Aviation and Shipping
Oman’s transport sector, a major driver of growth, is currently undergoing a rapid transformation with $11 billion allocated for hard infrastructure projects in the government’s current eight five-year development plan. New airports and extensions as well as a major ports expansion underscore Oman’s strategic importance as a key transhipment and trading hub at the crossroads of Arabian, African, Asian and sub-continental trade.
The scope of legal services AMJ offers to corporate clients from all over the world as well as to regional corporates and government entities has expanded in tandem with developments in both Oman’s aviation and shipping sectors. In addition to the specialist services outlined below, our clients benefit from 360-degree legal support as our aviation and shipping groups works closely with their colleagues in the banking and finance, commercial and dispute resolution teams to deliver a seamless and comprehensive service to clients.
In Oman, as in the rest of the Gulf and MENA region, heavy investment in fleet and network expansion are predicted to be major drivers for economic growth and employment as the region fast becomes the centre of global aviation. Allied with the government’s determined efforts to promote inbound tourism, Oman’s aviation sector is poised for a new phase of growth and record increase passenger traffic.
In such a dynamic market, organisations across the industry require legal services from lawyers with in-depth local know-how, Arabic language capability and commercial focus as well as technical expertise. Our long-standing aviation practice spans a broad spectrum of aviation-related work whether in relation to fleet acquisition, sale or leasing programmes, high-value disputes, corporate transactions, commercial contract or agreements for the management of airports. Our lawyers advise the region’s leading carriers on dispute resolution and transactional work as well as regulatory changes impacting the aviation sector.
AMJ is consistently top-ranked in Oman for its shipping law expertise and industry knowledge spanning wet and dry, contentious and non-contentious matters as well as regulation and operations. Our dedicated shipping group provides advisory and advocacy to the Oman National Shipping Company, ship owners, protection and indemnity clubs, financiers, port authorities, dry-docks, freight forwarders, charterers and leading international law firms. The services we provide encompass all aspects of Oman’s maritime law and practice, ship financing, shipbuilding, acquisition and lease contracts, charter party arrangements, port operations and infrastructure, insurance, seizure, arrest, cargo claims and regulation.