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Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP

326 OLD STREET, LONDON, EC1V 9DR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7613 1402
Fax:
Fax 020 7613 2711
DX:
137773 FINSBURY-5
Web:
www.rfblegal.co.uk
London EC1V, London W1U

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general
Crime: general - ranked: tier 3

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP

The β€˜competent and conscientious solicitors’ at Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP β€˜can be trusted to fight hard for the best possible result’. The firm specialises in pre-charge investigation cases, and also handles appellate and extradition work. Managing partner Rakeebah Rahim is β€˜a real strategic thinker who is always five steps ahead of the opposition’; Deniz Oguzkanli β€˜is known for his expertise in human trafficking matters’; and Piers Desser is β€˜a safe pair of hands in all cases’.

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Fraud: white-collar crime
Fraud: white-collar crime - ranked: tier 4

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP has β€˜a strong reputation for being able to deal with the most serious and complex cases’ and β€˜is a firm you can trust to fight hard for the best possible result’. The team regularly handles pre-charge investigation cases, and is adept at dealing with multi-faceted fraud cases with an international dimension, and has notably acted for a foreign government in a cross-border fraud dispute valued at several billion US dollars. Rakeebah Rahim heads the department and is β€˜a real strategic thinker who is always five steps ahead of the opposition’. Deniz Oguzkanli is the other key lawyer, and is β€˜brilliant for export control and sanctions matters’.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 7

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP is β€˜a highly competent practice’. It is noted for high-level, international contractual and corporate disputes. Jonathan Roberts β€˜can solve the most intractable of cases’; Rudi Ramdarshan is β€˜an excellent lawyer who is extremely effective’; and commercial and employment disputes specialist Rebecca Roberts was made partner.

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London: Real estate

Commercial property
Commercial property: general - ranked: tier 6

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP

Commercial property: hotels and leisure - ranked: tier 3

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP has a β€˜large team with some very senior and experienced solicitors’ who β€˜focus on getting the deal done and providing good and strategic advice’. The practice is particularly known for its expertise in hotel-and-leisure related matters, with practice co-head Sarah Hung who β€˜really knows the restaurant industry’, displaying β€˜great attention to detail’; and senior associate Simon Lawrence β€˜highly sought after for his expertise in development and hotels’. The team was also active in the residential sector, where it advised key client Dominvs Property Developments on a number of investment and development mandates. Other key figures include practice co-head John O'Callaghan, whose β€˜25 years’ experience ensure that the most complex cases proceed with speed’; and newly promoted partner Paul Cain, whose β€˜knowledge in each sector is unrivalled’.

Next generation lawyers

Simon Lawrence - Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP

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Property finance
Property finance - ranked: tier 6

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP’s β€˜sizeable, responsive and very knowledgeable’ team counts portfolio refinancing and bridging finance as key strengths. Clients include C. Hoare & Co, Svenska Handelsbanken and Keystone Holdings. John O’Callaghan is β€˜intelligent, experienced and reassuring’, and β€˜exceptionally talented’ Far East expert Sarah Hung pays β€˜great attention to detail’; they head the team jointly with Afsheen Nasr, who made partner in October 2016. Senior associate Simon Lawrence, who frequently leads on deals, is β€˜calm, knowledgeable and impressively speedy’; senior associate Tamara Manojlovic is also recommended. Paul Cain, who is particularly active on the borrower side, made partner in July 2016.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 4

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP’s team has β€˜a unique dynamic’ with β€˜a well-integrated and exceptionally talented property litigation team’. The group is jointly headed by β€˜excellent tactician’ Rudi Ramdarshan, Jonathan Roberts, whose β€˜outstanding qualities include incredible commercial acumen and an ability to solve the most intractable of cases’, and newly promoted partner David Burns, who is β€˜a charming yet aggressive litigator’. Ramdarshan is recognised for his lease renewal expertise, Roberts is a key name for adverse possession work and Burns regularly handles lease extensions and collective enfranchisement issues. Recent highlights include acting for EDHI International Foundation in a commercial forfeiture case, handling a case concerning the right of first refusal including enfranchisement elements, and advising Keystone Holdings on development issues including right to light issues.

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