Professional Experience

Elisabeth Eljuri’s three decades of experience as a practicing lawyer, and more recently as an oil executive, includes both significant international disputes and transactional experience. Selected examples of major deals she has worked on are listed below.

Transactional Experience

From 2016-2019, Ms. Eljuri was the Vice President, Chief Negotiator and Chief Legal Counsel of Sierra Oil and Gas, a private equity-backed oil upstream company created to capture opportunities in the Mexican energy market.  The company successfully secured six exploration blocks in the Gulf of Mexico from the Mexican government, and, for each of those blocks, Ms. Eljuri led the negotiations with the company’s joint venture partners. She continued in this role up until the successful exit in 2019, where she was co-responsible for the negotiation and execution of the Share Purchase Agreement between a large group of sellers and the European purchaser group. Prior to joining Sierra, she acted for the company as outside counsel in the initial set up and in securing two tranches of funding of $525 million each from three private equity funds.

Before joining Sierra Oil & Gas, from 1998 to 2015, Ms. Eljuri was a senior partner and Head of Latin America for Norton Rose Fulbright, reporting to the Firm’s global CEO.  She joined the firm (Macleod Dixon at the time) as an equity partner in 1998 when she co-founded the Caracas office, became Managing Partner and held several positions in the firm, including member of the Executive Committee of Canada and Latin America and member of its Compensation Committee.

During her time at the firm, in addition to her international disputes work, Ms. Eljuri had a prominent transactional practice, leading major projects and deals in multiple countries in Latin America.

Selected Deals: