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Dispute Resolution

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.

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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07/05/2024
Energy and climate change: The most significant climate change litigation...
In Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and Others v. Switzerland (application no. 53600/20), the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued arguably the most impactful and far-reaching ruling on climate...
02/05/2024
Dubai announces new Judicial Authority to Resolve Jurisdictional Conflicts...
The Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE (the Dubai Ruler), has issued Decree No. 29 of 2024 on the Judicial Authority for Resolving Jur­is­dic­tion­al...
09/02/2024
Oil & Gas: English court restrains foreign JOA proceedings in breach of...
In The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited v Sunlink Energies and Resources Limited [2023] EWHC 3135 (Comm), the English Commercial Court demonstrated its willingness to ensure that...
08/02/2024
New arbitrateAD Rules
Following the establishment of the Abu Dhabi International Arbitration Centre (branded as “ar­bit­rateAD”) (as reported here), arbitrateAD’s new arbitration rules were published and came into effect...
30/01/2024
Middle East Arbitration & Mediation Landscape 2024 – More of the Same,...
During 2023, CMS undertook desktop research and qualitative interviews to investigate whether the number of international commercial arbitrations were decreasing globally, in light of news coverage on...
09/01/2024
The emergence of arbitrateAD
IntroductionThe United Arab Emirates (UAE) is reinforcing its status as a global hub for international arbitration with the implementation of the Abu Dhabi International Arbitration Centre, which will...
08/01/2024
Justice in the Digital Age: Exploring AI’s Role in International Arbitration
IntroductionThe use of artificial intelligence (“AI”) in international arbitration has been a topic of debate and discussion long before the launch of chatbot ChatGPT in late November 2022.  Indisputably...
15/12/2023
Oil & Gas Disputes Survey 2023
Our Oil and Gas Disputes Survey 2023 has highlighted that regulator activity, environmental issues and global economic and political challenges are seen by those in the oil & gas industry to be driving...
04/12/2023
Hague 2019 and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments – a welcome...
UK Government confirms entry into Hague 2019On 23 November 2023 it was confirmed that the UK government will sign the Hague Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments...
04/12/2023
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...
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...