Alexander Vial

Alexander Vial

Admissions & Appointments
  • Barrister NSW 2020
  • Solicitor NSW 2011


Alexander maintains a national practice in complex commercial and regulatory matters. He is recognised as a Leading Junior (Band 1) for competition law and as a “Rising Star” in regulatory matters in the Legal500 rankings.

Alexander specialises in commercial and regulatory litigation that covers all areas of competition and consumer law, trade practices including franchising, class actions, insolvency, intellectual property, and employment law.

Alexander regularly advises on and appears in regulatory investigations and enforcement matters, as well as in Royal Commissions and inquiries.

Before being called to the Bar, Alexander was a Senior Associate at Clayton Utz in Sydney where he specialised in competition, consumer law, and regulatory investigations and litigation.

Earlier in his career, Alexander served as the Associate to the Honourable Chief Justice Doyle AC of the Supreme Court of South Australia and, after his Honour’s retirement, the Associate to the Honourable Chief Justice Kourakis.

Alexander’s education includes a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with First Class Honours from the University of Adelaide.

Alexander is a founding author of Zuckerman on Australian Civil Procedure, a leading text on Australian civil procedure that is now in its second edition. He regularly publishes articles in a number of practitioner and academic journals.


  • BCL (OXON) University of Oxford 2013
  • LLB (HONS 1) University of Adelaide 2010
  • BCOM University of South Australia 2007
  • BBUS (COMM LAW) University of South Australia 2007