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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, contractual, insolvency, property, equity and trusts, banking and finance, and environmental matters. 

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 country membership and governance matters and country lending programs.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation

Expertise

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

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

Commercial Law

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).

Vassiliadis v WAG Developments [2016] VCC 795: represented the plaintiff in a trial concerning breaches of a contract of sale of land (unled).

Investec Australia Finance Pty Ltd v Butterss [2016] VSC 80: acted for the plaintiff in a Supreme Court trial for the enforcement of a guarantee (unled).

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).

Guest v Guest [2015] VSC 761: acted for the plaintiff in application for preliminary discovery in relation to the administration of discretionary family trusts (led by Rodney Garratt QC).

In the matter of HWG Holdings Pty Ltd [2015] VSC 519: acted for the plaintiffs in an application to rectify the share register by reason of a common mistake of the parties (led by Charles Scerri QC).

Melded Products Group Pty Ltd (in liq) v Tanjong Holdings Pty Ltd: acted for a landlord in a Supreme Court trial involving claims for trespass, conversion and detinue (settled during trial) (led by David Klempfner).

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 (led by Rodney Garratt QC).  

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

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).

City of Casey v City of Frankston: acted for the City of Casey in a claim under contract and in equity arising from landfill contamination (led by Stuart Morris QC, Albert Monichino QC).

Egans Plant Hire v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group: represented ANZ and receivers in a Supreme Court trial concerning common law possessory liens and trusts (led by James Lockhart SC) (settled at trial) (e.g. [2013] VSC 418).

ASIC v Fernandez (CALDB Matter No 02/VIC13): represented a liquidator in disqualification proceedings before the Companies Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board (unled).

Braude v Kaye [2013] VSC 705: represented the plaintiff in a Supreme Court trial concerning breaches of contracts (led by Matthew Stirling).

Unled hearings and applications in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Federal Court of Australia, County Court, Federal Circuit Court, VCAT and the Magistrates’ Court.

Memberships

Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association