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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

Mayer Brown International LLP‘s team ‘operates in a way that is forthright and effective and provides a first-class service to clients’. The practitioners are instructed by banks, investment managers and advisers, hedge funds, insolvency practitioners, accountants, law firms, and insurers, acting on the claimant as well as the defendant side. Areas of expertise span investment and trading frauds, insolvency and insurance-related work, and bribery and corruption-related civil claims. Alistair Graham leads the practice, in which Susan Rosser, Jim Oulton and Michael Fiddy are noted.

London > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious

Mayer Brown International LLP hones its focus on cross-border mandates, leveraging its footprint in London, New York and Hong Kong in the process. Chris Chapman caters to a roster of banks, insurers and individuals on a broad array of international and external investigations, including those before the FCA and PRA; he co-heads the team alongside Alistair Graham, a solicitor advocate.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

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Mayer Brown International LLP‘s ‘exceedingly client-focused’ team has a broad, cross-jurisdictional practice, with experience handling disputes involving structured finance, FX, LIBOR cessation and cyber-crime. The team’s client base includes a number of prominent multinational banks, acting for both claimants and defendants. Group head Ian McDonald is praised as ‘charming, careful, reassuring and experienced’; other key figures in the team include Alistair Graham  , who has ‘masses of experience’ in this space, and Chris Chapman, who possesses a ‘keen eye for the client’s best interests’.

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

With a strong global platform, particularly within the US, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, Mayer Brown International LLP is well-placed to handle cross-border internal and regulatory investigations, compliance reviews, and criminal defence cases, regularly representing clients throughout SFO and US DOJ proceedings, as well as before regulators globally. The London-based team was strengthened in October 2021 with the transfer of counsel Liang Pu, who brings significant Chinese law expertise and experience in global bribery proceedings, from the firm’s Hong Kong office, and the recruitment of financial services ESG and risk specialist Musonda Kapotwe from an in-house position. They join a practice overseen by Alistair Graham, who has a strong record in defending global businesses in significant criminal proceedings, and also features Sam Eastwood, who focuses on compliance advice and has acted as an independent monitor to the SFO, World Bank, and African Development, and US-qualified Jason Hungerford, who advises clients facing sanctions-related investigations by global enforcement agencies.