Leading Individuals

Shipping in Oman

Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co

At Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co, the shipping and maritime practice has a strong profile among top clients such as the Government of Oman. It has a strong track record advising on ship financings, contractual disputes and marine pollution matters. Mansoor Jamal Malik has expertise in handling cross-border cargo disputes. Senior associate Andrew Coddington is knowledgeable about ship financing and vessel sales.

Practice head(s):

Mansoor Jamal Malik

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Coddington


‘Very innovative in new groundbreaking areas of Omani law.’

‘Mr. Mansoor Jamal Malik (Partner): precise and to the point with legal advice.’

Key clients

Global Logistics Oman SAOC (Asyad)

Oman Shipping Company SAOC

Dredging, Environmental & Marine Engineering (DEME NV)

Oman International Container Terminal LLC

Ministry of Environment

Masirah Oil Limited

Watson, Farley & Williams (ME) LLP

Work highlights

  • Representing the Government of Oman before the different level of courts on liability for marine pollution, clean up and vessel salvage, applicable international law and a claim with the International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) Fund.
  • Advised Société Générale on the financing of a Japanese operating lease in respect of 2 dry bulk vessels “SBI TAURUS” and “TR OMAHA” (the “Vessels”).
  • Advised Standard Chartered Bank, DIFC (“SCB”) on a secured term loan facility to BahlaMaritime Transportation Company Limited.


Dentons’ shipping practice advises various maritime clients on cargo shipping issues, including claims, damages, and oil spills. The team, which is led by Andrew Figgins in Muscat, handles both traditional shipping work and project-related matters. On the contentious side, Dali Al Habboub handles environmental litigation work across Oman and the region and is noted for mediation work. The team also advises clients across the oil and gas, LNG and minerals commodities sectors.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Figgins

Other key lawyers:

Dali Al Habboub


‘Mohammed Al Subhi was always most gracious, thorough and prompt in responding to enquiries large and small.’

Key clients

International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund

Oman Sail

Work highlights

  • Advising on upstream concessions, construction andoperation of a LNG plant, marketing and sales of LNG as bunkers, project financing and overall Omani and international regulatory compliance.
  • Advising IOPF in relation to an OMR7.7 million arising out of the sinking of the Nesa-R3 a tanker carrying 816 tonnes of bitumen off the Port of Sultan Qaboos in Oman in 2013.

Said Al-Shahry & Partners (SASLO)

At Said Al-Shahry & Partners (SASLO), the shipping group is led by Thamer Al Shahry and advises ship owners, protection and indemnity insurers, and cargo owners. The team is active in infrastructure related projects and shipping finance where corporate contact Graham Mouat is the key name. Shipping related transactions and assets transfers also feature in the caseload.

Practice head(s):

Thamer Al-Shahry


‘Graham Mouat: thorough and very knowledgeable on finance/commercial matters.’

Key clients


Aramex International LLC

Oman Drydock Company SAOC

Oman Global Logistics Group SAOC (ASYAD)

Oman Drydock Company LLC

Oman Post Company SAOC

Oman National Transport Company SAOC (MWASALAT)

National Ferries Company SAOC

Oman Shipping Company SAOC

Salalah Free Zone Company SAOC

International Maritime College Oman LLC

Oman Rail Company LLC

Oman Logistic Company LLC

Asyad Investment and Business LLC

Marafi Asyad Company LLC

Oman Road and Transport Management Company LLC

Oman Charter Company SAOC

Oman International Container Terminal LLC

Oman Shipping Company SAOC

Oman Ship Management Company SAOC

Port of Duqm Company SAOC

Prime Tankers LLC

PSA Maritime (Pte) Ltd

Sweedish P&I Club

The Britannia Stemship Insurance Association


Work highlights

  • Advising ASYAD, Oman’s new integrated logistics provider, on the restructuring and change in shareholding in the International Maritime College Oman.
  • Advising ASYAD, the government arm that consolidates all the public investments in ports, free zones, rail, maritime road transport companies, on a framework agreement with Ministry of Transport, aiming to implement various logistic projects identified in the Oman Logistics Strategy 2040 (“Tanfeedh”).