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Senior Associate

Alice Poole

BSocSci LLB(Hons)


P+64 9 977 5189

M+21 271 1105

Alice Poole

Alice is a senior associate in the firm’s commercial litigation group specialising in large and complex commercial litigation.

She has experience in construction law, financial services and contractual disputes, and general civil disputes. Alice acts for a wide variety of clients across contentious matters including in regulatory investigations and court proceedings.

Prior to joining Simpson Grierson, Alice worked at Herbert Smith Freehills in London.

Examples of Work

  • Representing a former senior executive in relation to claims brought by a former employer alleging accounting irregularities (NZ)
  • Successfully defending Goldman Sachs in a US$1.2 billion claim brought by the Libyan Investment Authority arising from a series of derivative equity transactions, featuring allegations of undue influence and unconscionable bargain (UK)
  • Advising a Nigerian oil and natural gas producer in relation to a dispute concerning a Nigerian Oil Mining Lease (UK)

Other Credentials

  • Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association - Member
  • Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand Inc (INFINZ) - Certified Member