Professional Experience

Elisabeth Eljuri’s three decades of experience as a practicing lawyer, and more recently as an oil executive, includes both significant international disputes and transactional experience. Selected examples of major disputes she has worked on are listed below.

International Disputes Experience

After retiring from Norton Rose Fulbright and successfully exiting her private equity venture, Ms. Eljuri decided to set up an independent practice as arbitrator. In this new capacity, she welcomes arbitrator appointments in both commercial and investment cases. She is registered on the panels of multiple arbitral institutions including, among others, the Energy Arbitrators List (EAL) of the ICDR, the ICC, the LCIA, and several domestic arbitral institutions in major Latin American cities. In addition, she is on the Review Committee of EAL and on the Users Council of SIAC.

Ms. Eljuri acted as counsel in international arbitrations, including commercial and investment arbitration cases, as well as domestic arbitrations in Latin America.  During her tenure at Norton Rose Fulbright, Ms. Eljuri acted as international arbitration counsel in some of the world’s largest energy and natural resources disputes. A list of selected arbitrations and disputes is included below.

Likewise, Ms. Eljuri acted as independent expert for natural resources matters in several cases. As an example, she was claimant’s expert in an ICC arbitration between two international oil companies seated in New York in 2005. She also acted as independent expert in 2009 in a dispute before the Ontario courts relating to the nationalization of a major gold mine in South America.

Selected Disputes: