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Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Oman > Projects and energy Tier 2

Led by Thomas Wigley, Trowers & Hamlins LLP's team makes use of its 'excellent understanding of the local and regional market', advising on supply and exploration agreements, as well as the development of projects. Wigley is 'always up-to-date with current market trends' and has over 15 years of experience in Oman.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Wigley


‘A great law firm to work with. I found the projects and energy team very practical and solution-focused. They have done numerous deals in the region and are well versed in advising on energy projects in the GCC region. ’

‘I had the pleasure of working with Thomas Wigley from the Oman office. The work done by him and his team was of good quality. The team is pro-active and delivers on quick turnaround times.’

‘High level of senior team (partner) level involvement adds tremendous value to the advice provided ’

‘Excellent understanding of the local and regional market’

‘Tom Wigley is always up-to-date with current market trends, not only locally but regionally. This is particularly useful in a government-heavy environment. Excellent value for money, particularly compared with peers in the local market.’

Key clients

Electricity & Water Authority, Bahrain


Palestine Electricity Transmission Company

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

Oman Power & Water Procurement

Federal Electricity and Water Authority

PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk



Salalah Port Services

Nakheel Oman Development SAOC

Oman Environmental Services Holding Company SAOC

Oman > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Trowers & Hamlins LLP's practice in Oman frequently works with the firm's office in Dubai to advise clients on disputes. The team is particularly active in construction and tax litigation.  Names to note include Cheryl Cairns, who is based in Dubai and frequently advises on Omani matters, and Muscat-based partner Majid Al Toky. Associate Raya Al Harthy is praised by clients as an 'outstanding Omani lawyer' and is 'very professional'.

Practice head(s):

Majid Al Toky; Cheryl Cairns

Other key lawyers:

Raya Al Harthy


‘T&H team is a really dedicated one and always available/responsive to our requirements. With a very calm, composed highly knowledgeable person at the helm for our matter, Cheryl Cairns, we are extremely satisfied with them. Her approach, management of the matter and her team, her thoughtfulness and many more dimensions to her professional approach give you a sense of comfort and a feeling that you are in safe hands. Even if she is out attending other clients, we hardly feel her absence since her team including Lucy Walton and Raya Al Harthy coordinate and Cheryl pitches in with her guidance and insights. The team that Cheryl has attached to our case is a really hard-working lot and come rain or shine, they are ALWAYS there. Their reverse-planning-process to meet a deadline is sincerely appreciable. I wish them all the very best.’

‘T&H Team has always been available, responsive, and extremely cordial and straightforward. T&H Team has been very transparent, cooperative as well.’

‘Trowers and Hamlins (Oman Office) have a very good knowledge of Oman and of the Power and Water sector. They have a great diversity of individuals who can work well in English and Arabic.’

‘I have been impressed in particular with Mrs Raya Al Harthy who has filed for the Company a statement of appeal on a tax case in a very professional and fast manner. The fact that she works very well in both Arabic and English has made the preparation of the claim very efficient. ’

‘Proactive and well prepared local team, capable of handling court disputes professionally, and without us following up.’

‘Raya al Harthy, is an outstanding Omani lawyer, perfectly translating local procedures into a language allowing the foreign counsels to understand the local practice and to form a strategy together with the firm.’

‘Working relationship between the regional offices in the region is strong. Strong blend of local and international lawyers. ’

‘Cheryl Cairns is particularly strong and capably lead. Excellent strategic thinker with deep ME knowledge’

Key clients

SMN Barka Power Holding Company SAOG

Bahwan Contracting Company LLC

Desert Line Projects LLC

C.Steinweg Oman LLC

Port of Salalah

Ieon Muscat LLC

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Lt

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute resolution and litigation Abdullah Al Barwani
Dispute resolution and litigation Majid Al Toky
Dispute resolution and litigation Kamilia Al Busaidy
Dispute resolution and litigation Riza Al Harthy
Dispute resolution and litigation Dima Tayara
International Majid Al Toky
International Abdullah Al Barwani
International Aisha Al-Bualy
International Christopher Beem
International Lydia Clatworthy
International Jamie Gibson
International Tamim Rahman
International Thomas Wigley
International Kamilia Al Busaidy
International Riza Al Harthy
International Al Shaima Al Hinai
International Moshin Al Ismaili
International Dima Tayara
Construction Aisha Al-Bualy
Construction Christopher Beem
Construction Lydia Clatworthy
Corporate Jamie Gibson
Corporate Tamim Rahman
Corporate Al Shaima Al Hinai
Corporate Moshin Al Ismaili
Islamic finance Salman Ahmed
Energy and natrual resources Thomas Wigley
Number of lawyers : 394
at this office : 10
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