Dr. Rachel Frid de Vries, Adv. is an International Trade and Investment consultant and scholar. Currently she is a senior lecturer at Ono Academic College, Israel teaching International and Israeli Arbitration, International Trade and EU law, Private and Public International Law. She taught in various academic institutions in Europe (the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands) and in Israel (Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv University).
Dr. Frid de Vries holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam on the EU and Global Governance. She did her Post Doctoral research under the supervision of Professor John Jackson on International Trade in Services at the University of Michigan.
She has vast experience in operating within the framework of Governments and International Forums. She served as Deputy to the Vice Attorney General at the Israeli Ministry of Justice, in charge of the relations between Israel and the EU, the WTO and the OECD and has negotiated various trade and investment agreements.
She is a member of the ICC Committee on Trade and Investment Policy in Paris and in Israel and of the Steering Committee of the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration.
She was accredited to the Israeli list of Arbitrators in the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism and in the Israeli Institute of Commercial Arbitration.
Her main research areas are International Economic Law, in particular methods for the settlement of (international) investment disputes, and EU law, in particular the EU's external economic relations. She has published widely on those topics.