Gowling WLG lauded for tax and transfer pricing capabilities by International Tax Review

09 October 2020

Gowling WLG and several of its professionals have been listed among the world's leading tax practitioners in the 2021 editions of Tax Controversy Leaders, Indirect Tax Leaders and Women in Tax by the International Tax Review (ITR).

In addition, the 2021 edition of ITR's World Transfer Pricing recognized Gowling WLG as one of Canada's leading transfer pricing firms. Two partners were also distinguished in the guide as "highly regarded" practitioners. New this year, Gowling WLG was listed as a leading tax firm in World Tax, with partner Ash Gupta named as a tax leader in Canada.

"Every year, clients count on our team to deliver sophisticated tax strategies that allow their business to grow - both at home and abroad," said Paul Carenza, leader of Gowling WLG's tax team in Canada. "The recognition by the International Tax Review is a strong testament to our ongoing commitment to clients to do more and be more - no matter the challenge at hand."

The following Gowling WLG professionals are named as leaders in the respective ITR guides - all of which are considered key sources of intelligence and analysis for the tax industry:

Indirect Tax 2021
Michael Bussmann

Tax Controversy 2021
Michael Bussmann
Stevan Novoselac
Yves Ouellette
John Sorensen

Women in Tax 2021
Carole Chouinard
Laura Gheorghiu

World Tax 2021
Ash Gupta

World Transfer Pricing 2021
Dale Hill
Mark Kirkey

The ITR rankings mark the second time that Gowling WLG's Tax and Transfer Pricing practices have been recognized in the last month. In September, the team was shortlisted in two categories - Canada Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year and North America Indirect Tax Practice Leader of the Year (Michael Bussman) - at the ITR Americas Tax Awards 2020.

Gowling WLG's Tax Group has extensive experience advising both Canadian and international clients, and has an in-depth understanding of a wide range of industries, including apparel, banking, energy, finance and leasing, insurance, manufacturing, payments, real estate, traditional and internet retail, telecommunications and transportation.

In conjunction with the firm's Tax Group, the Transfer Pricing and Competent Authority Group helps organizations optimize their global tax position and reduce exposure to unfavourable audit assessments through in-depth tax planning and innovative implementation strategies.

For more information on the various ITR guides, visit internationaltaxreview.com.