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Alistair McGrigor


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Alistair is a Partner in the Construction and Engineering team, specialising in non-contentious construction matters.

Alistair has extensive experience in advising clients on all major forms of construction procurement including traditional contracting, design and build, construction management, both in the UK and internationally. 

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"Alistair is excellent at providing very clear, well-considered and commercial advice. He can be relied on to meet deadlines and is very helpful."

Chambers, 2023

"Routinely represents prominent developers in relation to the construction aspects of high-profile development projects in the UK. He is especially adept at advising on construction procurement."

Legal 500, 2020

has a burgeoning reputation as a “good, commercially-minded lawyer.”

Chambers, 2019

The "exemplary" Alistair McGrigor stands out to clients for his "level of expertise and commercial nous."

Chambers, 2018

Relevant experience

  • Columbia Threadneedle, advising on numerous logistics, industrial and life sciences developments across their portfolio, including the acquisition, development and re-alignment of such assets. 
  • A major international technology company which is a hyperscale data centre owner and user, on contracts for the construction and development of their data centres across the UK and EMEA. 
  • Yondr Group, on the construction of a hyperscale data centre close to London and project documentation for various EMEA projects.
  • A major international technology company in relation to the development and fit out of their new UK headquarters building in London and other premises including laboratory and development space for AI technologies.
  • Lendlease for the long term regeneration project at the International Quarter at Stratford, advising on construction of buildings and site wide construction.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Member of Society of Construction Law
  • Committee member of City of London Law Society Construction Law Committee
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  • 1996 – MA in Classics, Downing College, Cambridge University
  • 1998 – PGDL and LPC, Nottingham Law School
  • 2004 – MSc in Construction Law, Kings College London
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