The banking and finance industry sits at the very centre of Oman’s economy.
The last decade has been one of the most challenging times in the history of the international finance markets and Oman has not been immune to the issues the global finance market has faced. In such an environment it is imperative for lenders and borrowers to have legal advisers who can keep them up to date not just on the many regulatory changes that have emerged following the financial crisis but also the impact on the marketplace in which they operate.
Al Sheaily’s banking and finance lawyers have been structuring and documenting transactions in Oman and the wider GCC since before the financial crisis. In that time, they have worked on some of the largest financial transactions in Oman and the wider GCC. This has given them invaluable insight and experience which they use to provide clients, both lenders and borrowers, with the highest quality legal and commercial advice.
Our banking lawyers regularly advise on all forms of finance including acquisition finance, project finance, asset finance, real estate finance, syndicated lending, debt capital finance, derivatives and restructurings.
Of particular note is our team’s extensive Islamic finance experience. The team have advised lenders and borrowers on all Islamic finance structures from simple murabaha and ijara finance arrangements through to acting as global counsel for an investment grade listed financial institution on their structured sukuk issue. The team have acted for a number of leading international and GCC banks on Sharia’h compliant matters throughout the GCC, Africa and Europe and have extensive experience of applying the fundamental principles of the Sharia'h to commercial transactions.
Our banking and finance lawyers combine an in-depth knowledge of Omani, regional and English law with an understanding of their clients’ commercial needs to assist clients to achieve their aims in a personable, proactive and cost-efficient manner.