Rokhsareh Vahid

Rokhsareh Vahid

Rokhsareh joined the firm in 2017 as a Sanctions and Banking Specialist. She assists Iranian individuals and companies in relation to all aspects of UK law as well as non-Iranians with their Iran-related matters. Rokhsareh’s connections and familiarity with the political and legal systems of Iran, US, and UK allow her to assist her clients in an assertive and comprehensive manner.

Rokhsareh was born in Iran, raised in the United States, and has lived in England since 2015. She speaks fluent Farsi (Persian), English, and basic Spanish.

Rokhsareh earned her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees with honours and qualified as an attorney in Texas in 2010. She worked at the Texas Supreme Court before graduating as a lawyer. As an American lawyer, her practice focused on sanction law, commercial litigation, and civil rights.

Rokhsareh completed her LLM in International Business and Commerce Law at The University of Manchester in December 2016, and she has been working as a legal professional in England since then.

Rokhsareh has executed a variety of matters pertaining to Iran and Iranians living abroad. She has successfully executed dozens of cases on behalf of individuals and businesses against high street British banks for bank account closures and restrictions. She has also assisted businesses in relation to their trade with Iran in line with US, EU, and UK sanctions. Rokhsareh has appeared in the Guardian and accepted public speaking engagements on matters relating to litigation and civil rights in the US, Europe, Iran, and the UK.

She has a deep familiarity with the history and business culture in Iran as well as the legal systems in Iran, US, and UK. She also travels to Iran continually and has a vast network of legal professionals in the US, Iran, and across Europe.

In the time outside of work, Rokhsareh enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, and the gym.

Client Recommendations

‘Rokhsareh was introduced to me by a mutual friend. I found her highly professional and efficient. She gave me clear and concise advice and helped me solve my particular problem successfully. I would highly recommend her.’

Mina – London

'I contacted Rokhsareh regarding the restriction of my bank account. Rokhsareh quickly determined the restriction was due to the bank's fraud suspicions that could have destroyed my financial status in the UK for a very long time. The issues had resulted from the roguery and misconduct of a money exchange company. Thanks to Rokhsareh's diligent help and skilful legal expertise, my banking issues have been completely resolved and the bank has agreed to continue acting as my bank. I am extremely grateful to Rokhsareh for resolving this serious matter in a very short period of time and I would highly recommend her.'

Mehrshad - London

‘Rokhsareh provided a service of the highest standards. Her advice was professional and well-informed and resolved my issue with ease. I can imagine that Rokhsareh has a heavy workload. Nevertheless, she responded to all correspondence promptly, and was available for phone conversation. In all of our conversations, she was not only professional and effective, but also friendly and comforting. Frequent and easy communication with her made the process much easier for me. I will definitely come back to Rokhsaeh if a similar case arises for me, and recommend seeking her service to anyone with similar issues.’

Hamed – Cambridge

‘It was a pleasure having Rokhsareh represent us. Her communication was always quick, clear, and concise, and she showed a great deal of empathy and professionalism throughout. She’s an asset to RFB and has my highest possible recommendation’.

Sajjad – London

‘We were extremely satisfied and grateful for your expert advice and support’.

Registered Charity – London

‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rokhsareh for her service and for successfully closing the case’.

Mehdi – Hampshire

‘Rokhsareh is very professional and precise. A great asset to the firm’,

Shahrouz – Limassol

‘I first contacted Rokhsareh when an issue was raised by my bank. I’m pleased to say that Rokhsareh has completely resolved this matter for me. Throughout the whole process she was very professional, responsive, and always happy to answer my questions. I am extremely grateful to her and cannot recommend her highly enough. ’,

Ladan - London

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Rokhsareh Vahid

Rokhsareh Vahid Rokhsareh joined the firm in 2017 as a Sanctions and Banking Specialist. She assists Iranian individuals and companies in relation to all aspects of UK law as well as non-Iranians with their Iran-related matters.

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