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PwC Legal Wins the recommended Tax Law Company

PwC Legal won the recommended law firm award in the Tax Law category in the Law Firm of 2017 awards organized by the TREND weekly and the Epravo.sk server. The results were announced during a gala evening in Bratislava on Tuesday, 25 April 2017.

Rastislav Nemec, New Director of the PwC Advisory Department

Bratislava, 27 April 2017 –Rastislav Nemec became a new director of the Advisory Department at PwC Slovakia in April 2017. He will specialize in advisory services related to business performance improvement and in managing projects in the public sector. In the past, he led financial advisory services departments at several consulting firms and was a top manager at a financial institution.

Award for the D4/R7 Project PPP Deal of the Year 2016 in Europe

On 1 February 2017, the Project Finance International Magazine (“PFI”) gave the "PPP Deal of the Year 2016 in Europe" Award to the D4/R7 Project in Slovakia. The Bratislava bypass project was recognised in the European competition in the project financing section. PwC in Slovakia and the Czech Republic were the leading advisors in this project, and they co-operated with other firms and the Slovak Ministry of Transport, Construction, and Regional Development from 2014 to 2016.

Paying Taxes 2017 The tax burden of Slovak businesses is 11% higher than the worldwide and EU & EFTA average

Administrative burden of tax payment simplified. The biggest challenge for most countries is tax procedures after tax return submissions, which can delay VAT refunds for more than a year.

Companies with the most effective human capital management recognised at the Leading HR Organisation 2016 awards

PwC announced the winners of the fifth Leading HR Organisation competition, which rewards firms with the most effective HR management and best practice in staff management in Slovakia.

PwC Slovakia is the largest consulting firm in Slovakia for the fourth year running

PwC Slovakia retained its position as the largest consulting firm on the Slovak market for the fourth year running according to TREND, the economy & business weekly. With revenues of more than EUR 47 million in 2015, the firm recorded 15% growth year-on-year.

FY16 global revenues rise to record US$35.9 billion as PwC looks to future

The PwC network reported total global gross revenues of US$35.9 billion for the fiscal year ended on 30 June 2016. At constant exchange rates (local currency), PwC's total global revenues rose by over 7%. Overall PwC’s global headcount grew by over 7% to more than 223,000 people.

London ranks top in PwC Cities of Opportunity Index, followed by Singapore and Toronto

Study assesses social and economic health of 30 leading cities: • European cities – London, Paris, Amsterdam – make a strong showing in biennial PwC study • Economic clout, ease of doing business, education, technology readiness, location and access, amongst key measures • London performance underlines strengths and potential areas for competition post Brexit • City risk resilience and tax profiles assessed

A world of differences: five shifts set to shape the entertainment and media future

As entertainment and media companies seek to tap into pockets of growth and value in an increasingly complex and competitive global marketplace, surging demand from young consumers is opening up fresh areas of opportunity for incumbents and new entrants alike.

New PwC Partner - Asif Khoja

Asif Nazir Khoja was appointed as an Assurance Partner at PwC from 1 July 2016 and will continue to be based at the Bratislava office. He will be the lead partner for US multinational clients in Slovakia and the CEE region. Asif will continue to share his US GAAP / GAAS knowledge and insights to drive business and quality in the CEE region.

Slovak CEOs see the need for improvement in law enforcement and education system in Slovakia

CEOs in Slovak companies expressed how they see the growth of their companies over the coming years and which factors threaten the future of their business in Slovak CEO Survey 2016 conducted by PwC and Forbes.

Slovak and Czech companies use digital technologies to control costs and processes, but underestimate their importance for key business activities – to win customers and attract talent

This is a key finding of PwC’s Digital IQ 2015 survey. The survey examines how top managers control and manage investments in digital technologies so that they contribute to the sustainable development of companies. The study analysed 25 factors, and almost 2,000 executive directors from 51 countries shared their opinions and experience.

Geopolitical threats rise as CEO’s global growth confidence falls

Findings from PwC’s Annual Global CEO survey show only slightly more than a third (35%) are very confident of their own company growth in the coming year, down four points on last year (39%), and even one point below 2013.