Projects and Privatisation
AMj’s Projects and Privatisation Group advises sponsors, governments, construction companies and project financing institutions on complex energy, infrastructure and project financings throughout Oman.
The Group marshals the firm’s expertise in corporate, commercial and banking and finance law to offer clients with a fully- integrated service on all aspects of project work including advising on joint ventures, project structures, conducting legal due diligence, risk allocation, financing arrangements and relevant security packages.
With many decades of combined expertise living and working in Oman and the Gulf, our lawyers have worked on most of Oman’s large-scale infrastructure projects in the power and water, petrochemicals, oil and gas, plant and manufacturing, transport, telecommunications and tourism sectors to date. They have acquired in-depth knowledge of the innovative public-private partnerships, restructurings and privatisations of government entities that Oman has pioneered in the region including Al Manah Power Project, the first IPP in the Middle East developed on a BOOT in 1996. Their close familiarity with the re-structuring and regulation of the power sector enables them to provide valuable pre-bid advice to developers, lenders and their advisers on all aspects of Oman’s privatisation laws and policies.
As well as for their technical ability and in-depth knowledge of local laws and regulatory issues, clients also value our lawyers for their network of contacts in government and business circles. This gives them a critical advantage in identifying and ironing out any complexity or uncertainty that may arise in structuring, financing and developing large-scale energy and infrastructure projects in this fast-evolving legal environment.