Adil is a Sudanese lawyer with 22 years of experience in litigation and corporate law matters. His work has included appearance before all courts in the Sultanate, advising clients on litigation, drafting claims and defences as well as appeals to higher courts and providing legal opinions.
He worked for six years with the Ibrahim Ali Al Lawati Law Firm in Muscat and six years with Dr. Salim Al Shukaili as Assistant to the General Manager and Head of the Litigation Department. During his tenure as a lawyer in Oman, he has handled commercial and corporate matters, labor cases, civil and litigation matters for a variety of clients, advising and representing the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs and the Ministry of Defence. He is licenced to appear before the appellate circuit courts and the Supreme Court of Oman.
Ahmed is a Syrian qualified lawyer, who graduated with a Bachelors degree in Law from the University of Damascus in 2009. He also holds an LLM in International Commercial & Business Law from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom.
Following qualification in his native country, Ahmed worked in private practice in Syria before moving to Oman in 2012 to continue his legal career. Prior to joining SASLO, Ahmed worked for another leading local law practice in Muscat, focussing on construction law and debt recovery.
During his time to date in Oman, Ahmed has developed a strong professional awareness of commercial law and procedure in the Sultanate. At SASLO, he works in the Corporate Commercial department and has a wide practice, covering the areas of regulatory, commercial, construction and labor law.
Ahmed is a native Arabic speaker and is proficient in English.
Ahmed El Subai is a senior Sudanese lawyer who graduated from the University of Khartoum, Sudan (LL.B.) and Queen’s University of Belfast (Diploma in Law). He gained extensive experience as a legal counsel in the Ministry of Justice, Sudan including legislative drafting, prosecution, civil litigation, contracts, corporate practice and legal opinion. Further he held posts as solicitor general for legislative drafting at the Ministry of Justice, then Head of directorate general for legislature and legal affairs at the Presidency of the Republic, Legal Advisor to the President of the Republic for legislature and legal affairs with the status of a State Minister. His profile includes his role as an advocate and commissioner for oaths, head of the legal directorate general of Sudan Airways a company owned by the government for seven years (where he attended three IATA seminars in Geneva and had vast experience in aviation law, aircraft leasing and maintenance contracts) and then head of the legal directorate of a financing institution. This was followed by a period of six years (1998 – 2004) as advisor at the Omani Minister of Justice’s office where he participated in the drafting of the Judiciary Law, Civil and Commercial Procedures Law and the Notary Public Law. Thereafter he joined SASLO as a senior legal counsel in the Corporate – Commercial Department.
The areas of his practice included legal drafting and advising on Labour Law, E-Commerce, Free Zones, Tender Law, Commercial Companies Law, Commercial Agency Law, Capital Market Law, and Tobacco Regulatory legislations. He drafted the Electronic Transactions Law (Arabic and English), Tender Law and Implementing Regulations (Arabic and English) and translated several legislations including the Oman Penal Code, Copyright and Related Rights Law and Regulations, Industrial Property Rights Law, Tenancy Law, Commercial Agency Law, Personal Law, Cyber Crimes Combating Law, Arbitration Law, Civil Transactions Law, Islamic Banking documents, etc
Aisha is an Omani lawyer who obtained her Bachelor of Law Degree at Sultan Qaboos University. Whilst attending the University, she underwent training at the Public Prosecution, Rustaq Primary Court, and the Administrative Court in Muscat from where she obtained practical knowledge about court procedures and practices. She gained further legal training and experience at the law offices of Zakaria Al Yahyae, Advocates and Legal Consultants and Mohsen Al Hadad, Advocates and Legal Consultants. Aysha has experience in handling civil, criminal, commercial, labor and, Shariah cases.
Anthony holds the position of Special Counsel in the Corporate Commercial Department in SASLO. He qualified in the UK in 1983, after which he joined a leading City law firm. He worked for over 20 years in the City of London as a banking and corporate finance lawyer.
In early 2006, Anthony was appointed General Counsel of a Kuwait investment company, later moving to head up the International Corporate Advisory team at a local Kuwaiti law practice, where he was a senior partner. He joined SASLO in March 2012.
Anthony’s specialist areas of expertise include: International Mergers & Acquisitions; Foreign Direct Investment, including joint ventures, distributorships, franchises, commercial agency and partnership agreements; Islamic Finance; Banking & Corporate Finance; Project Finance; and Corporate Restructuring.
Throughout his professional career, Anthony has consistently chaired seminars and written widely acclaimed articles and commentaries for numerous leading banking, financial and corporate law publications and periodicals.Anthony holds a BA and MA from the University of Oxford.
