Chambers and Partners UK Legal Guide 2024 has again given Rahman Ravelli its highest ranking and praised its international expertise, particularly in financial crime, sanctions and worldwide asset recovery cases.
Classing Rahman Ravelli as an elite Band 1 firm for the tenth successive year, Chambers highlights its “highly regarded team’’ and says it “offers diligent and effective defence counsel in high-profile prosecutions.’’
The Guide says: "They have an incredibly well-known team who are at the forefront of this area. They are exceptionally knowledgeable and bring to bear some real strength."
It also emphasises the firm’s highly-regarded POCA (Proceeds of Crime Act) and worldwide asset recovery work. The Guide adds that Rahman Ravelli is one of the leading firms for high-value international asset recovery cases and defending clients in proceedings initiated by the National Crime Agency.
It also cites Rahman Ravelli’s achievements in cases involving cross-border investment fraud, money laundering, bribery and corruption and MTIC and Ponzi schemes.
The just-published 2024 guide singles out Rahman Ravelli’s founder and senior partner Aziz Rahman and partners Nicola Sharp and Syedur Rahman for particular praise.
Aziz Rahman is once more named as a Star Individual by Chambers. It calls him “a leading figure in financial crime who has extensive experience’’, “really astute’’ and “a good tactician."
Focusing on his work defending individuals and corporate clients against civil recovery procedures, Chambers says, "Aziz Rahman is a king of POCA" and adds “he is very commercially astute and his ability to instil confidence in the client is second to none."
Syedur Rahman is ranked for his sanctions expertise. Chambers draws attention to his representation of international clients seeking to navigate global sanctions regimes and adds “he's super client-oriented and has really good expertise in sanctions."
His handling of financial crime cases - including bribery, serious fraud and HMRC investigations - is also praised, as are his worldwide asset recovery abilities. Chambers calls him “excellent’’, “astute’’, “very knowledgeable’’ and “very diligent’’.
Nicola Sharp is commended for her work in corporate crime defence, including her money laundering, bribery, corruption and market manipulation achievements.
This year has already seen Chambers name Rahman Ravelli as an elite firm in its legal guide covering representation of high net worth individuals.