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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.

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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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26 March 2021
Oil & Gas / Ship­ping – The Ever Giv­en
The Suez Canal opened in 1869. Along with the Panama Canal, it is one of the most im­port­ant mari­time “short­cuts” ever built. Today, the canal is 193km (120 miles) long and is one of the busiest wa­ter­ways...
01 December 2020
Ar­bit­ral rules – The sea­son of change con­tin­ues: ICC Ar­bit­ra­tion Up­date
On 1 Decem­ber 2020, the ICC In­ter­na­tion­al Court of Ar­bit­ra­tion launched its re­vised ICC Ar­bit­ra­tion Rules (the “Rules”), which will ap­ply to ar­bit­ra­tions sub­mit­ted to the ICC Court from 1 Janu­ary...
22 July 2020
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...
14 July 2020
More con­flict­ing judg­ments from Eng­land and France: un­cer­tainty for users...
In­tro­duc­tion In a sig­ni­fic­ant case for in­ter­na­tion­al com­mer­cial ar­bit­ra­tion, on 23 June 2020, the Par­is Court of Ap­peal re­jec­ted an ap­plic­a­tion to an­nul an ICC award, find­ing that the ar­bit­ral tribunal...
29 June 2020
Es­tab­lish­ment of the Oman In­vest­ment Au­thor­ity
Re­cently a new au­thor­ity named the “Oman In­vest­ment Au­thor­ity” (OIA) was es­tab­lished in the Sul­tan­ate of Oman by Sul­tani De­cree No. 61/2020 dated 4 June 2020. It was es­tab­lished to merge the two ex­ist­ing...
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...
11 June 2020
Pub­lic Es­tab­lish­ment for In­dus­tri­al Es­tates’ Re­cent De­cisions
Re­cently the Pub­lic Es­tab­lish­ment for In­dus­tri­al Es­tates (“PEIE”) is­sued two de­cisions. The first de­cision (De­cision No 168/2020) amended some pro­vi­sions of the reg­u­la­tion of tenders by PEIE and the...
28 April 2020
In­dir­ect and con­sequen­tial loss ex­clu­sions: Eng­lish law holds the line...
A Tech­no­logy and Con­struc­tion Court de­cision last week has con­sidered a dir­ect at­tack on the tra­di­tion­ally nar­row in­ter­pret­a­tion giv­en by the Eng­lish courts to in­dir­ect and con­sequen­tial loss ex­clu­sion...
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...
27 March 2020
Law and reg­u­la­tion of force ma­jeure in Oman
1. Is there le­gis­la­tion on force ma­jeure in your law sys­tem? Yes, there are pro­vi­sions in the Omani Civil Trans­ac­tion Law as pro­mul­gated by Roy­al De­cree No. 29/2013 (the Civil Code). 2. If so, what is...
17 March 2020
While doc­tors fight COV­ID-19 au­thor­it­ies battle fraud, price hikes and...
In every coun­try hit by COV­ID-19, the dis­ease linked to the Coronavir­us, com­pet­i­tion and con­sumer pro­tec­tion au­thor­it­ies have been con­fron­ted with the vir­us's im­plic­a­tions. Gov­ern­ments, au­thor­it­ies and...