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Employment is a rapidly developing area of regulation and international and domestic businesses in Oman are increasingly facing labour and employment law issues. These include visa issues or disputes. Our employment specialists can work in partnership with your legal and human resources teams to provide advice on all key aspects of employment law, and employee benefit schemes. This is a complex area of law with rules established by national legislation and case law.

The lawyers in the CMS Oman office have significant experience in handling advisory and contentious employment matters in Oman. The team advises on the negotiation, drafting and interpretation of Omani employment contracts and has considerable expertise in effective employment law dispute avoidance measures.

If your business crosses borders, you have to contend with a myriad of labour and employment law issues in order to achieve the best outcome for your business. With a global network covering 34 countries, we can help you address these challenges in all the countries in which you operate. We advise clients across jurisdictions in relation to employment and executive contracts, employee benefit programmes, restructuring, employment disputes, employment aspects of M&A transactions and trade union relations. A 280-strong group of employment and pensions specialists worldwide can help you navigate a maze of regulations, policy documents and other legal complexities you face on a daily basis.

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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Em­ploy­ment & Pen­sions in Oman
Suc­cess­fully rep­res­en­ted an in­ter­na­tion­al oil & gas man­power sup­ply com­pany in re­la­tion to the de­fence of a series of un­fair dis­missal and an­cil­lary com­pens­a­tion claims.Suc­cess­fully one of the largest tour op­er­at­ors in the Sul­tan­ate of Oman in re­la­tion to the de­fence of a col­lect­ive la­bour dis­pute and as­so­ci­ated claims, ap­pear­ing be­fore the Min­istry of Man­power, the Ele­ment­ary Court and the Court of Ap­peal.Suc­cess­fully rep­res­en­ted an Omani based com­pany man­dated to con­trib­ute to mari­time trans­port in­fra­struc­ture and de­vel­op­ment in the Sul­tan­ate in re­la­tion to the de­fence of ma­jor em­ploy­ment claims for ter­min­a­tion pay­ments.Suc­cess­fully rep­res­en­ted an Oman-based com­pany en­gaged feed­stock pro­duc­tion, equity trad­ing and private equity in­vest­ments, in re­la­tion to a ten mil­lion Omani Ri­al un­fair dis­missal claim lodged by the former Chief Ex­ec­ut­ive of­ficer in­clud­ing the hand­ling of all com­mu­nic­a­tions and cor­res­pond­ence and the ne­go­ti­ation and set­tle­ment of the fi­nal ter­min­a­tion and re­lease agree­ment.Suc­cess­fully rep­res­en­ted the Chief Ex­ec­ut­ive Of­ficer of an Omani con­struc­tion com­pany in re­la­tion to crim­in­al pro­ceed­ings taken against him in re­spect of com­pany non-pay­ment of debts, in­clud­ing li­ais­ing with the Roy­al Oman Po­lice.On the ne­go­ti­ation, draft­ing and in­ter­pret­a­tion of nu­mer­ous Omani em­ploy­ment con­tracts, sale agree­ments, share­hold­er agree­ments, real es­tate sale agree­ments and man­age­ment con­tracts.An in­ter­na­tion­al com­pany in re­la­tion to em­ploy­ment law in the Sul­tan­ate of Oman and per­form­ing a whole­sale re­view and amend­ment ex­er­cise of each of its per­man­ent and tem­por­ary em­ploy­ment law con­tracts to en­sure com­pli­ance with the La­bour Law.An in­ter­na­tion­al oil and gas field ser­vices com­pany in re­la­tion to the ter­min­a­tion of em­ploy­ment of its gen­er­al man­ager in a lim­ited li­ab­il­ity for­eign cap­it­al in­vest­ment com­pany in the Sul­tan­ate of Oman, in­clud­ing de­tailed ad­vice in re­la­tion to ap­plic­able la­bour law, prac­tice and guid­ance.Please down­load the print ver­sion be­low.


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CMS in the MENA Re­gion
16 June 2020
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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...
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...
06 March 2020
Coronavir­us – Pro­tect­ing against sup­ply chain dis­rup­tion when ship­ping...
De­vel­op­ing a sup­ply chain re­sponse to the coronavir­us out­break in­volves be­ing ready be­fore such a crisis hits. Al­though the long-term con­sequences are yet to play out, the coronavir­us out­break already...
04 March 2020
Coronavir­us - key con­sid­er­a­tions for em­ploy­ers world­wide
The situ­ation with Cov­id-19 (Coronavir­us) is still de­vel­op­ing and is be­ing fol­lowed world­wide with great in­terest and ob­vi­ous con­cern. In this brief­ing, we con­sider some of the key is­sues that em­ploy­ers...