Leading Omani law firm bags two international awards

AMJ won both the ‘Oman Law Firm of the Year’ award for the seventh year in a row, and the ‘Domestic Deal of the Year’ award for its work on a merger between the International Petroleum Investment Company and Mubadala Development Company.

The annual IFLR Awards, now in its 12th year, brings together leading global and regional corporate law firms to celebrate the most outstanding legal deals that have taken place in the region in the preceding 12 months.

The awards recognise the best law firms in each jurisdiction based on high level performance in business law, finance, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. Winners are selected based on innovation and the complexity of deals completed.

In addition to these two awards, AMJ was shortlisted alongside the GCC’s top global law firms for advising the Oman government on its US$2bn international sukuk issuance, and on the landmark merger of Falcon Insurance and Arabia Insurance earlier this year.

Commenting on the awards, AMJ’s founder and managing partner Mansoor Jamal Malik said, “We are delighted with our success at the IFLR Awards. In an increasingly competitive market for legal services, these independent research-based awards are an important benchmark of performance.

They also highlight the resilience of the Omani government and business community in adopting bold and creative approaches to structuring deals in order to deliver key projects despite the tough market conditions of the past few years.”

Senior partner, Dr Said Hilall al Busaidy added, “We are all proud that IFLR has recognised the stellar effort of the team and their dedication to serving the business and legal needs of our clients.

It proves that the firm’s policy in investing in the recruitment of experienced international lawyers and training the most promising Omani law graduates, creates a degree of in-country value that is unique among law firms in Oman.”

AMJ is a top-tier, globally-rated, commercial law firm and the largest in Oman.

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