Miriam Harwood is co-head of the firm’s Investment Arbitration Practice and partner in the world-ranked International Dispute Resolution Practice. Her work in international arbitration includes commercial disputes and investment treaty claims, as well as commercial disputes, and she has represented a broad array of states, governmental agencies and private entities in a wide range of cases.
Miriam has handled arbitrations under the authority of major international arbitral organizations, including the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Court of Arbitration (ICC), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), and under the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade and Law (UNCITRAL).
In addition to her international arbitration, Miriam has practiced commercial litigation in US courts, including contract disputes, bankruptcy, trademarks and false advertising, enforcement of arbitral awards, and matters involving international law and sovereign immunity.
She consistently has been recognized for her work by Global Arbitration Review, Chambers USA, The Legal 500 USA and The Legal 500 Latin America, and has been named among the Top 100 Female Lawyers for Latin America by Latinvex and recognized by the New York Law Journal as one of its 2020 Distinguished Leaders.
Miriam is recognized by Chambers USA 2020 as a leading individual for Nationwide: International Arbitration and noting she is “absolutely outstanding under fire from the other side and she had a mastery of the facts." The Legal 500 USA 2020 commented that “words don’t do justice to the ability of Miriam Harwood — she continually delivers and has an ethic that strives for excellence.”
Miriam regularly speaks at professional conferences and training programs around the world about topics of international investment law and treaties and international arbitration practice, including: