Uría Menéndez and Slaughter and May named “Best European M&A Tax Team of the Year”
The British publication International Tax Review held its European Awards in London last night.May 19, 2011
Last night, Uría Menéndez and Slaughter and May were named "Best European M&A Tax Team of the Year” by the prestigious British publication International Tax Review in the seventh annual edition of its International Tax Review European Tax Awards. The group competed against ten other elite nominations.
International Tax Review praised Uría Menéndez and Slaughter and May for its joint advice to British Airways plc on its merger with Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España, S.A. as well as the team’s assistance to Banco Santander on its issue of 6.75 per cent Mandatorily Exchangeable Bonds due 2013 fully subscribed by Qatar Holdings.”
The awards ceremony was held in London last night and was attended by representatives of a wide range of companies and law and accounting firms from across Europe. Uría Menéndez partners Rafael Fuster Tozer and Jesús López Tello accepted the award on behalf of the firm and made a joint statement saying, "we are very proud to receive this award, which represents the successful and challenging teamwork of British Airways and Banco Santander as well as Slaughter and May and Uría Menéndez. Together, we have closed some of the most challenging and fascinating M&A deals in years."
More than 21 years after the first copy of International Tax Review was released, the legal publication continues to be one of Britain's most widely read and respected tax publications.