Founder and Senior Partner
Rupert is founder and senior partner of Rohan Solicitors. Rupert’s career began in 1994 when he specialised as a legal advisor in the music industry of London’s renowned Carnaby Street. He has been providing legal and business advice in the entertainment industry and broader commercial arena ever since. Rupert founded Rohan Solicitors LLP (previously Rohan & Co Solicitors) with his father in 1998.
He now works with a wide range of clients from individuals and start-up businesses to PLCs who seek his expertise in new technology, online consumer business, media and retail.
With 25 years of experience in the commercial environment Rupert has become far more than a legal advisor; he is able to take a commercial view and this is valued by his clients when practical solutions have to be found to resolve potential problems or overcome challenges.
He acts as a manager, legal representative and business advisor for professionals and businesses including the world famous ballet dancer Carlos Acosta.
Rupert works extensively with private clients in the areas of trust planning and management, wills, probate, powers of attorney, and tax planning. It is testament to their satisfaction that he repeatedly works with clients and their families through the generations.
Rupert is also a trustee of a number of charitable organisations.
Areas of service
- Entertainment and Media
- Employment matters
- Trust planning and management
- Tax Planning
- Wills, Probate and Power of Attorney
- Commercial Contracts
- Commercial Property
- Intellectual Property
- Data protection
- Commercial Financing
- Business Advisory
Legal and commercial advice to technology start-ups including advising on corporate structures and drafting of Articles of Association, Shareholders Agreements, Investment Agreements, Service Agreements and associated ancillary documentation.
All legal matters associated with the sale and acquisition of multi-million-pound companies including acting for both investors and multi-party sellers.
Dealing with all legal aspects associated with in bound investment ranging from angel investors to venture capital funds.
Preparing and drafting of commercial agreements for innovative and mainstream businesses including B2B and B2C contracts.
Advising established businesses on internal documentation including undertaking reviews and improvements to Articles of Association, Shareholder Agreements and Service Agreements.
Representation of a broad spectrum of media and entertainment industry clients across a variety of sectors.
Advising on the sale and purchase of a broad range of businesses with particular expertise in medical practices, restaurant chains and security businesses.
Advising on and preparation of submission to HMRC in respect of SEIS and EIS advance assurance applications and managing SEIS/EIS compliance.
Preparation and drafting of all aspects of employment documentation including directors service agreements, employee handbooks, employment policies and option agreements.
Advising on and drafting of terms and conditions for on-line and off-line businesses.
Dealing with all aspects of intellectual property rights including registration, protection and enforcement of such rights.
Advising on GDPR compliance including drafting of applicable policies.
Sale, acquisition and leasing of all types of commercial property from offices to warehouses.
What Clients Say
"I have worked closely with Rupert for well over 10 years and continue to value his legal and commercial input into my career throughout that time. His support and commercial awareness coupled with his legal knowledge and experience has enabled me to get on with pursuing my career whilst knowing that the business side of things is in very safe hands. He has a calm and effective manner no matter how pressing the demands on him are and I look forward to many more years of support and friendship to come."
- Carlos Acosta
"I have a high regard for Rohan Solicitors and their senior partner, Rupert Rohan. They have quickly become a valued advisor to the business. They are large enough to cope with the various legal matters that arise when conducting a new commercial venture but small enough to care when a quick response to a basic enquiry is needed. I have always received accurate, astute and timely advice and would not hesitate to recommend them to other small and medium sized businesses needing dependable legal advisors".
- Tom Valentine (CEO for Secret Escapes)
"I have developed a close working relationship with Rupert Rohan over a good number of years and I continue to instruct him on a number of different commercial and personal matters. His firm maintains the professional approach of a large national firm whilst retaining the smaller firm mentality of providing a tailored and personal touch. His commercial as well as legal advice over the years has proved invaluable to me and the businesses I have been involved in. Rohan Solicitors (formerly Rohan & Co.) are always prompt in responding to enquiries and operate a sensible and flexible fee structure. I wouldn't go anywhere else for legal advice and readily recommend Rupert to anyone in need of sound legal advice or assistance".
- David Caswell (CEO for Braindash)