Firm Profile > DLA Piper Oman LLP > Muscat, Oman

DLA Piper Oman LLP

The firm: DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers in more than 30 countries throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, positioning it to help companies with their legal needs around the world. DLA Piper strives to be the leading global business law firm by providing quality and value to clients every day. The firm achieves this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help clients succeed, and by delivering consistently across its full-service platform.

Areas of practice: Corporate: the firm advises clients throughout the region on a wide range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions – both buyer and seller sides, private equity, investments and divestments, corporate finance including capital markets fund formation, Islamic finance and joint ventures.

Employment: the firm is the only international legal practice offering a complete employment law service to businesses throughout the Middle East. The firm is conversant with the complex jurisdictional issues that apply across the different ‘free zones’.

Engineering and construction: the firm’s lawyers advise on all forms of contracts, including construct only, design and build, EPC, EPCM, alliance, construction management, project management, O&M consultancy and the full suite of FIDIC and other commonly-used standard form contracts.

Finance and Islamic finance: the firm has vast experience of advising financial institutions on a variety of banking arrangements. The Islamic finance group has worked on numerous structures, including Ijara, Murabaha, Mudaraba, Takaful, Musharaka, Istisna’a, Wakala and Sukuk transactional structures, actively engaging with the Shari’ah scholars to develop constructs that are both Islamically compliant and commercially viable.

Global government affairs: global government affairs is the strategic communications and government relations international legal practice of DLA Piper. The firm’s communications and public policy team offers expert lobbying and communications support to public and private sector clients across the region and throughout the world.

Intellectual property and technology: the IPT team is among the largest and most consistently recognised leading practices in the Middle East. The firm’s lawyers deliver the highest quality technical expertise, combined with commercial pragmatism and in-depth sector experience.

Litigation, arbitration and investigations: the firm is one of the few international legal practices with a dedicated and specialist legal team permanently on the ground. The firm’s regional lawyers have genuine expertise in all areas of dispute resolution (including litigation and arbitration) and regulatory requirements.

Projects and project finance: the firm’s lawyers have a full understanding of the local regulatory environments and market drivers. The team is experienced across the full spectrum of infrastructure and project finance-related issues. From project structuring and delivery to construction and finance, the practice provides the know-how to tailor documents to local commercial conditions.

Real estate: the firm acts for some of the world’s largest real estate investors and developers and many leading master developers and government-owned entities on some of the most high profile projects. The firm has considerable experience in the acquisition and development of freehold and leasehold property and the structuring of mixed-use schemes, including community and strata title schemes.

Restructuring: the firm handles assignments from the mid-market to the largest national and international restructurings and insolvencies. It is the firm’s experience and understanding of all stakeholders’ competing and sometimes complementary interests that ensures it provides the best possible advice for each unique situation.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Murad Abida
Employment Neil Crossley
Engineering and construction Anthony Ellis
Engineering and construction Simon Palmer
Finance and Islamic finance Debbie Barbour
Finance and Islamic finance Paul McViety
Global government affairs Maher Ghanma
Intellectual property and technology Paul Allen
Litigation, arbitration and investigations Henry Quinlan
Litigation, arbitration and investigations Adam Vause
Projects and project finance Trevor Butcher
Projects and project finance Bruce Mullins
Real estate Tom O'Grady
Real estate Duncan Pickering
Restructuring Peter Somekh
Restructuring James Iremonger
Regional Managing Partner, Middle East Peter Somekh
Office Managing Partner Bruce Mullins
Number of lawyers : 4,000
at this office : 2
Other offices : Multiple offices throughout:
Other offices : Australia
Other offices : Belgium
Other offices : Canada
Other offices : China
Other offices : Germany
Other offices : Italy
Other offices : New Zealand
Other offices : Saudi Arabia
Other offices : Russia
Other offices : UAE
Other offices : UK
Other offices : USA
Other offices : Individual city offices in:
Other offices : Amsterdam
Other offices : Bangkok
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Bucharest
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Casablanca
Other offices : Doha
Other offices : Helsinki
Other offices : Johannesburg
Other offices : Kuwait City
Other offices : Kiev
Other offices : Luxembourg
Other offices : Madrid
Other offices : Mexico City
Other offices : Muscat
Other offices : Oslo
Other offices : Paris
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : San Juan
Other offices : São Paulo
Other offices : Seoul
Other offices : Singapore
Other offices : Stockholm
Other offices : Tbilisi
Other offices : Tokyo
Other offices : Vienna
Other offices : Warsaw
Contacts : Peter Somekh (Regional Managing Partner, Middle East, T +971 4438 6327,
Contacts : Bruce Mullins (Office Managing Partner, T +968 2464 7708,