Independent Consultant

Alistair Graham

Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Corporate Trust & Agency, Global Anti-Corruption & FCPA

"Alistair Graham is at the very top of this field. He combines the sophistication of his vast commercial experience with a street fighter attitude. He sees every angle and nothing phases him. He has a consummate knowledge of the law, which he applies with his awesome intelligence. No better solicitor to have in your corner. Superb, knocks the competition and opposition for six."

"Alistair Graham – hugely experienced and hugely effective. A master negotiator with a clear sense of the pressure points for resolving litigation effectively. A very tough but fair opponent with high standards and great humour. At the top of the game."

Legal 500, Hall of Fame


Clients benefit from Solicitor Advocate Alistair Graham’s representation in litigation in the High Court, Court of Appeal, House of Lords Privy Council and Supreme Court as well as in international arbitrations. Clients turn to him for his experience in ADR techniques and as 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 advises on regulatory and fraud investigations and international asset tracing. Investment banks and listed corporates, among others, use him as their advisor on compliance issues under the 2010 Bribery Act.


Acted for:

  • Listed client eOne, the leading Canada-based global mass media and entertainment company now part of the Hasbro toy conglomerate. Originally instructed to support an internal investigation into allegations of fraud arising out of currency trading, we were then instructed to act on the subsequent multi-million pound fraud claim in the High Court, which includes allegations of bribery, dishonesty, deceit, conspiracy and corruption. The value of the claim was in excess of £18 million. The Defendants were Monex Europe, a Foreign Exchange trading company, Prince Marwaha, eOne’s former treasurer, Inderjit Bhatti, eOne’s former assistant treasurer, and companies that Mr Bhatti incorporated. The Claimants settled the claims as against Mr Bhatti and the companies he incorporated in July 2020 and settled the claims against Monex and Mr Marwaha in January 2021, shortly after the exchange of witness statements and service of expert reports, and shortly before the five week trial was due to start.
  • Siemens VAI (SVAI) in a confidential information dispute against a Luxembourg-based competitor, obtaining a springboard injunction to prevent the competitor from continuing recruitment activities (parts of the case are reported at Paul Wurth Limited and Ors v Siemens VAI Metals Technologies Ltd.



  • "'Alistair Graham is an extremely intelligent and knowledgeable partner who is also commercially aware.' 'He is commercial and practical.'" Chambers UK
  • "'Alistair Graham – one of the best partners there is. Masses of experience and never takes his eye off the ultimate question of what is in the best interests of the client.' 'Under Alistair Graham’s dignified leadership, this is a very well run team, all very comfortable in their positions and excelling in their tasks.' 'Alistair Graham is extremely impressive. He is highly intelligent, has boundless energy and is determined to win. Of particular note is his ability to think through future scenarios and prepare thoroughly for them. As a result, he is unflappable and able to pour all of his enormous energy and talent into the job in hand. He is also excellent at dealing with people, whoever they are, and for that reason gets far further with the opposition and concessions they might make than almost any other practitioner.' 'I have worked with Alistair Graham who is excellent. He has wide knowledge of regulatory matters, having worked many years ago at the FCA and run many important cases in this area'. 'One of the leading players in this market. Superbly resourced with real strength in depth and unrivalled knowledge of this area of law.'" – Legal 500
  • Listed in the Hall of Fame and as a key lawyer for Banking Litigation and Commercial Litigation – Legal 500


  • College of Law, Guildford University of Surrey
  • St Edmund Hall, Oxford University, MA


  • Hong Kong
  • 英国法(イングランド及びウェールズ)事務弁護士(ソリシター)