Alex Polley has extensive experience of complex and high value multi-party, multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation and international arbitration. Recent cases have included Holyoake v Candy (fiercely contested proceedings arising out of alleged intimidation and duress in relation to a loan, where Alex appeared unled in several interim hearings); Barclays v PCP (alleged deceit in relation to capital raising by a bank); LIA v SocGen (alleged corruption and fraud in derivatives transactions); Cattles v PwC (auditors’ negligence); and Nomihold v MTS (enforcement of a substantial arbitration award).
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). In 2018 he was nominated by Chambers & Partners for the Junior of the Year award in Commercial Litigation.
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”.
Directory comments include:
He has a good working knowledge of French.
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