Rahman Ravelli has appointed three legal directors as it embarks on a period of expansion to meet international client demand.
The firm, which has won awards for its national and international work on regulatory investigations, large-scale commercial disputes and multi-jurisdictional white-collar work, has made Neil Williams, Nicola Sharp and Syedur Rahman legal directors. They take up their new positions this month.
The trio, who have all been highlighted in legal guides, were previously senior associate solicitors at the firm, which has bases in London and Yorkshire. They have all been working for the firm for more than a decade.
Rahman Ravelli’s founder Aziz Rahman said the time was right for all three to take an enhanced role in the firm.
He added: “Neil, Nicola and Syed have been with the firm for many years. The quality of their work here has been recognised by myself, their colleagues and their clients, not to mention the legal guides.
“The firm is attracting ever greater interest from the international corporate world and high net worth individuals and we are expanding to meet that need.
“By making Neil, Nicola and Syed legal directors we see them as playing a vital role in the development of the firm as we look to build on our national and international presence. These are exciting times for the firm and these appointments reflect that.’’
Neil Williams is a specialist in regulatory investigations and multi-jurisdictional corporate crime. He has considerable experience of the largest global fraud, bribery and corruption cases and advises executive and corporates.
Nicola Sharp’s expertise in fraud, civil recovery and business crime and her experience in high-stakes commercial and financial disputes and internal investigations have seen her manage some of the most complex and sizeable cases of recent years.
Syedur Rahman’s work on multinational commercial cases and his internationally-recognised ability in the fields of business crime, serious crime, asset tracing and recovery and cybercrime have led to him being in demand in a variety of countries.
Aziz Rahman added: “All three bring their own unique skills and outlook to their work for clients.
“They have each played a large part in Rahman Ravelli’s development as a firm that is known for going the extra mile and putting up an informed and robust fight for each and every client.“