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Al Alawi & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants Offices
AL ALAWI LAW FIRM BUILDING, BUILDING NO 785, WAY NO2708, QURUM 29
PO BOX 3746, PC 112
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Mr Sahil Taneja
Corporate & Commercial
Partner, Head of Corporate Advisory (Corporate & Commercial)
Sahil is an attorney with more than 14 years of experience. Prior to joining Al Alawi & Co., Sahil worked for an eminent law firm in India, Remfry & Sagar, where he was heading the corporate law team as a Managing Associate.
Sahil heads the firm’s Corporate Group and specializes in cross-border investments, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and regulatory matters, where he is extremely active on the transactional front. General corporate/commercial advisory also forms a significant part of his practice, including, rendering legal advice and opinions on unique aspects of company law, corporate governance, anti-trust regulations, free zone rules, and employment legislation.
Sahil is regularly tasked with drafting/reviewing/negotiating a variety of commercial contracts, inter alia, shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, distribution and franchising arrangements, employment contracts and service agreements. Further, he is also part of the firm’s real estate practice and frequently engaged as counsel vis-à-vis development projects, usufruct and sub-usufruct arrangements, and matters relating to transfer/lease of immovable property and support on relevant government procedures/registrations. He also plays an important part in pre-trial strategy formulation and/or alternative dispute resolution through mediation or arbitration, particularly as it relates to shareholder disputes, construction disputes, and commercial matters.
Sahil also plays a key role in administering the India desk of the firm thereby engaging and managing relationships with clients and associate law offices from India. He is a regular attendee at International Bar Association seminars and events held in India from time to time.
Sahil has spoken at conferences on a variety of subjects, notably, non-compete provisions in employment contracts, anti-bribery/corruption & anti-money laundering law and corporate governance developments. Sahil also authored/co-authored several publications, including on the viability of confidential information & trade secret protection, Omani laws on combating money laundering & terrorist financing and repercussions of the United States Oman Free Trade Agreement.
English and Hindi
Enrolled as an Advocate with the Delhi Bar Council. Licensed to practice in all courts in India.
Graduated in law from Amity Law School, GGSIP University, New Delhi.
Al Alawi & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants advises on the procurement and construction of large-scale projects, as well as related investment transactions. The team has extensive experience of the real estate and construction arena, with founder and senior partner Ali Khamis Al Alawi having previously held the position of Head of the Land Registry Office. Sahil Taneja leads the team. Riza Ismail is another key contact.
Al Alawi & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants‘ projects and energy practice spans the range of matters in this area, including project finance, procurement and commercial matters, such as energy supply contracts. The team’s clients include a number of Omani state-owned entities, as well as Omani and international banks. Corporate partner Sahil Taneja leads the practice. Riza Ismail advises on both conventional and Islamic financing of projects.
Al Alawi & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants‘ corporate and commercial practice is particularly focused on work in the energy and mining sectors, as well as acting for state bodies. The team is led by Sahil Taneja, who is praised by clients for being ‘responsive‘ and offering ‘very good legal knowledge‘. He is also noted for providing ‘clear and practical advice in a timely manner’.
Al Alawi & Co. Advocates & Legal Consultants is noted by clients for its strength in Islamic banking. Its work in this area includes handling shari’ah-compliant financing transactions, as well as advising financial institutions on the development of Islamic banking products. The key figure to note is Riza Ismail, who is praised by clients as ‘exceptional’ and ‘absolutely great’. Ismail leads the banking and finance team, which sits within the broader corporate group led by Sahil Taneja.