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PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS (doing business as PWC) is a multinational professional services network headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the second largest professional services firm in the world, and is one of the Big Four auditors , along with Deloitte
, EY and KPMG . Vault Accounting 50 has ranked PwC as the most prestigious accounting firm in the world for seven consecutive years, as well as the top firm to work for in North America for three consecutive years.

PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries, 743 locations, with 223,468 people. As of 2015, 22% of the workforce worked in Asia, 26% in North America and Caribbean and 32% in Western Europe. The company's global revenues were $37.7 billion in FY 2017, of which $16 billion was generated by its Assurance practice, $9.46 billion by its Tax practice and $12.25 billion by its Advisory practice. PwC provides services to 422 out of 500 Fortune 500 companies.

The firm was formed in 1998 by a merger between Coopers "> , PwC is the 5th-largest privately owned company in the United States.


* 1 History

* 1.1 Coopers & Lybrand * 1.2 Price Waterhouse * 1.3 1998 to present

* 2 Operations

* 2.1 Service lines * 2.2 Data
analysis * 2.3 Offices

* 3 Legal structure * 4 Name * 5 Logo

* 6 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

* 6.1 Best Picture announcement error

* 7 Sponsorship

* 7.1 Sports * 7.2 Awards * 7.3 Startups * 7.4 Others

* 8 Corporate affairs and culture

* 8.1 General corporate culture * 8.2 Charitable foundation * 8.3 Sustainable Development Goals: The World Business Council for Sustainable Development * 8.4 Supporting education * 8.5 Workers\' rights * 8.6 Flexible working hours policy * 8.7 Global "Code of Conduct" * 8.8 Strategy &

* 9 Partnerships

* 9.1 ID2020 * 9.2 HeForShe * 9.3 Google
* 9.4 Coursera
* 9.5 HPE * 9.6 DXC Technology * 9.7 Oracle * 9.8 SAP-ERP * 9.9 Salesforce-NSI * 9.10 Microsoft
* 9.11 United Nations
United Nations

* 10 Staff * 11 Alumni * 12 Awards

* 13 Controversies

* 13.1 Gender employment discrimination * 13.2 Tax issues * 13.3 American International Group Inc. * 13.4 ChuoAoyama Suspension * 13.5 Tyco settlement * 13.6 Satyam case * 13.7 Yukos prosecutions * 13.8 Global Trust Bank Ltd and DSQ Software * 13.9 Transneft
Russia case * 13.10 Northern Rock * 13.11 JP Morgan Securities audit * 13.12 Water privatisation in Delhi
* 13.13 Cattles * 13.14 PCAOB report on audit inspections * 13.15 Quinn Insurance * 13.16 Connaught plc * 13.17 Tesco
* 13.18 Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ * 13.19 Luxembourg Leaks * 13.20 Petrobras Brazil * 13.21 Australia * 13.22 BHS * 13.23 MF Global malpractice lawsuit * 13.24 BT Italy * 13.25 Lezo Case * 13.26 PrivatBank

* 14 Recognition * 15 See also * 16 References * 17 Further reading * 18 External links


The firm was created in 1998 when Coopers & Lybrand merged with Price Waterhouse.

COOPERS Lybrand, Ross Bros & Montgomery and a Canadian firm McDonald, Currie and Co, agreed to adopt the name Coopers & Lybrand in international practice. In 1973 the three member firms in the UK, US and Canada changed their names to Coopers & Lybrand. Then in 1980 Coopers & Lybrand expanded its expertise in insolvency substantially by acquiring Cork Gully , a leading firm in that field in the UK. In 1990 in certain countries including the UK, Coopers & Lybrand merged with Deloitte
Haskins & Sells to become Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte: in 1992 they reverted to Coopers "> Edwin Waterhouse photographed as a young man

Samuel Lowell Price , an accountant, founded an accountancy practice in London
in 1849. In 1865 Price went into partnership with William Hopkins Holyland and Edwin Waterhouse . Holyland left shortly afterwards to work alone in accountancy and the firm was known from 1874 as Price, Waterhouse & Co. (The comma was dropped from the name much later.) The original partnership agreement, signed by Price, Holyland and Waterhouse could be found in Southwark Towers , one of PwC's important legacy offices (now demolished).

