ELISABETH ELJURI is Chief Negotiator and Chief Legal Counsel for Sierra Oil and Gas, a private-equity backed company with assets in the Gulf of Mexico. She is based in Houston and Mexico City. Formerly, she was Head of Latin America for the global firm Norton Rose Fulbright, where she focused 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, and upstream joint venture companies, as well as midstream and downstream related and major projects. On the dispute side, she frequently acts as 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 as well as political risk management in such industries. Elisabeth is a Past President of the AIPN. She is actively committed to legal education, is a co-chair and instructor of the International Oil and Gas Short Courses held in Houston every year, and also presents courses on subjects of interest for the energy community upon her client’s request. 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. 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).