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Yash Rupal

Partner
 
CityPoint | One Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9HU EN
 
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Phone: +44-(0)20-7275-6448
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Head of the Firm’s U.K. Tax Practice, Yash Rupal represents a broad range of U.K. and international corporate clients, financial institutions, investment funds, hedge funds, asset managers and their respective executives on complicated, often cross-border, mergers and acquisitions, investment fund planning and tax planning matters. He also advises extensively on tax disputes, tax litigation and HMRC enquiries. With more than 30 years of experience advising many of the world’s leading asset managers and financial institutions, Yash is widely regarded as one of the most preeminent tax practitioners in London. The Legal 500 describes Yash as “combining technical excellence with genuine commerciality” and as having “unparalleled experience, industry knowledge and insight.” Chambers and Partners describes him as “outstanding” and praises him as “extremely gifted technically and massively pragmatic.”

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Head of the Firm’s U.K. Tax Practice, Yash Rupal represents a broad range of U.K. and international corporate clients, financial institutions, investment funds, hedge funds, asset managers and their respective executives on complicated, often cross-border, mergers and acquisitions, investment fund planning and tax planning matters. He also advises extensively on tax disputes, tax litigation and HMRC enquiries. With more than 30 years of experience advising many of the world’s leading asset managers and financial institutions, Yash is widely regarded as one of the most preeminent tax practitioners in London. The Legal 500 describes Yash as “combining technical excellence with genuine commerciality” and as having “unparalleled experience, industry knowledge and insight.” Chambers and Partners describes him as “outstanding” and praises him as “extremely gifted technically and massively pragmatic.”

Yash’s experience prior to joining Simpson Thacher includes advising:

  • Joint Administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) on their appeal to the U.K. Supreme Court in respect of U.K. withholding tax;
  • SoftBank Investment Advisers and their executives in relation to a complex co-invest and carried interest structure;
  • A major financial institution on a £1bn tax dispute with HMRC;
  • A FTSE 100 company on a £1 billion transfer pricing dispute;
  • Three debt funds on their disputed tax treaty claims in respect of Lehman debt
  • Unilever on its successful defence of Kraft Heinz’s takeover bid; and
  • Senior executives of an asset management business in relation to a challenge to their carried interest arrangements.

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