At Al Sheaily we advise on the full range of construction and real estate related transactions through the entire project life-cycle from tendering/initial acquisition/consortium structuring, permitting, construction and development, leasing, financing, operations through to disposal.

We work closely with project designers, engineers, management and planning experts to ensure that construction documents reflect and fit with the requirements of other infrastructure development obligations, for example, environmental issues, planning permissions and agreements with other interested parties. Our dedicated lawyers have unrivalled expertise in relation to all the standard and bespoke forms of construction and engineering contracts and have also provided in-house training and seminars on their interpretation and use for clients.

Our team also has the necessary experience in the resolution of disputes arising out of major development, construction and infrastructure engineering projects in Oman and the region. Such disputes require an understanding of complicated and complex contractual documentation and the inter-relationship between the parties; how construction and engineering projects run and the types of problems that can arise during such projects. They also require our construction lawyers to have a good grasp of the non-legal, technical side to transactions. Our lawyers can bring this additional, necessary level of expertise through having many years industry, inhouse construction experience, in addition to private practice.

Relevant Transactions

  • Advising Owner on $38b regional Rail project.
  • Drafting, review, and negotiation of various construction-related contracts for $8bn multi-purpose commercial and residential project including the 6 main phase construction contracts and consultancy agreements .
  • Advising Developer on construction documentation aspects of various projects including Golf Course and villas, Spa, Hospital and labour accommodation for 10,000 workers.
  • Advising internationally renowned Architects and negotiating their contracts for major regional airport, (including 8 sub-consultant agreements and Phase II development)
  • Acted for the master developer in relation to drafting the concession agreement together with schedules and the design build operate contract and providing overall construction advice in regard to the sewerage treatment plants and networks for regional entertainment and commercial centre;
  • Drafted and negotiated tender documents for consultancy services involving three Omani ports covering techno-economic feasibility studies, designs, operation and management studies and construction supervision for development of port, ferry terminal and marinas;
  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating the EPC contract for a major Omani refractory project.
  • Providing advice to Port Company in regard to all aspects of the operation of a leading Omani Port including but not limited to tenant sub usufruct issues, marine services and damages issues and the project finance for the special marine infrastructure including a jetty, dredging, approach trestle, access road and corridor and exclusivity issues under the master stevedoring agreement;
  • Reviewing, negotiating and drafting project agreement for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of staff housing consisting of 250 apartments, 94 villas, recreational facilities and associated infrastructure at an Omani Port;
  • Advising EPC contractor in $4b regional LNG project;
  • Acting for sub contractor regional company in successful ICC arbitration on 42km highway project;
  • Acting for international company in successful ICC arbitration defence in Paris against agency and commercial damage claim by regional company;
  • Advising regional contractor on litigation matters related to $400m regional tower project;
  • Advising Developer on contractual disputes relating to their sub-developer agreements on major regional man-made island project.