Elisabeth Eljuri is head of Latin America for Norton Rose Fulbright. She is also head of the corporate department of our Caracas office, head of the oil and gas practice group and an active member of the international arbitration practice group.
In Latin America and Venezuela in particular, Ms. Eljuri focuses on corporate and transactional work involving high-end sophisticated transactions for Fortune 500 corporations as well as international dispute work related to major projects and infrastructure. She has significant M&A experience and over the past 20 years of practice, in addition to her contracts and general business practice, she has been regularly advising oil and gas producers and service companies engaged in high level transactions. She has extensive experience in profit/production sharing agreements, JOAs, farm-outs, gas licences, upstream joint venture companies as well as midstream and downstream related and major projects. Major deals she has handled include corporate acquisitions of hydrocarbon companies and producing areas (in several Latin American countries), a crude oil storage and ship loading project, two of the world’s largest gas injection projects, a major coal project and several acquisitions of other mining projects. Ms. Eljuri also has significant experience in the Mexican oil and gas regulatory framework due to her advisory work for Pemex in Mexico since 2001. She is considered a leading natural resources and energy practitioner in the Latin American region and worldwide. In 2010 and again in 2011, Who’s Who in Oil and Gas selected Ms. Eljuri as one of the top 10 energy practitioners worldwide, stating that “Eljuri is one of the true stars in Latin America.”