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Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Oman > Projects and energy Tier 2

Advising bidders, developers, investors and governments on all aspects of power and water projects, Trowers & Hamlins LLP fields a team led by Thomas Wigley. The practice has been involved in the recent explosive growth of solar projects in the region and have advised and successfully closed utility scale ground mount PV projects and several rooftop solar projects. Other key areas of expertise include nuclear projects, coal, gas, waste to energy and PPA renewals. Wigley routinely acts for governments and project companies on power and water deals.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Wigley


‘Collaboration with their team is very easy, they are very approachable. Their advice and guidance are very detailed, yet very understandable for individuals who are not part of the legal “world” and do not necessarily understand all the terminology.’

‘Tom Wigley is very adept at understanding our objectives and proving advice to enable us to achieve those in a risk aware fashion.’

‘Strong construction and projects team based in Oman, drawing in specialist experience from the wider region. Good knowledge of regional market precedents and world best practice in PPP infrastructure. Transparent approach to pricing and billing. Excellent communication with client team throughout the transaction, working to our timescales even when that requires extra hours.’

‘Oman team draws from worldwide experience in PPP delivery. Lead partner, Thomas Wigley, has excellent communication skills and has always met or surpassed our brief and timeline expectations.’

‘There is a clear sense of ingenuity, capability, honesty and just being straight out honest.’

‘Trowers’s team in Oman is highly professional individual, dedicated and fast in their response, the team also are aware of all local and international legislation which make our job easy and the risk we face in our dealing are fully mitigated.’

Key clients

Bouygues Bâtiment International S.A.S., Alawi Enterprises L.L.C. and Sahara Hospitality Company

Electricity and Water Authority of Bahrain

Minerals Development Oman

Khair Inorganic Chemical Industries (InoChem), Saudi Arabia

Palestinian Electricity Transmission Company Limited (PETL)

Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority

ACWA Power

OQ Petroleum

Moon Iron and Steel Company

Salalah Port Services

KPMG (Bahrain)

Paris Infrastructure Advisory

Mott MacDonald

Dhofar Generating Company

Ad Dhahirah Generating Company

Barka Water and Power Company

Shams Ad Dhahira Generating Company

Rakiza Fund


Work highlights

  • Advised Rakiza Fund on the financing and development of a new central fruit and vegetable market in Muscat, procured under a PPP structure.
  • Advised Salalah Port Services in relation to the tendering of a bunkering facility at Salalah Port.
  • Advising the Electricity and Water Authority of Bahrain in relation to the Askar solar PV IPP.

Oman > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Trowers & Hamlins LLP specialises in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations arising out of construction, oil and gas, banking and general commercial disputes. Lead partner Majid Al Toky has a strong commercial litigation background and handles cases involving agencies, employment, insurance and shipping. Raya Al Harthy is an experienced senior associate for ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL arbitrations.

Practice head(s):

Majid Al Toky

Other key lawyers:


‘The T&H Team has a good understanding of our business and how we like to run it. Their communication with our organization is at a good level.’

‘Very active in updating the client and keeping them informed in the matter progress. Knowledgeable Omani team.’

‘Trowers have an excellent Client support and services capabilities. Their teams are unique in that they are very competent, professional, efficient, approachable and strong problem-solving mind set.’

‘Very competent individuals, highly trained and qualified, with excellent client support and services.’

‘Experienced and focused on the matter, partner fully engaged in and leading the arbitration case.’

‘Raya Al Harthi is profoundly attentive to the issues and does very good research on any matter assigned to her. The Firm in general has wide relationship in the market that any case assigned to them, they have knowledge of the clients, also the resources they have around the world and the speed of response are areas that make me chose them as against others.’

Key clients

SMN Barka Power Holding Company SAOG

Bahwan Engineering Company LLC

Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

Enhance Group

C.Steinweg Oman LLC

Salalah Port Services SAOG

Mustafa& Kamal Ashraf LLC


Bahrain > Banking and finance (including Islamic finance)

The banking and finance practice at Trowers & Hamlins LLP is renowned for its breadth and depth, particularly when it comes to complex Islamic finance matters, spanning capital markets, derivative transactions and more traditional Islamic financing products. The team is regularly sought after by leading Bahraini financial institutions for advice on regulatory and funding matters as well as financial disputes. Jeremy Ingham leads the team, and is a trusted adviser to institutions such as the Central Bank of Bahrain on issues related to distress, interventions and regulatory enquiries. He is assisted by Bilal Kahlon, who has extensive experience in sukuk transactions. Salman Ahmed leads the firm’s Islamic finance practice from Oman and is adept at handling bankruptcy and restructuring matters.

Practice head(s):

Jeremy Ingham

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is knowledgeable, diverse in experience, focused and quick to respond.’

Key clients

Bahrain Airport Company B.S.C.

Naseej B.S.C.

Durrat Khaleej Al Bahrain B.S.C.

GFH Financial Group B.S.C.

Central Bank of Bahrain

National Bank of Bahrain B.S.C.



Al Salam Bank B.S.C.

Ahli United Bank B.S.C.

Bahrain Development Bank B.S.C.

Sayacorp B.S.C

ASMA Capital Partners B.S.C.

Bahrain Steel B.S.C.

Al Kifah Holding Company

International Infrastructure and Real Estate Thomas Wigley
Islamic Finance Salman Ahmed
International Corporate Nick Watson
International Dispute Resolution and Litigation Raya Al Harthy
International Dispute Resolution and Litigation Abdullah Al Barwani
International Banking and Finance Debopam Dutta
International Infrastructure and Real Estate Reem Al Mahrizi
International Dispute Resolution and Litigation Mohammed Al Subhi
International Corporate Alyaqdhan Al Waily
International Corporate Ali Al Toki
International Dispute Resolution and Litigation Majid Al Toky
International Dispute Resolution and Litigation Dima Tayara
International Corporate Al Shaima AlHinai
Number of lawyers : 394
at this office : 13
Bahasa Malaysia
Britcham Thailand
Britcham Indonesia
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Lighthouse Club
Al Moltaka
ociety of Construction Law
British Business Group
Australian Business Group
ICAEW - Corporate Finance Equity
Bahrain Irish Business Network
Bahrain Society
Arab British Chamber of Commerce
Other offices : Abu Dhabi
Other offices : Bahrain
Other offices : Dubai