Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co


Muscat International Centre
Central Business District
Bait Al Falaj Street, Muscat

+968 2482 9200 / 2481 4466

+968 2481 2256

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Managing Partner: Mansoor Jamal Malik
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 42
Network memberships: Multilaw, GERMELA
Languages: English, Arabic, French, German, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati

AMJ is a top-tier, full-service law firm of international quality established in Oman for over 30 years. It has been recognised as a rarity in the Middle East being an independent, national firm that tops the global legal rankings and is widely considered the strongest advisor in the Oman market, winning the IFLR Oman Law Firm of the Year accolade 9 times in 11 years. The Firm is the largest and most diverse in the country comprising a 42-strong resident team of lawyers. The team  includes 5 partners, 4 special counsel, experienced UK, US and Commonwealth trained solicitors, barristers, Arab law specialists and Omani advocates backed by 30 support professionals from around the world. The Firm’s and size and diversity enables it to offer a level of in-country legal expertise, specialisation and Arabic language capability unique in the jurisdiction. The Firm’s award-winning corporate and finance practices are recognised for their involvement in many ‘first of a kind’ deals and projects that have been ground-breaking for the region.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Competition
  • Covered bonds
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Investment funds
  • Islamic finance
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Trade finance

Bonds and Sukuk:
Mansoor Jamal Malik

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Advising the Oman Government on its US$5bn international bond issuance, Oman’s largest-ever DCM transaction;
  • Advising the Oman Government and Oman Sovereign Sukuk Company on US$2 billion sovereign sukuk issuance under the first-ever US$ Sukuk Programme;
  • Advising J.P. Morgan Securities and Bank Muscat on the US$1 billion notes issue by Oman Electricity Transmission Company.

Banking and Finance:
Marcus Pery

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Advising the international finance parties on the US$1.33 billion non-recourse packaged project financing of two IPP projects ( Ibri-Sohar-3);
  • Advising the Oman Investment Fund on a US$6bn conventional/Islamic facility;
  • Advising Bank Muscat on its US$525 million unsecured loan facility from a consortium of 12 banks;
  • Advising Société Générale as Arranger, Agent and Security Agent and other Finance Parties in respect of US$ 227 million loan to Oman Shipping Company

Capital Markets:
Ardeshir Patel

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Advising a major institutional lender on a OMR 9.75mn cross-border DCM transaction with complex on-shore and off-shore security package

Mergers & Acquisitions:
Mansoor Jamal Malik

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Advising Integrated Telecommunications Company on its US$25 million acquisition of Renna Mobile;
  • Advising sellers of shares in Oman Arab City Cinema for an undisclosed sum to Majid Al Futaim Gulf Cinemas;
  • Advising Falcon Insurance on its acquisition of the insurance portfolio, assets and liabilities of Lebanese Arabia Insurance’s Oman branch

Islamic Financing:
Asad Qayyum

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Advising leading Islamic lender on US$60 million diminishing musharaka and wakala bil istithmar financing to a corporate borrower;
  • Advising leading Islamic lender on US$50 million iIjarah muntahiya-bi-tamleek, financing to a real estate investment fund;
  • Advising leading Islamic lender on its US$59 hybrid debt-equity financing of the acquisition of a large scale commercial property, incorporating musharakah and ijarah muntahiya-bi-tamleek components.

  • Accounting
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Utilities