Stephanie Forrest


Stephanie Forrest

Senior Associate

Stephanie Forrest is a senior associate in the Litigation/Controversy Department and a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group and the International Trade, Investment and Market Access Group.  

Ms. Forrest has represented states, state entities, corporations and international organizations in international investment treaty and commercial arbitrations under ICSID, SIAC, LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL and ad hoc rules. Ms. Forrest also advises clients on international economic regulation and trade policy, including WTO dispute settlement, NAFTA, and other regional and bilateral treaty-based rules.

Ms. Forrest has also acted in pro bono matters with the Media Legal Defence Initiative, notably involving challenges before the European Court of Human Rights and the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.  

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Forrest was a research associate to Dr. Lorand Bartels at the University of Cambridge and Professor Armand de Mestral at McGill University, in which capacity she provided support for various projects.  

Professional Activities

Ms. Forrest is a member of a number of arbitration practitioner groups, including Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), Young Public International Law Group (YPILG) and Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP).

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  • Education

    • LLM, University College London, 2015

      with distinction

      Chartered Institute of Arbitrators' Prize for International ArbitrationĀ 

    • BA, Law, University of Cambridge, Wolfson College, 2014

      with honors

      Managing Editor, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law

    • Master of Public Policy, University of Calgary, School of Public Policy, 2012

      with honors

    • BA, International Relations and Economics, University of Calgary, 2011

  • Admissions

    • United Kingdom

    • England and Wales, Solicitor