Anthony speaks English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
Anwar is a registered and licensed Sudanese Lawyer who graduated at the University of Khartoum (Sudan) in 1987. He was a practising lawyer in Sudan during 1990-2011 and a member of Emilie M. Kronfli’s law office. His practice in advocacy included Southern Sudan where he had his own law office. During that period he gained extensive experience in various aspects of civil, labour and criminal laws and legal translation. He also acted as legal advisor to a number of transport companies in Sudan advising them on transport and logistics laws and freight claims. He is authorised to appear before all state and federal courts in Sudan, including commercial, civil, criminal, labour, primary, province, appeal and Supreme Courts.
In 2000 he moved to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“KSA”) where he joined NAF Group – Dhahran area (Eastern province) as their Legal Advisor. He advised the group on various civil and commercial litigation matters. In 2004 he joined Hussam A. Bakhurji Law Firm in Dammam, KSA, where he advised clients on civil, criminal and labour litigation matters until 2006. Later he returned to Sudan to join Petrocost for Engineering & Investment Co. (Ltd.) as Head of the Legal Department and worked there for more than three years advising on construction disputes, labour matters and civil and commercial issues. He also assisted the Ministry of Justice in Sudan by representing paupers in many murder cases. In 2010 he was awarded a Diploma in Commercial Arbitration by the Sudan Open University.
Bassel is a senior litigator with more than 16 years of professional experience. He graduated from Damascus University with a degree in law. Bassel has extensive experience in civil, criminal, commercial, intellectual property, and business laws. He acted as legal advisor and counsel to a number of Syrian, Arabian and European companies in Syria, where he was also a senior legal consultant for several foreign missions.
In 2008, he joined the Syrian judiciary and sat as a judge in the Court of Appeal, Damascus, until joining SASLO in February 2014.
Eman is an associate lawyer and the Head of the Corporate Support Unit (CSU) in SASLO. She is an Omani national who graduated in law from Sharjah University in the UAE, and holds a Master in Business Administration from Franklin University. She is fluent in both English and Arabic. Her degree in law covered both civil and commercial law, with particular specializations in maritime, banking and international law. She is involved in legal research and transactions led by senior lawyers in many aspects of commercial law e.g. land law, fisheries, mining, explosives, labour law, tourism, industry and commercial law.
Eman is experienced in the forms and formats adopted by Ministries and other government authorities including Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Housing, Capital Market Authority, Muscat Securities Market, Muscat Clearing and Depository Co., Ministry of Tourism, Muscat Municipality, Ministry of Health, Royal Oman Police and Tender Board.
She is also highly informed and skilled in matters pertaining to company formation, IPR requirements (such as registration of trademarks, patents, etc), Anti-Trust procedures such as competition and classification registration of companies at the Tender Board, Muscat Municipality, the Diwan of Royal Court and the Ministry of Defence. Moreover, she is well versed in corporate governance issues, including without limitation, document preparation and organization for ordinary and extraordinary general meetings of SAOC and SAOG companies.
Hani heads the Litigation Department in SASLO. He holds an LLB in Shar’iah and Law from Yemen, PGD in Legal Studies from Egypt and an LLM in Arbitration from Egypt. Prior to joining SASLO Hani worked as Chairman of the Public Authority for Maritime Affairs (“PAMA”), where he worked since 2004 till joining SASLO. He has also held several official posts in law such as Director General of Maritime Legislation and Legal Affairs at PAMA and Deputy Director for Legal Department at the Public Authority for Cement Manufacturing and Marketing, where he worked from 1996 till 2004.
In private practice, Hani worked as an Advocate and Legal Counsel with one of the largest firms in Yemen, Al Wazir Advocates and Legal Consultants. He has also established and managed the Arabian Consultancy Group. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Arab Commission for International Arbitration (“ACIA”) between 2008 and 2010 as well as being a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Arbitration issued by ACIA. He is an accredited arbitrator with the Yemeni Centre for Reconciliation and Arbitration. Between 2002 and 2010 he took part in the drafting of several codes of legislation in Yemen as well as bylaws and regulations for a number of government and private organizations. He is licensed to appear before primary, appeal and supreme courts in Yemen as well as to adjudicate in all arbitration panels. He is also a member of the Yemeni Bar.
His areas of expertise include: arbitration, insurance, marine law, ports and shipping, pollution, dispute resolution in free zones and letters of credit.
Hofiza holds an LLB degree from Queen Mary, University of London (UK) and a degree in International Relations with economics from the University of Westminster. He is currently pursuing his MBA at the University of Roehampton (UK) and New York Bar Exam. Prior to joining SASLO, Hofiza has worked with several leading law firms in London. His work experience covers real estate, commercial law, criminal law, employment law and conveyancing.
