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MUSCAT INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, MEZZANINE FLOOR, BAIT AL FALAJ STREET, PO BOX 686, 112 MUSCAT, OMAN
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Oman

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co

Perfect for anyone in need of strong, well-skilled and highly motivated representation’, Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co is ‘expert at navigating the complexities of legal process in Oman’. The practice recruited special counsel John Sproat from New Zealand firm Chapman Tripp and ‘very competent’ senior associate and Islamic finance specialist Asad Qayyum from Kerman & Co LLP in London. Key lender-side instructions included team head Marcus Pery’s advice to First Gulf Bank PJSC on a facility agreement to Al Qahtani Investments. Pery is ‘a very experienced finance lawyer, who has in-depth knowledge of Omani law and legal procedures’. In project finance, the practice acted as Omani counsel to the lenders to the consortium carrying out the development and financing of a gas-fired power generation facility. Special counsel Graham Mouatcan turn around a facility agreement quickly and has a very personalised approach’.

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 team has ‘longstanding, solid experience’ and stands out for its ‘good grasp of the legal and commercial issues’. Highlights included acting for Oman National Investment Corporation Holding on its merger with Ominvest. Managing partner Mansoor Jamal Malik has ‘a good understanding of market practice’ and team head Ardeshir Patel is ‘very strong technically’. Mansoor Jamal Malik and Ahmed Hashim are also recommended. Ravinderjit Singh Dhillon, Abhishek Kalla and Mir Nasar Ahmad are key senior associates.

Leading individuals

Mansoor Jamal Malik - Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co

Without question a market leader in Oman’, Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co has ‘a good team of foreign and local Omani lawyers that can cover both domestic courts and arbitrations’. The team is led by managing partner Mansoor Jamal Malik (who is ‘a very experienced litigator, gives pragmatic advice and is well connected’) and senior partner Said Al Busaidy, who is vice-President of Oman’s State Council and stands out as ‘a wise counsel with an encyclopaedic knowledge of Omani law and procedure that he uses to guide the litigation team’. The practice recently acted in Supreme Court of Oman appeals in high-profile white-collar crime cases, involving bribery, money laundering and defence against abuse of position, as well as corruption prosecutions in the oil and gas sector. Special counsels Mohammed Yousef Allam, Ayman Abdulaziz Ali and Muawiya Ali Salman are recommended.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co provides ‘a very good service; it is more cost effective than international firms and its work is always of a very high standard’. The practice is at the forefront of project and infrastructure developments in Oman across the full spectrum of industry sectors. Managing partner, and ‘go-to lawyer when it comes to Omani legal advice’, Mansoor Jamal Malik advises on the development, construction and financing of projects relating to water and desalination, power, oil and gas, and infrastructure. Special counsel Graham Mouat is noted for infrastructure and construction projects.

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

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co’s ‘entire team shows the highest level of professionalism and exemplary service’. Managing partner Mansoor Jamal Malik has extensive transactional, corporate and financial expertise. Special counsel Graham Mouat is recommended for construction projects and real estate development.

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 shipping expertise spans contentious and non-contentious matters, both wet and dry matters, and also provides regulatory advice. The client base includes ship owners, protection and indemnity clubs and financiers, as well as port authorities, freight forwarders, charterers and international law firms. Managing partner Mansoor Jamal Malik and senior partner Said Al Busaidy are recommended.

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