Firm Profile > Said Al-Shahry & Partners (SASLO) > Muscat, Oman

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

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Said Al-Shahry & Partners (SASLO)'s team is praised for its 'legal intellect, depth of knowledge and efficient cooperation'. The group handles high-value and complex disputes, which includes representing clients in ad hoc and institutional arbitration. The team also acts for clients in Omani court proceedings up to the Supreme Court of Oman. The broad practice advises on employment, construction and contractual disputes. Said Al-Shahry ( 'impressive and strategic approach'), Thamer Al Shahry and Khaled Al Wazir ('client-friendly approach') jointly lead the practice. Hani Bawani is also a key contact in the team.

Practice head(s):

Said Al-Shahry; Thamer Al Shahry; Khalid Al Wazir

Other key lawyers:

Hani Bawani

Testimonials

‘I worked with them since 2017 and until today in local Omani court disputes that are worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Year by year, I noted their distinguished expertise and excellent judgement when offering advices and handling trials. The team has always been highly attentive and has quick responses which progressed our work fluently.’

‘Said Al-Shahry has an impressive and strategic approach which is advantageous in high complex cases. He is always readily available to contact which gave rise to a smooth collaboration. Khaled Al Wazir has good analytical reasoning and attention to detail. His client-friendly approach is apparent due to his good follow-up and cooperative manner of work. ’

‘With them, we were doing more working than arguing, And I realized it was because the head of the team leader was more interested in the hands-on aspect of the case. I sat down with him and together we went over each documents in file and determined the tasks. The next day we reassigned everyone tasks, created an open discussion format for raising questions and concerns, And set up a timeline for completing the file of our case. We did get the case done on time and we achievements all the targets, I loved every minute of it.’

‘Competent, hard-working, focused lawyers. Commitment to quality collegiality and esprit de corps.’

Key clients

Abengoa

Abu Dhabi Fertilizer Co. LLC

ACWA Power Barka SAOG

Ahli Bank SAOG

Ahli United Bank B.S.C.

Al Asilah Desalination Company SAOC

Al Fair LLC

Al Ghubra Power & Desalination Co. SAOC

Al Hilal Mena Fund

Al JizziTransformers & Switchgears LLC

Al Maha Ceramics Company SAOG

Al Rajhi for Development –Oman

Amazon

Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

Baader Bank AG

Bank Muscat SAOG

Barka Desalination Company SAOC

Barwa Bank

Capital Market Authority

CB&I (Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.LLC)

Dhofar Power Company SAOC

Embassy of the United States of America

Facebook

Fedex Express International

Frames Process Systems BV

Frontier Investment Management Partners Ltd.

Genoyer SAS

Global Technologies

Gulf Air

HSBC Bank Oman SAOC

Huawei

Kunooz Oman Holding SAOC

Lighting Technology Factory

Muscat Electricity Distribution Company SAOC

Muscat University

Nestlé Middle East FZE

Octal SAOC FZC

Oman Air SAOC

Oman Aviation Services SAOC

Oman Broadband Company SAOC

Oman Development Bank SAOC

Oman Drydock Company SAOC

Oman Global Logistics Group SAOC (ASYAD)

Oman Growth Fund

Oman India Fertilizer Company SAOC

Oman Oil Marketing Company SAOG

Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company SAOC (ORPIC)

Oman Qatar Insurance Company

Oman Shapoorji Company LLC

Oman Shipping Company SAOC

Oman Tourism Development Company SAOC (OMRAN)

Omani Authority for Partnership for Development (OAPFD)

Port of Duqm Company SAOC

Qurayyat Desalination SAOC

Renault Trucks

Roadbridge Construction Oman LLC

Rolls Royce Power Systems AG

Royal Opera House Muscat

Rural Areas Electricity Company SAOC (TANWEER)

Salalah Gases Co. LLC

Seven Seas Water Corporation

SCHLUMBERGER

Shell Oman Marketing Company SAOG

Siemens LLC

Sri Lankan Airlines Limited

STFA Yatirim Holding A.S.

Target Group of Companies

VIP Investment Holdings

Volvo Trucks

WJ Towel & Co.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Said Al-Shahry & Partners (SASLO)'s 'diverse and multilingual team' acts on a wide variety of real estate and construction matters, including advice on PPP tenders and construction contracts. In addition, it is also heavily involved in high-value construction litigation. The team counts contractors, state bodies and developers as key clients, among others. Thamer Al Shahry leads the practice. Said Al-Shahry handles a number of disputes for clients.

Practice head(s):

Thamer Al Shahry

Other key lawyers:

Said Al-Shahry

Testimonials

‘A diverse and multilingual team, well rounded.’

‘Always there to assist in a timely manner.’

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

Banking and finance Tier 2

Said Al-Shahry & Partners (SASLO)'s banking and finance team is experienced in advising financial institutions on capital markets transactions and assisting with the financing of acquisitions and developments. Many of the firm's transactions comply with shari'ah principles. The key figures in the practice include practice head Thamer Al Shahry and Graham Mouat. Also recommended is special counsel Jeremy Pooley, who joined the team from White & Black Limited in September 2019.

Practice head(s):

Thamer Al Shahry

Other key lawyers:

Jeremy Pooley; Graham Mouat

Key clients

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Ahli Bank SAOG

Ahli United Bank B.S.C.

