AJM & Co
Muscat International Centre
Bait Al Falaj Street
112, Muscat, Oman
Tel: +968 2481 4466
Fax: +968 2481 2256
Mansoor is a UK barrister and recognised expert on Oman’s legislative and regulatory frameworks. His in-depth experience of Omani law and practice in both the contentious and non-contentious fields, gained over 27 years of legal practice in Oman, has won him ‘star performer’ ranking in global legal directories as ‘a tremendous lawyer’ (Chambers 2012) and an ‘exceptional reputation within the market’ (IFLR 2013).
In the dispute resolution arena, Mansoor has expertise in prosecuting and defending high-value domestic and international arbitration of both public and private law disputes under ICSID and UNCITRAL rules before the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). In Oman, he is a Court of Appeal panel arbitrator. Mansoor also handles complex commercial litigation claims across a wide span of industry sectors including banking, power, water, agencies, insurance, employment and oil and gas and enjoys rights of audience before Oman’s Supreme Court. His impressive roster of clients includes major national and international corporates, financing institutions, credit agencies, government entities as well as some of the world’s leading law firms.
In the non-contentious field, Mansoor’s expertise spans all aspects of banking and finance law including Islamic, corporate, project, acquisition, asset and structured finance, securitisation, corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, private equity and investment funds. He brings a wealth of experience to bear on behalf of his clients having worked on most of Oman’s large-scale power and water and infrastructure projects since 1996. His close familiarity with the regulatory framework allows him to provide valuable pre-bid advice to developers, lenders and their advisers. Clients also value Mansoor’s strong network of relationships with government and regulatory bodies, industry professionals and the wider business community which gives him a critical advantage in identifying and ironing out any complexity or uncertainty that may arise in structuring, financing and developing large-scale projects in Oman’s evolving legal environment.
Mansoor is regularly invited by Oman’s government and regulatory authorities to review proposed laws and regulations. He is a sought-after speaker and participant at seminars organised by the financial services industry, corporate sector and government entities and a regular contributor to legal and industry journals.
Al Busaidy Mansoor Jamal & Co:
AMJ is a leading, commercial law practice based in the heart of Muscat’s business and financial district. As the Sultanate of Oman has developed and prospered, so the Firm has evolved over the past 35 years into Oman’s largest legal practice, top-ranked for its work in banking and finance, corporate/commercial and dispute resolution work. We have a track record of delivering high quality legal services on both domestic and cross-border transactions to international and leading local corporates, financial institutions, private individuals, and government.
AMJ’s talented and dedicated staff comprises more than 50 resident international and Omani lawyers and support professionals working in teams led by partners, Mansoor Jamal Malik, Dr Said Hilall Al Busaidy, Ardeshir Patel, Ahmed Hashim and Marcus Pery. Our lawyers come from a variety of jurisdictions around the world including the USA, UK, New Zealand, South Africa, Egypt, Sudan, Iraq, Pakistan and India. Complementing this international expertise, is a sizeable contingent of qualified Omani lawyers, including four licensed Court of Appeal advocates, whom the Firm has nurtured and over a period of years.
Our clients trust us for our wealth of knowledge of local law and practice, our unrivalled Arabic language capabilities and our specialist expertise. Many of our lawyers have been with the Firm for a decade or more and have honed their skills in the high-value headlining projects and landmark legal developments that have shaped key sectors such as energy, power and privatisation and Oman’s business and financial environment. Although many of them have a specialist focus, our collaborative team structure ensures that the expertise of the Firm as a whole is available to meet the requirements of any transaction or case.
Mansoor Jamal Malik, Managing Partner of the firm, has been the driving force that has transformed AMJ from a small boutique practice in 1979 into the full service law firm that it today. Along with former Vice President of the Oman High Court, Dr Said Al Busaidy, England and Wales and Bombay-qualified solicitor Ardeshir Patel and the other lawyers and staff, the firm is poised for further growth under-pinned by a continuing commitment to delivering timely, quality legal advice and assistance to the business community.