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A key driver of the global economy, the energy sector is affected by pricing, geopolitical, economic and regulatory pressures. You require advisors who understand your industry and work with leaders of energy companies, regulators, governments, industry bodies and investors on the cutting edge of commercial, regulatory and risk issues in the sector.

As an oil & gas company or an oil & gas services company, CMS can advise you as the leading firm in the sector. CMS has an internationally integrated practice providing services to energy companies operating around the world. We have helped to shape the sector by advising on some of the most high-profile and ground-breaking projects and transactions over many years. CMS Oman offers particular expertise on oil, gas, petrochemicals, power and water (including renewable energy) projects and transactions.

Our dedicated energy lawyers work in every part of the sector, including upstream and downstream oil & gas, electricity, nuclear and renewables. Whether you are a NOC, IOC, independent, electricity company, investor, government or financial institution, we have the energy specialists to meet all your global strategic challenges. Our multi-disciplinary teams were among the first to advise on ground-breaking global regional oil and gas M&A and on power and renewable projects in the Middle East, including one of the first renewable energy projects in the UAE.

High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in En­ergy in Oman
An Omani private sec­tor con­struc­tion com­pany on the ne­go­ti­ation and set­tle­ment of pay­ments with re­spect to vari­ation claims and claims for ex­ten­sion-of-time against a gov­ern­ment de­veloper for a pro­ject...

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23/09/2021
DI­AC takes it all: the in­teg­ra­tion of Dubai’s ar­bit­ra­tion in­sti­tu­tions
In­tro­duc­tion On 14 Septem­ber 2021 De­cree No. 34 of 2021 (the “De­cree”) was is­sued in Dubai in re­spect of the Dubai In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion Centre (“DI­AC”); com­ing in­to force on 20 Septem­ber...
03/08/2021
Oil & Gas – You re­ject if you want to, the Product is not for re­jec­tion!
The Com­mer­cial Court has de­cided that a Buy­er un­der the BP Gen­er­al Terms and Con­di­tions for Sales and Pur­chases of Crude Oil and Pet­ro­leum Products 2015 Edi­tion was not en­titled to re­ject off-spec Product...
15/06/2021
Road to COP 26: re­ima­gin­ing en­ergy: just trans­ition
As we ap­proach COP 26, there is ex­tens­ive dis­cus­sion of the shift to net zero and how it will be achieved; a large part of this will be the trans­ition from re­li­ance on fossil fuels to a more en­vir­on­ment­ally...
03/06/2021
The in­tro­duc­tion of VAT in the Sul­tan­ate of Oman: a brief leg­al guide
GCC mem­ber states all signed up to the GCC-Wide VAT Agree­ment in 2016, which serves as a guide for gulf coun­cil states to im­ple­ment al­most identic­al, do­mest­ic value ad­ded tax (VAT) laws in the sup­ply...
01/06/2021
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...
23/04/2021
The Road to COP26: Our 101 on COP26
COP26 is sched­uled to take place from Monday 1st Novem­ber – Fri­day 12th Novem­ber 2021 in Glas­gow. It was ori­gin­ally in­ten­ded to take place last Novem­ber but was post­poned due to COV­ID-19.  It brings...
26/03/2021
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...
01/03/2021
The Glob­al Sul­phur Ban – One Year On
Since 1 March 2020 all mar­ine ves­sels have been sub­ject to a ban from car­ry­ing on board high sul­phur mar­ine fuel oil (“HSFO”) with sul­phur con­tent great­er than 0.50% un­less they have a ‘scrub­ber’...
18/12/2020
Re­new­able en­ergy law and reg­u­la­tion in Oman
1. Brief over­view of the re­new­ables sec­tor Since the first eco­nom­ic oil dis­cov­ery was made in 1962, the oil and gas sec­tor in the Sul­tan­ate of Oman has been the driv­ing force of its eco­nomy.Since 2000...
09/12/2020
Oil & Gas / Ship­ping – Black Holes and Rev­el­a­tions
In Dr Jones Yeovil Ltd v The Step­ping Stone Group Ltd [2020] EWHC 2308 (TCC), the Tech­no­logy and Con­struc­tion Court has raised the  spectre of oil and gas com­pan­ies not be­ing able to re­cov­er full dam­ages...
19/10/2020
Hy­dro­gen law and reg­u­la­tion in the Middle East
1. CUR­RENT STATE OF HY­DRO­GEN PRO­JECTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST Whilst this area of the world is typ­ic­ally known for more tra­di­tion­al en­ergy sources, over the last few years there have been a num­ber of pro­jects...
12/10/2020
Oil & Gas / Ship­ping: what loss does de­mur­rage li­quid­ate?
In K Line Pte Ltd v. Pri­minds Ship­ping (HK) Co Ltd (Etern­al Bliss) [2020] EWHC 2373 (Comm), the Com­mer­cial Court has taken the op­por­tun­ity to re­solve a “long-stand­ing un­cer­tainty on a point of law”...