Polly Efstratiadi

Associate, Paris



Polly Efstratiadi is an Associate in the International Arbitration Group in Paris.

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 several sets of chambers, international law firms 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 (BPTC)
BPP Law School
Master of International Law
University College London
BA, LLB Law (Hons)
Oxford University


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

Assisted an Eastern European respondent state against investors in an ICSID arbitration involving claims arising out of the Government's termination of the claimants' concession, focusing on jurisdictional objections

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

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, or a dedication to developing  potential in those who may be excluded from a legal career