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The impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a significant impact on every aspect of our lives in Oman and other countries across the world. Declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation in March 2020, everyone’s primary concern is to minimise the spread of the virus, to mitigate its effects and to protect those most vulnerable in society.  

Businesses and organisations have a role to play and a responsibility to their own people. They also confront a wide range of practical, commercial and legal challenges associated with the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Oman

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06 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 Im­pact on Con­struc­tion In­dustry
As the en­tire eco­nomy has been hit hard by the out­break of the COV­ID-19, also the con­struc­tion in­dustry is cur­rently fa­cing dra­mat­ic and dis­rupt­ive chal­lenges re­gard­ing fin­an­cial pres­sure, la­bour short­ages and sup­ply chain is­sues. In or­der to help our cli­ents, we have pro­duced a fre­quently up­dated, com­par­at­ive guide over the im­pact the COV­ID-19 has on the con­struc­tion sec­tor across vari­ous jur­is­dic­tions.
04 May 2020
In­ter­na­tion­al Law in times of crisis: COV­ID-19 and For­eign In­vest­ments
As the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic con­tin­ues to un­ravel without re­gard to na­tion­al bor­ders, coun­tries around the world are faced with both pub­lic health and eco­nom­ic is­sues on a scale not pre­vi­ously seen. In this...
22 April 2020
LMA-Style Loan Agree­ments and COV­ID-19 in Oman
In the cur­rent un­pre­ced­en­ted times of COV­ID-19, with many busi­nesses shut down or with re­duced abil­ity to op­er­ate, sup­ply chains dis­rup­ted and little or no cus­tom­ers for many ser­vices and products, cash...
21 April 2020
E-Sig­na­tures in Oman and COV­ID-19 
Gov­ern­ment au­thor­it­ies all across the world are strongly ad­vising, and in many cases are even re­quir­ing, people to stay at home, so­cially dis­tance from one an­oth­er and avoid gath­er­ings to help put an...
17 April 2020
Vir­tu­al hear­ings: are they really the an­swer?
This is the second in a series of art­icles ex­plor­ing non-tra­di­tion­al ap­proaches that parties and tribunals may ad­opt in or­der to al­low ar­bit­ra­tions to pro­ceed, both in the short-term, in a world where...
09 April 2020
Cov­id-19 Pan­dem­ic – Can the re­new­able en­ergy sec­tor pass the test?
Cor­rect as of 9am, 7th April. This art­icle is not be­ing main­tained. As of the date of this art­icle, re­new­able en­ergy (“RE”) pro­jects around the world in­clud­ing in the Middle East and North Africa...
26 March 2020
Do­ing ar­bit­ra­tion dif­fer­ently: doc­u­ments-only ar­bit­ra­tion dur­ing the COV­ID-19...
The dis­rup­tion caused by the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has left com­pan­ies across the world scram­bling to main­tain a sense of con­tinu­ity, as their ex­ec­ut­ives, em­ploy­ees and ad­visers ad­just to life un­der gov­ern­ment-im­posed...
24 March 2020
The Cent­ral Bank of Oman’s re­sponse to COV­ID-19
Cor­rect as of 9am on 24th March 2020 and is not be­ing main­tained. Like many oth­er coun­tries through­out the world, the Gov­ern­ment of Oman has re­cently an­nounced a series of meas­ures de­signed to al­le­vi­ate...