARTNERS.
SPAIN – GARRIGUES
SWEDEN – MANNHEIMER SWARTLING
SWITZERLAND – HOMBURGER
UK – ALLEN & OVERY

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