The leading tax and advisory firm won Best Corporate or Business Tax Practice and Best International Tax Team in the annual awards which made their debut in 2001. The awards quickly became recognised as marks of excellence within the tax profession. The awards are now sought-after by UK tax professionals, whether they work for multinational companies or in accountancy and law firms.
Nilesh Shah, CEO of the firm said: “I’m very proud that the work our people undertake for our clients on a daily basis has been recognised by the tax industry through these illustrious awards. It was a great team effort and richly deserved.”
He added: “Tax can often be complex, and our people at Blick Rothenberg go out of their way to help clients, and each other. I am particularly pleased that this has been recongnised at a time when they all have been under extreme pressure due to the current pandemic. It will give them a great boost.”
The competition was fierce, but the two categories that the firm won were:
1. Best Corporate or Business Tax Practice
Criteria: This award went to the best corporate or business tax practice in 2019/20. The award was open to firms advising corporates on any aspect of their tax affairs, such as: the tax aspects of corporate, commercial and financial transactions; advising on significant tax planning assignments; managing tax and reputational risk; supporting efficient compliance and reporting processes; and transfer pricing issues.
Short-listing: Blick Rothenberg’s Corporate tax team were one of five short-listed.
The organisers said: “The winning team has a strong presence in the tax world and, in the words of the judges: ‘know what they’re good at and stick to it’.”
2. Best International Tax Team
Criteria: This award was open to international teams in larger firms or independent firms specialising in international tax. Qualifying firms could offer a broad range of international experience or expertise in a particular area of international tax, not only business taxes, but also the taxation of internationally mobile employees or international tax for high net worth individuals.
Short-listing: Blick Rothenberg’s International Tax Team were one of three short-listed.
The organisers said: “The winning team showed that important and valuable tax work can be done for smaller medium-sized international business. The judges particularly liked how they brought together expertise in transfer pricing and customs duty when advising on supply chain management.”
Blick Rothenberg were also a short-listed finalist in the ‘Best Private Client Tax Practice’ category.