News 25 Jan. 2024
Counsel Mohannad A. El Murtadi Suleiman Addresses “Africanization” of International Investment Law
News 11 Oct. 2023
Curtis Team Instrumental in Shareholder Approval of a New Multilateral Treaty to Transform Pan-African Housing Finance Institution Shelter Afrique into a Development Bank
Event 18 Aug. 2023
Partner Borzu Sabahi Speaks at FDI Moot Shenzhen
News 25 Jul. 2023
Partner Eric Gilioli Ranked in Top 10 Influential Energy & Natural Resources Lawyers in Kazakhstan in Business Today
Client Alert 28 Dec. 2023
U.S. to Impose Secondary Sanctions on Non-U.S. Banks For Financing Russia’s Defense Industry
Article 22 Aug. 2023
Fuad Zarbiyev Publishes Article in Journal of International Economic Law
Event 22 Aug. 2023
Partner Dr. Claudia Frutos-Peterson to Speak at Arbitration and ADR Commission of the ICC Mexico
Event 11 Jul. 2023
Partner Elisa Botero Speaks on the Role of the ICC in Investment Disputes
News 15 Aug. 2023
Legal Reader Publishes Article on Dr. Majed Alotaibi’s Arrival as Senior Counsel in Curtis’ Riyadh Office
News 31 Jul. 2023
Curtis Welcomes Senior Saudi Advisor, Dr. Majed Alotaibi, to its Riyadh Office
News 24 Aug. 2023
Curtis Attorneys Quoted in CoinDesk on FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s Strategy Ahead of His Criminal Trial
News 06 Mar. 2023
Russia Sanctions at the First Anniversary: An Overview of Current Sanctions in the US, UK, and EU and How Global Companies Can Navigate Evolving and Conflicting Sanctions Regimes
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
Update on Virtual Notarization (Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021) — U.S. Insight
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Fluent in English and Spanish, and conversant in Portuguese, Elisa Botero has advised clients on a wide range of international deals and disputes in various industries. A technology enthusiast, Ms. Botero has focused on understanding and tackling emerging legal issues arising in the nascent hydrogen, blockchain and artificial intelligence industries. Her experience in both corporate and dispute matters has led Latinvex to rank Ms. Botero among its Top 100 Female Lawyers in Latin America for Arbitration & Litigation and Corporate/M&A for three consecutive years.
Ms. Botero has extensive experience in a wide range of cross-border corporate and transactional matters. She has worked on project development deals, financings, M&A transactions, joint ventures, private funds, and various commercial agreements across industries and jurisdictions.
Leveraging her multilingual skills and training in civil and common law systems, Ms. Botero excels at cross-border negotiations and is able to effectively handle multifaceted deals and overcome challenges that arise in multijurisdictional transactions.
Her corporate experience includes advising family offices, fund managers, startups, high-net-worth individuals, corporations, and sovereign entities in corporate matters in the United States and Latin America.
Ms. Botero represents sovereign States, state-owned entities and companies in high-stakes international disputes, with her experience spanning both commercial and investment arbitration.
She frequently publishes and speaks on topics related to international arbitration and is praised by clients for her commitment, “attention to detail” and for having her “hands on the facts” (Legal 500 Latin America 2024).
With a background in the traditional oil and gas sector, Ms. Botero developed an early interest in hydrogen as a low-carbon solution to advance the energy transition. Her interest in hydrogen soon developed into a broader passion for new technologies and their potential to transform and disrupt traditional sectors. Ms. Botero now spearheads multiple initiatives surrounding these innovations at Curtis, including forming dedicated industry groups in hydrogen, blockchain and AI. She also leads efforts to integrate AI safely into our Firm’s legal operations. Her multifaceted experience allows Ms. Botero to guide clients on both established and cutting-edge industries and bridge traditional sectors with transformative technologies.
A member of the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Ms. Botero spearheaded the development of a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar titled “Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession,” which explores unconscious biases and how they impact legal practice and gives participants concrete response techniques to help address them. This complimentary training and diversity initiative satisfies the New York State CLE Board’s one-credit hour requirement in the category of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias.
Commercial Disputes - Arbitration
Energy (Oil & Gas)
Data Protection and Privacy Law
Cryptocurrency, Digital Assets and Blockchain
Client Alert 14 Feb. 2024
Recent Developments in the EU AI Act
Client Alert 18 Dec. 2023
EU Policymakers Agree on Provisions of the Artificial Intelligence Act
"Up-and-coming partner Elisa Botero, who leads the Colombian office, is praised for her 'dedication and commitment'."
Legal 500 2023 Latin America Arbitration
Ranked among the Top 100 Female Lawyers in Latin America from 2021-2023