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
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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 > Real estate and construction

Mohammed Al Ruqaishi Law Firm‘s practice is particularly active in handling construction disputes, with a proven track record in arbitration cases. It was bolstered in June 2020 by the arrival of Ali Naveed Arshad from Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP‘s Dubai office. Arshad co-heads the team with Hashim Shekhuna and Mohammed Al Ruqaishi.

Oman > Dispute resolution

Mohammed Al Ruqaishi Law Firm is active in enforcement proceedings, commercial litigation and construction disputes. The team is also heavily involved in representing clients in litigation with Omani tax authorities. Mohammed Al Ruqaishi‘s advice is ‘pragmatic and aimed at efficient solutions’. The team has been bolstered by the arrival of Ali Naveed Arshad, who joined in June 2020 from Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP.