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Oman

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co

As the largest domestic firm in Oman, Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co is a full-service firm capable of handling complex, cross-border work. The firm often receives instructions from international law firms; in 2015, Marcus Pery was instructed by Clifford Chance to act as Oman counsel to the arrangers and lenders of a $1bn syndicated loan to the government of Oman. In an illustration of the firm’s dedicated Islamic finance practice, founding partner Mansoor Jamal Malik advised the government of Oman, Standard Chartered Bank and Deutsche Bank on a $500m sovereign sukuk issuance, and also advised the government on a $2.5bn conventional bond issuance.

Leading individuals

Marcus Pery - Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co’s ‘knowledge of how the law operates in practice is invaluable in a region where knowing the law is not enough’. Ardeshir Patel has an active capital markets practice, supplementing the team’s extensive M&A experience. Mansoor Jamal Malik acts for government entities and private corporations, and is advising Integrated Telecommunications Company on the proposed acquisition of Majan Telecommunications. Malik led a team, which included ‘star senior associate’ Nasar Ahmad, on SATS’ joint venture agreement with Oman Air concerning cargo handling services at the Muscat airport.

Leading individuals

Mansoor Jamal Malik - Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co

Next generation lawyers

Nasar Ahmad - Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co’s sizeable team ‘knows Oman law and local practice very well’. The group’s expertise covers commercial, civil and criminal disputes, administrative law proceedings, employment disputes, and shari’ah law cases. Said Al Busaidy jointly heads the department with Mansoor Jamal Malik, who successfully defended Bank Sohar at primary court and at appeal. Ayman Abdulaziz Ali is also recommended.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co

For some, Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co is ‘the top firm thanks to its combination of local law knowledge and an understanding of the practicalities of getting projects done’. Managing partner Mansoor Jamal Malik and Marcus Pery have been advising lenders and developers on a number of IPP projects. In 2015, the firm was appointed as the exclusive legal adviser on Oman’s first PPP law.

Leading individuals

Mansoor Jamal Malik - Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co

At Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co, special counsel Graham Mouat handles large construction projects; recent highlights include acting for Muscat National Development and Investment on the construction of a Hilton Hotel. In another matter, Mansoor Jamal Malik worked alongside Clifford Chance to advise Al Irfan Urban Development on new legislative and regulatory framework.

Leading individuals

Mansoor Jamal Malik - Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 1

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co’s practice is instructed by shipping companies, insurers, port authorities, financiers and international law firms across a wide range of contentious and non-contentious maritime matters. Said Al Busaidy and Mansoor Jamal Malik jointly lead the practice group, which includes special counsel Graham Mouat, ‘a practical, hands-on lawyer’ who handled the termination of a number of joint ventures between a shipping company and an offshore company.

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