Zoe Williams


Zoe Williams is an IISD Associate with the Economic Law and Policy Program and Managing Editor of Investment Treaty News. Her work focuses on several aspects of investment law and investor-state dispute settlement, including the domestic politics of investor-state arbitration, particularly in the mining sector, and the rise of third-party funding of investment arbitration.

Prior to joining IISD, Zoe was a postdoctoral fellow at the London School of Economics and a contributor at Investment Arbitration Reporter.

Zoe is the author of several scholarly articles and book chapters. Her most recent work on the rise of third-party funding of investment arbitration was published in the Review of International Political Economy. She is also working on a book manuscript, under contract with Oxford University Press, on the politics of investment arbitration.

She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Areas of expertise
Investment Law & Policy
Staff type
PhD, International Relations, Hertie School of Governance