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Trowers & Hamlins LLP

AL JAWHARA BUILDING, AL MUNTAZAH STREET, SHATTI AL QURUM, PO BOX 2991, PC 112, MUSCAT, OMAN
Tel:
Work +968 24 682 900
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Fax +968 24 697 609
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www.trowers.com

Oman

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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.

Leading individuals

Jeremy Ingham - Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Next generation lawyers

Riza Ismail - Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Jamie Gibson leads the corporate team at Trowers & Hamlins LLP, which has strong industry knowledge and is recommended for providing ‘valuable support’ to clients on the full range of commercial, corporate and M&A work. In particular, the firm is best known for its extensive local and regional expertise in complex cross-border transactions, and is experienced in advising international and regional investors, developers, lenders and sponsors. Recent highlights included advising Maisarah Islamic Banking Services on a $530m sukuk programme to be issued by Golden Group through an Omani-incorporated trust issuer. Kate Marshall has left the firm.

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Jamie Gibson - Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP’s ‘very capable and responsive litigation team’ has ‘experience and depth of knowledge of the region’ and provides ‘excellent service’. The practice is known for handling institutional and ad hoc arbitrations arising out of construction, oil and gas, energy, banking, and general commercial disputes; recently, practice head James Harbridge has been instructed by Desert Line on numerous multimillion-dollar arbitrations against the Omani Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Royal Diwan in relation to several national construction projects.

Leading individuals

James Harbridge - Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

The highly recommended Tom Wigley heads the ‘very good’ energy and natural resources department at Trowers & Hamlins LLP, which has been particularly active in independent power and water projects. The firm continues to advise a consortium of sponsors on two large-scale independent power projects in Ibri and Sohar, respectively.

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

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP is recommended for its ‘strong reputation in Oman’ and its ‘experience and depth of knowledge of the region’. The firm frequently acts for investment companies and developers on residential, education and hospitality projects in Oman, and has a strong reputation in arbitration cases; recently, the team advised Oman Airport Management on the implementation of new commercial arrangements for Muscat International Airport. Abdul-Haq Mohammed and Michael O’Reilly lead the practice, with strong support from ‘first-rate litigator’ Cheryl Cairns.

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