By the late 19th century, Price Waterhouse had gained significant recognition as an accounting firm. As a result of growing trade between the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and the United States, Price Waterhouse opened an office in New York in 1890, and the American firm itself soon expanded rapidly. The original British firm opened an office in Liverpool
in 1904 and then elsewhere in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and worldwide, each time establishing a separate partnership in each country: the worldwide practice of PW was therefore a federation of collaborating firms that had grown organically rather than being the result of an international merger.

In a further effort to take advantage of economies of scale , PW and Arthur Andersen discussed a merger in 1989 but the negotiations failed mainly because of conflicts of interest such as Andersen's strong commercial links with IBM
and PW's audit of IBM
as well as the radically different cultures of the two firms. It was said by those involved with the failed merger that at the end of the discussion, the partners at the table realized they had different views of business, and the potential merger was scrapped.


In 1998, Price Waterhouse merged with Coopers & Lybrand to form PricewaterhouseCoopers
(written with a lowercase "w").

After the merger the firm had a large professional consulting branch, as did other major accountancy firms, generating much of its fees. Management Consulting Services (MCS) was the fastest growing and often most profitable area of the practice, though it was cyclical. The major cause for growth in the 1990s was the implementation of complex integrated ERP systems for multi-national companies. PwC came under increasing pressure to avoid conflicts of interests by not providing some consulting services, particularly financial systems design and implementation, to its audit clients. Since it audited a large proportion of the world's largest companies, this was beginning to limit its consulting market. These conflicts increased as additional services including outsourcing of IT and back office operations were developed. For these reasons, in 2000, Ernst & Young was the first of the Big Four to sell its consulting services, to Capgemini

The fallout from the Enron , Worldcom
and other financial auditing scandals led to the passage of the Sarbanes–Oxley Act (2002), severely limiting interaction between management consulting and auditing (assurance) services. PwC Consulting began to conduct business under its own name rather than as the MCS division of PricewaterhouseCoopers. PwC therefore planned to capitalize on MCS's rapid growth through its sale to Hewlett Packard (for a reported $17 billion) but negotiations broke down in 2000.

In 2000, PwC acquired Canada's largest SAP consulting partner Omnilogic Systems.

In March 2002 Arthur Andersen , LLP affiliates in Hong Kong and China completed talks to join PricewaterhouseCoopers, China.

PwC announced in May 2002 that its consulting activities would be spun off as an independent entity and hired an outside CEO to run the global firm. An outside consultancy , Wolff Olins , was hired to create a brand image for the new entity, called "Monday". The firm's CEO, Greg Brenneman described the unusual name as "a real word, concise, recognizable, global and the right fit for a company that works hard to deliver results." These plans were soon revised, however. In October 2002, PwC sold the entire consultancy business to IBM
for approximately $3.5 billion in cash and stock. PwC's consultancy business was absorbed into IBM
Global Business Services , increasing the size and capabilities of IBM's growing consulting practice.

PwC began rebuilding its consulting practice with acquisitions such as Paragon Consulting Group and the commercial services business of BearingPoint in 2009. The firm continued this process by acquiring Diamond Management & Technology Consultants in November 2010 and PRTM in August 2011. In 2012 the firm acquired Logan Tod & Co, a digital analytics and optimisation consultancy, and Ant’s Eye View, a social media strategy development and consulting firm to build upon PwC's growing Management Consulting customer impact and customer engagement capabilities.

On October 30, 2013, the firm announced that it would acquire Booz & Company , including the company's name and its 300 partners, after a December vote by Booz & Company partners authorized the deal. On April 3, 2014, Booz & Company combined with PwC to form Strategy Actuarial and Insurance Management Solutions (AIMS) and a sub branch of "Human Resource Services" (HRS). Actuarial covers mainly 5 areas: pensions , life insurance , non-life insurance , health, and investments. AIMS deals with life and non-life insurance and investments, while HRS deals mainly with pensions and group health. In the US PwC serves the US Federal Government through their Public Sector practice. PwC has over 2000 professionals based in the Washington Metro Corridor. * Tax (25%) – International tax planning and compliance with local tax laws, customs, human resource consulting, legal services and transfer pricing


Due to its size PwC is able to contribute data analysis to a wide range of areas.

