Joanne Emerson Taqi

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright (Middle East) LLP

Dubai
United Arab Emirates
T:+971 4 369 6375
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
T:971 4 369 6300
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
T:+971 4 369 6375
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
T:971 4 369 6300
Joanne Emerson Taqi

Joanne Emerson Taqi

vCard

Related services and key industries


Biography

Joanne Emerson Taqi is a projects and construction partner based in the Middle East.

She has extensive experience of projects and construction in the real estate and infrastructure sectors. Joanne advises on all types of developments, including commercial, industrial, domestic and public, and all forms of contracts, including the FIDIC suite of agreements, NEC, JCT and the Australian Standards.

Joanne has a particular experience of advising across water (including wastewater, desalination and district cooling), waste (including waste to energy) and housing (including social housing and worker/staff accommodation) sectors and in PPP procurement. Joanne has experience of advising government institutions, concessionaires, project companies, developers, contractors, consultants and financial institutions.

Significant transactions include: advising on the Umm Al Hayman Wastewater Project to provide assistance to the Partnership Technical Bureau; and the Ministry for Public Works in Kuwait for the procurement of a waste water treatment plant and a sewage pipe transmission system. This will be the biggest WWTP in the Middle East. Joanne also advised on the Muharraq Wastewater Treatment PPP project, in partnership with HSBC, and advised the Ministry of Finance on the construction and operation of a wastewater treatment plant in Muharraq (on a BOO basis).

Chambers 2019 states "Joanne Emerson Taqi is held in high regard for her construction and projects practice", with commentators noting her experience in infrastructure developments. Her expertise encompasses both project development and financing matters. One client found she had "really been able to go above and beyond," describing her advice on technical matters as "invaluable."


Professional experience

Expand all Collapse all
  • Barrister and Solicitor, qualified in Australia