Meriam is the US chair of public international law and international arbitration and co-head of the Latin America arbitration practice group. She focuses on international investment and commercial arbitration and risk management, covering various industries across the globe, including but not limited to, infrastructure, oil and gas, mineral resources, mining, hospitality and real estate.
Her experience includes participation in arbitrations before the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague.
Meriam has served as counsel in disputes and transactions involving parties spanning the world from Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and Central and South America. She currently works on active matters in Colombia, Guatemala, Egypt, Iraq, Myanmar, Poland among many others.
She has taught as adjunct faculty for graduate-level courses in international law and international organisations at the George Washington University and investor state arbitration at Frodham Law School. Meriam speaks regularly at conferences and writes articles on issues related to international investment arbitration and international law.
Meriam has been recognised for three years in a row by Law Business Review’s Who’s Who Legal as a “future leader” for international arbitration and by the New York Law Journal as “New York Law Journal's top women in law 2016”.