Alexandra Folie Portrait

Alexandra Folie

Bar roll 2013 Admitted 2006
  • Commercial Law Tort Law
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Alexandra Folie advises and appears in a broad range of commercial disputes

Alexandra's particular expertise includes corporations and securities, banking and finance, insolvency, property, and equity and trusts.

Before joining the bar, Alexandra was a senior associate in the litigation department at Ashurst (formerly Blake Dawson), where she practised for approximately six years. She worked on litigation in a number of jurisdictions, including the High Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Federal Court of Australia. Alexandra was seconded for six months to the legal department of BHP Billiton. 

Alexandra holds a Master of Laws from New York University, where she specialised in international litigation, arbitration, conflict of laws and international economic law.

Alexandra worked in the legal department of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC for approximately one year, where she worked on governance matters and country lending programs.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation

Contact

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Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 18 Room 12

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558

Expertise

Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Building & Construction
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Competition
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Energy & Resources
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Private International Law
  • Real Property
  • Class Actions
Tort Law
  • Appellate
  • Major Torts
  • Negligence
  • Class Actions

Qualifications

Qualifications

Master of Laws (NYU)

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(Melb)

Bachelor of Commerce (Econ)(Hons)(Melb)

Admitted

Victoria

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals 

Recent Cases

Class Actions

Miciulus Superannuation Pty Ltd  v CIMIC Limited: representing the applicant shareholders in a Federal Court securities class action (ongoing) (led by Peter Collinson QC).

Kayler-Thomson v Colonial First State Investments Limited and Commonwealth Bank of Australia: representing the applicant members of superannuation funds in a Federal Court group proceeding against the superannuation trustees and CBA (ongoing) (led by Kristine Hanscombe QC).

Krieger v Colonial First State Investments Limited: representing the applicant members of superannuation funds in a Federal Court group proceeding against the trustee (ongoing) (led by William Edwards).

Napier v Treasury Wine Estates Ltd: representing the plaintiff shareholders in Supreme Court of Victoria class action (ongoing) (led by William Edwards)

Clime Capital Limited v UGL Pty Ltd  [2020] FCA 66: represented the applicant shareholders in a Federal Court shareholder class action (led by Rachel Doyle SC).

Kelly & Ors v Willmott Forests Limited (in liq) & Ors: acted for Willmott Forests (in liquidation) in defending class action proceedings in the Federal Court (with Robert Craig and Kane Loxley).

Commercial Matters

Commercial arbitration (2019): acted for the respondent company in a commercial arbitration concerning reinsurance (settled prior to hearing) (led by Robert Dick SC and Terry Mehigan SC).

Re Connective Services Pty Ltd[2018] VSCA 229[2017] VSC 609: represented the defendant companies at trial and on appeal in a derivative leave application (led by Allan Myers AC QC and Bernie Quinn QC).

DC Payments v Vic Hotels & Ors: acted for the plaintiff company in Supreme Court proceedings for inducing breaches of contract (led by Sam Horgan QC) (e.g.[2015] VSCA 101[2014] VSC 535).

Madden International v Lew Footwear [2015] VSCA 90: acted in an appeal concerning the test for making an overseas defendant amenable to the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction (led by Rodney Garratt QC).

ICC Arbitration: acted for the respondent company in an ICC Arbitration (led by Penny Neskovcin).

Idalp Pty Ltd v CMC Markets: acted for a financial services provider in defending a Supreme Court claim for Barnes v Addy liability (led by Philip Solomon QC).

In the matter of Endota Holdings: acted for the defendant in oppression proceedings in the Supreme Court (led by Rodney Garratt QC).  

McDonald’s Australia v Bendigo and Adelaide Bank [2014] VSCA 209: represented Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in an appeal concerning an agreement for lease and equitable liens (led by Rodney Garratt QC).

Regulatory Matters

ASIC v BT Funds Management Limited: acting for ASIC in an application for civil penalty orders and other relief against BT and Asgard in the Federal Court (ongoing) (led by Claire Harris QC).

ASIC v MyWealth Manager Financial Services [2019] FCA 2107: acted for a defendant in successfully resisting ASIC’s application for the appointment of receivers (unled).

ASIC v NSG Services Pty Ltd: acted for ASIC in a test case about the operation of the FoFA best interests legislation; construction of s 961B, s 961G and s 961L of the Corporations Act 2001 (led by Bernie Quinn QC).

ASIC v Uglii Corporation Ltd [2016] FCA 1099: acted for ASIC in an application to appoint provisional liquidators to the defendant companies (led by Michael Pearce SC).

ASIC v CME Capital Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 1489: acted for two defendants in an application by ASIC for the appointment of provisional liquidators (unled).

Unled hearings and applications in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Federal Court of Australia and County Court.

Memberships

Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association

Member of the Board of Directors of List G Barristers