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Mayer Brown International LLP

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Alistair Graham is a Solicitor Advocate and has represented clients in litigation in the High Court, Court of Appeal, House of Lords Privy Council and Supreme Court as well as in international 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 white collar work advising both corporates and individuals directly. He also regularly advises on regulatory and fraud investigations and international asset tracing. He is sought after as a speaker and adviser on compliance issues under the 2010 Bribery Act: recent clients include investment banks and listed corporates.


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

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

The team at Mayer Brown International LLP, which often acts in close tandem with colleagues in Europe, the US, Asia and Brazil, is reputed for its work on financial product, bank trading, insolvency, bribery, insurance and corruption-related proceedings. Alistair Graham  leads the team and is currently leading on a matter intersecting the SFO and US Department of Justice.

London > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious

With connections to the major financial hubs of New York, London and Hong Kong, Mayer Brown International LLP is well-placed to handle law enforcement investigations with some of the world’s most sophisticated and proactive regulators, including the FCA and PRA. Chris Chapman and Alistair Graham are the key senior contacts, and both have significant litigation and arbitration expertise to complement their regulatory skill sets.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

(Hall of Fame)

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The practice at Mayer Brown International LLP has a ‘really bespoke and personal approach’ to banking litigation, paired with the ‘resources and excellence of big international firm’. The team is instructed by major banks, corporates, investors, and corporate trustees on disputes related to complex financial products, sanctions, fraud, and ESG. Head of the team Ian McDonald  has a ‘commercially oriented approach’ and acts on high-value disputes linked to loan structures, structured finance, and derivatives. Chris Chapman advises on litigation and contentious regulatory issues, and ‘combines good judgement with a real understanding of the business’. The ‘very smart and commercialStephen Moi is also noted, along with the ‘impressiveAirlie Goodman, and Alistair Graham who has experience in fraud investigations, white-collar work, and asset tracing.

London > Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)

Combining extensive expertise as regulatory counsel with deep experience of advising clients on investigations and criminal defence matters, the Mayer Brown International LLP team frequently represents companies from within the finance, mining, and defence sectors. Drawing upon its strong global platform, the practice is well equipped to lead work on investigations into alleged crime conducted by the SFO and US DOJ. Practice head Alistair Graham regularly addresses complex fraud proceedings and international asset tracing, while Sam Eastwood advises corporations on anti-corruption and human rights issues. Jason Hungerford focuses on compliance work, while Musonda Kapotwe concentrates on ESG regulations.