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Rosenblatt Limited (‘’RBL’’) Appoints Two New Partners

Rosenblatt Limited (“RBL”), one of the UK’s leading law firms, is pleased to announce that it has appointed two new partners as part of the continued expansion of the business. Robert Bell and Jeremy Landau join RBL as Corporate Partners. Robert Bell is a Competition & Regulatory Partner in the Corporate Department with over 30 years’ experience advising clients on […]

English High Court ruling asserts jurisdiction over Lebanese banks amid withdrawal restrictions

Lebanese national and UK resident Bilal Khalifeh sets precedent for clients across Europe to bring action against Lebanese banks for their failure to return savings. According to Joseph McCormick, Partner at Rosenblatt, this is a significant ruling that shows that Lebanese banks can be held to account before the English courts. This has widespread implications, not just for deposit holders […]

Lawyer in the news: Christopher Allen, Senior Associate at Rosenblatt

The firm acted for TV presenter Simon Cowell in buying out Sony Music Entertainment’s 75% stake in Syco Holdings Ltd, bringing to an end a longstanding joint venture. Syco Holdings, which will be renamed Syco Entertainment, owns TV formats Got Talent and The X Factor, which were created by Cowell. Read the full article below: https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/lawyer-in-the-news/lawyer-in-the-news-christopher-allen-rosenblatt/5105507.article

Fraudulent Trading | Axiom Fund | Rosenblatt’s Financial Crime Team

On 21st August 2020 the Serious Fraud Office announced three men had been charged with fraud related offences following an investigation into the collapse of the Axiom Legal Financing Fund which has been on-going since 2014. Serious Fraud Office Investigation | Rosenblatt’s Financial Crime Team Axiom Legal Financing Fund was a Cayman Islands fund that had been intended to pay […]

Corruption | GPT Special Project Management Ltd | Rosenblatt’s Financial Crime Team

On 30th July 2020 the Serious Fraud Office brought charges against GPT Special Project Management Ltd and three individuals in connection with its investigation into allegations concerning the conduct of GPT’s business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Investigation | Rosenblatt’s Financial Crime Team GPT Special Project Management Ltd (“GPT”) is a UK subsidiary of Europe’s largest aerospace multinational, […]

Planning consent alone will not secure modification of restrictive covenant (Briant v Baldacchino)

Briant v Baldacchino –  modification of restrictive covenants, planning consent and development Caroline DeLaney, our Head of Real Estate Disputes, looks at a recent decision of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) refusing to order the modification of a restrictive covenant that prevented the redevelopment of residential land even though planning consent had been granted. The Tribunal has the power under […]

Private Prosecutions | Rosenblatt’s Financial Crime Team

On 5 March 2020 it was widely reported in several media outlets that a leaked Home Office report had concluded that cuts to police figures were a significant contribution to an increase in murders since 2014. Public Prosecution v Private Prosecution | Rosenblatt’s Private Prosecutor’s Many other crimes such as fraud, other financial crime and sexual offences have risen over […]

Cybercrime | Covid-19 | Rosenblatt’s Financial Crime Team

Following the Government’s guidance that businesses work from home, reports of cybercrime have increased exponentially with criminals targeting staff working remotely through fraud, phishing and cyberattacks. With businesses reluctant to return to the office cybercrime will continue to grow. According, to the Office of National Statistics fraud and cybercrime represent almost half of all crime in the UK. Phishing Scams […]

Rosenblatt acts for Simon Cowell in Sony deal

Ian Rosenblatt OBE, along with Senior Associate Christopher Allen, of Rosenblatt Limited led a team acting for Simon Cowell in buying out Sony Music Entertainment’s 75% stake in Syco Holdings Ltd. The transaction brought an end to their longstanding joint venture. Syco Holdings, to be renamed Syco Entertainment, is an independent entertainment company which owns TV formats such as Got […]

Furlough Fraud | Rosenblatt Financial Crime Team

First Arrest for Furlough Fraud | Rosenblatt Financial Crime Team The first arrest for furlough fraud has taken place, as HM Revenue and Customs take action. Criminal Prosecutions | Rosenblatt’s Financial Crime Team On 8 July, a person from the West Midlands became the first to be arrested for furlough fraud as part of allegations they had defrauded the government […]