Elise Edson is counsel in the International Arbitration and Public International Law practices. She is also a member of the Firm’s Energy Innovation, Global Sanctions, and Environmental, Governance & Social (ESG) teams.

Elise represents and advises companies and States in international investment treaty and commercial arbitrations conducted under a variety of rules, including the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SCC and UNCITRAL, and in cases arising under the Energy Charter Treaty. Her experience covers a wide range of industry sectors, with a particular focus on energy-related (oil & gas, power, nuclear, and renewables) disputes. Elise has notably  participated in some of the largest international disputes submitted to arbitration, securing historic victories for the Firm’s clients.

Elise is a member of the Shearman & Sterling team collaborating with UK charity Human Rights at Sea on the innovative Human Rights at Sea Arbitration, which seeks to develop a system for the arbitration of complaints concerning human rights abuses at sea. She has also advised on applications for refugee status and resettlement under the 1951 Refugee Convention.

Elise is qualified in New York and Australia.