* Calculation of the drone market size: PwC published a report stating that the world drone market will reach close to $127 billion by 2020, with Poland at the forefront of legislation for the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles. * PwC coined the phrase E7 to describe the seven emerging economies with the company is predicting will take over today’s G7 nations by the year 2050. Those emerging nations include: China, Russia, India, Mexico, Indonesia, Turkey and Brazil. * PwC assesses the risk premiums of countries, an important factor in analyzing the valuation of a business. * The company analyzes pay parity, the comparative salaries for men versus women. In early 2017 PwC found in one study that it could take 24 years to close the gender pay gap. * PwC publishes the Low Carbon Economy Index which tracks the extent to which the G20 countries are reducing carbon intensity, which is emissions linked to energy usage. * The Economy of the Sea is a long-term analysis project of PwC Portugal. Launched ten years ago, Economy of the Sea is part of the HELM project to create an integrated approach to the successful and sustainable “blue economy.” * PwC developed the Total Impact Measurement and Management (TIMM) framework designed to assist companies in carrying out impact studies which will help them put a value on all a company’s activities, products or services. Mervyn King, Chairman of the International Integrated Reporting Council described it as “a huge step forward in assisting companies in thinking on an integrated basis and enabling them to do business in the 21st century. It also helps to change mindsets to take a holistic perspective and move towards Integrated Reporting.”


PwC has partners in approximately 800 offices across 157 countries with 200,000 employees.

Notable offices: Seaport office tower in Boston
; and Magwa Crescent Waterfall City tower in Midrand , South Africa
South Africa


, Egypt

Tower 185
Tower 185
, Frankfurt, Germany

Figueroa at Wilshire , Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, California, US

, Peru

Freshwater Place , Melbourne
, Australia

, Norway

Kingdom Center
Kingdom Center
, Riyadh
, Saudi Arabia

Kasumigaseki Building
Kasumigaseki Building
, Tokyo, Japan

, Poland

Torre PwC , Madrid, Spain

Accra , Ghana

, New Zealand

, United Kingdom
United Kingdom

The following list of revenue according to region is from the PwC Global Annual Review: 2016.


Asia $4.391 billion

Australia, Pacific Islands and New Zealand $1.452 billion

Central and Eastern Europe $678 million

Western Europe $12.339 billion

Middle East and Africa $1.294 billion

North America and the Caribbean $14.916 billion

South and Central America $826 million


PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity due to local legislative requirements. Much like other professional services firms , each member firm is financially and legally independent. PwC is co-ordinated by a private company limited by guarantee under English law , called PricewaterhouseCoopers
International Limited. In addition, PwC is registered as a multidisciplinary entity which also provides legal services.


The PricewaterhouseCoopers
name was formed by the combination of the names of Price Waterhouse and Coopers ">

The Coopers ">

The Price Waterhouse logo prior to the 1998 merger *

The PricewaterhouseCoopers
logo from 1998 to 2010 *

The PwC logo from 2010 to present


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has utilized the services of PwC to tally the votes for the Academy Awards since 1935. In addition, the company oversees AMPAS elections, prepares its financial documents, and is responsible for the group’s tax filings.


See also: 89th Academy Awards § Best Picture announcement error

At the 89th Academy Awards in 2017 La La Land was incorrectly announced as the winner of Best Picture after PwC partner, Brian Cullinan gave presenters Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
and Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
the wrong envelope. PwC was responsible for tabulating the results, preparing the envelopes, and handing them to presenters. It was called "as bad a mess-up as you could imagine." The firm took "full responsibility" for handing the presenters the wrong envelope and apologized for the error, acknowledging that Cullinan and PwC partner Martha Ruiz did not follow protocols for correcting the error quickly. In March 2017, the board of governors for the Academy voted to retain the services of accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, despite the mix up, saying “new protocols have been established including greater oversight from PwC's U.S. chairman Tim Ryan.”



PwC sponsors the Canadian Football League ’s Weekly Insights online magazine.

Since 2011 PwC has been sponsoring the Royal Belgian Football Association and the national team, the Red Devils .

The firm sponsored nine Canadian athletes in 2011: cyclist Ryder Hesjedal ; Olympic gold medalist speed skaters Charles and François Hamelin ; wrestler Carol Huynh ; para-alpine skier Matt Hallatt; and four additional athletes.

PwC has sponsored the Dutch national soccer team, since 1992.

In May 2016 PwC agreed to renew their sponsorship of the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) for four more years. The sponsorship includes PwC continuing to be the official sponsor of the Ireland U20, Ireland U19 and Ireland U18 teams.

PwC extended its sponsorship of the Players Championship of the Professional Golfer’s Association (PGA) through 2017. The company will be one of only two “Proud Partners” of the annual PGA Tour event which is held every year at TPC Sawgrass .


