“一位杰出的律师,提供合理的商业法律建议,帮助客户迅速有效地制定战略方案和法律补救措施”
《法律500强》2017年

概述

Alistair Graham是一名讼辩律师,曾代表客户处理高等法院、上诉法院、上议院枢密院和最高法院的诉讼以及国际仲裁案件。他在替代争议解决方式领域也很有经验,且是一名经过认证的调解员。

Alistair擅长处理金融服务行业的争议案件,特别是直接向企业和个人就白领领域的事宜提供法律意见。他还经常就监管和欺诈调查以及国际资产追踪提供咨询。他是广受欢迎的演讲者和顾问,精通2010年《反贿赂法》下的合规事宜,近期的客户包括投资银行和上市公司。

Alistair曾处理许多国际清算案件,以及涉及合同、疏忽、违反信托、机密信息和担保索赔的争议。他协调并管理了许多复杂的跨境争议事宜。

Alistair处理过一些备受瞩目的案件。他向MGN Pension Trustees Ltd提供法律意见,该公司的资金被Robert Maxwell挪用。他就BCCI、Barings、Enron以及一级方程式赛车运动的控制权争夺战提供法律服务。他代表Morgan Crucible的前首席执行官Ian Norris对抗美国政府将其引渡的开创性企图。他近期协助多家银行处理诉讼案件,涉及在信贷紧缩之前的那段时间买卖的复杂金融产品。

他目前正领导一个英国/美国的跨办事处团队,向某英国上市公司就一项内部调查提供法律服务,并协助该公司回应英国严重欺诈办公室和美国司法部发起的刑事调查。

Alistair曾被借调到英国金融服务管理局(FSA)担任执法顾问,参与了在2000年《金融服务市场法》下引入调查纪律和执法制度的前期准备工作,期间代表FSA处理了一些引人注目的案件。

执业经验

  • 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 on 1 March 2021.
  • Represented Ian Norris, the former CEO of FTSE 250 industrial company, Morgan Crucible, in relation to the US Government's attempts to extradite him to the United States under the US/UK extradition arrangements to face criminal charges of price-fixing and obstruction of justice. We secured a significant victory when the House of Lords ruled on extradition and competition law issues in March 2008, defeating the US Government's attempt to re-characterise price-fixing as a conspiracy to defraud in order to make it an extraditable offence. In November 2009 the new UK Supreme Court heard arguments on whether obstruction of justice charges represented sufficient grounds for Mr Norris' extradition. Judgment was handed down in February 2010.
  • Acting for 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 [2008] EWCA Civ 596).
  • Advising an executive of a major investment bank in relation to the regulatory impact of criminal charges brought against the Bank and the executive in connection with the Parmalat collapse.
  • Advising an international professional services firm on issues of privilege and state immunity, both in the UK and the US.
  • Advising an aviation company facing criminal charges by the US Department of Justice.
  • Advising on the UK aspects of a highly sensitive US/UK investigation in the aviation sector.
  • Advising Global telecoms company in relation to worldwide bribery investigations.
  • Advising Global Construction company in relation to Bribery and Bid Rigging investigations.
  • Advising major oil company in relation to Bribery issues in various emerging markets.

教育背景

College of Law, Guildford University of Surrey

St Edmund Hall, Oxford University, 文学硕士

执业资格

  • 香港
  • 英格兰和威尔斯

Recommended as a leading and key individual by the directories.

