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Ranked in 2 Practice Areas
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Band 1

Tax: Private Client

London (Bar)

12 Years Ranked

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Band 2

Tax

London (Bar)

8 Years Ranked

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Provided by Imran Afzal

UK Bar

Practice Areas

Imran has a broad practice and has been involved in a range of domestic and international matters, acting for companies, private-clients and tax authorities. In addition to advisory work he is regularly involved in litigation. He is often instructed in high-profile and high-value matters, e.g. he has acted for Arron Banks in relation to whether the unavailability of tax relief for donations to UKIP constituted a breach of human rights and/or EU law, for Gallaher Ltd (part of the Japan Tobacco group) in relation to whether an "exit tax" on cross-border transfers of assets (for consideration in excess of £2bn) was a breach of EU law, for the Mauritius Revenue Authority in a transfer pricing matter where the sums at stake exceeded $100m., and for HMRC in the Icebreaker and Ingenious cases.

Career

Imran was called to the Bar in 2008. In 2014 he co-founded Field Court Tax Chambers, having previously practised in another set of tax chambers. In 2022 he was appointed to the Attorney-General's A Panel.

Professional Memberships

Revenue Bar Association

Personal

Imran read law at Oxford University as an undergraduate and postgraduate, coming top of the university on both occasions.

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