PwC sponsors Canada’s CFO of the year award.

PwC created “The Building Public Trust in Corporate Reporting Awards” (BPTA) in 2002 which now covers the FTSE 100, FTSE 250, private, public and charity sectors for a total of 18 awards.


In 2010 Startupbootcamp Copenhagen announced that PwC Denmark signed a sponsorship agreement with them, making PwC its first signed sponsor.

In 2010 PwC began sponsoring the international non-profit organization “Slush” which organizes events that match entrepreneurs and technology talent with major corporations and investors.

PwC sponsors Fast Growth Icons, a conference which highlights insights from the builders of successful businesses; a group of attendees who are founders of companies with rapid revenue growth; and offering tips and hands-on learning in founder-to-founder sessions.

The PwC Social Entrepreneurs Club sponsors members through community partners including the School for Social Entrepreneurs and Social Enterprise UK.


In February 2011 PwC was the sponsor of the televised debate “The Future of Employment: The West Isn't Working,” filmed at the World Economic Forum ’s annual meeting. The company has been a strategic partner with the WEF since the 1980s.

PwC sponsors a Charitable Foundation, founded in 1949, whose mission it is to “make contributions to the people of the firm in times of financial hardship through the people who care fund, and to nonprofit organizations that support and promote education and humanitarianism.

In 2016 PwC was a sponsor of the APEC CEO Summit held in Peru

The company is a sponsor of the Mobile World Congress , and the World Economic Forum.

PwC sponsors PwC Pantomime, a theater group that produces a full scale show whose aim is to bring joy to children from inner-city schools and charities. In 2017 their production of Hansel and Gretel was its 31st pantomime production as part of its community Affairs Program that supports the local community.

The firm is partners with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of the Netherlands

PwC sponsors the Buy Social Campaign, the flagship campaign of Social Enterprise UK, which builds markets for social enterprises in the public and private sectors. The Buy Social Corporate Challenge is co-sponsored by PwC, Social Enterprise UK, and the Cabinet Office to bring high-profile businesses together to commit to spending £1 billion with social enterprises by 2020.

The firm supports London’s Old Vic Theater .

Wellbeing of Women is a non-profit organization that works to improve the health of women and babies, supported by PwC.

PwC sponsors the yearly UK Private Business Awards.



Compared to the other three of the “Big Four,” PwC is said to have a “less competitive” atmosphere. According to one observer, the core to the business is how the firm values and promotes “difference by building an environment where everyone can be themselves.” The company employs large numbers of young workers, with 80 percent of their work-force millennials. PwC uses education to bridge the culture gap between generations. The firm also implements the “Connect-Embed-Improve plan to promote employee engagement. PwC relies on employees sharing of knowledge and learning. Senior staff facilitate learning. Teaching the next generation what they know is one of the keys that ensures that PwC can bring value to its clients.

PwC is committed to diversity in the workplace, holding an annual “Global Diversity Week.”

In order to promote inclusion, diversity, equality, respect and tolerance in a respectful work environment PwC the Netherlands launched GLEE: Gay Lesbian and Everybody Else network.


The PwC Charitable Foundation, a separate entity from the firm, shares similar goals, according to Frank Gaudia, a trustee and member of the Board of Directors for the Foundation. The Foundation focuses on humanitarianism, education for children, and veterans.


PwC published a report including data on SDG-sustainable development goals awareness and on who is perceived as the entity responsible for bringing SDGs to the marketplace.


In 2015 PwC gave a donation of $100,000 to the Florida International University College of Business and the School of Accounting.


In 2011 PwC was appointed to conduct independent monitoring of the Tourism Development and Investment Company, TDIC’s Employment Practices Policy, (EPP), which had already been introduced in 2009. Abu Dhabi’s TDIC was the first major developer in the Middle East to introduce such a policy, designed to protect the welfare of workers employed by contractors and sub-contractors.


Employees at PwC can suggest their own working hours, but the firm does not have to comply.


In 2002 PwC published the accounting profession’s first global “Code of Conduct” to help its employees around the world maintain a corporate culture of ethics and integrity. In November 2016 the company updated their Code of Conduct.


Strategy & and PwC publish Strategy + Business, an online magazine discussing aspects of business strategy and related issues.



