Taxand, the alliance of independent tax boutiques born out of the ashes of Andersen Legal, has welcomed 10 new to its network including UK firm Chiltern.
While initially working towards doubling its size in 18 months, Taxand has achieved its aim in just six months and it is hoping to secure one more member firm imminently.
Commenting on Taxand’s rapid growth Frederic Donnedieu de Vabres, who launched French firm Arsene after Andersen legal merged with Ernst & Young in 2002, said: "The need is so evident due to the constraint of the big four."
"This is just the starting point," explained Donnedieu de Vabres. Taxand plans to launch in the Netherlands, Latin America and Canada.
The ten new members are: Bruchou, Fernandez Madero, Lombardi & Mitrani in Argentina; AB Partners Bvba in Belgium; Barbosa, Mussnich & Aragao Advogados in Brazil; Avanzia Tax Advisors in Malta; Multiconsult in Mauritius, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortes y Fuentes in Mexico; SC (MACF) in Poland; Zaragoza & Alvarado in Porto Rico; Chiltern in the UK and a firm in Indonesia.
Taxand now counts 1,000 tax advisers including 170 partners.