Additionally, he holds experience in teaching English language at universities in Saudi Arabia, and product marketing and sales and management with marketing companies in London.
Idrees is an Omani Lawyer. He graduated in 2005 from the University of United Arab Emirates in law. Following graduation, Idrees worked for two years with Juma Al Hashim& Hamood Al Rumhy law firm where he handled labor matters, commercial cases and matters involving Shariah law. Subsequently, he joined the Ministry of Housing for five years as their legal advisor before joining SASLO in February 2013. He is licensed to appear before the Primary and Appellate circuit courts.
Jalpa is an Indian qualified Lawyer. She is enrolled at the Bar Council of Maharashtra, Mumbai, India. She is also registered Trade Mark and Patent Attorney with the Trade Mark Registry and Patent Office, India. She holds the degree of Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University, India. She was a gold medalist in 1st year of law in Mumbai University.
Prior to joining SASLO Jalpa has worked with Menda & Associates for 3 years, a leading Intellectual Property Law firm in Mumbai. She has also worked at marketing and events company Maniar International LLC in Oman for 4 years.
Her work experience covers Commercial Law, agency law, employment law, company formation, corporate governance, corporate banking, IT law, drafting and reviewing of various banking and other commercial contracts in addition to Intellectual Property Law, her key area of specialization which covers work procedures and documentation of Trade Marks, drafting legal notices for infringement, responding to legal notices, maintaining clients’ IP portfolios, conducting IP Due Diligence, advising on protecting a company’s IP and appearing at court and before tribunals in IP matters.
She holds extensive experience in preparing chronologies for litigation and research for corporate and litigation matters. She has assisted senior lawyers in various corporate commercial, banking and finance matters. Jalpa has also advised a number of film Industry clients on matters of copyright protection at an international level. She has contributed Oman chapter on Intellectual Property Law in “Expert Guide to Intellectual Property 2013”. She has also delivered lectures and training on Intellectual Property Law. Apart from legal field, she additionally has experience in marketing, training, brand building, road shows and corporate events management.
She speaks fluent English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, basic Arabic and French.
Kristi joined SASLO in 2015 as a junior lawyer with the Corporate Commercial department. She is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, USA. She has obtained training and experience in State of Georgia.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Spelman College. She attended Georgia State University College of Law and received her Juris Doctor. She has previously worked in the head office of a leading international law firm in Atlanta where she assisted several senior lawyers. Kristi went on to work in a boutique law firm with a focus in commercial transactions and civil contentious matters. She has experience with document drafting, contract disputes and acting on contentious matters.
Kristi is an English speaker. She is also proficient in Korean.
Mahmood is a bilingual litigation lawyer. He obtained his LLB in civil law at the University of Khartoum, Sudan in 1980 and his Sudanese Bar Certificate in 1981. He served as a Legal Advisor at the Ministry of Justice in Sudan from 1981 to 1993 in which period he also worked as an attorney for the Sudan Public Prosecution and as Legal Advisor for four governmental agencies. In 1994, he established his own law firm. In 1997, he came to Oman and worked for two local law firms for six years before joining SASLO on 1st January 2003.
Mahmood has extensive experience in handling arbitration and complex civil, criminal and commercial litigation claims in various industry sectors especially banking and finance, construction, insurance, labour, and shipping. Mahmood advises various local and international clients on commercial and corporate disputes, labour cases, civil, criminal and commercial litigation matters for a variety of clients, including banks, construction companies, Government authorities and individuals.
He is licensed to appear in the Appellate circuit courts and in the Supreme Court of Oman.
His proficiency in English and Arabic is a great asset.
Maria joined SASLO in 2015 and holds the position of Associate in the Corporate – Commercial Department in SASLO. She qualified in Cyprus in 2011 and holds a Law LL.B degree from the University of Central Lancashire (UK) and an LL.M in International Business and Commercial Law from the University of Manchester (UK). Maria is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and holds a diploma in arbitration. She is currently in the process of qualifying as a Solicitor of England and Wales.
Prior to joining SASLO, Maria worked as a corporate lawyer in Cyprus and as a corporate and commercial lawyer in Dubai. She has extensive experience in corporate law, including but not limited to, corporate structures, setting up of various types of companies, cross border and multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions, due diligence procedures, drafting of agreements and other legal documents, provision of legal opinions for complex multijurisdictional transactions, KYC procedures, court petitions relating to corporate and commercial disputes, and legal research and writing. Maria has also participated in international commercial arbitration proceedings as counsel. She has rights of audience before the Tribunals, District Courts and the Supreme Court of the Republic of Cyprus.
