Alisa Grafton

Alisa Grafton

Partner, Cheeswrights LLP

Alisa is a Partner at Cheeswrights LLP, a renowned City firm of Scrivener Notaries, who are the legal professionals specialising in cross-border transactions.

Her nearly 20 years’ experience in the profession ranges from assisting the majority of the City law firms, large investment banks and multinational corporations to operating at board level and advising high-profile clientele, HNWI and UHNWI. Being only the second female partner in the 240 years’ history of the firm, she credits her professional success to her proactive approach to business development and networking.

Formerly an active member of the Board and the Director of Marketing & Communications at City Women Network, she has a passion for establishing and nurturing connections with a wide range of professionals inside and outside of the law and on creating a positive personal brand. In 2015-2018 she ran the City Blog for BBC Russian Service where she spoke candidly about the challenges of being a busy City parent.

She frequently speaks on the practical aspects of effective networking and the effective use of empathy, creativity and emotional intelligence as career and business tools. She also currently writes regular columns and blogs on these subjects.