  • Alistair Graham represents clients in proceedings and investigations concerning bribery, corruption and fraud. He also advises on cross-border DPAs, with additional strength in compliance matters. Chambers UK 2022.
  • Listed in the Hall of Fame and as a key lawyer for Banking Litigation Legal 500 2022.
  • ‘Alistair Graham – top of the tree in terms of civil fraud/commercial partners. So experienced, with the ability to cut straight to the issue and focus on what really matters. Absolutely focused on the client’s interests at all times – never loses sight of those. Also great fun to work with’.  Legal 500 2022 Fraud.
  • Alistair Graham  represents clients in proceedings and investigations concerning bribery, corruption and fraud. He also advises on cross-border DPAs, with additional strength in compliance matters. "He is an extremely knowledgeable litigator." Chambers UK 2021.
  • Listed as a 'Leading individual' and under 'Other key lawyers' for Banking Litigation and Commercial Litigation. ‘Alistair Graham is one of the best partners I have worked with, a big beast of the commercial/FS litigation world who has huge experience. Excellent judgement, and very good at driving the case forward’. Legal 500 2021.
  • Listed as a 'Leading Individual' Chambers UK 2020 Financial Crime.
  • Listed as a 'Leading individual' and under 'Other key lawyers' and as a key contact Legal 500 2020 Banking Litigation.
  • Alistair Graham of Mayer Brown International LLP is known for his advice on fraud, bribery and corruption matters. Sources state that "he has long experience, great judgement and is completely dedicated." Chambers UK 2019 Financial Crime.
  • Solicitor advocate Alistair Graham is a "very strong commercial litigator with a wealth of knowledge in the contentious financial services field" gleaned through years of private practice in addition to a previous tenure on secondment as Enforcement Counsel to the FSA.  Legal 500 2018 Financial Services.
  • The key figures are ... and Alistair Graham, who is "dedicated" and has "excellent judgement and a wealth of experience in civil fraud". Legal 500 2018 Fraud.
  • Alistair Graham is "one of the best commercial litigators around". Legal 500 2018 Commercial Litigation.
  • Alistair Graham, noted for regulatory and fraud investigations, white-collar work and international asset tracing. Legal 500 2018 Banking Litigation.
  • Alistair Graham is "an outstanding lawyer who provides sound commercial legal advice and helps clients to strategise options and legal remedies promptly and efficiently" (Banking Litigation). He "understands clients’ business" (Commercial Litigation). He is also praised for his "ability to understand the client’s business and provide sound legal advice" (Fraud) Legal 500 2017.
  • Alistair Graham has deep understanding of white-collar crime issues as well as general commercial litigation. Sources say: "He is a very collaborative individual who is easy to work with and brings a sensible, level-headed approach." Chambers UK 2017.
  • Legal 500 2016 recommends Alistair Graham (who "sees the bigger picture") and is "first-rate".
  • Alistair Graham of Mayer Brown International LLP has deep white-collar crime experience and a familiarity with the workings of domestic and overseas enforcement agencies such as the SFO and DOJ. Commentators enthuse that he is "very intelligent with a real sense of strategy and cross-jurisdictional expertise at his fingertips." He is "massively experienced and good at managing large-scale litigation." He is a solicitor advocate with experience in a range of venues including the Court of Appeal and Privy Council in London. Chambers UK 2016.
  • The "extremely highly rated" and "effective" Alistair Graham heads the "firstrate" practice [corporate crime]. Legal 500 2015.
  • Clients characterise Alistair Graham of Mayer Brown International LLP as a "good problem solver" and "excellent communicator" who is "devoted to his clients." He has experience of advising corporations on anti-bribery compliance and internal investigations. Chambers UK 2014.
  • Alistair Graham is characterised by sources as an "excellent lawyer" who "goes the extra mile for his clients." He has a strong grounding in financial services disputes and is able to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional cases. Chambers UK 2014
  • The "statesman like" Alistair Graham is a solicitor advocate who often manages complex cross-border disputes. Chambers Global 2011.
  • The "highly responsive" Alistair Graham is a "very good litigator, with the necessary gravitas when representing the client." Legal 500 UK 2010.
  • "Alistair Graham boasts particular experience in financial services disputes, banking litigation, regulatory and fraud investigations, and international asset tracing" Chambers UK 2010.
  • Alistair Graham is "a clear, direct and approachable communicator who has good working relationships with the right barristers." Chambers UK 2010.
  • Alistair Graham is "extremely impressive in his client relations" Chambers UK 2009.
  • Alistair and his team's work on the Norris case was singled out by the judges who awarded the team "Litigation Team of the Year" at The Lawyer Awards 2008.
  • Alistair Graham is "entrepreneurial, problem-solving and reliable" Legal 500 UK 2008.
  • Alistair is recognized as a leading individual for Dispute Resolution and Banking Litigation in Chambers UK 2010, for UK Dispute Resolution in Chambers Europe 2010, for Commercial Litigation in UK Legal 500 2009 and for Dispute Resolution in PLC Which Lawyer? 2008/2009.