Maria is a native Greek speaker, fluent in English, working proficiency in German, and basic Arabic.
Nasser Rashid Suleiman Al Shamli is an Omani lawyer who graduated from the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) with a degree in commercial law in 2014. Whilst attending SQU, he underwent training in the Primary Courts, where he gained good experience in various laws and court practice and procedures. Nasser also attended two workshops conducted by the British Council in the International Rule of Law. Nasser has attended a course on Contract Drafting conducted by SASLO Legal Training Centre, and another course on Drafting Contracts and Memorandums conducted by the Ministry of Justice.
Nasser is an active member of SASLO’s corporate commercial department. He has extensive experience in dealing with Ministries and other public authorities, including but not limited to, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Housing, Capital Market Authority, Muscat Security Market, Ministry of Tourism and Tender Board. He has also experience in company formation, capital markets, and liquidation procedures. Nasser is also well versed in corporate governance issues, including without limitation, document preparation and organization for ordinary and extraordinary general meetings of SAOC and SAOG companies. He is also involved in legal research and various corporate and commercial transactions led by senior lawyers in different sectors. Nasser also has an arbitration diploma from Arab Trainers Union. He is fluent in both English and Arabic.
Nurul Syuhada is an associate of the firm's Corporate Commercial Department. She was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 2013 and graduated from the University College of London (LLM) and the International Islamic University Malaysia (LLB).
Prior to joining SASLO, she worked in Malaysia's leading and largest law firm which has presence throughout the ASEAN region. Working in the hub of Islamic Finance team, she has gained experience in advising matters
particularly in structuring and designing Shariah - compliant financial products, standardisation of Islamic finance documentation, legal and regulatory compliances of financial institutions, corporate financing and trade financing for both national and international financial institutes and corporate clients. She has also been involved in several law review projects including the drafting of Islamic banking law for the Central Bank of Tajikistan.
Said established the Law Office in 1992 after many years of distinguished service to His Majesty’s Government in various capacities. He was a member of the Majlis Al Shura from 2003 to 2007, representing Salalah, the capital of the fast developing Dhofar Governorate. He was the Director of Legal Department at the Ministry of Petroleum and Minerals before establishing his own office.
He has extensive experience in Omani legal issues. He has advised numerous local and international clients on various commercial and corporate matters relating to Omani law and practice. Since 1993, he has been associated with a number of privatisation projects such as Manah Power Project, Ghubrah Power Project, Muscat and Salalah Waste Water Projects and Privatisation of Electricity and Related Water Sector and Salalah Port Project. He has also been engaged in the formation of major projects such as Oman LNG, Oman India Fertiliser Project, Oman Gas Pipeline Project, Salalah Power Project, Salalah Free Zone Project.
The nature of work performed includes legal due diligence, review of and research into various laws and government regulations and preparing and drafting Royal Decrees and ministerial decisions such as Oman LNG’s implementation Royal Decree and preparation of Constitutive Contracts and Articles of Association of various types of companies. He is licensed to appear in the Primary and Appellate circuit courts and the Supreme Court of Oman. He has an extensive experience in the field of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution methods.
Salah Fael Ali Mubarak Al-Alawi is an Omani lawyer who graduated in law in 2003 from the College of Sharia, Sultanate of Oman. Following graduation, Salah joined the Public Prosecution and worked for 14 years as an investigating officer for major crimes, including juvenile and human trafficking offences and finally as Director of the Department of Public Prosecution. During his time with Public Prosecution, Salah gained extensive experience in criminal law and investigation procedures in Oman. While working at the Public Prosecution, Salah also attended several workshops, seminars and courses on criminology, traffic accidents, forensic science, fraud and juvenile issues. Salalah joined SASLO in January 2017 and is an active member of the litigation team.
Shakir Ali YousifGabralla is a bilingual senior Sudanese lawyer. He graduated in law from the University of Khartoum in 1980. Shakir served as a judge in Sudan as well as an advocate for 20 years.
In Oman Shakir was previously legal advisor for a reputed and well recognized company, namely, Oman United Insurance Company SAOG (“OUIC”). He has extensive experience in general insurance as well as life insurance matters. Shakir’s areas of practice include advising on the Labour Law, the Commercial Companies Law, and the Capital Market Law. During his time with the OUIC, Shakir acted as Compliance Officer to contribute to raising the standards of practice in securities to internationally competitive levels and addressing various compliance issues.
