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Dispute Resolution

Oman

The CMS Oman office has a leading team of local disputes resolution lawyers who collaborate closely on advising high-profile multinational and domestic clients on a wide variety of disputes. Our lawyers have a deep familiarity with the civil law jurisdiction and the court and arbitral processes in Oman and the wider region.

The dispute resolution team at CMS Oman has significant experience before the Omani courts in relation to complex and high value litigation matters, representing domestic and international companies, government entities and private individuals on a wide range of litigious matters, regulatory proceedings and administrative law claims.

Our local team can provide you with proactive dispute avoidance advice and guidance on the most effective method for resolving your disputes. We can represent you in civil and commercial disputes – such as labour and employment, corporate, intellectual property, competition, construction and product liability disputes – and have particular expertise in infrastructure disputes and international arbitration.

Unlike most major law firms, you won’t find a litigation department at CMS. What you will find is a team of nearly 600 lawyers who share a refreshing approach to disputes. Our sector-focused lawyers are not just litigators and arbitration specialists, but business-minded problem solvers. We routinely act in all business areas before courts, arbitral tribunals and regulatory authorities. We can handle your dispute across any jurisdiction, obtain judicial assistance in foreign proceedings and deal with enforcement procedures for foreign judgements and arbitral awards.

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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion in Oman
An Omani based in­tern­al fit-out and high-end con­struc­tion com­pany on its court ap­poin­ted ar­bit­ral pro­ceed­ings for the res­ol­u­tion of a ma­jor con­trac­tu­al dis­pute against an in­ter­na­tion­al hotel and com­mer­cial...

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01 June 2021
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...
11 May 2021
In­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion law and rules in Oman
The in­tro­duc­tion of the Ar­bit­ra­tion Law in 1997 paved the way for Oman to enter the in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion com­munity by of­fer­ing a flex­ible re­gime. The Ar­bit­ra­tion Law in many re­spects ad­heres to in­ter­na­tion­al...
10 May 2021
Ar­bit­ra­tion in Oman un­der the New OCAC Rules
The Sul­tan­ate of Oman took its first steps in re­la­tion to ar­bit­ra­tion with the Law of Ar­bit­ra­tion in Civil and Com­mer­cial Dis­putes (Roy­al De­cree No. 47/1997) (the Law) which was based on the UN­CIT­RAL...
10 May 2021
Ar­bit­ra­tion Law in Oman – Re­cent De­vel­op­ments 
Leg­al de­vel­op­ments in the Sul­tan­ate of Oman have gen­er­ally kept pace with leg­al de­vel­op­ments across the wider GCC. This is also true of the Oman Ar­bit­ra­tion Law. With the is­su­ance last year of the Rules...
28 April 2021
Chal­len­ging bond calls on in­ter­na­tion­al pro­jects: Eng­lish courts vs Emer­gency...
A re­cent de­cision of the Eng­lish Com­mer­cial Court has re­fused an ap­plic­a­tion for an in­junc­tion re­quir­ing a be­ne­fi­ciary un­der an on-de­mand bond to with­draw its de­mand and re­frain from mak­ing fur­ther de­mands...
27 April 2021
Join­der of third-parties to ar­bit­ra­tion pro­ceed­ings: High Court of Singa­pore...
In a re­cent de­cision, the High Court of Singa­pore has held that a third-party par­ent com­pany of one the parties to a Singa­pore-seated LCIA ar­bit­ra­tion had not con­sen­ted to be­ing joined to the ar­bit­ra­tion...
12 March 2021
ICC re­port on the Ac­cur­acy of Fact Wit­ness Memory in In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion
In Novem­ber 2020, the ICC’s Task Force on Max­im­ising the Pro­bat­ive Value of Wit­ness Evid­ence (the “Task Force”) pub­lished a re­port on the Ac­cur­acy of Fact Wit­ness Memory in In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion...
14 January 2021
The rise of the glob­al ex­pert ser­vices prac­tice: Court of Ap­peal guid­ance...
A Court of Ap­peal de­cision earli­er this week has up­held an in­junc­tion gran­ted by the TCC pre­vent­ing an in­ter­na­tion­al ex­pert ser­vices firm from act­ing for more than one party to an in­ter­na­tion­al con­struc­tion...
05 January 2021
PRICL - a game changer in the re­in­sur­ance world?
Al­though the “club at­mo­sphere” around re­in­sur­ance has been dis­turbed in re­cent years due to a surge in re­in­sur­ance dis­putes and the reg­u­lat­or’s en­hanced ini­ti­at­ives to boost con­tract cer­tainty1...
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 October 2020
Rights of rep­res­ent­a­tion in in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion: are you be­ing heard? 
A re­cent de­cision of the Singa­pore High Court de­clined to set aside a Singa­pore In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion Centre (“SI­AC”) award where the ap­plic­ant as­ser­ted that the Tribunal had im­prop­erly ex­cluded...
11 September 2020
In­ter­na­tion­al Me­di­ation Up­date: the Singa­pore Con­ven­tion in force on 12...
The United Na­tions Con­ven­tion on In­ter­na­tion­al Set­tle­ment Agree­ments Res­ult­ing from Me­di­ation (known as the “Singa­pore Con­ven­tion”) comes in­to force to­mor­row on 12 Septem­ber 2020. The Singa­pore Con­ven­tion...