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Addleshaw Goddard¬†runs 'a very accessible banking group', which¬†is known for its ‚Äėindustry knowledge and individual partner attention‚Äô. Headed by Roger Byrne, the team advises on Islamic finance, project finance, syndicated and bilateral bank facilities and financial regulations. Byrne and¬†Andrew Johnston, a ‚Äėvery helpful‚Äô managing associate, advised Ahli Bank on the provision of a $70m facility to Action Hotel Group for the refinance of its existing banking facilities.

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co has ‚Äėsound knowledge of local and international laws‚Äô and is known for its ‚Äėresponsiveness and flexibility‚Äô. Acting for lenders and borrowers alike, the team is instructed by power and water companies, state-owned enterprises, and retailers and Omani trading houses in addition to a number of domestic, regional and international lender banks. Key figures include senior partner¬†Mansoor Jamal Malik, who heads the corporate, banking and securities practice, and¬†Marcus Pery, who is acting for Majir Al Futtaim Properties, as borrower, in relation to a term loan facility agreement with Bank Muscat to develop a OMR180m shopping mall.

Dentons has expertise in real estate and project finance, asset finance, Islamic finance and debt restructuring. Department head Sadaf Buchanan and senior associate Justine Harding advised Credit Suisse and Citigroup Global Markets on the provision of a bridge financing facility to Oman Telecommunications Company for its acquisition of a 21.9% stake in Zain Group, a Kuwait-based telecoms company. Further, the team acted for Citigroup Global Markets and other joint lead managers in relation to a 144A issuance by Oman Telecommunications Company, the proceeds of which will partly be used to repay the company's aforementioned bridge loan facility.

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has experience of Islamic finance, real estate and project finance, debt capital markets issuances and mortgage registration. Bruce Palmer heads the department, which counts Oman Arab Bank, Ahli Bank and Alizz Islamic Bank among its key clients. Associate Sikander Siddiqui is also recommended. Taimur Malik joined Clyde & Co LLP's Dubai office in September 2018.

Trowers & Hamlins LLP's Oman practice is headed by Jeremy Ingham, who has experience of Islamic finance, syndicated loan facilities and project finance Ingham recently relocated to the firm's Bahrain office, and senior associate Riza Ismail left the firm in January 2018 to join Al Alawi & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants.

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