Managing Director

Rushda Niyas

Rushda has ten years’ experience in drafting and negotiating contracts, structuring and setting up companies, corporate legal advisory, Foreign Investments and Due Diligence. During the last year as part of JAAR CS, she has consulted with Sri Lankan corporates in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts for varying transactions.  

Prior to co-founding JAAR, Rushda worked for the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, where she advised investors on all legal and regulatory aspects of investing, setting up and doing business in Sri Lanka. Her role at BOI included advising investors on; setting up and structuring special purpose vehicles for projects, regulatory/compliance requirements for doing business; exit strategies and general advise for day to day operations of BOI companies in varying industries such as services, Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, Infrastructure and Agro sectors. She was involved in negotiating large scale projects such as projects approved under the Strategic Development Projects Act and engaged extensively with investors and government stakeholders to ensure smooth and timely completion and closing.

Prior to joining the BOI, Rushda was an associate at Julius & Creasy, Sri Lanka in the Corporate law practice and advised local and foreign MNC’s and large corporations on contracts, legal and regulatory matters. 

Admission – Attorney-at-Law 

                     Supreme Court of Sri Lanka