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Fraud and Business Crime, Compliance and Regulatory, Civil Recovery, Civil fraud, Corporate Investigations
“a notably robust and proactive approach to conducting defences.
“Extremely good client care.
“targeting the issues upon which the case turns with great efficiency, realism and diligence.
“innovative approach to case preparation
Syed’s caseload has included some of the most complex and testing cases involving prosecuting bodies such as the Financial Conduct Authority. He is also in demand to work on cases where there is the possibility of securing a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) for clients.
Syed is proficient in both criminal and civil cases, especially where there is an allegation of serious fraud or corporate wrongdoing. He has expertise in handling regulatory and compliance cases, both here and internationally. His ability to assess complex issues, dig down to establish the facts and analyse challenging sets of circumstances have seen him excel on internal investigations carried out on behalf of Rahman Ravelli’s corporate clients.
Syed's specialist expertise in civil recovery proceedings under Part 5 of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) has led to him recording notable successes for clients in national and international cases. His caseload includes a number of hugely significant civil recovery cases that have involved not only immense amounts of money but also incredibly challenging and complex legal issues.
He has drawn praise for his tireless dedication to detail and shrewd judgement in significant confiscation cases. Each of these cases has involved dozens of companies and investigations and successful, complex negotiations
In each case, his ability to analyse civil recovery situations, mount powerful arguments and make adept responses to investigators has secured hugely favourable outcomes for clients.
His recent caseload includes global energy sector corruption investigations, major mortgage fraud prosecutions involving years of investigations, large-scale investment frauds and massive pension fraud cases.
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