Linklaters names new tax head

Linklaters’ global head of tax Guy Brannan is standing down after two terms in the role, with partner Yash Rupal set to take on the position.

Yash, a partner at Linklaters since 1996, will lead a firm-wide team of 170 lawyers advising on tax issues including M&A, corporate finance, restructuring and contentious matters across multi-jurisdictions.

Brannan, who held the tax chief post for decade, will remain at the magic circle firm focusing on expanding his practice and engaging in full-time client work.

Simon Davies, Linklaters firmwide managing partner elect, said: “Rupal is ideally placed to build Linklaters’ reputation as the firm of choice for tax advice.

“Yash has enjoyed enormous success in building our tax-based finance practice in recent years and we are looking at replicating that success across a broader range of products including M&A and corporate finance transactions on a global basis.”