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Said Al-Shahry & Partners (SASLO)
SASLO Building No.597/1, Way No.262
Airport Heights, Behind Oman LNG, Ghala
P.O. Box 1288, Ruwi, PC 112, Sultanate of Oman
Oman

Oman > Legal market overview

Oman > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Said Al-Shahry & Partners (SASLO)’s dispute resolution team, which is ‘committed to quality’, has a strong pedigree for handling matters such as large-scale construction arbitrations and employment litigation. It also excels in assisting major banks with debt recovery matters. Key contacts at the firm include managing partner Said Al Shahry (who specialises in complex disputes and ADR), Thamer Al-Shahry and counsel Khaled Al WazirTarek El Hassan is the name for labour-related disputes and has experience in both Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. Hani Bawani is another key individual.

Practice head(s):

Said Al Shahry; Thamer Al-Shahry; Khaled Al Wazir; Tarek El Hassan

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘They can focus on core issues and determine decisive factors when defending a sophisticated case.’

‘They work together as one efficient team and take into consideration all potential scenarios.’

‘We got the case done on time and we achieved all the targets, I loved every minute of it. I know the legal firm you’re hiring requires teamwork and participating in group projects and I would enjoy continuing to work in an environment like that.’

‘The team has competent, hard-working and focused lawyers, who are committed to quality. They display leadership and are accountable and client-driven.’

Oman > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Said Al-Shahry & Partners (SASLO)' ‘hardworking and focused’ real estate and construction group is active in construction arbitrations and alternative dispute resolution. It regularly advises on mixed-used real estate projects, financing developments and PPP projects, among other matters. Thamer Al Shahry is a key name, as is Graham MouatSaid Al Shahry leads complex contractual disputes.

Practice head(s):

Said Al Shahry

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘I think that they are the most qualified local office in the field of real estate and construction. They can form together a very efficient and cooperative team.’

‘Competent, hard-working, focused lawyers who have a commitment to quality.’

Key clients

ABENGOA

Aktivco

Al Rajhi for Development – Oman

Al Reef Real Estate Company SAOC

ARUP

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

Oman > Banking and finance Tier 2

At Said Al-Shahry & Partners (SASLO), the banking team is now jointly led by Thamer Al-Shahry and Jeremy Pooley. It is experienced in handling debt capital markets transactions, as well as mandates spanning areas such as leveraged finance, project finance, mezzanine finance and Islamic finance. Special counsel Graham Mouat has over three decades of experience in international banking work and is recommended for corporate aspects of finance transactions. Executive partner Ahmed Subai has now retired.

Practice head(s):

Thamer Al Shahry; Jeremy Pooley

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Oman is a difficult jurisdiction. Graham Mouat is tenacious and capable. He is pragmatic and helps navigate issues with patience and good humour. Recommended.’

Key clients

Ahli Bank SAOG

Oman > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Said Al-Shahry & Partners (SASLO) has a strong presence in the oil and gas industry; its work in this space includes M&A, (prospective) acquisitions of exploration blocks and share sales. The firm also undertakes a significant amount of work in relation to PPP, IWP and IPP projects. Elsewhere, it acts for clients on foreign direct investments, equity capital markets transactions and general corporate and commercial issues. Thamer Al Shahry jointly leads the group with Jeremy PooleyGraham Mouat is another key individual.

Practice head(s):

Thamer Al Shahry; Jeremy Pooley

Other key lawyers:

Graham Mouat; Said Al-Shahry

Key clients

Ahli Bank SAOG

Work highlights

  • Acted for Ahli Bank SAOC on its RO 30,000,000 rights issue.

Oman > Projects and energy Tier 2

Thamer Al Shahry and Jeremy Pooley co-head the practice at Said Al-Shahry & Partners (SASLO), which handles projects in areas such as water, renewable energy, utilities and power generation. It is also active in upstream and downstream oil and gas projects, PPP projects and brownfield projects across the Middle East.

Practice head(s):

Thamer Al- Shahry; Jeremy Pooley

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

GS Inima Environment S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised the sponsors led by GS Inima Environment S.A. in relation to the Independent Water Project (IWP) V at Barka.

Oman > Shipping Tier 2

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

Testimonials

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

Key clients

FedEx

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”).

Said Al-Shahry & Partners (SASLO) is a leading Omani full-service law firm, which has provided expert legal services to its domestic and international clients for almost three decades. Today we have three fully operational offices in each of the Sultanate’s major civil and industrial hubs: Muscat, Sohar and Salalah. We operate seamlessly across this network of offices, enabling our 31 experienced and qualified lawyers to service our clients with specialist, local knowledge and around the clock support.

SASLO has advised on some of the most complex financing and infrastructure projects in the Sultanate and has been involved in significant litigation and arbitration in Oman setting precedents with the Supreme Court.

SASLO has reputation for providing practical and commercial advice in the context of Omani regulatory and legal requirements.

SASLO has a good working relationship with all the Government ministries and decision makers within Oman whose remit affects the business of both local and international clients. In addition to this, SASLO has regularly acted as advisers to Government to the regulatory development of the business environment.

Having its head office in Muscat and branches in Sohar and Salalah, SASLO is capable to respond rapidly to the legal needs of its clients anywhere in the Sultanate of Oman.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate Commercial Thamer Al-Shahrytss@saslo.com+968 24636999
Arbitration & Mediation Said Al-Shahrymail@saslo.com+968 24636999
Corporate / M&A Jeremy Pooleyjcp@saslo.com+968 24636999
Banking & Finance Graham Mouatgrm@saslo.com+968 24636999
Litigation Tarek El Hassantarek.alhassan@saslo.com+968 24636999
Senior Management Malcolm Dickinsonmalcolm.dickinson@saslo.com+968 24636999
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Thamer Al-Shahry photo Thamer Al-ShahryPartner / Head of Corporate Commercial
Malcolm Dickinson photo Malcolm DickinsonCEO
Tarek El Hassan photo Tarek El HassanSpecial Counsel
Graham Mouat photo Graham MouatSpecial Counsel
Jeremy Pooley photo Jeremy PooleySpecial Counsel
Ellaine Siaw photo Ellaine SiawSenior Associate
Full-time lawyers : 31
Total number of staff including paralegal and other support : 65
Arabic
English
All main business languages
and a variety of Indian regional languages
The firm's lawyers are fluent in languages spoken across Europe
Urdu/Hindi
AIA (Association for International Arbitration)
Charter Institute of Arbitrators CIArb
IBA (International Bar Association)
A well-established international network of foreign associates
ABA (American Bar Association)
Association of Petroleum Negotiators
Islamic Finance (IsFin)
Employment Law Alliance (ELA)