Ali Naveed Arshad > Mohammed Al Ruqaishi Law Firm > Muscat, Oman > Lawyer Profile

Mohammed Al Ruqaishi Law Firm
Office No 403, 4th Floor
City Seasons Complex, Al Khuwair
Ali Naveed Arshad photo

Work Department

Projects, banking and finance; arbitration




Ali joined the firm as a partner in 2020. He has been actively working on matters in Oman since 2011. Ali advises on contentious and non-contentious matters.

He advises on full lifecycle of major projects. His experience on corporate and financing transactions and joint ventures includes acting for procurers, developers and lenders (comprising commercial banks, international financial institutions, developmental banks and Islamic financial institutions) on major projects in transportation, power and water such as IPP and IWP(P), oil and gas, telecommunication and industrial sectors. He has acted on several mining projects and the establishment of chemical plants.

He acts on disputes and international institutional arbitration such as International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC). Ali has acted for listed and privately held companies and government clients on some of the most significant disputes and international arbitrations.


English; Urdu; Hindi


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK, Member (MCIArb)

Islamabad Bar Association, Pakistan

Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Bar Council England & Wales (overseas; non-practicing)

British Business Group

Oman British Lawyers Association

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)


Ali holds a LL.B., with honours from the University of London. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from City University of London and a Certificate of Legislative Drafting from University of Boston School of Law. He attended the Oxford Fintech Programme at Saïd Business School and is an alumnus of the Georgetown Leadership Seminar. He has a professional certificate in corporate finance from Columbia Business School.

Lawyer Rankings

Oman > Projects and energy

Led by Ali Naveed Arshad in Muscat, the practice at Mohammed Al Ruqaishi Law Firm is able to advise on the full life-cycle of large oil and gas, water and industrial projects. It has demonstrable strengths in project finance transactions, particularly Islamic financing for development projects under Istisna agreements. Hashim Shekhuna handles commercial agreements and inward investment matters.

Oman > Real estate and construction

Mohammed Al Ruqaishi Law Firm’s real estate group has expertise in large-scale industrial project developments and is also noted for construction disputes. Key names include Ali Naveed Arshad, who handles project financings, and Hashim Shekhuna, who handles construction disputes and local land rights. The team also assists construction companies with joint venture agreements and other corporate advisory work. Mohammed Al Ruqaishi is a litigation expert.