Corporate and Capital Markets
"Arguably the best in Oman – great team to work with, very good advice and very approachable and friendly." (Chambers Global Ranking 2012)
AMJ is globally ranked as a top tier firm in Oman for its corporate and commercial practice. Our strong reputation stems from a combination of technical expertise, commercial acumen and in-depth knowledge of the local market. Three teams of multi-lingual corporate lawyers serve major international and regional clients as well as leading financial institutions, investors and blue chip companies in Oman across the broad spectrum of corporate and capital markets work. We specialise in assisting businesses entering and operating or seeking to expand and re-structure in the Oman market to achieve their strategic objectives.
We advise foreign investors on strategic alliances and joint ventures, the establishment of branch and representative offices, agency and sponsorship arrangements, company formation including set-up of 100% foreign-owned companies under the Oman – US Free Trade Agreement and in Oman’s free trade zones. We understand our clients’ needs for assistance in negotiating and documenting often complex shareholding arrangements and management structures, key contracts of employments, service and supply and lease agreements as well as advising on local laws governing business-critical issues such as IP and trademark protection, employment and immigration, and insurance.
We regularly act for corporate clients in landmark capital market transactions, initial public offerings, rights issues as well as substantial private equity transactions, privatisation projects, complex restructurings, corporate mergers and acquisitions and legal due diligence. We have particular expertise in advising on setting up and investing in closed and open ended funds. AMJ’s long history in Oman has placed it at the forefront of many capital market developments and our lawyers have been involved in ground-breaking and innovative deals including swaps, derivatives and first global depository receipt issue in Oman. AMJ has been instrumental in shaping the legal framework and procedures and standards used by the Muscat Securities Market (MSM) and the Capital Markets Authority CMA and enjoys a close relationship with these institutions, a valuable asset as Oman’s regulatory, compliance and governance regimes developing rapidly in range and complexity in line with global trends. As companies and financial institutions come under ever-increasing pressure from regulators, our legal specialists are able to assist clients in understanding and managing regulatory, governance and compliance requirements of doing business in Oman , particularly in the areas of corporate governance, insider trading, directors’ liabilities, money laundering, health and safety, environment and trade sanctions.
Our corporate lawyers work closely with their colleagues in commercial and employment teams to deliver a seamless service to clients across the full spectrum of corporate company and commercial services. AMJ’s substantial commercial dispute resolution practice informs our advice to clients and helps identify risks and potential problems areas in transactions in advance. Clients tell us that our ability to provide integrated advice is one of our most valuable attributes.