"very intelligent with a real sense of strategy and cross-jurisdictional expertise at his fingertips."
"massively experienced and good at managing large-scale litigation."
Chambers UK 2016
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.
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 has been involved in a number of high profile cases. He advised MGN Pension Trustees Ltd whose funds were misappropriated by Robert Maxwell. He advised in relation to BCCI, Barings, Enron and the battle for control of Formula 1. He also represented the former CEO of Morgan Crucible, Ian Norris, against the US Government's ground-breaking attempts to extradite him. He has recently been advising banks in relation to the litigation flowing from the complex financial products bought and sold during the period leading up to the credit crunch.
He is presently leading a UK/US cross office team advising a UK listed Corporate in relation to an internal investigation and advising it in response to criminal investigations subsequently launched by both the UK Serious Fraud Office and US Department of Justice.
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.