In May 2016, at the United Nations
United Nations
Headquarters in New York, PwC was one of the principal sponsors of the inaugural ID2020 Summit. The summit brought together over 400 people to discuss how to provide digital identity to all, a defined Sustainable Development Goal including to 1.5bn people living without any form of recognized identification. Experts in blockchain and other cryptographic technology joined with representatives of technical standards bodies to identify how technology and other private sector expertise could achieve the goal.


PwC is a founding partner with the UN Women
UN Women
HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Initiative to advance gender equality . The initiative created an online course featuring Michael Kimmel , an SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University which aims to increase awareness of unconscious gender bias in corporate life. Emma Watson , British actress and UN Women
UN Women
Goodwill Ambassador , is a high-profile supporter of the UN Women’s HeForShe campaign.


In 2014 Google
announced its partnership with PwC to drive cloud adoption among businesses. Partnering with Google
is part of PwC’s decision to begin to move its own business to the cloud . PwC is one of three million business customers using paid services through G Suite , previously known as Apps for Work.


The company, in partnership with Coursera
, launched an on-line five-course educational platform called “ Data
Analysis and Presentation Skills.”


PwC began to include the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) DNS Malware Analytics (DMA) in its Security Assessment Services portfolio.


IT provider DXC Technology (formerly CSC) with PwC to bring digital transformation solutions to businesses.


In January 2017 Oracle and PwC announced their international collaboration to offer IFRS 9 compliance solutions.


Karim Textiles Limited, a division of Purbani Group, signed a partnership agreement with PwC in February, 2017 to implement SAP-ERP.


In November 2016 PwC acquired technology/consulting firm NSI DMCC, Salesforce’s largest implementation partner in the Middle East.


In 2013 PwC and Microsoft
Corp. formed a strategic alliance to help companies engaged in enterprise transformation projects using Microsoft
Business Solutions technology. In 2016 PwC joined with Microsoft
in India to bring the services of both companies to the business community in India.


PwC partners with the United Nations
United Nations
to help keep the international organization’s monitoring systems up to date. The two organizations also teamed up to create a course about unconscious biases.


From 2010 until 2016, the number of employees worldwide rose from a total of about 160,000 to over 223,000. The largest percentage of workers are employed in Europe. PwC emphasises the role CEOs play in the transformation of companies to meet the needs of the 21st century marketplace.

The following is a chart of the number of employees in each region of the world as of Q1 2017.


Asia 47,090

Australia, Pacific Islands and New Zealand 7,339

Central and Eastern Europe 8,432

Middle East and Africa 12,861

North America and the Caribbean 53,656

South and Central America 12,861

Western Europe 65,870


Notable firm alumni include:

* Phil Knight - Founder Nike, Inc.
Nike, Inc.
* Ed Bastian- CEO Delta Air Lines * Rich Kramer- Chairman, President and CEO of The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company * Brad Tilden - CEO and Chairman of Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines
* Sir Ian Powell- Chairman of Capita , an outsourcing company. * Wendell Weeks - President Corning Inc. * Mike Dooley - author, speaker and entrepreneur * Tony Harrington- CEO MinterEllison


PwC was ranked #175 on Forbes’ Canada’s Best Employers list, #5 on their America’s Largest Private Companies list, and #256 on their America’s Best Employers list.

Advertising Age named PwC Digital Services Experience Center one of the four best places to work in advertising and media in 2016.

International Accounting Bulletin awarded PwC the “ Audit Innovation of the Year” award for 2016.

PwC Singapore won the Best Practice Award in 2016 from the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

The Australian Financial Review Client Choice Awards recognized PwC with the Market Leader Australia award for 2017.

PwC Australia has been recognized by clients as Market Leader at the Financial Review Client Choice Awards 2016.

In 2016, Brand Finance named PwC as the strongest business to business brand, and one of the world’s 10 most powerful brands in their annual index.

PwC ranked #3 in DiversityInc’s Top 12 Companies for Global Diversity.

For the second consecutive year PwC was named Global Corporate Ventures Consultancy Firm of the Year.

Strategy having been listed as a FTSE250 company, it subsequently lost its listing. PwC disputed this legal claim. The claim was settled out of court on undisclosed terms.

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) issued a fine of £2.3m on PwC and ordered the firm to pay £750,000 costs following their investigation of the 2007 audits of Cattles and its principal trading subsidiary. PwC admitted their “conduct fell significantly short of the standards reasonably to be expected of a member firm” in respect of the 2007 financial statements. The FRC said that PwC had insufficient audit evidence as to the adequacy of loan loss provisions.


