Ana Carolina Dall'Agnol

DPhil Socio-Legal Studies


Ana Carolina Dall’Agnol is working on foreign direct investment governance in Mozambique under the supervision of Professor Florian Grisel and Dr. Christopher Decker. Her research interests broadly span international economic law, political economy, and law and globalisation.

She holds a Master of Law (LLM) in International Law from the University of Cambridge, and bachelor degrees in Law (LLB) and International Relations (BA) from Centro Universitário Curitiba.

During her DPhil, Ana Carolina worked as Tutor in Civil Dispute Resolution (Oxford’s Law Faculty, 2021-2022), and as a consultant at the African Development Bank (2022-2023).

An arbitration lawyer by training, Ana Carolina cultivates academic interest and maintains a law practice in arbitration. She acts as counsel and administrative secretary in arbitration disputes on an 'as-needed basis’, and focuses her practice on international investment and commercial arbitration disputes relating to Latin America and Portuguese-speaking Africa, as well as Brazilian domestic arbitration disputes. Her professional experience includes work for Lee Taube Gabardo (Curitiba), Dechert LLP (Paris), Latham & Watkins LLP (Paris), and PLMJ (Lisbon). She also served as assistant editor for Africa at the Kluwer Arbitration Blog (2019-2023) and is currently an assistant editor for the Brazilian Arbitration Journal (‘Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem’).

Her research is fully funded by the Oxford Wolfson-Marriott Scholarship and Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. 

Research Interests

International economic law

International political economy

Settlement of international disputes


Research projects & programmes

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies