Elisabeth Eljuri


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Centro San Ignacio Torre Copérnico, Piso 8,
Av. Blandín – La Castellana
Caracas 1060 Venezuela

Tel: +58 212.276.0002
Fax: +58 212.276.0011

Email: elisabeth.eljuri@nortonrosefulbright.com
Web: www.nortonrosefulbright.com

Elisabeth Eljuri is head of Latin America for Norton Rose Fulbright. She is also head of the corporate department of our Caracas office, head of the oil and gas practice group and an active member of the international arbitration practice group.

In Latin America and Venezuela in particular, Ms. Eljuri focuses on corporate and transactional work involving high-end sophisticated transactions for Fortune 500 corporations as well as international dispute work related to major projects and infrastructure. She has significant M&A experience and over the past 20 years of practice, in addition to her contracts and general business practice, she has been regularly advising oil and gas producers and service companies engaged in high-level transactions. She has extensive experience in profit/production sharing agreements, JOAs, farm-outs, gas licences, upstream joint venture companies as well as midstream and downstream related and major projects. Major deals she has handled include corporate acquisitions of hydrocarbon companies and producing areas (in several Latin American countries), a crude oil storage and ship loading project, two of the world’s largest gas injection projects, a major coal project and several acquisitions of other mining projects. Ms. Eljuri also has significant experience in the Mexican oil and gas regulatory framework due to her advisory work for Pemex in Mexico since 2001. She is considered a leading natural resources and energy practitioner in the Latin American region and worldwide. In 2010 and again in 2011, Who’s Who in Oil and Gas selected Ms. Eljuri as one of the top 10 energy practitioners worldwide, stating that, “Eljuri is one of the true stars in Latin America.”

On the dispute side, she frequently acts as co-counsel in international arbitrations, including ICC and ICSID procedures. She has also been retained as an independent expert in international arbitrations and court proceedings and has spoken and published extensively in the area of energy and resources investment disputes and investment treaty law. Ms. Eljuri also has experience in domestic investigations pertaining to compliance matters under the FCPA and European anticorruption legislation.

Ms. Eljuri is also actively committed to legal education and corporate training. Since 2005, she has been a director, and, since 2008, vice-president of the prestigious Houston-based AIPN. She is now the president of the association. She is one of the instructors of the AIPN/RMMLF Upstream Short Course held in Houston every year (farm-out session), she has been an instructor of the Oil Negotiations Skills Workshop sponsored by AIPN and she also presents courses on subjects of interest for the energy community upon clients’ request.

Ms. Eljuri served as the managing partner of the Caracas office in 2007 and 2008 and was profiled in Latin Lawyer as Latin America’s only serving female leader of an established law firm. She is currently a member of our Canadian management committee.

Energy is the cornerstone of our practice in Latin America. Our top tier team of lawyers have worked extensively for major energy companies including international oil and gas companies, large transnational companies and the largest group of international service providers operating in the region.

We advise junior and mid-level independents involved in the production of oil and gas, services companies, including oilfield, and engineering, procurement and construction companies. We also act on behalf of promoters, financial institutions, builders, suppliers, professionals, and governments or public agencies.

Our lawyers are bilingual (English and Spanish) and many are multi-lingual with experience working in numerous jurisdictions in Latin America and the Caribbean.

We provide integrated domestic and international services to clients in Latin America and around the world. Since opening in 1997, our Caracas office has grown to be one of Venezuela’s largest and most-trusted legal practices. Our Bogotá office opened in 2010 and is already developing a leading reputation for energy and mining expertise.

With more than 80 lawyers based in the region who are entirely bilingual and multicultural in their legal training, we offer solid expertise as well as strength and depth of resources in a wide range of industries, including energy and natural resources, mining, financial institutions, pharmaceuticals and technology. We are market leaders in our principal practice areas of dispute resolution, tax, corporate and commercial, banking, finance and insurance, real estate, employment and labour, intellectual property, private equity, competition administrative and public law.

Client care is at the heart of everything we do. Our reputation has been earned through delivering commercially-oriented, leading-edge legal advice to a broad range of clients in this challenging and evolving market. Our commitment to exemplary service and reputation for clear, honest judgement helps our clients achieve results. Our Latin America lawyers and professionals are recognized in leading legal and business publications including Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, Latin Lawyer 250, Legal 500, IFLR 1000, and Who’s Who Legal.

According to sources, Latin American head of energy Elisabeth Eljuri is a “top-class energy lawyer,” with decades of experience in the sector. She is also a notable regional expert.
Chambers Latin America, 2013