Links promotes internally for 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 up the position.

Rupal, a partner at Linklaters since 1996, will lead a firmwide team of 170 lawyers advising on multijurisdictional tax issues, including M&A, corporate finance, restructuring and contentious matters.

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