Al Hilal Mena Fund

Alizz Islamic Bank

Baader Bank AG

Bank Muscat SAOG

Barka Desalination Company SAOC

Barwa Bank

Capital Market Authority

Emirates NBD Bank PJSC

GIB International Bank (UK) Limited

HSBC Bank Oman SAOC

LaSalle Investment Management

Lone Star Fund

Muscat Finance SAOG

OCBC Bank

Oman Development Bank SAOC

Oman Growth Fund

Oman Shipping Company SAOC

Shinsei Bank

World Bank Group

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Said Al-Shahry & Partners (SASLO) stands out for its work in the oil and gas sector, advising on acquisitions in this sector as well as commercial agreements. The team is also active in other industries, including logistics, construction and consumer goods. Practice head Thamer Al Shahry is praised as a lawyer 'who can advise on complex matters and yet make it look very simple and approachable'. The team was bolstered this year with the addition of experienced corporate lawyer Jeremy Pooley from White & Black Limited.

Practice head(s):

Thamer Al Shahry

Other key lawyers:

Jeremy Pooley; Graham Mouat

Testimonials

‘The team at SASLO is approachable. They have in-depth expertise in the local regulations and are always available with pragmatic solutions.’

‘Thamer is one of such lawyers, who can advise on complex matters and yet make it look very simple and approachable.’

Key clients

Abengoa

Abu Dhabi Fertilizer Co. LLC

ACWA Power Barka SAOG

Ahli Bank SAOG

Ahli United Bank B.S.C.

Al Asilah Desalination Company SAOC

Al Fair LLC

Al Ghubra Power & Desalination Co. SAOC

Al Hilal Mena Fund

Al Jizzi Transformers & Switchgears LLC

Al Maha Ceramics Company SAOG

Al Rajhi for Development – Oman

Amazon

Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

Baader Bank AG

Bank Muscat SAOG

Barka Desalination Company SAOC

Barwa Bank

Capital Market Authority

CB&I (Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.LLC)

Dhofar Power Company SAOC

Embassy of the United States of America

Facebook

Fedex Express International

Frames Process Systems BV

Frontier Investment Management Partners Ltd.

Genoyer SAS

Global Technologies

Gulf Air

HSBC Bank Oman SAOC

Huawei

Kunooz Oman Holding SAOC

Lighting Technology Factory

Muscat Electricity Distribution Company SAOC

Muscat University

Nestlé Middle East FZE

Octal SAOC FZC

Oman Air SAOC

Oman Aviation Services SAOC

Oman Broadband Company SA

Projects and energy Tier 2

Said Al-Shahry & Partners (SASLO)'s project development practice acts on transactions in the utilities, oil and gas, renewables and hospitality sectors. The team is particularly active in desalination projects, and it also advises clients bidding for PPP tenders, as well as joint ventures involving overseas investors. Thamer Al Shahry leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Thamer Al Shahry

Other key lawyers:

Graham Mouat; Said Al Shahry; Jeremy Pooley

Key clients

GS Inima Environment S.A.

Consortium comprised of GS Inima Environment S.A., SOGEX Oman Company LLC and Aljomaiah Energy and Water Company

ACWA Power Barka SAOG

Aktivco

Al Asilah Desalination Company SAOC

Al Ghubra Power and Desalination Co. SAOC

Al Jizzi Transformers and Switchgears LLC

Dhofar Power Company SAOC

GS Energy Corporation

Martin Engineering GmbH

Mott MacDonald

Muscat Electricity Distribution Co. SAOC

Oman Oil Marketing Company SAOG

Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company SAOC

Qurayyat Desalination SAOC

Rural Areas Electricity Company SAOC (TANWEER)

SCHLUMBERGER

Seven Seas Water Corporation

Shell Oman Marketing Company SAOG

Shipping Tier 2

Led by Thamer Al Shahry, Said Al-Shahry & Partners (SASLO)'s shipping practice acts for both private companies operating in the sector, as well as government bodies. In addition to Al Shahry, Graham Mouat frequently acts on shipping-related corporate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Thamer Al Shahry

Other key lawyers:

Graham Mouat

Key clients

FedEx

Aramex International LLC

Oman Drydock Company SAOC

Oman Global Logistics Group SAOC

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 Limited

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Commercial Thamer Al-Shahry tss@saslo.com +968 24636999
Arbitration & Mediation Said Al-Shahry mail@saslo.com +968 24636999
Corporate / M&A Jeremy Pooley jcp@saslo.com +968 24636999
Banking & Finance Graham Mouat grm@saslo.com +968 24636999
Litigation Tarek El Hassan tarek.alhassan@saslo.com +968 24636999
Senior Management Malcolm Dickinson malcolm.dickinson@saslo.com +968 24636999
Photo Name Position Profile
 Thamer Al-Shahry  photo Thamer Al-Shahry Partner / Head of Corporate Commercial
 Malcolm Dickinson photo Malcolm Dickinson CEO
 Tarek El Hassan photo Tarek El Hassan Special Counsel
 Graham Mouat photo Graham Mouat Special Counsel
 Jeremy Pooley  photo Jeremy Pooley Special Counsel
 Ellaine Siaw photo Ellaine Siaw Senior 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)