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Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP’s Mary Allan is highly regarded for power and water infrastructure projects. She recently led the team in advising Oman Power and Water Procurement Company regarding its procurement of power from Musandam gas-fired IPP, which is intended to replace current diesel-based power generation. The team is also advising a consortium on its bid to develop the Ghubrah IWP, Oman’s second IWP. Counsel Taimur Malik joined from Vale.
Dentons has ‘very good knowledge of the local market’, with significant expertise in energy matters, including upstream oil and gas, petrochemicals, power and water, and energy-intensive basic industries. The team recently advised government-owned Electricity Holding Company on a major restructuring of the Salalah electricity concession, and reorganisation of Dhofar Power Company. Other clients include BP, Vale, and Oman Power and Water Procurement. Steven Tee recently joined the group, which is headed by ‘clever contract negotiator’ Ian McGrath.
Trowers & Hamlins advised the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources on a reorganisation of Jordan’s petroleum retail sector, including the issue of supplying refined products to service stations. The team advised Maersk Oil and Gas on ending its exploration and production sharing agreement with the Ministry of Oil and Gas in Oman, and assisted the same client with asset purchases.
Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co acted as local counsel for the commercial lenders on the financing of the 1,500MW, gas-fired Sur IPP. The team also recently acted for the government of Oman on the reorganisation and consolidation of various entities to form newly incorporated Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries SAOC.
DLA Piper Oman LLP acts for the government of Oman on a significant volume of project matters, including recently advising on a 4,000ha greenfield free zone, which is the first private sector free zone in Oman. Office managing partner Bruce Mullins is recommended. The firm bolstered its projects practice by hiring Dubai-based Sean Angle from Reed Smith to be the new regional group head.
Said Al-Shahry Law Office’s practice covers oil and gas, power and water, as well as various government projects. The team’s work has included advising the government on all legal aspects of the Salalah free zone including land rights, infrastructure financing, the shareholding structure of Salalah Free Zone Company, and relevant royal decrees. Andrew Kincaid is recommended.