Intellectual Property, Technology & TeleCommunications

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, Technology & TeleCommunications

An organisation’s intellectual property (IP) may well be one of its most valuable assets. Increasingly innovative ways of developing and protecting such assets are, therefore, crucial to the success of the business.

Al Sheaily’s lawyers combine an understanding of Oman and indeed regional IP law with the business awareness to assist clients to maximise such assets in the regional market. In acting for start-ups to large corporates, we advise on the development, protection and enforcement of their IP rights so our clients can enjoy the commercial benefits of our clear and cost-effective solutions.

Similarly technology is having a major impact on how we do business. Al Sheaily’s lawyers have extensive experience acting on technology projects and working with both suppliers and customers. We advise on a wide array of issues ranging from software licences and outsourcing agreements to telecommunications projects. Our specialist lawyers provide clients with pragmatic, creative and affordable solutions to their technology legal requirements.

And no industry in the region has adapted and grown with technology more than the Telecommunications industry. At Al Sheaily we have telecoms specialists who have worked both inhouse and in private practice advising the major telecoms operations in Oman and the region on the full array of transactions.

Representative Transactions

  • Advised regional telecoms company in its successful $1 billion IPO and listing
  • Advising the Oman TRA on the compliance of Oman telecommunications regulations with the requirements of the Oman-United States Free Trade Agreement (FTA); negotiating with the Office of the US Trade Representative; drafting amendments to the regulations to comply with the FTA
  • Advising OmanTel on its bid for the third mobile licence in Iran. Advice included drafting and negotiating the consortium agreement; drafting the shareholders' agreement and the Technical Assistance Agreement and general commercial and corporate advice associated with the bid
  • Providing advice to Nawras on various issues relating to interconnection and liberalisation of the telecommunications network in Oman. Advising on various administrative law issues including potential review of determinations made by the regulator.
  • Advised regionally-based cloud services provider on exclusive distribution of a major US cloud technology platform in the region
  • Advised regionally-based start-up on offshore software development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools
  • Advised regionally-based IT managed services provider on a range of corporate and commercial matters.