May 22, 2015
Weil has been recognized at the Euromoney International Tax Review’s European Tax Awards 2015, held last night at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, for its role on ground-breaking, high-profile tax disputes and for leading the tax aspects of significant European private equity deals. The awards, which are judged on size, innovation and client impact, cover 2014 European matters.
The Firm received an unprecedented three awards: European Tax Disputes Firm of the Year; European Private Equity Tax Deal of the Year (for Montagu’s $805 million acquisition of the healthcare devices and prescription retail business divisions of Rexam plc); and European Telecommunications and Technology Deal of the Year (for the €7.2 billion sale by various shareholders, including Providence, of Ono to Vodafone). Weil was nominated for a further eight awards, including UK Tax Firm of the Year and US Law Firm in Europe.
The Tax Disputes award follows last month's success at the Legal Business Awards, and recognizes our work acting on a number of high-profile, precedent-setting cases, including Littlewoods' long-standing dispute with HMRC concerning interest on overpaid VAT, which yesterday secured victory in the Court of Appeal.