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Ian Rosenblatt

Founder & Senior Partner

Rosenblatt Solicitors

London, UK

Ian Rosenblatt

Biography

Ian Rosenblatt OBE is a distinguished lawyer and leading philanthropist in the field of music. He is Founder and Senior Partner of City law firm, Rosenblatt Solicitors, part of RBG Holdings plc, where he specialises in Dispute Resolution and Corporate work.

Ian has extensive experience in critical court applications, injunctions and ancillary remedies and has worked on a spectrum of commercial matters including shareholder disputes, defamation, breach of trust and duty as well as securities litigation and litigation strategies in corporate takeovers. His clients include executives, listed companies as well as corporate organisations and some of the UK's better known businesspeople and their organisations.

Before establishing Rosenblatt Solicitors, Ian served as Partner at media and entertainment law firm, Sheridans having qualified through Collyer Bristow.

In the year 2000, Ian founded and sponsored Rosenblatt Recitals, the UK's only world class series of classical vocal recitals. Over the next 18 years, he put on over 200 recitals for international stars such as Juan Diego Florez, Stephen Costello, Angel Blue, Ailyn Perez, and Francesco Meli. His vision was to create a platform for both established and new artists to showcase their talent and for London audiences to have the opportunity to enjoy this art form more frequently.

Ian's philanthropic efforts extend to his appointment as Trustee of the Gerald & Gail Ronson Family Foundation and he is a former trustee of Community Security Trust. He is a passionate supporter of the UK's leading ovarian cancer charity, Target Ovarian Cancer.

His continuous involvement in arts and culture is evident in his engagement as Trustee of the National Museums Liverpool. In 2016 Ian was awarded an OBE in Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List for philanthropic services to music.

Ian is a member of The Law Society and graduated from London School of Economics & Political Science with LLB (Hons) Law.

Ian’s Newsfeed

The Secretary of State has reappointed Ian Rosenblatt as Trustee of National Museums Liverpool

James Chapman, Ian Rosenblatt, and Virginia Tandy have been reappointed by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as Trustees of National Museums Liverpool for four years from 1 December 2020 to 31 November 2024. 

The Law Society Gazette
City firm with the X factor

City firm Rosenblatt represented Simon Cowell in buying out Sony Music Entertainment’s 75% stake in their joint venture, Syco Holdings, which owns the TV formats. Rosenblatt’s team was led by the firm’s senior partner, Ian Rosenblatt OBE. Rosenblatt said: ‘The team at Rosenblatt worked their backsides off to get this done remotely, with meetings via Teams and Zoom, while handling all documentation electronically. They did a fantastic job working for a terrific client.’

Ian’s Background

Rosenblatt Solicitors
Founder & Senior Partner
May 1989 - Present
London, UK
Rosenblatt is an independent law firm that was founded in 1989 and is recognised as a preferred firm to FTSE 250 clients. The company was listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market (RBGP.LN) in 2018.
Sheridans
Partner
1983 - 1989
London, UK
Sheridans is a media law firm.
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Other Business Interests

Les Aldrich Music
Owner
Jun 2013 - Present
London, UK
Les Aldrich first opened its doors in Muswell Hill in May 1945. In 2013, just under 70 years later it was bought by Ian Rosenblatt on impulse when he heard that it was going to be sold and panicked that this institution might become the next Starbucks. He had been a customer for over 25 years. He sees it as an important part of the community and treats it as his Saturday job.
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Branscombe Festival
Founder
2013 - 2016
Branscombe, UK
Branscombe Festival was a weekend festival presenting a wide spectrum of concerts across the performance arts. Its aim was to bring world class artists in the intimate and beautiful setting of the village of Branscombe, Devon.

Current Board Positions

Syco Entertainment Ltd
Director
Jul 2020 - Present
London, UK
Syco Entertainment, Simon Cowell’s joint venture with Sony Music, is one of the world’s leading global music, television and film production companies, responsible for some of the most successful global entertainment franchises.

Previous Board Positions

Rosenblatt Recitals
Founder
2000 - 2018
London, UK
The Rosenblatt Recital Series was established by Ian in 1999 when his law firm, Rosenblatt Solicitors, sponsored a concert at the Royal Festival Hall. It was a platform for opera singers to showcase their talent and for audiences to enjoy performances more frequently. The recitals were primarily held at Wigmore Hall, but also St John's Smith Square, Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall

Philanthropy

The Gerald And Gail Ronson Family Foundation
Trustee
Apr 2018 - Present
London, UK
The Gerald And Gail Ronson Family Foundation is one of the United Kingdom’s leading charities that was established in 1967 by Gerald M Ronson CBE. The foundation has made donations worth over £100 million and has raised almost £200 million in their charitable efforts around the world.
National Museums Liverpool
Trustee
2015 - Present
Liverpool, UK
Formerly known as National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, National Museums Liverpool is made up of art galleries and museums in the Liverpool area of England. The galleries and museums are supported by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
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Memberships

The Law Society
Member
London, UK
The Law Society is the independent professional body for solicitors, acting as the voice of solicitors, whilst driving excellence in the profession and safeguarding the rule of law.

Ian’s Education

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London School of Economics & Political Science
LLB (Hons), Law
1977 - 1980