Joyeeta Chatterjee is a legal consultant with specialized expertise in international commercial space, satellite, and aviation markets. She has represented banks and financial institutions in large-scale aerospace asset finance transactions. She has also advised the governments of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia with the enactment of national space regulatory regime and establishment of space agencies.
Joyeeta has acquired diverse professional experience in the space sector spanning governmental agencies, private industry, and non-profit organizations. She has assisted policymakers at the Indian Space Research Organization and has advised Arianespace with government relations in Washington, DC. While engaged in private practice, she has advised on corporate finance transactions, particularly export-credit based projects, to enhance the competitive advantage of her clients.
Owing to her passion for space advocacy and international space collaboration, Joyeeta has worked with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), a United Nations-affiliated youth organization addressing international space policy. She co-founded the SGAC Space Law and Policy Working Group to analyze and comment on issues at the intersection of law and policy within the space sector. In recognition of her contributions, she was awarded the 2011 SGAC Young Leader Award.
Joyeeta earned her B.A. and LL.B., with first-class honors, from India. She received her master’s degree in aviation and space law from McGill University in Montreal, where she was an Arsenault fellow and where the Faculty of Law awarded her the N.M. Matte Prize for outstanding performance in space law. She is also an alumnus of the International Space University.