Mr Aziz Rahman > Rahman Ravelli > Halifax, England > Lawyer Profile

Rahman Ravelli

Work Department

International regulation and corporate crime.


As founder and senior partner at Rahman Ravelli, Aziz Rahman orchestrates the firm’s ever-increasing national and international caseload. His widely acknowledged specialist knowledge and impressive track record mean he is always involved in many of the major ongoing corruption investigations while accumulating a client list that includes some of the most notable corporations, professionals and high net worth individuals. His proactive and robust defence work combined with his knack of assembling and directing intelligent, astute defence teams has brought considerable success in cases involving serious and corporate fraud, complex crime, bribery and corruption, compliance and regulatory matters as well as in civil fraud and high-value commercial litigation.

He has come to be viewed as one of the best in his field, thanks to his ability to analyse complex issues quickly and identify the best tactical approach in even the most complicated international and multi-jurisdictional cases. He has a growing list of clients who want him to carry out internal corporate investigations, in order to identify wrongdoing and self-report it. His popularity in this area has risen especially quickly since the introduction of deferred prosecution agreements; of which he already has more experience than most. His strategic, determined approach makes him the logical choice for clients from all businesses and professions who want an outcome that avoids a criminal prosecution.

He routinely deals with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the National Crime Agency (NCA), City of London Police, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), international bodies such as the FBI, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), OLAF and Interpol and police and anti-corruption agencies worldwide.

His firm was the first to lodge an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights to challenge the civil burden of proof in civil recovery cases.


Admitted in 1999, he established Rahman Ravelli in 2001.




Specialist Fraud Panel, Fraud Advisory Panel, Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA), Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA), International Bar Association (IBA), American Bar Association (ABA), Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (POCLA), and BLD.


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

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: fraud

(Leading individuals)

Aziz RahmanRahman Ravelli

Rahman Ravelli stands out nationally for its fraud work, with substantial expertise in white-collar crime, corporate crime, money laundering and tax evasion. The group also has a niche specialism in deferred prosecution agreements alongside a key international element to its practice, regularly handling global fraud investigations. The ‘hugely knowledgeable‘ Aziz Rahman leads the practice, legal director Nicola Sharp specialises in fraud, civil recovery and business crime work, senior associate Lorraine Gallen handles MTIC fraud matters, and legal director Syedur Rahman – ‘a creative thinker who goes the extra mile’ – has notable cryptocurrency experience.

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime

Rahman Ravelli advises on multijurisdictional white-collar crime, corporate crime, money laundering and tax evasion. Other areas of expertise include compliance, Bribery Act advice, internal investigations and self-reporting. Clients include corporates, professionals and high-net-worth individuals. The firm often defends against major agencies such as the SFO, FCA, City of London Police and HMRC. The ‘massively experienced and highly skilledAziz Rahman heads the team and focuses on large-scale bribery and corruption issues. Niall Hearty joined the firm as senior associate from Kaim Todner Solicitors.