Elisabeth is Chief Negotiator and Chief Legal Counsel of Sierra Oil and Gas. She is a senior energy negotiator and lawyer with significant experience in the upstream and midstream business in Latin America.
In Latin America, Elisabeth focused most of her career on corporate and transactional work involving high-end sophisticated transactions for major energy companies as well as international dispute work related to energy, projects and infrastructure. Elisabeth has worked in Mexico since the early 2000s and has been very active in the upstream sector in particular. She regularly advised oil and gas producers and service companies engaged in high level transactions across the region. She has extensive experience in profit/production sharing agreements, licenses, JOAs, JSBAs, farm-outs, upstream joint venture companies as well as midstream and downstream related and major projects. On the dispute side, she acted as co-counsel in international arbitrations, including ICC and ICSID procedures. She has spoken and published extensively in the area of energy and resources investment disputes and investment treaty law as well as political risk management in such industries.
Elisabeth was President worldwide of the Houston-based Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and is co-chair and an instructor of the prestigious International Oil and Gas Law, Contracts and Negotiation Course held in Houston each year.
Elisabeth received her law degree from Universidad Católica and an LLM from Harvard Law School. She is admitted to practice in New York and Venezuela.
Specialties:Ms. Eljuri's legal practice is focused on corporate, M&A, project finance and energy matters. She heads the corporate and oil and gas practice of her firm in Caracas. She Chairs the firm's Latin American Practice Group.
Law school and education
- LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1992
- LL.B., Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, 1991