Erika Williams is a leading international arbitration practitioner with over 10 years’ experience acting in some of Australia’s largest disputes resolved through arbitration.  Erika is experienced in commercial, construction and investment arbitration and has acted in arbitrations under various arbitral institutions including ACICA, LCIA, ICC, SIAC, CIETAC and JCAA.

In addition, Erika has a broad range of general commercial litigation experience, particularly in relation to cross-border disputes, from commencing proceedings and interlocutory actions through to full trials and appeals, including all the way to the High Court of Australia.

Erika has acted for a range of clients, including individuals, small and large business, major Australian public companies and multinational corporations across a broad range of sectors including energy, resources and renewables, construction and technology.

Erika now provides consultancy services to in-house counsel and firms involved in arbitration and cross-border litigation.  Her consultancy services include:

  • providing in-house counsel and firms that may not have specialist arbitration capabilities with the expert arbitration knowledge required to advise clients in relation to arbitration and to take matters through arbitral proceedings; and
  • assisting in-house counsel and firms involved in large scale arbitration or litigation proceedings when an extra set of experienced hands are needed.

Erika is also on the arbitrator panels of leading arbitral institutions including the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, the Resolution Institute and the Queensland Law Society and accepts arbitrator and tribunal secretary appointments.