www. finance-monthly .com FINANCE MONTHLY TAX AWARDS 2017 7 INTRODUCTION The tax sector – large, complex, important and with wide-reaching effects. From indirect tax and tax litigation, through to corporate tax and transfer pricing – tax experts are fully capable of creating waves, which could affect the entire finance world. The 2017 Finance Monthly Tax Awards recognise and celebrate excellence across the increasingly diverse and dynamic tax industry, highlighting its impact and importance. Here at Finance Monthly, we are proud to be able to recognise professionals who are constantly adapting their services to cater for their clients’ needs in an ever-changing economic climate and regulatory landscape. We not only recognise the achievements of the ‘big four’ firms, but we also celebrate the achievements of firms assisting SMEs with their day-to-day tax needs – demonstrating the vitality of professional tax advice in all types of business. Each month, Finance Monthly reports on a wide variety of M&A deals, each requiring the involvement of diligent tax advisors, whose expertise contributes to the successful outcomes of these transactions. This makes our publication ideally placed to observe the skills and attributes of tax experts across the globe. The ability to provide strategic vision and keep a business financially on-track unites the individuals listed within these pages. At Finance Monthly we are proud and excited to present our 2017 Tax Awards – a celebration of the best in the tax sector. Congratulations to our winners and finalists .