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Oman, the largest non-OPEC oil and natural gas producer in the Middle East, offers one of the most commercially-friendly environments in the region, and provides a modern business law framework, an open economy with respect to free markets, full repatriation of capital, net profit and royalties, contract security, relatively low taxes (no personal income tax), ease of access to regional, Asian and African markets, and a one-stop-shop at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry for business registration.

Having successfully supported clients in the region for many years, CMS Oman was established in 2014 through a partnership with a respected local firm, Amur Al Rashdi, and Benjamin Ewing Advocates and Legal Consultants.

The Middle East region is of great importance to CMS and we continue to invest in our growing regional capabilities. In the MENA region CMS has offices in Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Morocco and Turkiye, with consultants in Lebanon and Iraq.

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23/04/2024
On the Pulse webinar series 2024
Welcome to the 2024 On the Pulse webinar series.  This webinar series brings you updates on the latest legal and commercial developments in the life sciences & healthcare sector from around the world. Over the coming period, we will be hosting two webinars on:Unified Patent Court (UPC) - 23 AprilEU Pharma Package - 18 JuneEach webinar will be one hour in length with a 15-minute Q&A session.
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CMS European M&A Study 2024
The CMS Corporate/M&A Group is pleased to launch the 16th edition of the European M&A Study
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