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Rahman Ravelli has appointed Nicola Sharp and Syedur Rahman as legal directors as it expands to meet increased international demand from new and existing clients.

Authors: Syedur Rahman, Nicola Sharp  16 May 2019

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Rahman Ravelli has appointed two 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 Nicola Sharp and Syedur Rahman legal directors. They take up their new positions this month.

The duo, 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 both been working for the firm for more than a decade.

Rahman Ravelli’s founder Aziz Rahman said the time was right for both to take an enhanced role in the firm.

He added: “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 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.’’

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: “Both 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.“

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Syedur Rahman is known for his in-depth experience of serious fraud, white-collar crime and serious crime cases, as well as his expertise in worldwide asset tracing and recovery, international arbitration, civil recovery, cryptocurrency and high-stakes commercial disputes.

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Nicola is known for her fraud, civil recovery, arbitration and business crime expertise, her experience of leading the largest financial disputes and multinational investigations and her skills in devising preventative measures and conducting internal investigations for corporates.

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