Legal advice for business activities in Oman
Oman is a state in the east of the Arabian Peninsula and was named by the United Nations in 2013 as the country that has improved its social and economic situation the most within the last 40 years. From an economic perspective, Oman is a particularly attractive state for German investors due to its stable political situation and remains an important logistics centre of the Arabian Peninsula due to its unique geographical location for the region. A bilateral investment protection treaty has existed between Germany and Oman since 2007
When developing infrastructure projects, entering and exiting the market, German investors always need confidential legal advice that is well versed in the usual areas of business as well as in navigating international trade and cross-border dispute resolution.
We have advised international and local clients in all major areas of commercial law in Oman. Our expertise in this area includes various forms of market entry, project financing, corporate law issues, project and transactional support, business dissolution, drafting and legal support of agency agreements, and dispute resolution in legal proceedings before ordinary courts and arbitral tribunals.
Advising on international contracts for the Sultanate of Oman
We aim to identify problems at an early stage and solve them before conflicts arise. Especially in international contracts and project management, it is important to be able to act and react quickly. Our experienced team supports you effectively in all aspects of contract management.
Thanks to our location in the heart of Berlin and our team in Oman, we are always happy to advise you on site or discuss the status of your projects via video conference. We are in constant contact with important organisations such as embassies and foreign chambers of commerce.
We draft, review and negotiate project contracts for Oman
With our expertise as legal advisors for international contracts and international projects, we see ourselves as your partner who will help you in the long term with questions relating to the legal situation of your contracts and projects.
German companies doing business abroad are confronted with project contracts. These contracts are understood to include:
- EPC contracts and
- Joint Venture Contracts
If you want to carry out a new project in Oman, the legal framework must be clarified in advance. This is the only way to ensure that your project is legally secure. We would be happy to offer you a detailed discussion via video conference or at one of our locations before the start of your new project. We will work with you to draw up project contracts so that important issues are suitably covered for you. Due to our profound local legal knowledge, neither you nor we need to involve another law firm. We thus offer you efficient and competent legal support with fast decision-making processes…
The subject of international project contracts is extremely broad and complex and requires international experience, which we bring to the table. Our founding partner has played a central role in several large construction and infrastructure projects in many GCC countries. In addition , all lawyers in our team have international legal expertise . In Oman, we have successfully advised on many international projects of all sizes.
Our large client base includes numerous international companies from Europe and mid-sized German companies seeking legal support, particularlyfor projects in Africa, North Africa, the Middle East and the Near East.
Law firm focus: “International Arbitration”
Careful preparation of projects and contracts cannot always prevent conflicts from arising. Here, too, we stand by your side and take over your representation before state courts or an arbitration court. Before that, however, we always try to find a constructive out-of-court solution. We represent your interests vis-à-vis the other party and first try to find a constructive out-of-court solution. Should a legal dispute become necessary, we will represent you consistently . Of course, we can represent you competently in person before German courts . In Oman, we take care of your representation before the local courts together with our local team. In international arbitration cases we have extensive experience in proceedings under international (e.g. ICC) and local arbitration rules (e.g. DIS) as well as in investment disputes (ICSID).
We are a highly qualified firm of commercial lawyers specialising in conflict resolution. Comprehensive project support also includes a comprehensive conflict resolution strategy. Should legal disputes arise in a specific case, we will consistently assert our clients’ interests. Part of the strategy is regularly , to avoid going before an ordinary court and to resolve the conflict within the framework of international arbitration.
Comprehensive Legal Advice on International Investment in Oman
Through our many years of experience in the GCC states and the Middle East, we have been able to build up a very good network in the Omani economy. Our client base includes not only companies active in the field of construction and infrastructure, but also, among others, companies in the field of international investment. In this field, within which a comprehensive legal service is indispensable, we advise you comprehensively, honestly and competently on the legal possibilities as well as pitfalls. In doing so, we use our in-depth knowledge of local as well as international law and business.
Our law firm advises you in the context of your international investment, especially in the areas of legal due diligence, acquisition, business combination and M&A. In addition to the law, we always keep an eye on profitability. Before taking any legal step, we check exactly what the concrete economic impact will be in each individual case.
Your own location outside Germany: Setting up a company in Oman
International contractual relationships abroad are often the first step towards setting up your own business outside Germany’s borders. Our highly qualified team will be happy to advise you on setting up a company in Oman. In doing so, we conduct a basic legal examination and clear up any legal uncertainties. We place your company formation on a strong foundation.
Our firm has established companies in various industries and for various projects abroad. In the GCC countries in particular, we have been able to gather years of experience in law and business. We advise you on questions such as whether a production site is needed, a project company is required or whether a special purpose vehicle or special purpose company should be established for an investment. We always use our experience and short decision-making channels for the benefit of our clients. Our particular strength is that we can react flexibly and agilely to new challenges.