Elisabeth Eljuri is an Independent Arbitrator and Energy Consultant. She has practiced law for nearly three decades with a focus on Latin America, and is considered a leading authority in the areas of energy, natural resources and major projects. Her experience covers an extensive international disputes practice as well as a world-class transactional practice, which she rounded up with close to four years as an executive in an oil company.
Immediately prior to her current role as arbitrator and consultant, Ms. Eljuri was with Sierra Oil & Gas until 2019 where she was the Vice President, Chief Negotiator and Chief Legal Counsel. Before venturing into private equity and her executive role, she spent 27 years in legal practice at two of the world's largest law firms. Until December 2015, Ms. Eljuri was the Head of Latin America of Norton Rose Fulbright where she was a senior partner of the Firm focusing in the areas of international arbitration, energy and natural resources and projects/infrastructure for nearly 18 years.
Ms. Eljuri has published extensively in the areas of international arbitration, investment protection, political risk management, oil and gas, natural resources and related topics. An active public speaker, Ms. Eljuri has presented in over one hundred industry conferences around the world.
Ms. Eljuri is both a common law and a civil law lawyer. She graduated from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Venezuela in 1991 (cum laude, valedictorian) and then attended Harvard Law School where she obtained an LL.M. degree in 1992. She is admitted to practice law in New York and Venezuela