Founder and Managing Partner

Muscat

+ 968 2481 4466

Market leader

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Bar admissions:

England & Wales

Jurisdictions:

Oman

Practice areas:

Asset finance
Banking
Capital markets : Structured finance and securitisation
Investment funds
Islamic finance
M&A
Private equity
Project development
Project finance
Restructuring and insolvency

Industry sectors:

Banking
Insurance
Natural resources
Utilities


Finance, regulatory and dispute resolution specialist, set up practice in Oman in 1986. Manages Oman’s largest law firm. Recognised as leading lawyer by global directories for involvement in innovative, landmark deals and advisory to government, financial institutions, and corporates.  Oman Court of Appeal Arbitrator, rights of audience in Supreme Court.

• Oman Legal Counsel to the Lenders Group on the US$650 million Salalah 2 IPP and acquisition of existing plant;

• Renaissance Services in relation to US$125million dual currency subordinated perpetual bonds issue through a wholly-owned Cayman Islands-registered subsidiary. The Bonds were listed on the Irish Stock Exchange;

• Italy’s Prysmian Group S.p.A./ Draka Holdings B.V. on the €100 million acquisition of shares in Oman Cables Industry SAOG, from a group of public shareholders;

• Joint lead managers and joint financial advisors on the Oman government’s US$650 million debut sovereign sukuk issuance; 

• Oman Government on the issuance of US$4 billion Regulation S/144A bonds to international investors and listing on the Irish Stock Exchange.

• Banking

• Financial services regulatory

• Islamic finance

• PPP/PFI

• Project finance

• Banking

• Energy

• Financial services

• Government and public policy

• Real Estate

England and Wales, 1983

International Bar Association, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Thirty Nine Essex Street (door tenant), Lincolns Inn, London

LLB: University of Hull, 1982

Called to the Bar of England and Wales, 1983