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Oman

The successful execution of an M&A transaction or joint venture relationship requires lawyers who understand the practical realities of doing business in the Sultanate of Oman.

Our M&A team are structured according to our clients’ sectors and will work with you and your other advisers to produce innovative structures and solutions that address the risks and challenges faced in your M&A transaction. We advise on all corporate and commercial transactions in Oman and across Middle East and also on outbound investments from the region into Europe, Africa, Asia and elsewhere. CMS Oman also offers extensive experience of advising on all aspects of the Omani company registration process and corporate vehicle set up.

With the resources of over 700 corporate lawyers in over 34 countries, we can advise you in all aspects of your M&A transactions. We add value by thinking and acting beyond our traditional role to secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Whether a global multinational group or a dynamic domestic business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations.

Our cross-border teams include experts in sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, life sciences and healthcare, real estate and construction, technology and media. This means we can save time and money by understanding your specific issues, providing advice within context and pinpointing the commercial issues and risks in your transaction.

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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Cor­por­ate/M&A in Oman
Con­sor­ti­um con­sist­ing of two Omani gov­ern­ment en­tit­ies and one UAE-based private sec­tor de­veloper on the cor­por­ate struc­tur­ing, con­struc­tion, de­vel­op­ment, op­er­a­tion, main­ten­ance and man­age­ment of the one of the largest mixed-use pro­jects in Oman, in­clud­ing the draft­ing and ne­go­ti­ation of the Share­hold­ers’ Agree­ment and all an­cil­lary ad­vice.One of the largest in­ter­na­tion­al oil and gas ser­vices com­pany in the world on the ac­quis­i­tion of a 40% stake in an Omani lim­ited li­ab­il­ity drilling com­pany.Omani-based pub­lic joint stock com­pany en­gaged in the pro­mo­tion or par­ti­cip­a­tion as cop­ro­moter of pro­jects in di­ver­si­fied sec­tors of the eco­nomy) on cer­tain in­vest­ments made in the high­er edu­ca­tion sphere, in­clud­ing con­trac­tu­al ana­lys­is and as­so­ci­ated ad­vice.In­ter­na­tion­al com­pan­ies on their cor­por­ate setup and struc­tur­ing in Sul­tan­ate of Oman, in­clud­ing re­gis­tra­tion and on­go­ing re­quire­ments with the Min­istry of Com­merce and In­dustry, in­clud­ing en­tit­ies op­er­at­ing in the fol­low­ing sec­tors oil and gas, power, con­struc­tion, leis­ure and hos­pit­al­ity, lo­gist­ics and gen­er­al trad­ing).In­ter­na­tion­al drilling com­pany on its Omani cor­por­ate activ­it­ies, in­clud­ing ac­count fil­ing, passing share­hold­er res­ol­u­tions, the reg­u­la­tion of the Board of Man­agers, the share trans­fer pro­cess, dis­missal of em­ploy­ees, re­pat­ri­ation of profits and the main­ten­ance of leg­al re­serves.Loc­al Omani de­vel­op­ment and in­vest­ment com­pan­ies on term sheets, pro­spect­ive deals, in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies and gen­er­al cor­por­ate ar­range­ments and all as­pects of their cross­bor­der trans­ac­tions in­clud­ing, among oth­er things, share­hold­ers’ agree­ments, in­vest­ment agree­ments, in­tro­du­cer ar­range­ments and share sale and pur­chase ar­range­ments.Loc­al Omani in­vest­ment com­pany on in­ter­na­tion­al trans­ac­tions re­lated to the Ir­a­ni­an auto­mot­ive sec­tor un­der the then ex­ist­ing in­ter­na­tion­al sanc­tions re­gime and the terms of the Joint Plan of Ac­tion.Omani private equity in­vest­ment com­pany on its pro­posed ac­quis­i­tion of a 25% stake in a Dubaibased branch of an Eng­lish Uni­versity, in­clud­ing all due di­li­gence.Please down­load the print ver­sion be­low

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01 February 2018
CMS in the MENA Re­gion
12 May 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide for dir­ect­ors of com­pan­ies
17 June 2020
Hold­ing Com­pan­ies in Oman
The new Omani Com­mer­cial Com­pan­ies Law (Roy­al De­cree No. 18/2019) (CCL) re­pealed the pre­vi­ous 1974 law and in­tro­duced a num­ber of changes that com­pan­ies had one year to com­ply with. One of the main changes...
16 June 2020
ROP De­cision re­moves NOC re­qurie­ments for ex­pat­ri­ate em­ploy­ees in Oman...
The Roy­al Oman Po­lice has re­cently an­nounced its de­cision (ROP De­cision 157/2020 Amend­ing some pro­vi­sions of the Im­ple­ment­ing Reg­u­la­tion of the For­eign­er­s' Res­id­ence Law (De­cision)) to re­move the re­quire­ment...
21 April 2020
Oman re­sponds to COV­ID-19 with eco­nom­ic stim­u­lus pack­age to bol­ster the...
Cor­rect as of 9am, 19th April. This art­icle is not be­ing main­tained. On 15th April 2020 the Su­preme Com­mit­tee for Cov­id-19 in the Sul­tan­ate of Oman is­sued a state­ment in re­la­tion to a com­pre­hens­ive eco­nom­ic...
21 April 2020
E-Sig­na­tures in Oman and COV­ID-19 
Gov­ern­ment au­thor­it­ies all across the world are strongly ad­vising, and in many cases are even re­quir­ing, people to stay at home, so­cially dis­tance from one an­oth­er and avoid gath­er­ings to help put an...
21 November 2019
Pro­tec­tions for Minor­ity Share­hold­ers un­der the New Com­mer­cial Com­pan­ies...
Minor­ity share­hold­ers (i.e. those with less than 50% of the share­hold­ing)  have cer­tain leg­al rights un­der Oman’s new Com­mer­cial Com­pan­ies Law (Roy­al De­cree 18/2019) (the “CCL”) and these should...
14 October 2019
CMS Guide to Oman’s eco­nom­ic and free zones
In light of the Oman Eco­nom­ic and Free Zone Sum­mit 2019 on 21 and 22 Oc­to­ber 2019, we have set out be­low a brief sum­mary of the in­cent­ives and the types of busi­ness activ­it­ies per­mit­ted for com­pan­ies...
09 October 2019
Steps and re­quire­ments for hold­ing An­nu­al Gen­er­al Meet­ings un­der the New...
On 17 Feb­ru­ary 2019, the new Com­mer­cial Com­pan­ies Law (Roy­al De­cree 18/2019) was en­acted (the “New CCL”), which re­peals and re­places the pre­vi­ous Com­mer­cial Com­pan­ies Law (RD 4/1974 as amended)....