Miriam Harwood has joined Squire Patton Boggs as a partner in the firm’s International Dispute Resolution (IDR) practice group and as Co-Head of Investment Arbitration, based in New York. She joins from Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, where she practiced for over 25 years, specializing in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration.
Ms. Harwood is one of the leading international arbitration practitioners in the world, and alongside partners Luka Misetic and Stephen Anway, creates the nucleaus of a formidable IDR team for the firm in New York.
In her broad experience in international dispute resolution, Ms. Harwood has represented numerous sovereign states including Albania, Romania, Spain, Kuwait, Libya, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Venezuela. Her many notable cases include the ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil arbitrations with Venezuela involving US$30 billion and US$16 billion, respectively, as well as disputes involving construction and infrastructure projects, renewable energy regulations, telecommunications and oil and gas projects around the world.
Ms. Harwood’s addition complements Squire Patton Boggs’ IDR practice, which already includes one of the preeminent groups representing sovereign nations in investment treaty arbitrations. Global Board member and IDR partner Stephen Anway said, “I have known Miriam for almost 10 years and unequivocally regard her as among the top investment treaty lawyers globally. Her practice fits perfectly with what we are doing in IDR and in New York, and we are looking forward to aggressively expanding our practice together.”
“Miriam is a specialist of renown, and her addition solidifies our reputation as the leading global firm representing States in investment treaty arbitrations,” said George von Mehren, Global Chair of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Practice.
Partner Carolyn Buller, who leads Squire Patton Boggs' New York office, commented, “A strong team in New York is essential as the city continues to grow as a center for handling international disputes. We are delighted to have Miriam on board.”
Commenting on her arrival to the firm, Ms. Harwood said, “I have great respect and admiration for my colleagues at Squire Patton Boggs and am excited to join this outstanding team. The global platform, resources and reputation of the firm, with its deep expertise and proven track record in international arbitration, provide an extraordinary opportunity for growth and continued success.”
Squire Patton Boggs is recognized as a GAR 30 firm in the Global Arbitration Review’s prestigious annual ranking of the top 30 international arbitration practices. With a team of more than 100 lawyers with arbitration experience, the IDR group is a leader in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations and has participated in many of the world’s largest international cases.