Podcast: Mexico’s Fourth Transformation – a great leap backwards?

This recording is from “Mexico’s Fourth Transformation: a great leap backwards?” which was an hour long webinar by Dr Dudley Ankerson and Meriam Nazih Al-Rashid held on 16 September 2021 which was co-hosted by Eversheds Sutherland.

Mexico’s Fourth Transformation: a great leap backwards?

Some of the areas the talk addressed, were:

  • Politics
  • Security
  • Foreign Relations 
  • Economy
  • Investment climate


Dr Dudley Ankerson was a member of H.M. Diplomatic Service from 1976 to 2006 and, among other postings he served in Mexico for three years. Since 2006 he has been undertaking political risk consultancy work for British and Spanish multinational companies on Latin America, and particularly on Mexico. For over 12 years he was also an advisor to the British Foreign Office, and has also worked for the previous Mexican administration on security matters, and the Colombian President on the peace process with the FARC from 2011 to 2018. 

Meriam Nazih Al-Rashid, Global Co-Chair of International Arbitration and Co-Head of the Latin America Arbitration Practice Group at Eversheds Sutherland, represents and advises clients on complex international disputes with a focus on public international law including issues related to human rights, international investment arbitration, international commercial arbitration, and foreign investor risk management. Praised by Chambers as a “standout lawyer” and “formidable litigator,” Meriam’s experience is vast across sectors, regions and arbitral institutions.

Meriam has served as counsel in disputes and transactions involving parties across the globe. Meriam’s practice covers various industries, including mining, mineral resources, infrastructure, oil and gas, civil engineering, textiles, hospitality and real estate.

Her experience includes participation in arbitrations before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), International Court of Justice (ICJ), Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).