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Deloitte named "Tax Firm of the Year" in Switzerland for the second time

The auditing and consulting firm was also chosen as "Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year"

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ZURICH, 22 May 2014 - For the second year in a row, the International Tax Review (ITR) awarded Deloitte in Switzerland the title of "Tax Firm of the Year". The additional award of "Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year" is further impressive proof of Deloitte's ambitious strategy in Switzerland bearing fruit.

“We are incredibly proud of these two awards”, said Reto Savoia, Managing Partner, Tax at Deloitte in Switzerland. “The fact that the renowned International Tax Review has selected us for the second time in a row as "Tax Firm of the Year" and, after 2012, has again named us "Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year", is a huge success. Tax advisory services have tremendous strategic significance at Deloitte here in Switzerland and are the reason we have been continuously developing this area for many years. Our team - quite rightly - enjoys an excellent reputation in the Swiss market.” 

Tax services with a unique business model

The global network of Deloitte experts advises clients in Switzerland through its comprehensive range of integrated tax services. Here, the real plus point is the unique British-Swiss business model: Local tax clients have access to some 12,600 employees in the UK and Switzerland. Such an integrated approach ensures that demanding tax issues can be dealt with holistically. This is a particularly important factor for multinational companies as numerous challenges arise as a result of their business activities in regions with varying tax laws.

At the award ceremony in London last night, Reto Savoia accepted both awards on behalf of Deloitte: “We see this as a confirmation of our effort to create real added value for our clients and to offer them an excellent service. For us, these awards represent a motivation to keep on pursuing very ambitious objectives. We intend to continue to fully convince our clients of our internationality, interdisciplinary character and comprehensive expertise in the field of tax advisory services.” 

About the International Tax Review European Tax Awards

The ITR European Tax Awards have been granted for ten years. Criteria used to evaluate companies are: size, innovation and complexity. Hereby factors such as quality of the client base, reputation and business methodology also play a decisive role.

More information is available on their website: http://www.internationaltaxreview.com/

About Deloitte in Switzerland

Deloitte is a leading accounting and consulting company in Switzerland and provides industry-specific services in the areas of audit, tax, consulting and corporate finance. With approximately 1,100 employees at six locations in Basel, Berne, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano and Zurich (headquarters), Deloitte serves companies and institutions of all legal forms and sizes in all industry sectors. Deloitte AG is a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP, the UK member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL). DTTL member firms comprise of approximately 200,000 employees in more than 150 countries around the world.

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In this press release references to Deloitte are references to Deloitte AG, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP, which is the United Kingdom member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”), a UK private company limited by guarantee, whose member firms are legally separate and independent entities. Please see www.deloitte.com/ch/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of DTTL and its member firms.

Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries are leading business advisers, providing audit, tax, consulting and corporate finance services through more than 12,600 exceptional people across the UK and Switzerland. Known as an employer of choice for innovative human resources programmes, it is dedicated to helping its clients and people excel.

Deloitte AG is recognised by the Federal Audit Oversight Authority and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority.

The information contained in this press release is correct at the time of going to press.

For more information, please visit www.deloitte.ch.

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