Alistair is a Senior Associate in our Business Crime & Investigations team, advising individuals and corporates on all aspects of financial crime and economic sanctions risk, compliance and enforcement.
Alistair is regularly instructed by companies and individuals across a range of industries and is recognised in particular for his knowledge of financial and trade sanctions and export controls.
He represents sanctioned parties in designation challenges and was instructed with Anna Bradshaw in the successful challenge to an EU sanctions designation in Abdelkader Sabra v Council of the European Union (Case T-249/20).
Alistair’s financial crime practice spans contentious and non-contentious advice and representation and he is experienced in defending criminal and civil asset recovery proceedings. He publishes academically on economic crime topics and is quoted as an authority in trade publications.
Alistair’s areas of expertise include advising and representing clients affected by financial crime compliance including bank account closures, the exercise of data protection rights and related litigation.
Alistair is sought after for his sanctions training and co-authored the chapter 'Representing Designated Persons: A UK Lawyer’s Perspective' in The Guide to Sanctions, published by the Global Investigations Review (currently in its third edition). He also co-authored the 2020 Supplement to Blackstone’s chapter on extradition.
In his role at a previous top litigation firm Alistair worked on a number of cases which went to the Supreme Court. For six months, he was seconded to Parliament, where he acted as the legal advisor to the Shadow Attorney General. He achieved the highest mark in the year for commercial law and has a first-class degree from Cambridge University.
Advising on the the successful challenge to an EU sanctions designation in Abdelkader Sabra v Council of the European Union (Case T-249/20).
Advising members of the Russian political opposition on extradition and INTERPOL.
Acting for a member of the British Government in a criminal investigation.