Event Summary: Thriving Through the Energy Transition: the Role of In-House Legal

On September 20, 2023, SASLO, Said Al Shahry &Partners (SASLO) in collaboration with Lex Mundi and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), hosted a General Counsel event. This gathering brought together accomplished General Counsel and industry experts from Oman's energy, minerals, and utilities companies to explore the evolving legal landscape in the energy transition.

With a focus on efficiency and engagement, thirteen General Counsel convened at the prestigious W Hotel in Muscat to exchange insights. Discussions encompassed Oman's latest legislative changes, strategies to address regulatory and compliance challenges, the integration of legal Tech and AI, and effective collaboration with business units during transitions.

Conversations revolved around key questions: How can General Counsel become strategic business partners, managing competing priorities and stakeholder expectations, particularly within the framework of ESG commitments? We also examined adaptive stakeholder engagement in dynamic environments.

Thriving Through the Energy Transition: the Role of In-House Legal, Wednesday, September 20, Muscat, Oman

Thamer Al-Shahry, Partner and Head of Disputes at SASLO, provided insights into how the new legislation, including the New Labour Law, addresses practical challenges previously prevalent under repealed laws.

Andy McDonnell, Director of Technology at Lex Mundi, introduced the group to recent developments in the field of legal tech and generative AI.

Tjalling Wiersma, Legal Manager at PDO, shared his vast experience with the group on the role of In-House Legal as future-oriented partners to the business.

Eric Staal, Vice President, Global Markets, Lex Mundi, engaged the group in discussions on trends in the global environment, stakeholder governance and the changing role of legal teams.

A consistent theme emerged: the power of relationship building and collaborative problem-solving as effective tools to address shared challenges.

We are immensely grateful to the General Counsel attendees whose insights enriched the discussions. Your contributions were invaluable.

For those who participated, we hope you found the discussions enlightening and forward-looking. This event underscored our commitment to collective growth and fostering candid, collegial discussions on common issues amidst the complexities of today's business environment.

General Counsel from leading energy companies, in partnership with SASLO and Lex Mundi, explored the evolving legal landscape, covering topics such as evolving regulations, labor law updates, tightening ESG compliance, and the transformative influence of legal tech and AI.

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