Practice Areas

Banking and Finance
(including Islamic Finance)

MAQ Legal’s banking and finance practice comprises lawyers recognized as one of the strongest and most experienced in the Sultanate of Oman having advised domestic and international banks, financial institutions, borrowers and investors. MAQ Legal is able to advise on project finance transactions, investment products, acquisition finance, asset finance and treasury products.

In addition to advising on conventional banking and finance transactions, MAQ Legal boasts a stand-alone Islamic Finance Team which comprises lawyers who have advised on numerous Islamic project finance transactions in an array of sectors. In addition, MAQ Legal’s lawyers have worked on development of standard Islamic finance product documentation for most of the Islamic banks and windows in the Sultanate of Oman.

Capital Markets (Equity and Debt)

MAQ Legal’s Capital Markets Team consists of award-winning lawyers who have advised on well over 90 per cent. of the debt capital market transactions that have been undertaken in the Sultanate of Oman. The lawyers have advised on a vast array of Capital Market transactions which include bonds and sukuk issued pursuant to local regulations as well as those issued offshore pursuant to Regulation S and Rule 144-A of the US Securities Law and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS). In addition to advising clients on their Capital Market transactions, the team has also assisted Omani regulators on the drafting of laws applicable to the Capital Markets sector in the Sultanate of Oman.

Corporate, Commercial and M&A

MAQ Legal’s corporate / commercial practice covers the full range of matters ranging from the general day-to-day corporate matters to the more specialized transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, private equity and fund related work. The lawyers have been involved in local as well as multi-jurisdictional transactions of varying size and complexity in an array of industry sectors which have gone to win accolades.

Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance

MAQ Legal’s Capital Markets Team consists of award-winning lawyers who have advised on well over 90 per cent. of the debt capital market transactions that have been undertaken in the Sultanate of Oman. The lawyers have advised on a vast array of Capital Market transactions which include bonds and sukuk issued pursuant to local regulations as well as those issued offshore pursuant to Regulation S and Rule 144-A of the US Securities Law and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS). In addition to advising clients on their Capital Market transactions, the team has also assisted Omani regulators on the drafting of laws applicable to the Capital Markets sector in the Sultanate of Oman.

Natural Resources – Oil & Gas and Mining

The Natural Resources (Oil, Gas and Mining) Team at MAQ Legal comprises lawyers who have over two decades of experience advising on oil, gas and mining transactions in Sultanate of Oman and across the globe (including the United Kingdom, Canada, Kazakhstan, South Asia, Australia, Burundi, Benin, Cameroom, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Tanzania, CAR, DRC, South Africa, Finland and the Middle East. The team advises national and international oil and gas companies on the entire suite of matters, including, upstream, midstream and downstream. The team advises clients on acquisition of oil, gas and mining interests in the Sultanate of Oman and negotiating their concession agreements, operating agreements, farm-in agreements and off-takes.

Real Estate

MAQ Legal’s team of lawyer possess an in-depth understanding of the legal and business environment and the real estate regulatory regime in the Sultanate of Oman. Combined with their expertise and their strong relationship with the Government stakeholders / authorities, the team is able to provide commercial astute and trusted advice to clients in the real estate sector.

 Litigation and Arbitration

MAQ Legal’s litigation and disputes resolution team comprises lawyers who have assisted clients on commercial, civil, criminal, employment, Shariah, debt recovery and administrative law matters. Our team handles matters for clients before the Primary Commercial Courts, Appeals Court and the Supreme Court of Oman. In addition to our litigation expertise, our arbitration practice consists of lawyers with experience of both local and international arbitrations. Our lawyers have represented clients in arbitration subject to the Omani Arbitration Law, LCIA Arbitration Rules, DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Rules and the UNCITRAL Rules.