22 May 2015 | 02:24 pm |
International law firm Pinsent Masons has won the prestigious 'Tax Team in a Law Firm' award at The Taxation Awards 2015.
The Taxation Awards are widely recognised as one of the most reputable awards in the industry. The Tax Team in a Law Firm award honours tax teams which have demonstrated innovative work which adds value to clients as well as team work and proven performance in excess of expectations.
Pinsent Masons fought off stiff competition from Baker & McKenzie, Eversheds, Joseph Hage Aaronson and Olswang to secure the accolade.
Commenting on the win, Jason Collins head of tax, said:
“We are really proud to win this award. Pinsent Masons (uniquely) has a large multidisciplinary tax team, with top tax lawyers working alongside chartered tax advisers and former tax policy officers. Our clients value our advice on the full spectrum of contentious and advisory matters and this award recognises the excellence of our tax practice”.
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