1 February 2021
Rahman Ravelli has made three of its most senior solicitors partners.
Joshua Ray, Syedur Rahman and Nicola Sharp have been appointed as partners in a round of promotions prompted by the firm’s expanding international workload. All three had been legal directors at Rahman Ravelli.
Company founder and senior partner Aziz Rahman said the decision was prompted by all three having shown that they are among the very best in their fields nationally and internationally.
He added: “The firm continues to go from strength to strength and Josh, Syed and Nicola have shown that they have the talent necessary to be partners. They are top class and highly regarded in their practice areas.
“This is a logical and deserved next step for them, given their achievements and our further expansion into global markets.’’
Aziz Rahman added that the three new partners each bring a variety of qualities to the firm.
Syedur Rahman handles large, high-profile international white-collar crime cases. He also represents corporates and ultra-high net worth individuals in high-stakes commercial disputes and deferred prosecution agreement negotiations. He has secured legal firsts in developing areas such as Cum-Ex, cryptocurrency and offensive asset recovery actions.
Nicola Sharp’s fraud, civil recovery and business crime expertise has led to her being recognised as a litigator of the highest calibre and playing major roles in leading Serious Fraud Office investigations of the day. She leads many high-profile private prosecutions and fraud-related complex commercial litigation cases.
Joshua Ray defends companies and senior corporate figures in complex and multijurisdictional investigations, prosecutions and regulatory actions. He is currently lead counsel on one of the largest-ever FCPA cases. He has a deep understanding of market mechanics, experience of many major market manipulation investigations and leads the firm’s US-facing business crime practice group.
News of the partner promotions featured in The Law Society Gazette.