Fenwick Honored as the Leading Silicon Valley and San Francisco Tax Firm

Mountain View, CA (September 26, 2017)– Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that for the ninth time in 12 years, the firm has been named San Francisco and Silicon Valley’s Tax Firm of the Year by International Tax Review at its annual Americas Tax Awards.

International Tax Review also named the firm the U.S. Tax Court Firm of the Year, the firm’s fourth national tax litigation award. Fenwick also received two Tax Deal of the Year awards. Presented at the annual Americas Awards Dinner in New York, the Americas Tax Awards honor top firms in North and South America.

“We are thankful to work with such cutting-edge companies, helping them navigate novel international tax issues and execute complex, industry-shaping deals,” said Adam Halpern, chair of Fenwick’s tax group. “We are humbled to have such a phenomenal team and appreciate this recognition of Fenwick’s position as one of the nation’s top tax practices.”

Fenwick tax lawyers handle complex transfer pricing matters and international tax planning and represent companies in tax dispute resolution and big-ticket federal tax litigation. The group represents both domestic and international clients, having counseled more than 100 Fortune 500 companies.

The Fenwick tax team also handles high-stakes transactional work, including international restructurings, M&A, joint ventures, and spin offs. The firm's Americas Media & Entertainment Tax M&A Deal of the Year award was for its work on Tencent's acquisition of an 84% interest in mobile games giant Supercell that values the company at over $10 billion. Fenwick represented Supercell in the deal.

As Chambers USA recently reported, “Sources highlight the Fenwick team's adept handling of international tax matters, reflecting the firm's phenomenal international practice.” Chambers ranks the firm among the United States’ best tax practices both nationally and globally.

The Fenwick tax group consistently receives recognition from publications including International Tax Review, Euromoney, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 and World’s Leading Tax Advisors.

The full Americas Tax Awards rankings are available through the International Tax Review website.