One of Oman’s premier commercial law firms has just added to its already strong practice. Ardeshir Patel will join the firm as a partner and will lead its Corprate and Commercial departments, according to Zawya.com:
“Ardeshir Patel is a corporate finance lawyer specialising in IPOS, corporate re-structuring, governance and compliance, securities, derivative and swap transactions. As a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and the Bombay High Court, Ardeshir combines cross-border expertise with an intimate knowledge of Oman law and practice gained over 8 years of legal practice with AMJ.
Ardeshir frequently advises developers, lenders, utilities and international consortia bidding for independent power and water projects in the Sultanate. He also has extensive experience advising on a broad range of commercial law matters such as joint ventures, company formations, mergers and acquisitions, IT agreements, distribution and agency agreements.
‘We are delighted to welcome an outstanding lawyer into our partnership.’ said Mansoor Jamal Malik, managing partner. ‘Ardeshir’s excellent technical skills and dedication to high standards of client care over the past 8 years practice in Oman, have earned him the respect and trust of clients and colleagues alike’.”
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While demand does seem to be focused on commercial law, financial services and oil & gas, there are also in-house roles to be had. However, Oman is in a bit of a slump as are some other Middle East markets, although recruiment seems to be holding steady in Abu Dhabi, even during thee normally slower summer months. To see what’s on offer in the Gulf, please visit the job search page at Law Aliance.