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Elisabeth Eljuri

Head of Latin America
Norton Rose Fulbright

Elisabeth Eljuri is Head of Latin America of the global firm Norton Rose Fulbright. In Latin America, Elisabeth focuses 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. Over the past two decades she has been regularly advising oil and gas producers and service companies engaged in transactions across the region. She has worked in the energy business in Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Bolivia, Argentina, Guyana, and other Latin American countries. She has been particularly active in the Mexican energy sector over the past 15 years. Major deals she has handled include acquisitions of hydrocarbon companies and producing areas, upstream contract negotiations, a crude oil storage and ship loading project and several of the world's largest gas injection projects. She has extensive experience in profit/production sharing agreements, JOAs, JSBAs, farmouts, gas licenses, upstream joint venture companies as well as midstream and downstream related and major projects. 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 is a Past President of the AIPN. Elisabeth is considered a leading natural resources practitioner in Latin America. For instance, Chambers ranks Elisabeth in Band 1 for the entire Latin America region, and Star Individual for Venezuela. For a number of years now, Who's Who in Oil and Gas has selected Elisabeth as one of the top 10 energy practitioners worldwide, stating that “Eljuri is without question one of the world's leading oil and gas lawyers... Eljuri has provided assistance in high profile disputes and transactions for Fortune 500 energy clients over the course of a fantastic career." Elisabeth received her law degree from Universidad Católica and an LLM from Harvard Law School. She is both a civil law and a common law lawyer (admitted in New York and Venezuela).

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