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Deloitte named "Tax Firm of the Year" in Switzerland for the third time in a row

Also chosen as "Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year"

Zurich, 26 May 2015

For the third year in a row, the International Tax Review (ITR) awarded Deloitte in Switzerland the title of "Tax Firm of the Year". The auditing and consulting firm also received the award of "Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year" for the third time in four years, clearly marking the success of the firm’s ambitious strategy in Switzerland.

“We are delighted and incredibly proud of these two awards, especially as this is the third time that we are receiving them”, said Reto Savoia, Managing Partner Tax at Deloitte in Switzerland. “Being recognised by the renowned International Tax Review as "Tax Firm of the Year" in 2013, 2014 and now 2015 and as "Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year" in 2012, 2014 and now 2015, is a huge success for us. It indeed shows that despite a stagnant market, Deloitte in Switzerland has successfully managed to develop its tax advisory services, significantly increasing its reputation and footprint in the country.”

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. The firm’s real plus point is the unique British-Swiss business model: local tax clients have access to over 14,000 employees in the UK and Switzerland. Such an integrated approach ensures that complex 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.

Deloitte received the two prestigious awards at the ceremony on 21 May in London. Reto Savoia further commented: “We see this as a confirmation of our effort to create real added value for our clients and to offer them an excellent service. We intend to continue to fully convince the market of our internationality, interdisciplinary character and comprehensive expertise in the field of tax advisory services and beyond.”

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About the International Tax Review European Tax Awards

The ITR European Tax Awards have been granted for more than 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 1,300 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 210,000 employees in more than 150 countries around the world.

Note to editors

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 14 000 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 an auditor firm recognised and supervised by the Federal Audit Oversight Authority (FAOA) and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).

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

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