May 16, 2013
International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges was named ‘European M&A Tax Firm of the Year’ at the International Tax Review’s European Tax Awards 2013 ceremony in London last night. These prestigious annual awards, which are in their eighth year, recognise excellence in private practice and in-house tax departments across Europe and South Africa.
The ‘European M&A Tax Firm of the Year’ award covers M&A tax advice given in 2012 in more than one European jurisdiction, and the judges sought examples of innovative tax solutions to large and complex cross-border transactions. International Tax Review considered submissions and conducted further research when making their nominations, including interviews with practitioners and tax executives from companies around Europe. The firm was also nominated for ‘US law firm in Europe’ and for ‘ECJ firm of the year – indirect tax’ categories.
Last year, Weil’s European network was involved in a number of big-ticket headline M&A deals for corporate and private equity clients. Much of our work includes assembling multi-disciplinary teams across Europe to support clients on complex acquisitions and disposals.
Our European tax group, as part of an integrated global tax practice, provides full service tax expertise at the highest level, and covers Corporate (including M&A and private equity), Finance , Restructuring, Employee Incentives, and own account (including high-profile tax litigation). Very few firms can match Weil's diverse workload across the spectrum of tax issues impacting global business today.