Elizabeth Silbert is a partner in the Atlanta office and a member of the firm’s International Arbitration team. Focusing on the energy, infrastructure, and technology industries, Elizabeth represents clients in high-profile matters involving major, long-term projects and foreign investments.
Her cases are regularly at the cutting-edge of international arbitration practice, and several exceed USD 1 billion in dispute. In 2018, Law 360 recognized her as a “Rising Star” in International Arbitration.
Elizabeth focuses exclusively on international disputes, having represented clients in dozens of investor-State and commercial arbitrations. With high-profile clients such as Chevron, GE, and Shell, she specializes in complex disputes involving multiple parties, joint ventures, governmental entities, and multi-jurisdictional issues.
Her counsel experience includes arbitrations convened under the AAA/ICDR, CPR, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SIAC, and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. She has repeated experience in disputes involving the governing laws of the U.S., England, The Netherlands, and various Asian jurisdictions.
Elizabeth is particularly familiar with the legal and technical aspects of disputes in the energy and infrastructure industries. She has handled numerous cases arising from long-term contracts, deepening her knowledge not only of the contractual frameworks but also the technical and financial aspects of long-term investment projects. She also has significant experience representing major investors in treaty-based claims against States, and she regularly provides pre-dispute advice on foreign investment protection and treaty analysis.
In addition to her practice and frequent contributions as a speaker and author, Elizabeth also serves as an Adjunct Law Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law, where she has co-taught the course in International Arbitration since 2016.
- J.D., Northwestern University
- B.A., Georgetown University
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
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