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Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Oman > Projects and energy Tier 2

Oman > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Trowers & Hamlins LLP’s corporate and commercial practice group has a focus on large transactions in the power, water and oil and gas industries, under the leadership of Nick Watson in Muscat. The team has strengthened its offering with the hires of special counsel Roger Clarke and experienced senior associate Raya Al Harthy from Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLPAaron Ohm advises on general corporate governance issues and has notable experience of advising Korean businesses operating in or investing into the GCC region. International and domestic investment funds instruct the firm on asset management matters and acquisitions.

Practice head(s):

Nick Watson


‘Nick Watson and Aaron Ohm have excelled in providing support to us and coordinating the involvement of other Trowers & Hamlins lawyer. They exhibit the local knowledge and commercially savvy approach that characterizes the firm generally.’

We have worked with Trowers & Hamlins in Oman, where the firm has a deep, and probably unique, understanding of local laws and markets. They also have a practical approach to providing legal advice in which they leverage their local expertise.’

Key clients

National Bank of Oman

Salalah Port Services

Innovation Development Oman Holding SAOC

Oman Tower Company LLC

Jabberwock Ventures (Pakistan)

Nakheel Oman Development Company SAOC

Muscat Insurance Company

ACWA Power Barka

Work highlights

  • Advised National Bank of Oman in connection Commercial Bank of Qatars takeover offer to acquire a majority stake in the bank.
  • Advised IDO, Oman’s technology investment fund, in relation to their participation in the $50m Series C funding round of the UK genomic analysis company Congenica Limited.

Oman > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Bahrain > Banking and finance (including Islamic finance)

Underlining its credentials as a market-leader, Trowers & Hamlins LLP has a strong track record in big-ticket conventional and Islamic finance matters, as well as capital markets transactions. Led by managing partner Jeremy Ingham, the practice is highly active in transactional work and regulatory compliance advice to clients. Salman Ahmed in Oman leads the firm's Islamic finance practice in the region. Bilal Kahlon's practice has gained momentum since his arrival from Baker & McKenzie Limited in Janaury 2020, with him winning a number of key mandates.

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‘Trowers have never failed to impress us with their in-depth knowledge of and expertise in Islamic financing. The team is always accessible and their tactful yet cordial approach when it comes to negotiation helps in attaining the desired outcome while maintaining our relationship with the counterparties untarnished.’

A great team who are knowledgeable, commercial, friendly and approachable.’

Honesty, clarity, beyond the engagement, friendly, always available and diligent.

Key clients

GFH Financial Group

Central Bank of Bahrain

National Bank of Bahrain

Citibank BBK B.S.C.

Al Salam Bank B.S.C.

Ahli United Bank B.S.C.

Bahrain Development Bank BSC

First Energy Bank B.S.C

Bahrain Steel B.S.C

Kuwait Finance House B.S.C

Venture Capital Bank B.S.C

Bank Muscat

Arab Banking Corporation

Al Salam Bank Bahrain

Shariyah Review Bureau

Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC

Mizuho Bank Ltd, Labuan Branch

Gulf International Bank B.S.C

Work highlights

  • Advised Bank ABC and NBB (as joint lead arrangers and bookrunners) on the drafting, negotiating andfinalising of an amended and restated facility agreement for each of four Oman-based energy company.
  • Assisting Bank ABC as lead arranger and a syndicate of other leading Bahraini and regional banks (including Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait, National Bank of Bahrain, Mashreqbank, Arab Bank and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank) in relation to amendments to separate financings to four leading power companies in Oman.
  • Advised Bahrain Steel on all of their financings enabling them to continue operating the world’s only fully integrated single site steel manufacturing facility.
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