Mayer Brown and Tauil & Chequer Advogados (T&C), in association with Mayer Brown, have been named finalists in eight categories of the Americas Tax Awards 2017 sponsored by International Tax Review. The annual awards recognize the most innovative tax transactional, structuring, litigation and transfer-pricing work done in North, Central and South America in 2016-2017. This year’s winners will be announced in September.

Mayer Brown and T&C are named as “Firm of the Year” finalist in six categories:

  • North American Tax Disputes Firm of the Year;
  • Brazil Tax Firm of the Year;
  • US Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year;
  • Chicago Tax Firm of the Year;
  • Houston/Dallas Tax Firm of the Year; and
  • New York Tax Firm of the Year.

Additionally, Mayer Brown worked on American Axle & Manufacturing Holding’s acquisition of Metaldyne Performance Group, which is named an “Americas M&A Tax Deal of the Year” finalist, and T&C advised on Cosan’s sale of equity stake in Radar Propriedades Agricolas and Radar II Propriedades agricolas, a finalist in the “Americas Real Estate Tax Deal of the Year” category.

International Tax Review will select winners based on firm submissions and interviews with private practice lawyers and in-house tax executives.