Polly Efstratiadi

Associate, Paris



Polly Efstratiadi is an Associate in the International Arbitration Group in Paris. Polly's practice includes international commercial and investment arbitration.

Prior to joining White & Case, Polly acquired experience in the fields of international arbitration and litigation, but also in English commercial and civil law at barristers' chambers, international law firms in London and Athens, and an in-house position in London.

Polly has qualified as a barrister in England & Wales.

Bars and Courts
Barrister, England and Wales (Gray’s Inn)
Bar Professional Training Course
BPP Law School
International Law
University College London
LLB Law (Hons)
Oxford University


Advising an Eastern European client in its dispute against a banking group, including on its potential LCIA arbitration claims arising from financing agreements;

Advising a Cypriot company in an English-law arbitration against a Cypriot State entity, focusing on financial damages;

Representing an Eastern European respondent State against investors in an ICSID arbitration involving claims arising out of a concession termination, focusing on issues of money laundering and corruption;

Representing a European company/ Employer in a multi-claim FIDIC-based construction adjudication against the claimant Contractor;

Assisted an Eastern European respondent State in parallel ICC and ICSID proceedings related to claims arising out of an agreement termination, focusing on procedural challenges;

Advised an energy company with respect to the protection of its investment in Algeria under bilateral investment treaties;

Assisted in an ICC arbitration between Chinese companies involving a dispute on alleged breaches of a shareholders' agreement;

Assisted the sole arbitrator in a CAS arbitration between a FIFA club and a player concerning payment obligations;

Assisted barrister in a large-scale civil fraud case against Greek parties;* and

Assisted a Greek client in an arbitration under a shipbuilding contract.*

* Experience acquired prior to joining White & Case.

Awards and Recognition

Gray's Inn Bedingfield BPTC Scholarship 2019: The Inn's most prestigious Bar scholarship; reserved for candidates of exceptional merit

BPTC Advocacy Scholarship, BPP Law School: Clear aptitude for advocacy; communication & witness handling skills

BPTC Pro Bono Award, BPP Law School: Exceptional commitment to pro bono work