Next Generation Partners

Real estate and construction in Oman

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co‘s six-partner team is consistently involved in the most significant construction, infrastructure projects, REITs and commercial property developments, particularly in relation to real estate finance and M&A transactions, and related disputes. Recent work highlights include advising Majid Al Futtaim on the development of Mall of Muscat, and assisting Jumeirah International in the establishment of its Oman operations. Key partners include Mansoor Jamal Malik , Ravinder Singh  and litigator, Majda Al Riyami.

Practice head(s):

Mansoor Jamal Malik

Other key lawyers:

Ravinder Singh; Majda Al Riyami


‘Mansoor Jamal Malik is an excellent resource for insights on the legal landscape in Oman. Ravinder Singh is helpful and responsive.’

Key clients

Ad-Dhahirah Generating Company SAOC

Total E and P Oman Development B.V. (Oman Branch)

Action Hotels Group

Oman Investment Corporation SAOC

Al Asilah Desalination Company SAOC

Hotels Management Company International SAOG

Bahwan Engineering Company LLC

Barka Desalination Co SAOC

Eagle Hill International Muscat LLC

First Qatar Real Estate Development and Co

Jumeirah International LLC

Khazaen Economic City LLC

Larsen & Toubro

Majid Al Futtaim Group and its subsidiaries

Marriot Hotel

Muriya Tourism Group and its subsidiaries

Muscat Bay (Saraya Bandar Jissah SAOC)

Muscat Intercontinental Hotel

Muscat National Development and Investment Company SAOC (ASAAS)

Muscat Duty Free

Ministry of Defence Pension Fund

Oman Shapoorji Company LLC

Oman Cement Company SAOG

Oman Sales and Services Company (Muscat Duty Free)

Oman Tourism Company SAOC

Radisson Hotel Group

Shinas Generating Company SAOC

Solar Wadi

Suhail Bahwan Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Izdihar Real Estate Fund in connection with its proposed acquisition of a property.
  • Advised Oman Investment Corporation SAOC to assist its subsidiary Khazaen Economic City LLC, (“KEC”), in the renegotiation and restructuring of the various agreements entered into for the grant to KEC.
  • Advised Bank Muscat SAOG (Meethaq Islamic Banking) on the financing of a 4-star star hotel situated at Al Khuwair, Muscat, operating under the brand name Hilton Garden Inn Muscat Al Khuwair.


Taking over as managing partner from the outgoing Andrew Figgins, Dentons‘s corporate partner Jamie Gibson has 14 years of experience in advising clients on general corporate matters in Oman and the wider Middle East, demonstrating particular proficiency in the defence, construction, manufacturing, mining and infrastructure sectors. Construction specialist Yasser Taqi is the team’s newest partner and is noted as ‘an excellent lawyer with a sharp mind and commendable attitude’. Focusing on oil and gas, power and water projects, he frequently works alongside a wider multidisciplinary team on the firm’s standout projects and transactions.

Practice head(s):

Jamie Gibson; Yasser Taqi


‘The team is really knowledgeable of the laws in this area. They also have vast experience with several cases and clients to support it.’

‘Yasser Taqi is fully dedicated to us as clients and provides excellent service, advice, and support when needed. He brings in relevant members of their team as per the requirements of the task in hand.’

‘Yasser Taqi is an excellent lawyer with a sharp mind and commendable attitude. He is responsive and helpful, and an invaluable resource to have on the panel.’

Key clients

The Ministry of Housing & Urban Planning (previously The Supreme Council for Planning)

Marasi Duqm LLC

Muscat National Development and Investment Company SAOC (ASAAS)

Work highlights

  • Advising The Ministry of Housing & Urban Planning on the development agreements, construction contracts, and consultancy service contracts in respect of a new affordable housing development.
  • Advising the developer, Marasi Duqm LLC on Oman’s first ever scheme to sell residential and commercial units on a usufruct basis (leasehold basis) rather than the conventional free hold basis. agreements).
  • Advisng Muscat National Development and Investment Company SAOC on a mixed-use development project – The project involves the development of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels, an edutainment centre, a theme park, aquatic zoo, residential property and commercial and retail components. Advising on all legal aspects of this flagship development.

