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Mayer Brown International LLP

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Alistair Graham is a partner in the London Commercial Litigation practice. He is a Solicitor Advocate and has represented clients in litigation in the High Court, Court of Appeal, House of Lords and Privy Council in London as well as in arbitrations. He is also experienced in ADR techniques and is an accredited mediator. With a background in financial services disputes, Alistair has particular experience in regulatory and fraud investigations, white collar work and international asset tracing. He is sought after as speaker and adviser on compliance issues under the new Bribery Act: recent clients include those in the TMT and oil & gas sectors. Alistair has also worked on international insolvency cases as well as disputes involving contracts, negligence, breaches of trust, confidential information and warranty claims. He has coordinated and managed a number of complex cross border disputes. Alistair was seconded as Enforcement Counsel to the Financial Services Authority ("FSA"). In that role he assisted in the run-up to the introduction of the Investigative Disciplinary and Enforcement regime introduced under the 2000 Financial Services Market Act. During this time he handled a number of high profile cases on behalf of the FSA.


College of Law; Guildford University of Surrey 1985 St Edmund Hall; Oxford University, MA 1983

London: Corporate and commercial

Financial services: contentious

Within: Financial services: contentious

The multijurisidictional regulatory practice at Mayer Brown International LLP provides a range of regulatory, enforcement, litigation, transactional and policy capabilities. The firm has particular expertise in complex regulatory compliance issues, including around the implementation and key aspects of MiFID II and MiFIR. In addition, the practice advises a number of funds, broker dealers and corporates on issues such as financial crime and market abuse. Susan Rosser specialises in disputes involving financial institutions, asset managers and investment advisers, as well as complex financial products, regulatory investigations and enforcement. She co-leads the contentious team with Alistair Graham, who is a solicitor advocate and has notable experience in financial services disputes, international asset tracing, regulatory and fraud investigations.

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Mayer Brown International LLP handles litigation, dispute resolution, and restructuring and insolvency, and is able to pursue fraud claims throughout the world thanks to the firm's global network of offices across Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East. Areas of expertise include multi-jurisdictional fraud, asset recovery, fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of trust, Ponzi scheme busting, injunctions and freezing orders. Clients include banks, insolvency practitioners, lenders, pension trustees and corporates in the financial services, retail, energy and life sciences sectors. Devi Shah and Alistair Graham head the team, which was joined by Sam Eastwood and Jason Hungerford from Norton Rose Fulbright.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Leading individuals

Alistair Graham - Mayer Brown International LLP

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Mayer Brown International LLP’s 'team is extremely dedicated, efficient and very pleasant to work with'. The practice acts for investment banks, investment funds, asset managers, issuers of listed debt securities, and corporate trustees in high-value, high-profile disputes involving the wholesale financial markets, which usually have cross-jurisdictional elements. The practice is particularly known for disputes surrounding derivatives and structured products, commodities and financial crime. It represented UBS in litigation in London against German water services provider, Kommunale Wasserwerke Leipzig, that arose from the enforcement of structured finance transactions. Ian McDonald leads the practice, of which Alistair Graham , Susan Rosser and Mark Stefanini are also key members. The counsels to note are Ruth Malone, Dan Hart and recently promoted Chris Roberts. White-collar partners Sam Eastwood and Jason Hungerford were hired from Norton Rose Fulbright, while David Allen retired from the practice.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Mayer Brown International LLP's 'team is strong and has good cross border capability'. It acts for clients in commercial litigation across a number of industries, such as finance, manufacturing, telecoms, consumer products, energy and media. Ian McDonald heads the litigation and dispute resolution practice in London; pensions litigation practice head Stuart Pickford is particularly focused on commercial trusts, with his practice also including shareholder disputes and warranty claims; and Miles Robinson is recommended for substantial contractual and commercial litigation court claims, often with a cross-border element. Also key to the practice are Mark Stefanini, Alistair Graham and counsel Dan Hart . Well known white-collar partner Sam Eastwood  and Jason Hungerford were hired from Norton Rose Fulbright.

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