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Rahman Ravelli Solicitors

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16001 HX1
Birmingham , Halifax , London

Aziz Rahman

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Rahman Ravelli Solicitors

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International regulation and corporate crime.


Aziz Rahman is the senior partner at Rahman Ravelli, which he established in 2001 and has bases in Halifax, London and Birmingham. As a highly ranked and renowned expert in serious and corporate fraud, complex crime, bribery and corruption, compliance and regulatory matters, he represents corporations, company directors, professionals, high net worth individuals and members of the public from the earliest stages of an investigation. He has constant dealings with investigating agencies such as the SFO, NCA , City of London Police, FCA and HMRC. Owing to his expertise in coordinating national, international and multi-agency cases, he has experience of dealing with investigatory bodies such as OLAF, the SEC, SIPT and other organisations around the world.
He is a tenacious defender of  people’s assets; having taken Gale V SOCA to the European Court of Human Rights to protect his clients’ property.
Aziz also conducts corporate internal investigations for companies and organisations who wish to identify any exposure in relation to alleged or actual corporate wrongdoing (civil fraud liability and/or criminal liability including self reporting and DPAs).
He is often quoted in the media - due largely to his successful defending in major fraud cases and business crime acquittals involving a wide range of industries and professionals. He advises PLC’s on compliance and regulatory risk. His caseload includes large-scale bribery and corruption allegations spanning continents, as well as clients working in health and education sectors, the royal household, charities, motor transport, real estate, pensions, forex, mining and environmental projects.
This year has seen him and the firm nominated for a string of awards by legal and financial organisations.


Qualified 1999.




Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (POCLA); Specialist Fraud Panel; Fraud Advisory Panel; BLD; Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA); Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA).


College of Law, York (1996 LLB (Hons)).


Keen diver, reading, boxing, music, travel.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Leading individuals

Aziz Rahman - Rahman Ravelli Solicitors

Within: Crime: fraud

The ‘exceptionally goodAziz Rahman leads the ‘unbeatable’ practice at Rahman Ravelli Solicitors, which has particular expertise in civil recovery proceedings involving the National Crime Agency (NCA) and other international agencies. It has been acting for two individuals in a major landfill tax fraud.

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    The March issue of the International Financial Law Review ( IFLR ) includes an international briefing article by SyCipLaw partner  Jose Florante M. Pamfilo  entitled “Philippines: Foreign equity ownership decision”. The article discusses the Philippine Supreme Court decision on the case of Roy v. Herbosa (GR no. 207246) to invalidate the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Memorandum Circular no. 8-2013 (MC 8-2013) on the guidelines on compliance with the Filipino-foreign ownership requirements prescribed in the Philippine Constitution and/or existing laws by corporations engaged in nationalized and partly nationalized activities.
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    On 7 March 2017, the Hungarian parliament adopted a law that increases the minimum sale price of a residential property in the enforcement procedure from the current 70% of its market value to 100% (market value to be understood as the price set by the appraisal of the bailiff), provided that (i) the claim to be enforced stems from a consumer contract; (ii) the real property is the debtor's only real property; and (iii) the debtor resided in that real property for at least six months prior to the initiation of the enforcement procedure.   read more...
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