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Elizabeth Silbert is a partner in our International Arbitration practice, with a focus on the energy, construction and technology industries. She represents clients in both investor-state and commercial arbitrations, with particular experience in multi-jurisdiction disputes.

Elizabeth works with clients at every stage of arbitration, from strategic advice on drafting arbitration agreements and maximizing investment protections to the final phases of award recognition, enforcement and set-aside.

Elizabeth represents clients in cases before the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the London Court of International Arbitration, the American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution, and the Singapore International Arbitration Center, as well as in ad hoc cases under the UNCITRAL Rules. She has repeated experience in disputes involving the governing laws of the U.S., England, The Netherlands, and various Asian jurisdictions.

A frequent speaker and author, Elizabeth also teaches the International Arbitration course as an adjunct law professor at the University of Georgia School of Law. She was recognized in 2016 as a Tier 1 lawyer in Energy Litigation by Legal 500 U.S.

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Credentials

B.A., Georgetown University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

J.D., Northwestern University, cum laude

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Georgia

Texas

French (proficient)

Tier 1: Energy Litigation


Legal 500, 2016

Matters

Representing Chevron Corporation in a treaty arbitration against Ecuador seated in The Hague, concerning the US$9 billion "Lago Agrio" environmental judgment issued by the Ecuadorian courts, resulting in precedent-setting interim awards in favor of Chevron.

Representing two U.S. major oil companies in ICC and ICSID arbitrations against an Asian government, arising out of a revenue-allocation dispute under a gas production sharing contract.

Representing a U.S. nuclear services provider in an ICC arbitration seated in Asia against a national power company, concerning construction and technical disputes.

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Representing Chevron Corporation in a treaty arbitration against Ecuador seated in The Hague, concerning the US$9 billion "Lago Agrio" environmental judgment issued by the Ecuadorian courts, resulting in precedent-setting interim awards in favor of Chevron.

Representing two U.S. major oil companies in ICC and ICSID arbitrations against an Asian government, arising out of a revenue-allocation dispute under a gas production sharing contract.

Representing a U.S. nuclear services provider in an ICC arbitration seated in Asia against a national power company, concerning construction and technical disputes.

Represented a U.S. LNG company in an ICDR arbitration seated in New York concerning a dispute over a long-term tolling agreement, resulting in a declaratory award (with costs) worth approximately US$1.5 billion.

Represented ConocoPhillips China in a SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore, involving breach-of-contract claims against a Chinese company under a farm-out agreement, resulting in a US$49 million award.

Represented a major U.S. energy company in an UNCITRAL arbitration seated in London, concerning breach-of-contract claims related to a gas pipeline project in Indonesia, resulting in a US$85 million award.

Represented Chevron Corporation in an UNCITRAL arbitration against Ecuador seated in The Hague resulting in a US$96 million final award, including assistance in successful defense against set-aside proceedings in The Netherlands through all levels of appeals.

Represented a European technology company in an ICDR arbitration seated in London, concerning a software licensing dispute.

Matters

Representing Chevron Corporation in a treaty arbitration against Ecuador seated in The Hague, concerning the US$9 billion "Lago Agrio" environmental judgment issued by the Ecuadorian courts, resulting in precedent-setting interim awards in favor of Chevron.

Representing two U.S. major oil companies in ICC and ICSID arbitrations against an Asian government, arising out of a revenue-allocation dispute under a gas production sharing contract.

Representing a U.S. nuclear services provider in an ICC arbitration seated in Asia against a national power company, concerning construction and technical disputes.

See more
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Matters

Representing Chevron Corporation in a treaty arbitration against Ecuador seated in The Hague, concerning the US$9 billion "Lago Agrio" environmental judgment issued by the Ecuadorian courts, resulting in precedent-setting interim awards in favor of Chevron.

Representing two U.S. major oil companies in ICC and ICSID arbitrations against an Asian government, arising out of a revenue-allocation dispute under a gas production sharing contract.

Representing a U.S. nuclear services provider in an ICC arbitration seated in Asia against a national power company, concerning construction and technical disputes.

Represented a U.S. LNG company in an ICDR arbitration seated in New York concerning a dispute over a long-term tolling agreement, resulting in a declaratory award (with costs) worth approximately US$1.5 billion.

Represented ConocoPhillips China in a SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore, involving breach-of-contract claims against a Chinese company under a farm-out agreement, resulting in a US$49 million award.

Represented a major U.S. energy company in an UNCITRAL arbitration seated in London, concerning breach-of-contract claims related to a gas pipeline project in Indonesia, resulting in a US$85 million award.

Represented Chevron Corporation in an UNCITRAL arbitration against Ecuador seated in The Hague resulting in a US$96 million final award, including assistance in successful defense against set-aside proceedings in The Netherlands through all levels of appeals.

Represented a European technology company in an ICDR arbitration seated in London, concerning a software licensing dispute.

Credentials

B.A., Georgetown University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

J.D., Northwestern University, cum laude

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Georgia

Texas

French (proficient)

Tier 1: Energy Litigation


Legal 500, 2016