Rahman Ravelli has been ranked as top fraud solicitors in the world’s most prestigious legal guide for the fifth consecutive year.
The firm has again been ranked as Tier 1 in the fraud solicitors section of “The Legal 500". The Legal 500, which rates legal firms in more than 100 countries, highlights Rahman Ravelli’s high-value caseload and expertise in deferred prosecution agreements.
The Legal 500 calls Rahman Ravelli “a distinguished, knowledgeable and highly proactive team’’ which is “a class act and very focused at achieving the right outcome’’. It says Rahman Ravelli manages “high-value SFO global bribery and corruption cases. In these matters, the practice has developed an expertise in advising on deferred prosecution agreements. The team has also represented clients in multi-agency investigations, including simultaneous investigations from the SFO, HMRC, NCA and the Pension Regulator.’’
It adds that Rahman Ravelli “continues to be instructed on some of the most complex and high value allegations of fraud, white collar crime, money laundering and tax evasion. The team advises both corporates, professionals and high-net worth individuals across a number of industries’’.
Naming the firm’s founder, Aziz Rahman, as a leading individual, The Legal 500 describes him as a “real genius in the field’’, “the orchestrator of strategy and the clear and focused driving force’’, “an experienced and highly skilled operator with a superbly creative legal mind’’ and someone who has “great strategic judgement in his approach to cases and is much in demand’’.
This year’s Legal 500 also praises Rahman Ravelli associate solicitors Syedur Rahman, Nicola Sharp and Neil Williams. The guide says Syedur Rahman “goes the extra mile to get the best results for his clients’’. It describes Nicola Sharp as a “litigator of high calibre with the ability to marshal hugely complicated facts efficiently and sensibly’’ and calls Neil Williams “dedicated, intelligent and skilful in the pursuit of clients' interests’.
Rahman Ravelli’s continued success in The Legal 500 comes after a year in which the firm has won various awards, contributed to a number of legal books and taken on even more major national and international business crime cases.
Aziz Rahman said: “We believe in acting robustly and intelligently for all of our clients and it is always very satisfying when such an authoritative guide as The Legal 500 recognises this.
“Everyone at the firm is justifiably proud of our ranking and we look forward to continuing to offer the very best service to our clients.
“To have The Legal 500 recognise the quality of the work we do is a just reward for everyone who works for and with Rahman Ravelli.’’