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  1. Banking and finance
  2. Hall of Fame
  3. Leading individuals
  4. Next generation lawyers

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Next generation lawyers

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Addleshaw Goddard’s well-established team services clients across the full spectrum of banking and finance matters, including project finance, Islamic finance, bank facilities, debt capital markets and regulatory compliance work. Roger Byrne heads the practice, and is well regarded for his expertise in banking and project finance; recently, he advised Bank Sohar on its proposed $1.8bn merger with Bank Dhofar. Martin Brown and Andrew Johnston are also particularly active within the banking and finance team, which counts Bank Muscat, HSBC Bank Oman, Ahli Bank, and Oman Growth Fund as key clients.

As part of the largest domestic firm in Oman, Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co’s team is well versed in handling complex local and cross-border work. Marcus Pery heads the practice, which is experienced in advising international banks, finance and export credit agencies, government entities, asset managers and private equity funds on the full range of banking and finance matters; in particular, the team has expertise across a range of financing agreements and restructurings, as well as Islamic finance transactions. Highly regarded managing partner Mansoor Jamal Malik recently advised Oman Sovereign Sukuk on the establishment of a $2bn sukuk programme.

Dentons has a long-established presence in Oman, and is well regarded for its experienced banking and finance practice, which specialises in debt capital markets, restructurings and Islamic finance. The firm is active across a range of areas and frequently advises leading local banks, international financial institutions and government entities. Department head Sadaf Buchanan advised HSBC Bank on a $5bn denominated bond issuance by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman. Senior associate Justine Harding is also particularly active in this area and regularly advises banks, borrowers and financial institutions on commercial lending and debt capital markets.

At Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, Bruce Palmer advises on the full range of banking and finance work, as well as providing legal guidance on regulatory compliance, structuring and corporate governance matters. Recent highlights included advising Al-Hilal Islamic Banking Services, Ahli Bank and Bank Nizwa in drafting, negotiating and finalising transaction documents pertaining to a $31m facility. Islamic finance specialist Sikander Siddiqui is also particularly active, and has played a role in advising clients such as National Bank of Oman, Oman International Development and Investment, Oman Arab Bank and Alizz Islamic Bank. Taimur Malik joined Clyde & Co LLP’s Dubai office in September 2018.

Jeremy Ingham heads the ‘very professional’ banking and finance practice at Trowers & Hamlins LLP, which is experienced in handling conventional and Islamic finance matters, and specialises in project finance and debt capital markets. The team regularly advises banks, financial institutions and project sponsors, and recently advised Arab Banking on a $500m syndicated bridge loan facility to four of Electricity Holding’s main distribution subsidiaries; leading on this transaction was Salman Ahmed, who heads the firm’s regional Islamic finance practice and specialises in debut sukuk transactions. Senior associate Riza Ismail specialises in major capital markets and project finance transactions.

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