Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, was named “US Tax Court Firm of the Year” at the annual Americas Tax Awards sponsored by International Tax Review. The firm also was named “Washington DC Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year” and advised on two matters that were named deals of the year: “Americas Financial Services Tax Deal of the Year” – the sale by State Farm and related affiliates of Canadian insurance and other financial services operations to Desjardins Group; and “Americas Joint Venture Deal of the Year” – Cameron/Schlumberger JV to form OneSubsea.
“We are pleased that Mayer Brown’s work litigating major tax cases in US courts has been spotlighted and that Mayer Brown’s Tax team has once again been recognized by clients and peers for assisting clients in their most significant and complex tax matters,” said Joel V. Williamson, leader of Mayer Brown’s global Tax Controversy practice.
The Americas Tax Awards recognize the most innovative tax transactional, structuring, litigation and transfer-pricing work done in North and South America. This year’s winners were chosen based on their work in the past 12 months, in addition to information obtained through interviews with a significant number of tax advisers, private-practice lawyers, tax executives and in-house counsel to gain their perspective on the ground-breaking work completed throughout the year.
Earlier in 2014, Mayer Brown was named “Tax Controversy Team of the Year” in the inaugural Legal 500 United States Awards, which makes Mayer Brown the first firm to hold that title as well as the International Tax Review’s “US Tax Court Firm of the Year” at the same time.
The firm was also recognized in 2014 for the ninth and eight consecutive year by Chambers USA and Legal 500 US, respectively, with top rankings for its Tax Controversy practice. The firm also received a top ranking for the eighth consecutive year from Legal 500 US in the "Domestic Tax: Central" category.