Joza Al-Rasheed

Associate, Riyadh

Biography

Overview

Joza Al-Rasheed is an associate in The Law Office of Megren M. Al-Shaalan, with which White & Case practices in cooperation in Saudi Arabia. 

She specializes in corporate and securities matters, in particular mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings. She also regularly advises clients on joint ventures, Saudi regulatory matters and commercial agency, and has experience in advising on multijurisdictional corporate reorganizations and other transactions.

Joza is a New York and Saudi Arabian–law qualified lawyer and is also licensed by the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department as a legal consultant. Joza speaks both English and Arabic with native fluency, and is able to negotiate and draft legal documents in both languages. 

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Saudi Arabia
Education
LLM
Georgetown University
LLB
Prince Sultan University
Languages
Arabic
English

Experience

Representation of The Industrial and Energy Services Company (TAQA) on the US$415 million acquisition by the Arabian Drilling Company (ADC)  of the Schlumberger Land Rig drilling business in the Middle East. ADC is a joint venture company that is 51 percent owned by TAQA and 49 percent owned by Schlumberger Limited.

Representation of Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) in relation to its US$69 billion acquisition of a 70% equity interest in Saudi Basic Industries Corporation.

Representation of Tasnee in a trade remedy proceeding concerning imports of super absorbent polymers into the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Tasnee is Saudi Arabia’s first joint-stock industrial company fully owned by the private sector and has become Saudi Arabia’s second largest industrial company.

Representation of Etisalat in connection with setting up a legal entity in Saudi Arabia.

Representation of The Royal Commission for Al-Ula in connection with corporate governance advice.

Providing the Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture with support on the organization of a workshop.

Advising the Saudi Ministry of Economy and Planning on the implementation of World Trade Organization (WTO) international trade measures to protect local industry from unfair competition.

Assisting in relation to initial public offerings in Saudi Arabia, including due diligence reviews and drafting prospectuses and submission documents.

Assisting in relation to the restructuring of the LVMH entities including Louis Vuitton S.A., Sephora S.A.S. and Celine S.A. luxury goods manufacturers/retailers in the GCC.

Assisting in relation to the acquisition of a 40% stake in Medpharma, a pharmaceutical company based in Sharjah, UAE by Pharmaceutical International, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company based in Canada.

Advising and assisting on a number of foreign investors with regard to investing in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Advising various multinational companies and local companies on a wide range of corporate and commercial agreements, including in relation to labour laws, distribution and consumer protection in Saudi Arabia and UAE.

Advising and assisting various multinational companies in relation trademark registration in Saudi Arabia.