MUSCAT INTERNATIONAL CENTRE,
BAIT AL FALAJ STREET, PO BOX 686,
Tel: +968 2482 9200
Fax: +968 2481 2256
AMJ is a globally ranked, top-tier, full-service business law firm in Oman serving a large portfolio of international and regional corporates, financial institutions, government bodies and high-net-worth individuals. The firm has expanded over the past decade to become the largest law firm in Oman offering clients unique in-country breadth and depth of expertise. Eight teams of multilingual, international lawyers and Omani advocates offer clients first-class, cost-effective advisory and legal services on commercial transactions, agreements, disputes, laws and the developing regulatory framework across diverse industry sectors. They adopt a pragmatic and commercially aware approach on the laws and regulations which impact clients’ businesses as Oman’s regulatory regimes develop rapidly in scope and complexity in line with global trends. AMJ’s professionals combine technical expertise with in-depth understanding of Oman’s business and legal environment attributable to the firm’s long history in Oman and involvement in landmark projects and legal developments. Most recent among these are innovative public-private partnerships, privatisation of government entities, the restructuring of key sectors and industries as well as the emergence and rapid growth of Oman’s Islamic finance industry. AMJ’s role of trusted adviser to government and regulatory authorities ensures that its lawyers enjoy a close relationship with key institutions, a valuable asset for clients seeking to identify and iron out any complexity or uncertainty that may arise in Oman’s fast-evolving legal environment.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Banking and finance: AMJ’s banking and finance team handles large-scale domestic and cross-border transactions for leading Omani and international banks, international finance and export credit agencies, government authorities, issuers, asset managers, funds, private equity participants as well as project sponsors. They advise borrowers and lenders on syndicated and multi-lateral loan and credit facility agreements and related security packages, project finance, corporate finance, Islamic finance, ship and aircraft finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, asset and real estate finance, recapitalisations and corporate restructurings. In addition, the team advises on banking law including Oman’s new Islamic banking regulations as well as drafting Sharia-compliant documentation for new banking and insurance products.
Corporate and capital markets: three teams of multilingual corporate lawyers advise major international and regional clients as well as leading financial institutions, investors and blue-chip companies in Oman on a full spectrum of corporate and capital markets work. They regularly act for corporate clients in headline capital market transactions, IPOs, rights issues, private equity transactions, privatisation projects, complex restructurings and corporate mergers and acquisitions. AMJ has been at the forefront of many ground-breaking capital market developments including swaps, derivatives, Oman’s first Islamic bond (sukuk) issue and first takaful insurance IPO. The firm has been instrumental in shaping the legal framework and procedures used by the Muscat Securities Market and the Capital Markets Authority.
Litigation and arbitration: AMJ’s strong reputation stems from its success in handling complex, high-profile claims before the Omani courts as well as in conducting international and regional arbitrations in centres such as LCIA, ICC, GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre and Dubai International Arbitration Centre. Three teams of litigation specialists advise on a wide range of commercial litigation, banking litigation and regulatory proceedings, administrative law claims, employment, private property disputes, Shariah and criminal cases. They assist clients to resolve issues without resorting to court wherever possible using all types of alternative dispute resolution including structured settlement discussions, mediation and expert determination and are often successful in achieving out-of-court settlements.