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Reshmi is fantastic on Islamic finance; her work is good.

Chambers HNW 2023

Reshmi Manekporia provides UK and international individuals and their businesses with advice on the structuring of assets for succession and tax purposes. She has built upon her tax and private client expertise by developing Sharia wealth planning Solutions. 

Reshmi is a Partner in the Private Client team who has significant experience advising clients on tax, estate planning and related matters. She advises international clients, their businesses and structures along with intermediary advisers, including banks and trust companies.

She specialises in planning involving multiple jurisdictions and where family succession and governance planning is important, whether for business or other assets. She ensures that structures holding investments or businesses remain tax-efficient and continue to meet the family’s long-term objectives, especially with respect to succession to wealth and succession to control. 

Reshmi has considerable experience advising on taxation in a broad range of circumstances. This includes advising on investment assets such as real estate, trading and investment businesses, for individuals, companies or trusts.

Reshmi is recognised for her expertise in Sharia-based wealth planning, which is becoming increasingly important as common law succession tools are applied in Sharia jurisdictions and solutions are generally being sought for wealth preservation. 

She ensures effective succession planning structures are in place where the Sharia is relevant, and works with local authorities, Sharia scholars and judges in the relevant regions to develop wealth planning solutions. She is experienced in dealing with Sharia in various jurisdictions from the GCC through to South East Asia. 

Reshmi provides practical and incisive advice, coming up with solutions to suit her individual clients' needs. She seeks to explain complex matters to clients in a straightforward, user-friendly way.


Recent work
  • Providing tax and trusts advice to settlor, trustees and general counsel for long-standing client's private trust company structure in light of changing tax and disclosure requirements globally.
  • Advising on UK and international tax and estate planning, wills and related documentation, including advising on UK real estate investments and preparing Sharia compliant wills. 
  • Designing and establishing bespoke succession structure for GCC based family focusing on their businesses in the home jurisdiction (including advising on local options in the ADGM, DIFC and considering relevant local rules).
  • Advising on shareholder agreement for a GCC family's global and local business interests, including advising on and co-ordinating Sharia and local input and seeking to ensure harmonisation of all interests.
  • Assisting with Sharia input for dealing with dispute in relation to international estate of GCC individual where lifetime gifts and fiduciary structures challenged.
  • Considering optimum investment structures for business interests operating in various jurisdictions and considering tax efficient repatriation of profits.
  • Advising on philanthropic aims of clients and related tax/trusts.

  • Ranked, Private Wealth Law (Foreign Expertise in Middle East-wide), Chambers HNW 2023
  • "Reshmi is great on the Middle East." Chambers HNW 2023
  • "Reshmi is fantastic on Islamic finance; her work is good." Chambers HNW 2023
  • "Reshmi is technically sound." Chambers HNW 2023
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Private client: Personal tax, trusts and probate, Legal 500 2023
  • Ranked, Private Wealth Law (Foreign Expertise in Middle East-wide), Chambers HNW 2022
  • "Reshmi is one of the leading experts in international succession and tax planning, which is set apart by the dedication, insight and knowledge she brings to her work." Chambers HNW 2022
  • "She is all over the detail of cases and has a real recognition of how those details interplay with strategies around Shari'a planning, business structures and how to meet a family's long-term business objectives." Chambers HNW 2022
  • Ranked, Private Wealth Law (Foreign Expertise in Middle East-wide), Chambers HNW 2021
  • "I would definitely recommend her. She has great technical expertise and knowledge of the region." Chambers 2021
  • Ranked, Private Wealth Law (Foreign Expertise in Middle East-wide), Chambers HNW 2020
  • "She is highly skilled and very attentive to the details."  Chambers HNW 2020


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