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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 > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

(Hall of Fame)

Alistair GrahamMayer Brown International LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP‘s ‘extremely strong‘ litigation and dispute resolution team has ‘detailed knowledge of the derivatives market‘ and counts IBOR transition litigation, FX disputes, as well as fraud and financial and cyber-crime and data privacy issues among its other areas of expertise. Ian McDonald, who has ‘exceptional judgment‘ in high-value disputes, leads the team. Susan Rosser has ‘detailed technical knowledge of the banking industry‘, particularly in the investment banking, wholesale financial products and trading spaces; Chris Chapman is noted for defending financial institutions against mass claims brought by retail customers; Alistair Graham is highlighted for fraud and international asset tracing. Counsels to note include Ruth Malone and Dan Hart (who has ‘exceptional and inventive legal acumen‘).

London > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious

Mayer Brown International LLP is most known for its cross-border work for financial institutions, with a focus on representing banks, asset managers, insurance and investment firms in multi-jurisdictional regulatory investigations. The group recently acted for the FCA in an independent external investigation into its handling of the Connaught Income fund prior to its collapse. Jointly taking the lead are Chris Chapman (energetic, bright and the type of lawyer you want by your side on a complex contentious matter‘) and Alistair Graham, who is able to draw on substantial experience in white-collar criminal defence work and international asset tracing. Senior associate Stephen Moi is praised by clients for being ‘very good at client handling and coordinated really tricky issues regarding communication with the FCA and stakeholders.’

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

Known for multijurisdictional fraud and asset recovery cases, Mayer Brown International LLP acts for claimant and defendant from a range of sectors, including financial services, retail, energy, natural resources, life sciences and healthcare. The firm’s experience ranges from fraudulent misrepresentation, investigations, breach of trust and ponzi scheme busting, to asset tracing, recovery and seeking remedies. Practice head Alistair Graham has particular strength in white-collar work, advising corporate entities and private individuals.

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

The team at Mayer Brown International LLP has a breadth of experience in corporate criminal matters and is recognised by clients for its lawyers’ ‘strategic and technical knowledge’ and ‘proactive approach’. Regular work for the group includes advising on cross-border internal investigations involving financial crime and supply chain issues. It also provides routine assistance with commercial due diligence and risk assessments. Noteworthy contacts in the team include practice head Alistair Graham; Sam Eastwood, ‘a guru in the field’; and Jason Hungerford, who is admitted to practice in both the US and the UK.