Yash Rupal

Partner, London


Yash is the head of the London Tax group. He has been practising tax law for over 30 years and represents a wide range of UK and international clients.

Yash’s practice is focused on complicated mergers and acquisitions, investment fund structuring and tax planning, often with a cross-border element. He advises corporate clients, financial institutions, investment funds, hedge funds, asset managers and their respective executives. He also advises extensively on tax disputes and tax litigation and is experienced in dealing with HMRC enquiries.

Yash’s wide-ranging experience means that he is often called upon for highly complex, challenging and sensitive matters, which require difficult judgment calls and innovative structuring solutions to critical tax issues faced by clients. He is a market-leading tax practitioner and clients frequently turn to him when their existing advisers are unable to find a resolution to a particularly complex tax issue. 

Work highlights
  • Advising on three complex and very significant tax disputes with HMRC (which are confidential at present) involving cross-border issues, employee taxation issues and beneficial ownership issues.
  • Advising the Joint Administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (In Administration) on their appeal to the Supreme Court in respect of withholding tax.
  • Advising Unilever in relation to its successful defence of Kraft Heinz’s $143bn takeover bid.
  • Advising the Delphi (now Aptiv) group in relation to a substantial intra-group restructuring and demerger of its powertrain systems business.
  • Advising a number of major financial institutions in relation to their Brexit planning.
  • Advising various funds on treaty reclaims in connection with UK withholding tax.
  • Advising senior executives of an asset management business on their individual tax planning, including carried interest and co-invest arrangements.
  • Advising a number of major financial institutions on deferred tax planning structures in order to address their regulatory capital and funding concerns.
  • Advising a major client on the EU’s state aid challenge to the UK’s CFC group financing exemption.