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Fenwick Named Best San Francisco, Silicon Valley Tax Firm

Mountain View, CA (September 28, 2015) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that for the seventh year, 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.

The firm also received a record three Tax Deal of the Year awards, more than any other firm this year. Presented at the annual Americas Awards Dinner in New York, the Americas Tax Awards honor top firms in North and South America.

“We are delighted with the recognition of the sophisticated tax work we do for clients around the globe,” said David Forst, chair of Fenwick’s tax group. “We received a record-breaking four honors this year which testifies to our position as one of the nation’s leading tax practices.”

This year, Fenwick received the Americas Energy Tax Deal of the Year award for the firm’s work on the $13 billion sale of Canadian public oil company Talisman Energy to Madrid-based Repsol. The acquisition makes Repsol one of the world’s largest companies in the energy sector.

The firm was also honored with the Tax Deal of the Year in the Americas Joint Venture category for its representation of a consortium of the world’s leading financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNY Mellon, BlackRock, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo, in forming Symphony Communication Services, a secure communication and workflow technology company. Fenwick also provided the joint venture with tax advice related to the concurrent acquisition by Symphony of Perzo Inc.

Fenwick received a third Deal of the Year award, Americas M&A Deal of the Year, for representing Tim Hortons in its $11.4 billion acquisition by Burger King.

Fenwick tax lawyers handle high-stakes transactional work, joint ventures, complex transfer pricing matters and international tax planning and represent companies in tax dispute resolution and big-ticket federal litigation. The group represents both domestic and international clients, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies.

"They offer technical excellence, clarity over billing and for international tax they are a world-class leader,” a client shared with Chambers USA, which ranks the firm among the United States’ best tax practices both nationally and globally.

The Legal 500 also noted that Fenwick tax attorneys “provided advice on some of the largest and most significant M&A transactions of 2014.”

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies – at every stage of their lifecycle – and the investors that partner with them. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions on issues ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust, and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. For information about a career at Fenwick visit us at fenwick.com/careers​.