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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.

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...


CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team
En­ergy: Con­sequences of not ex­er­cising an op­tion
In Thurcroft Power Lim­ited v. Volta En­ergy Group Lim­ited [2022] EWHC 338 (Comm), the Com­mer­cial Court de­cided that an op­tion agree­ment con­cern­ing the early stages of a bat­tery stor­age de­vel­op­ment did...
The rise of ar­bit­ra­tion in post M&A dis­putes
The CMS European M&A Study 2022 provides an in­sight in­to the M&A-mar­ket and the use of ar­bit­ra­tion in resolv­ing dis­putes res­ult­ing from M&A deals. This study cov­ers over 400 shares and as­sets deals across...
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...
Over­view of the Reg­u­la­tions to the Com­mer­cial Com­pan­ies Law
The Reg­u­la­tions to the Com­mer­cial Com­pan­ies Law (the “Reg­u­la­tions”) were is­sued un­der Omani Min­is­teri­al De­cision No.146/2021 by the Min­istry of Com­merce, In­dustry and In­vest­ment Pro­mo­tion (“MO­CIIP”)...
Leg­al guide for com­pany dir­ect­ors and CEOs in Oman
BREAK­ING: Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) con­sid­er­a­tions for dir­ect­ors 1. What are the key is­sues for dir­ect­ors dur­ing the COV­ID-19 crisis? A large num­ber of sec­tors have been heav­ily im­pacted by the COV­ID-19...
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...
For­eign own­er­ship in the UAE: pos­it­ive lists mark pos­it­ive step for­ward
We pre­vi­ously dis­cussed the in­tro­duc­tion of ma­jor changes to the UAE’s Com­mer­cial Com­pan­ies Law (Fed­er­al Law No. 2 of 2015, the “CCL”).  The most sig­ni­fic­ant of those changes, al­low­ing 100% for­eign...
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
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...
Do earn-out clauses help with M&A trans­ac­tions in­flu­enced by COV­ID-19?
In times of COV­ID-19, many trans­ac­tions are dif­fi­cult to ne­go­ti­ate, par­tic­u­larly when it comes to the pur­chase price. Can earn-out clauses be of any help? This is a ques­tion that needs to be answered...
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...