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Whether you are an international or domestic business active in Oman and the wider Middle East, you can rely on our advice on complex and multi-jurisdictional contractual arrangements and our knowledge of the commercial issues facing the sectors in which you operate. When entering Oman, it is extremely important to understand how to set up, and operate, a business in accordance with local regulations and customs.

We have particular experience advising international companies entering the Omani market and continue to assist them as they grow their businesses in the region and beyond.

CMS stands out for its global reach and sector focus. The ‘can do, will do’ team has ‘a great understanding of the legal position, the deal, the commercial reality and the regulatory framework.

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With over 350 commercial and regulatory lawyers across 34 countries, our multi-disciplinary teams are trained to understand the cultural and business factors impacting your commercial arrangements. We organise our teams around sectors and industries relevant to you, including financial services, manufacturing, automotive, consumer products, energy, hotels and leisure, infrastructure and projects, lifesciences, supply and logistics, real estate and construction, technology, telecoms, media and sports. We can guide you towards the best business outcome, whether you require advice on commercial contracts, supply services, e-commerce, IT or telecoms agreements, data protection, design and manufacturing, advertising, sponsorship and marketing, consumer sales, software licensing, outsourcing, or sales, agency, distribution and franchise agreements.

Highlights of our experience in Commercial in Oman
Ametek on the drafting and negotiations of an agency agreement for the appointment of an agent for the distribution of products throughout Oman. BP in relation to the consideration of an in-house change...

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19/01/2024
CBAM: Just over a week to comply
As the deadline for the first Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) report approaches on January 31st, it is crucial for undertakings engaged in importing relevant goods into the European Union to...
24/11/2023
Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism transition in effect since 1 October...
On 1 October 2023, a two-year transitional period began for implementation of Regulation (EU) 2023/956, which introduces the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). CBAM levies punitive CO2 charges...
13/06/2023
UAE Corporate Tax Law: When does a non-resident juridical person have a...
BackgroundThe UAE enacted its Corporate Tax Law (the “CTL”) in December 2022 (Federal Decree-Law No. (47) of 2022 on the Taxation of Corporations and Businesses). The CTL came into force on 1 June...
05/06/2023
UAE Corporate Tax Law: What Constitutes Qualifying Income for Free Zone...
BackgroundThe UAE enacted its Corporate Tax Law (the “CTL”) in December 2022 (Federal Decree-Law No. (47) of 2022 on the Taxation of Corporations and Businesses). The CTL came into force on 1 June...
24/04/2023
Corporate Tax Thought Leadership Series: Anti-Abuse Rules for Small Business...
BackgroundThe UAE enacted its Corporate Tax Law in December 2022 (Federal Decree-Law No. (47) of 2022 on the Taxation of Corporations and Businesses). The Corporate Tax Law applies with effect from 1...
14/04/2023
The legal framework for sustainable family businesses in the Kingdom
BackgroundThe new Saudi Companies Law issued through Cabinet Decision No 678/1443 is a landmark legislation that has sown the seeds for a sustainable family business ecosystem. The provisions regarding...
12/04/2023
UAE Corporate Tax: Small Business Relief Criteria
BackgroundThe UAE issued its landmark Corporate Tax Law in December 2022 (Federal Decree-Law No. (47) of 2022 on the Taxation of Corporations and Businesses). The Corporate Tax Law applies with effect...
15/02/2022
Oman Bankruptcy Law
Before the new bankruptcy law (Royal Decree 53/2019) (the “Bankruptcy Law”) came into effect in Oman, the laws and regulations regulating bankruptcies were limited and simply addressed in laws such...
24/11/2021
On the Pulse
Welcome to CMS ‘On the Pulse’ video/podcast series for all Life Sciences & Healthcare professionals – legal, compliance, regulatory
07/09/2021
Electronic signature law in commercial contracts in Oman
1. Definition and formal requirements of written legal statements or legal statements legally binding if the law requires written form An agreement is made solely based on an offer and acceptance, subject...
22/06/2021
UAE Central Bank Consumer Protection Regulation: A new era in personal...
This briefing summarises the comprehensive data protection requirements which now apply to all Central Bank-licensed financial institutions operating in the UAE. The UAE Central Bank Consumer Protection...
21/06/2021
CMS Infrastructure Index shows markets are buoyant
New report CMS Infrastructure Index: Accelerating transformation examines the trends impacting the infrastructure sector, ranks 50 countries by attractiveness for infrastructure investment and analyses...