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2016 World Tax results: Deloitte tax practice maintains tier one ranking in the GCC

Press release

24 December, 2015 - World Tax 2016 has awarded the Deloitte network its best rankings to date, giving a ‘top tier one’ rating to Deloitte member firms in 48 countries including the Deloitte firm in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. The Deloitte tax practice in the GCC region has therefore maintained its tier one ranking annually since 2010. The International Tax Review World Tax Rankings are based upon input from market and tax professionals around the world.

“We are very pleased that the Deloitte tax practice in the GCC region continues to be recognized by World Tax for excellence in tax and legal services,” said Nauman Ahmed, partner in charge for tax at Deloitte in the Middle East. “These strong results reflect Deloitte’s commitment to making an impact that matters for tax clients locally as well as globally. This is achieved through technical excellence, leading technology, a strong global network, and an overall focus on bringing the right people with the right skills and tools at the right time to address clients’ most important challenges.”

According to its editors, World Tax is designed to provide a full picture of the market for tax advice by assigning tier ratings to firms in many jurisdictions. Firms rated tier one are considered the best teams overall for tax advice in the country concerned. Rankings are based on firms’ breadth and depth of resources and experience, as well as quality of work, and range of specialisms.

About Deloitte tax

There is a global reset underway. Deloitte member firms worldwide can help clients navigate the changes that will occur as a result of initiatives like the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) actions that will fundamentally transform the international tax landscape. Already, tax has become a significant strategic business issue. With over 30,000 member firm tax partners, professionals and staff, Deloitte tax teams have deep local expertise across the globe to deliver services when and where they are needed. For multi-national companies, Deloitte’s flexible business models allows businesses to choose local, regional or global coordination of activities based on their geographic footprint, operating model and strategic choices.

Press contact
Nadine El Hassan
Middle East Public Relations Leader
Deloitte & Touche (M.E.)
Tel: +961 (0) 1 748444
Fax: +961 (0) 1 748999


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Deloitte provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax and related services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte’s more than 220,000 professionals are committed to making an impact that matters.


About Deloitte & Touche (M.E.):

Deloitte & Touche (M.E.) is a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) and is a leading professional services firm established in the Middle East region with uninterrupted presence since 1926.

Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through 26 offices in 15 countries with more than 3,300 partners, directors and staff. It is a Tier 1 Tax advisor in the GCC region since 2010 (according to the International Tax Review World Tax Rankings). It has also received numerous awards in the last few years which include best employer in the Middle East, best consulting firm, the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), as well as the best CSR integrated organization.

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