Mohammed Al Ruqaishi Law Firm

Focusing on contentious real estate and construction and general corporate advisory, Mohammed Al Ruqaishi Law Firm‘s Hashim Shekhuna  is instructed on construction and EPC disputes. On the non-contentious front, he is also experienced in the development of industrial projects, local land rights, regulatory and permitting matters. Name partner Mohammed Al Ruqaishi is one of Oman’s most experienced construction litigators. Ali Naveed Arshad is assisted by associates Torridon Linskaill and Maria Ali Khan on project finance and PPP mandates.

Practice head(s):

Hashim Shekhuna; Ali Naveed Arshad; Mohammed Al Ruqaishi


Other key lawyers:

Torridon Linskaill; Maria Ali Khan


‘The team understands the sector and the issues which arise typically in contracts / projects in this sector. This can be rare in local law firms.’

‘They know the local law issues but also understand the construction and real estate sectors. Hashim Shekhuna is a standout partner for me.’

Key clients

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Education

Safeer Arabian International LLC

Amjaad Development LLC

Oman Broadband Company SAOC

Descon Engineering Oman LLC

Apex Transgulf Manufacturing LLC SFZ

Oman Sugar Refinery Company LLC

Biyaq Oilfield Services LLC

AZ Engineers & Partners LLC

Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC

Kempinski hotel Muscat – Oman Hospitality Company SAOC

Black Gold Integrated Solutions Co LLC

Work highlights

  • Acting as the Omani law counsel to the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Education as part of an advisory consortium with respect to the procurement of the first batch of 42 schools by the Ministry of Education under a public private partnership model and advising on land rights issues and usufruct agreement for the development of the project.
  • Advised Amjaad Development LLC on the structuring of a joint venture special purpose company and preparation of a joint venture agreement for the development of a mix-used (commercial and tourism) development in Muscat.
  • Advised Oman Broadband and assisted with the preparation of project documents for the future procurement and development of telecommunication and fibre optic assets by Oman Broadband Company under a Build-Own-Transfer basis, i.e. following a public private partnership model.

Said Al-Shahry & Partners (SASLO)

Said Al-Shahry & Partners (SASLO) is highly regarded for its strong capabilities and extensive experience appearing in construction arbitration proceedings and alternative dispute resolution. In the non-contentious arena, the firm is a consistent participator in Oman’s PPP projects, and continues to support a government body on a mixed-use real estate project in partnership with an international real estate developer on a Build-Own-Operate-Transfer basis. Said Al-Shahry and Thamer Al-Shahry are the key figures.

Practice head(s):

Said Al-Shahry; Thamer Al-Shahry


‘What makes SASLO’s real estate and construction practice unique is its vast experience and remarkable knowledge and its concentration on core areas. The team’s strengths include its vast expertise in this area and excellent quality of legal services that are tailored towards the client’s needs.’

‘Said Al Shahry can determine strategic approach in complex matters and has team leadership skills when the members of the legal team are from various jurisdictions.’

Key clients



Al Rajhi for Development – Oman

Al Reef Real Estate Company SAOC


Associated Consulting Engineers (ACE) International

CPEC – Architectural & Engineering Consultancy

Majid Al Futtaim

Martin Engineering GmbH

Mint Projects International LLC

Mott MacDonald

OHL Industrial S.L.

Oman Global Logistics Group SAOC (ASYAD)

Oman Shapoorji Company LLC

Oman Tourism Development Company SAOC (OMRAN)

Roadbridge Construction Oman LLC

SAS Gulf United Company LLC

Seureca Muscat LLC

STFA Construction Group

W.J. Towell & Co. LLC

BIC Contracting LLC

Work highlights

  • Advised Rakiza, Oman’s infrastructure fund, on its greenfield investment in the new central fruit and vegetable market at Khazaen Economic City.