The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) report on audit work carried out by PwC in 2014 in respect of US public companies identified significant deficiencies in 17 of 58 audits examined. The PCAOB report on work carried out in 2015 identified significant deficiencies in 12 of 55 audits examined.


PwC Ireland is being sued by the joint administrators of Quinn Insurance Limited (QIL) for €1bn. Having been audited by PwC for the years 2005 to 2008, QIL went into administration in 2010. The administrators allege that PwC should have identified a material understatement of QIL’s provisions for claims.


Connaught plc , a UK former FTSE 250 Index outsourcing company operating in property maintenance for the social housing and public sector, was put into administration on 2010 after reporting material losses. In 2017, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) severely reprimanded PwC and its audit partner following an investigation of their conduct in respect of the 2009 audit of Connaught. PwC was fined a record £5 million plus costs.


In 2014 Tesco
, a UK retailer, announced that it had overstated profits by £263m by misreporting discounts with suppliers. The Financial Reporting Council started an investigation into accounting practices at Tesco
and into the conduct of PwC in carrying out its audits in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Two members of Tesco's Audit Committee, responsible for monitoring Tesco's relationship wth its auditors, had themselves previously worked for PwC, including its chairman, Ken Hanna; he later stood down. In 2015 PwC were replaced as auditors of Tesco, ending a 32-year engagement, following a tender process to which they did not participate. In June 2017 the Financial Reporting Council said there was no "realistic prospect" that a tribunal of the UK's accountancy watchdog would rule against the auditor PwC concerning its involvement in Tesco
's 2014 case.


In 2014, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
was investigated by New York banking regulators over its role in routing payments for Iranian customers through its New York branch in violation of U.S. sanctions. It was found that PwC had altered an investigation report on the issue; PwC itself was fined $25 million in relation to the matter.


Main article: Luxembourg Leaks One of the tax rulings of Luxembourg Leaks negotiated by PwC

The firm helped multinational companies obtain 548 legal tax rulings in Luxembourg between 2002 and 2010. The rulings provide written assurance that companies’ tax-saving plans will be seen favorably by the Luxembourg authorities. The companies saved billions of dollars in taxes with these arrangements. Some firms paid less than one percent tax on the profits they shifted to Luxembourg. Employees or former employees of PwC provided documentation of the rulings to journalists. PwC UK’s head of tax was before the UK's public accounts committee and was questioned about lying regarding the marketing of these tax avoidance schemes. He told the committee the financing, investments and tax structure is legal and well-known to the British government. “If you want to change the Lux tax regime, the politicians could change the Lux tax regime.” The disclosures attracted international attention and comment about tax avoidance schemes in Luxembourg and other tax havens. The revelations later led to a series of EU-wide measures aimed at regulating tax avoidance schemes and tax probes into several EU companies. PwC initiated charges against the two whistleblowers that revealed the LuxLeaks tax controversy. In March 2017 a Luxembourg appeals court upheld their convictions, but with reduced sentences.


The Bill 1st in Prestige; and 1st in Overall Diversity. * Gartner recognized PwC with a Top Rating for Financial Consulting.


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* Accenture ( Kurt Salmon
Kurt Salmon
) * Aon Hewitt ( Hewitt Associates ) * Arthur Andersen * DXC Technology ( Hewlett Packard Enterprise * CSC ) * Ernst & Young (Ernst & Ernst * Arthur Young & Co. * Ernst & Whinney) * PricewaterhouseCoopers
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* James L. Allen * Arthur E. Andersen * Bill Bain * Roland Berger * Edwin G. Booz * Marvin Bower
Marvin Bower
* William Welch Deloitte
* Alwin C. Ernst * Bruce Henderson
Bruce Henderson
* Piet Klijnveld * Arthur Dehon Little * James Marwick * James O. McKinsey * Michael Porter
Michael Porter
* Arthur Young )


* Dominic Barton * Charles-Édouard Bouée * Orit Gadiesh * Rich Lesser


* Management consulting * Assurance services * Audit * Biotechnology consulting * Economic consulting * Financial adviser * Human resource consulting * Information technology consulting * Performance consulting * Public sector consulting * Risk and strategic consulting * Tax advisor


* Accounting networks and associations ( Big Four accounting firms ) * Big Three (management consultancies) * Business consultant * Business networking * Case interview * Certified management consultant * Consultant * Consulting firm * Enron scandal * Grade (consulting) * House of Lies
House of Lies
* Professional services networks * Professional services *