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  Vimal Tilakapala



Vimal is a tax partner and head of the UK tax practice. 

He advises on corporate tax generally with an emphasis on domestic and international finance related tax including structured financing, regulatory capital, securitisation and the taxation of financial instruments as well as tax disputes. He is also a CEDR qualified mediator. 

Vimal Tilakapala is hailed as "excellent" by sources. He is held in high regard for his expertise in the finance sector and for his work with large corporate clients. Chambers UK 2018

Vimal Tilakapala maintains a solid reputation in both contentious and non-contentious tax matters. He continues to take on an interesting spread of cases regarding convertible bonds, complex financial products and sophisticated multinational transactions. In addition, he is a CEDR certified mediator. Chambers UK 2017

"Vimal Tilakapala maintains a solid reputation for his expertise in both contentious and non contentious tax matters"  Chambers UK 2016

Vimal Tilakapala "is accessible and provides good and measured commercial advice," according to clients, while peers say: "He is a real technician who can be pragmatic." He co-heads the tax department.  Chambers UK 2015

Vimal Tilakapala is praised for his ability to provide "advice which is always commercial and sensible, clear and robust." Sources say that "he has a good understanding of our risk appetite and will reflect that in his views." Chambers UK 2014

Sources say he is "very approachable, personable and deals with all matters in a timely basis." Chambers UK 2013

"Clients are quick to voice their support of Vimal Tilakapala's impressive reputation". Chambers UK 2012

Professional qualifications

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1993

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