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Practice Summary

Alex Polley has extensive experience of complex and high value multi-party, multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation and international arbitration. Recent cases have included the AHAB litigation (banking fraud), CPC v Qatari Diar (the Chelsea Barracks case), Nomihold v MTS (enforcement of a substantial arbitration award) and Cattles v PwC (auditors’ negligence).

Alex is recommended by both Chambers UK and Global as a leading junior (Commercial Dispute Resolution), by Chambers UK (Banking & Finance, Civil Fraud and Professional Negligence), and by The Legal 500 (Commercial Litigation, Civil Fraud, Banking & Finance and Professional Negligence).

Alex was also identified in Legal Week’s ‘Stars at the Bar’ 2012, which noted his “interpersonal skills and clear professional acumen”. Interviewees commented that he is “an invaluable member of every team he’s on” and “his written work is absolutely first rate, [articulating] even the most complex of arguments in a style that is both pithy and persuasive”.

Comments in Chambers & Partners 2016 and Legal 500 2015:

"first-rate at drafting and in oral submissions” (Chambers & Partners 2016, Commercial Dispute Resolution)

"has a superhuman ability to assimilate vast documentation in a short timeframe” (Chambers & Partners 2016, Civil Fraud)

"extremely good at getting through huge volumes of information and complex issues and identifying practical solutions. A great team player and very hard-working”; “he really gets how heavyweight Commercial Court litigation works - he is very responsive and very reactive, which is what you need” (Chambers & Partners 2016, Banking & Finance)

"very bright, responsive and extremely able both on paper and in court” (Chambers & Partners 2016, Professional Negligence)

"one of the first ports of call in any dispute; he is astonishingly bright and his drafting is excellent" (Legal 500 2015, Commercial Litigation)

"exceptional combination of brain power, work ethic and written and oral advocacy ability” (Legal 500 2015, Banking & Finance)

"a star of the junior ranks; clear minded, very hardworking and excellent on his feet” (Legal 500 2015, Civil Fraud)

"careful, attentive and highly responsive” (Legal 500 2015, Professional Negligence)

He has a good working knowledge of French.