Legal Deputy Director at Department for International Trade
Victoria Donaldson is the Deputy Director of the Services and Free Trade Agreements Government Legal Department, of the UK government Department for International Trade Legal Advisers. Until 2017, she was Chief Legal Officer at the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat. Before joining the WTO in 1999, she practised trade and competition law in Brussels and served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Ms Donaldson has been a Visiting WTO Fellow at the University of Adelaide, and has lectured at the University of Melbourne Law School, the National Law University in Jodhpur, and the Universidad Externado in Bogotá. She frequently serves as a judge for university moot court competitions relating to international trade law. Ms Donaldson holds an LL.M. degree from Harvard University, an LL.B. degree from the University of British Columbia, B.A. and M.A. degrees in law from the University of Oxford and an A.B. in International Relations from Stanford University. Ms Donaldson is a Solicitor of the Law Society of England & Wales and a Member of the New York Bar.