Alistair is a founding partner of Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP and is one of Canada’s leading securities and corporate commercial litigation lawyers. Alistair’s practice includes all aspects of litigation and advice involving the capital markets and the securities industry, including investigations and enforcement hearings, regulatory policy and compliance issues, investment loss claims, corporate disputes and remedies, takeovers and contested shareholder meetings, corporate governance and directors’ and officers’ liability.
Alistair has argued some of Canada’s most significant securities law cases. He has extensive experience as counsel in Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) proceedings and also represents clients in investigations and proceedings brought by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA), the Integrated Market Enforcement Team (IMET) and the Joint Serious Offences Team (JSOT). Alistair has paired his securities regulatory expertise with an active civil litigation practice and has expertise in advising both institutional and individual clients and litigating corporate and commercial disputes in the courts and through arbitration.
Alistair is recognized by Lexpert as one of the Top 500 Lawyers in Canada and has been featured in the Lexpert Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers. He has also been recognized as a leader in the field of securities litigation by Chambers Canada and as a leading securities and corporate commercial litigation lawyer by both Benchmark Canada and Best Lawyers in Canada. Alistair is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.
Speaker and Author, “Court Challenges to Professional Discipline Decisions”, for the Short Course in Prosecuting and Defending Professional Discipline Cases, Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development, April 24, 2019.
Guest Lecturer, “Key Governing Bodies & Their Processes”, Intensive Training: Securities Law, Osgoode Hall Law School Investor Protection Clinic, September 11, 2017.
Speaker and Author, “Preparing for the Hearing – Part 2: Reasonable Apprehension of Bias” for the Short Course in Prosecuting and Defending Professional Discipline Cases, Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development, January 30, 2015
Speaker, PDAC, 2014, Recent Developments in Securities Enforcement, March 2, 2014
Speaker, 2014 Private Capital Markets Association of Canada Annual Conference, “Managing Regulatory Risks”, June 2, 2014
Speaker, “Risky Business: The Art of Directors’ & Officers’ Liability Litigation”, Advocates’ Society Fall Convention, November 2013
Member of the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada
Member of The Advocates' Society
Osgoode Investor Protection Clinic, Supervising Lawyer
Called to the Bar - 1996
LL.M., University of Toronto - 1993
LL.B.(Hons), Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) - 1991