Joza is the managing partner of our office in Riyadh.
Joza is a corporate and projects lawyer who specialises in advising governments, private entities and other public bodies on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and disposals, antitrust, and International Trade (WTO), regulatory compliance and project development in the energy, infrastructure, mining and metals and construction and engineering fields She has extensive experience working on some of the most high profile projects which contribute to meeting the growing demand to undertake the energy transition, including renewables, power, hydrogen and green ammonia, and upstream and downstream projects. Joza is highly sought after for her depth and breadth of the Saudi market. Joza has a profound understanding of the Saudi law and government projects and has worked on many innovative and market first-of-its-kind projects.
She is a New York and Saudi Arabian qualified lawyer. Her distinctive experience, as both in house and outside counsel, allows her to effectively tailor her advice to efficiently meet the business objectives of her clients.
She is also a Board member of the Georgetown University Mena Law Alumni Advisory Board.
Joza's practice was divided between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with a focus on the former jurisdiction. She then moved to an in-house role and worked as Senior Legal Counsel for Air Products, a US listed company and partner in the NEOM green ammonia megaproject for the supply of carbon-free hydrogen to global markets. She is a New York and Saudi Arabian qualified lawyer. Her distinctive experience, as both in house and outside counsel, allows her to effectively tailor her advice to efficiently meet the business objectives of her clients.
Experience & expertise
- Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) in relation to its Share Purchase of 9.9% interest in Ivanhoe Electric (Ma'aden's first international share acquisition which is on the NYSE), coupled with the formation of a 50:50 joint venture with Ivanhoe Electric to explore 48,500 sq km of land across the Kingdom.
- Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) on the formation of two 50:50 joint ventures with Barrick Gold to explore Um Ad Damar and Jabal Sayid exploration blocks.
- a confidential bank in relation to acting as legal counsel to advise on the wealth management structure under CMA laws (Bahrain & Saudi)
- Saudi Arabia Railways in relation to a joint venture with Retal Urban Development Company to develop land in Saudi Arabia