Leading Omani law firm wins international award

The event brought together leading financial and corporate lawyers to celebrate the region’s most standout deals over the past 12 months, stated a press release.

This is the sixth consecutive year that AMJ has won the title.

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

In addition to the country award, AMJ was shortlisted alongside the GCC’s top, global law firms for its work on a number of Oman’s standout deals in the past 12 months. These include the US$6.4bn Orpic Liwa Plastics project financing, the largest project to close in the region in the past 12 months and the Oman government’s US$680mn inaugural sukuk [Islamic bonds], added the release.

Receiving the award on behalf of the firm, managing partner, Mansoor Malik said, “We are delighted with this prestigious award from the industry-leading IFLR following an exceptionally challenging year for Oman and the region.

“Thirty years of experience in Oman has enabled the firm to play a strategic role as adviser to both government and private sectors over the past 12 months. A bold and creative approach to structuring deals and close collaboration with clients has ensured successful delivery of key projects despite the tough market conditions.”

Senior partner, Dr Said Hilall al Busaidy commented, “The firm’s policy of recruiting 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. It allows us to dedicate the legal resources our clients need on any transaction, fast and cost-effectively.”

AMJ is a top-tier, globally-rated, commercial law firm and the largest in Oman. This year, the firm is celebrating 30 years of existence, and involvement in most, ‘first of a kind’ deals and landmark projects that have taken place in Oman and the region.

Its resident team of 44 lawyers includes many of Oman’s most senior and experienced practitioners who are recognised as leaders in their fields. They are able to draw on expertise gained in multiple innovative deals over the past 30 years to respond to changing market conditions and evolving commercial and legal needs of corporate and financial institutions as well as government.

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