Just one year after the launch of its European Transfer Pricing Centre in Brussels, Mayer Brown has been named Belgium Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year by the International Tax Review.

The fifth annual European Tax Award ceremony took place in London on 19 May 2009. The Brussels office was shortlisted for National Tax Firm of the Year and Belgium Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year.

Astrid Pieron, Tax Partner in the Brussels office and head of the European Transfer Pricing Centre, said: “This award is a great recognition for our transfer pricing team in developing a European transfer pricing practice. Our experience, combined with outstanding capabilities in the US and Asia, makes Mayer Brown an obvious choice for global transfer pricing work”

Kiran Desai, Partner in charge of the Brussels office of Mayer Brown, added: “This award is a formidable achievement in the face of incumbent competitors and demonstrates our capabilities”

Already a recognized leader in transfer pricing work in the US, Mayer Brown is in a unique position to offer a fully-integrated transfer pricing practice, drawing on competences from our twenty-one offices and three alliance offices in fourteen countries.

The breadth of the practice experience, the ability to manage Pan-European projects and the concentrated EU focus ensure that each client’s transfer pricing strategy is optimized on a multi-country level.