Global Co-Chair of International Arbitration | Co-Head of Latin America Arbitration Practice Group, Eversheds Sutherland US LLP
Meriam Al-Rashid is a Partner and Global Co-Chair of the International Arbitration Practice at Eversheds Sutherland where she also Co-Heads the Latin America Arbitration Practice. While Meriam’s practice, much like the rest of us, spans the globe, she has mainly served as counsel in disputes and transactions involving the Middle East and North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, and Eastern Europe before serval institutions such, but not limited to, the ICSID, ICJ, PCA, ICC and Intern American Commission on Human Rights. Meriam represents and advises clients on international disputes with a particular focus on public international law, including issues related to human rights, international investment arbitration, international commercial arbitration, sovereign state border disputes, and foreign investor risk management. Her practice covers several industries and sectors including but not limited to, mining, infrastructure, oil and gas, textiles, and hospitality and Leisure. Meriam has also grown her practice to matters surrounding post-conflict peace negotiations and governance, and the investigation and adjudication of war crimes and crimes against humanity. To that end, she has most recently worked on legal matters surrounding the Rohingya Genocide where she has analyzed and documented atrocity crimes against the Rohingya in Myanmar to establish the international adjudication of atrocity crimes in mass deportation or displacement, genocide and crimes against humanity. She has also recently advised on the legal framework to prosecute non-state actors for war crimes committed in Iraq and Libya, and advised on legislative and judicial reform of each Latin American country to prevent and protect against economic violence against women.