Shakir worked for the Information Technology Authority in the Sultanate of Oman for 9 years as legal advisor and played a significant role in reviewing and drafting the Electronic Transactions Law. He is well acquainted with E-Legislation and possesses excellent drafting skills.
Stephen Lansdown is a Corporate Commercial lawyer qualified in England and Wales. He joined SASLO as a Senior Lawyer in December 2016. Prior to joining SASLO, Stephen was a Partner for 15 years with leading international commercial law firm Hill Dickinson. Stephen has also worked in the Qatar Office of one of the largest non-affiliated law firms in the Middle East.
With the benefit of more than 20 years’ post-qualification experience in private legal practice, in his client work Stephen deals regularly with complex, high-value and commercially-sensitive issues, contracts, projects and transactions on behalf of corporates and state-owned bodies. He works with clients throughout the GCC and the wider EMEA region, as well as Asia and the US.
Stephen’s practice covers all aspects of corporate and commercial work. His expertise is in advising clients on commercial agreements, pre-award contract procurement and post-award contract management, including contractual and legal settlements, trading terms, routes to market (distribution, agency and franchising), joint ventures, partnerships and outsourcing (BPO, ITO, FM etc.), as well as general business advisory matters, corporate transactions/M&A, and projects.
Stephen’s experience spans various sectors, including energy and natural resources, engineering, healthcare, manufacturing/industry, real estate, construction and infrastructure, retail and consumer, technology, media and telecoms, and transport and logistics.
Stephen has particular expertise in advising on engineer/procure/contract projects to provide/upgrade energy infrastructure, typically involving co/tri-cogeneration, solar photovoltaic, wind power and associated technology, through energy performance contracting and energy services company structures, and district cooling and heating projects, and associated asset and project finance structures.
Thamer is an Omani national who graduated in law from Sharjah University. His degree covers both civil and commercial law covering in particular banking, e-commerce, arbitration and international law.
He assists in legal research and legal drafting in English and Arabic particularly in the fields of Banking, Capital Markets, Company/Commercial and Electricity Law. Since joining SASLO, Thamer has been part of teams who have represented a range of international, Gulf and Omani clients in a wide range of finance and commercial matters. He has extensive experience in dealing with Ministries and other authorities including the Authority for Electricity Regulator in Oman, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Housing, Capital Market Authority, Muscat Security Market, Ministry of Tourism and Tender Board.
His work includes the preparation of documents for company formation, name reservation for companies, agency searches, and preparations for ordinary and extraordinary general meetings of SAOC and SAOG companies.
Wafaais an Omani lawyer with good experience in litigation and arbitration practice. She obtained her Master degree in Law from Sultan Qaboos University, College of Law. She is licensed to appear before the primary courts in Oman.
Wafaa is advising on a wide range of areas of law including civil, administrative, criminal and commercial litigation matters and labour disputes for various clients.
Wadhah Al Hinai is an Omani Lawyer who graduated from France and the United Kingdom. From France, he obtained a University Degree in European Laws and Economics, a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws in Business Law from University of Lille 2 Law School. As well, he obtained a Master of Laws in International Commercial Law from University Paris X Nanterre Law School. From the United Kingdom, he obtained a Master of Laws in International Financial Regulation from University of Reading School of Law. Wadhah worked within the Risk and Compliance Department of the State General Reserve Fund of the Ministry of Finance of the Sultanate of Oman. He also practiced law in a law
firm located in Paris called SCP Bataille & Rouault.
Wadhah is fluent in French, English and Spanish.
Salwa is an Omani trainee lawyer who joined SASLO in January 2017. She graduated from the University of Hull in 2014 with a Bachelors Degree in Commercial Law. During her time at the University, she was a member of the Hull University Law Society where she participated in competitions, workshops and the University’s Pro Bono scheme to help improve her legal skills. She then went on to pursue a Masters Degree in Nottingham Trent University where she graduated with a degree in International Trade and Commercial Law. Salwa gained experience working for an Export Credit Agency as part of the Legal Department before moving to HR. Salwa is a member of SASLO’s dynamic Corporate Commercial Department.
Salwa is fluent in both English and Arabic.
Khalid Abdullah Al Harthy is a trainee Omani lawyer who graduated in law from the Yarmouk University in Jordan in 2014. Following graduation Khalid joined the Governorate of Muscat as a legal researcher where he worked for two years. During his time at the Governorate of Muscat, he gained practical experience in various aspects of Omani laws, their process and procedures. Khalid joined SASLO in May 2016, and is an active member of the company commercial and dispute resolution teams.
Khalid is fluent in both English and Arabic.