Alastair Livesey is a Counsel in the International Arbitration practice.
He acts as counsel in business-critical international commercial disputes across a variety of jurisdictions and industries. Al has acted for clients both in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, as well as complex multi-jurisdictional litigations, governed by a wide variety of national laws and institutional rules. In particular, he has significant experience acting as counsel in international arbitrations arising out of situations of fraud, regulatory breaches and other compliance issues.
Al also advises multi-national corporates on a range of board-room legal and compliance risks. He has extensive experience in internal investigations, corporate governance issues and multi-jurisdictional risk management. He offers strategic guidance to clients in responding to crisis situations, drawing on his experience advising on investigations into allegations of bribery and corruption, anti-trust issues, sanctions breaches, money laundering, fraud, human rights violations and other forms of wrongdoing.
Al has significant experience both in Europe and in emerging markets, working with clients across Africa, South America, the Middle East, CIS region and Southeast Asia. His experience spans disputes relating to mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, mining & natural resources, aviation & defence, major infrastructure projects, construction, telecommunications & technology, and financial services. He has also trained several government departments on arbitration and international law investment protections.
International arbitrations on which Alastair Livesey has worked include the representation of:
* Experience prior to joining Shearman & Sterling.
Before joining Shearman & Sterling, Al was a Senior Associate at a magic circle firm, where he practised from London, Paris, Moscow and São Paulo. Al has completed secondments to the litigation and investigations team of an international bank, and the legal and compliance team of a major commodity trading and mining company. He previously worked for the UN at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and for several prominent human rights and law reform organisations.