30 September 2021
2 min read
Rahman Ravelli has received the highest possible praise and been named the best in its field in the latest edition of The Legal 500.
The 2022 edition of The Legal 500 cites the firm’s highly-respected position acting for professionals, senior executives, high-net-worth individuals and corporate clients in the field of fraud and financial crime. It calls Rahman Ravelli a “very hands-on firm that provides the 5-star treatment to the client’’, refers to it as “the UK leader’’ and says it has “an unrivalled expertise in the field of financial crime’’, with experience and knowledge “second to none’’.
The international guide highlights Rahman Ravelli’s involvement in Cum-Ex investigations and names it as the go-to firm for cryptocurrency fraud cases. It also emphasises the firm’s achievements in cases involving market manipulation, sanctions, multilateral development bank investigations, bribery and corruption, money laundering and Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) investigations.
The Legal 500 recognises the firm’s expanding reach in Europe and its hiring of French-qualified litigator Salomé Lemasson, who works from bases in Paris and Berlin.
A large number of Rahman Ravelli lawyers are highlighted by The Legal 500 for their achievements. It ranks founder and senior partner Aziz Rahman as a Leading Individual in his field, calls him a shrewd tactician, a “renowned authority on corporate investigations’’ and “a real asset to have on your side’’. It adds: “He is so enthusiastic and committed to the cause of the client. He takes a very calm and logical approach to any legal problem. He is a dynamic leader in the field and inspires the confidence and trust of clients and counsel.’’
The guide praises Rahman Ravelli’s US and UK-qualified partner Joshua Ray for being “very knowledgeable and dynamic’’. Nicola Sharp is highlighted as a Next Generation Partner in her field, as is Syed Rahman. Nicola is named as an expert in money laundering and multinational investment fraud cases, and is described as diligent, talented, “exceptionally bright and a real fighter’’. The Legal 500 says Syed “knows everything about a case’’, is a talented litigator respected by clients and praises his white-collar defence work, pioneering cryptocurrency legal representation and work on global asset recovery cases.
Legal director Niall Hearty is praised as being “one of the most diligent and able solicitors around’’. The guide adds that “his client care is second to none, his integrity and understanding of the environment of white-collar crime is impressive’’. Senior associate Josie Welland is described as “a brilliant fraud practitioner, fantastic with client care and astute in her case strategy’’.
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