Mr Ahmed Al Barwani > Al Tamimi & Company > Muscat, Oman > Lawyer Profile

Al Tamimi & Company
AL ASSALAH, TOWERS BUILDING 223, BLOCK 237
OFFICE 409, STREET 3701, GHUBRAH SOUTH
MUSCAT
Oman
Ahmed Al Barwani photo

Work Department

Corporate Commercial

Position

Head of Office – Oman

Career

Ahmed Al Barwani is the Head of the Oman Office. Ahmed is also a member of the Projects, Banking, Litigation, Rail and Hospitality groups.

Ahmed is admitted before Oman courts and has right of audience before Court of Appeal. Ahmed worked mainly in two jurisdictions, the United Kingdom and Oman, and was involved in substantial local and cross border transactions that have both civil and common law elements.

Ahmed’s particular expertise is in inward investment, corporate restructuring, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. Ahmed’s experience extends to other practice areas including arbitration in construction disputes, litigation, competition, tax and customs matters, banking, real estate and hospitality, banking and employment. Ahmed represented Oman government negotiating Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreements, Free Trade Agreement with USA and other Construction and Development Agreements of Infrastructure Projects in Oman.

In addition, Ahmed has developed solid regulatory experience on regulatory aspects that include formalities for registration of the transactions and type of permits and licenses required for different projects. 

 Ahmed’s language capabilities and in depth understanding of local administrative culture enabled him to gain wide experience on regulatory aspects and participate in drafting number of Oman laws, e.g.  Issuance of Sukuk Regulation, Consumer Protection Law, Anti-Trust Law, amendments to Implementing Regulation of Telecommunication Act, Dispute Resolution Regulation and Public Consultation Regulation.

Languages

English and Arabic

Memberships

2013 – Court of Appeal Lawyer Oman

Education

2004 – LLB Law, University of Wales

Lawyer Rankings

Oman > Dispute resolution

Al Tamimi & Company, which is active in litigation and arbitration cases, represents Omani and international clients in disputes over construction projects, breaches of contracts and the enforcement of debts. Ahmed Al Barwani and Faris Al Maashari jointly lead the team. Barwani is ‘very experienced in collaborating with multinationals’, while Maashari is ‘very knowledgeable about the local laws and courts’.

Oman > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Al Tamimi & Company has recently been heavily involved in representing international clients making investments in Oman. The firm frequently receives instructions from prominent international law firms, including members of the Magic Circle and Silver Circle. The Oman office is led by Ahmed Al Barwani, while senior associate Arif Mawany is dual-qualified in England and Wales and Oman.