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Banking and finance
Sadaf Buchanan –
Roger Byrne –
Trowers & Hamlins
- Sadaf Buchanan –
Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co’s busy practice advised SMN Power Holding on its $65m IPO and listing on the Muscat Securities Market. The team, led by Mansoor Jamal Malik, also advised the commercial lenders – namely Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Standard Chartered, and National Bank of Oman – on the financing of the Sur IPP project.
Dentons’s practice remains strong despite losing Philip Keun to Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP in London; this departure was offset by the highly experienced Justine Harding re-joining the team in August 2012. The team, led by Sadaf Buchanan, recently advised Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company (Nawras) on a $149m refinancing, and advised HSBC Bank Middle East (HBME) on a merger between its Oman branch and Oman International Bank (OIB).
Trowers & Hamlins assists the Central Bank of Oman with banking law and regulation, and advised OIB on its merger with HSBC’s Oman branch to create Oman’s second-largest bank by branches and deposits. Other highlights include acting as local counsel to advise Marubeni on financing of the Sur IPP, which will have a minimum capacity of 1,500MW. Roger Byrne leads the team.
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP’s banking and finance work primarily pertains to the infrastructure and energy sectors. The team, led by Bruce Palmer, advises banks, investment funds and multinational corporations on local financing requirements, including private equity and loan facility agreements.
DLA Piper Oman LLP recently advised Standard Chartered, Natixis and Rabobank on the amendment, restatement and increase of revolving credit facilities for Oman Trading International and its subsidiary Oman Trading International. Other clients include the Ministry of Finance and Ernst & Young.
Said Al-Shahry Law Office retains a substantial banking and finance practice, despite Stephen Sayer’s retirement. The team acted as local counsel for Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Nippon Export and Investment Insurance and a syndicate of commercial banks on the proposed financing of the Sohar refinery project. Syed Ali Naveed Arshad is an experienced banking lawyer. Anthony Coleby joined the team in 2012.