AREA OF PRACTICE

Litigation

Biography

Razzaq Ahmed is an associate in Brown Rudnick’s Litigation group in the London office, focusing on commercial litigation, class actions and regulatory investigations. He has advised start-ups through to FTSE 100 constituents on contentious situations and has advised firms on corporate and regulatory governance matters and in relation to Environmental and Social Governance (ESG).

Razzaq was recognized as the City of London Solicitors Company’s “most promising” city solicitor in 2019.

He has previously been seconded to one of the largest FTSE 100 insurers. He is able to advise clients with a diverse viewpoint having served in the Financial Conduct Authority's complex cases and enforcement teams, where he acted on investigations into major banks and assisted with the remediation planning for Payment Protection Insurance misselling (PPI).

Razzaq has personally invested into the future of legal talent in the profession and has researched, written and spoken to junior audiences about the future of the profession and his areas of practice. He is proactive and incredibly passionate about social mobility, access to the legal profession and is regularly invited to inner-city schools, career events and universities to provide a junior lawyer voice and perspective.

He is also a serving member of the Royal Air Force Reserves and enjoys cycling, hiking, photography and rock climbing.

Representation

Acting for a foreign state-owned organization in relation to the close-out amount of an ISDA currency swap following the collapse of a major investment bank

Acting for multiple corporate defendants in relation to a worldwide freezing injunction and on points of material non-disclosure

Acting for a sub-contractor in relation to a technology dispute relating to multiple contractual breaches as part of a local authority mandate

Acting for a UK bank in relation to the scope of privilege during regulatory investigations

Advising small businesses in relation to regulatory and contractual disputes with regulated entities

Advising in-house legal, governance and company secretary teams on relevant regulatory regimes such as the Senior Managers and Certification Regime and risk event and redress management (civil and regulatory considerations)

Education

University of Law – GDL and LPC
University of Bristol – BSc Economics and Management
Tiffin School, Kingston-upon-Thames

Bar Admissions

England & Wales
Publications
Author, “In the face of technology, focus on skills specialization.” City Solicitor. Vol 105, 2019