Graham is a Special Counsel leading Banking and Real Estate practice in SASLO’s Corporate Team.
Graham has over 35+ years of international banking and finance and corporate commercial experience gained in South Africa, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia and Sultanate of Oman including as a Partner of MinterEllison, the largest Australasian law firm.
Graham has been working in Oman since April 2011 and is known for his commercial and pragmatic approach and ability to close deals on time and within budget. He has a track record of delivering high quality legal services that meets clients’ requirements. He has acted for domestic and international banks, companies and financial institutions on a range of complex financial transactions including cross-border leasing and capital market transactions, aircraft and ship finance, syndicated and bilateral secured and unsecured lending, leverage, private equity, derivatives, acquisition, real estate and project finance transactions. He has acted as Omani counsel for sponsors and lenders on a number of project finance transactions for the construction of electricity generation and desalination plants.
Graham advises various banks and finance companies on a variety of issues: including company law/corporate governance issues, product development, new laws, updating standard documents, banker/customer issues, contractual disputes, regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering/bribery/corruption laws, privacy and data protection, enforcement action and rights, powers, and remedies under security documents.
Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Natal, South Africa, 1976
Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Natal, South Africa, 1978
Higher Diploma in Taxation Law (DTL), University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1986
Australian Bar Association
The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020 - Recommended Lawyer
“Graham Mouat does not stop at legal interpretation but is capable of thinking outside the box and providing an alternative to overcome forecasted legal or practical challenges.”
Chambers & Partners Global 2020 Ranked Lawyer: Corporate & Finance
“Graham Mouat is a skilled practitioner with extensive experience advising on commercial agreements and banking finance transactions.”
IFLR Review 2020: Highly Regarded Lawyer
“SASLO has consistently delivered the high-quality legal services which meet Oman Shipping Group's requirements at a cost which represents value. Graham Mouat is the company's go-to lawyer for complex commercial and finance transactions in Oman. Graham has assisted the company in achieving its objectives by understanding our business, working with us as one team, providing clear, concise, pragmatic solution-orientated advice, and identifying and mitigating risks in a manner which is commercially acceptable. He has excellent technical and drafting skills combined with an in-depth knowledge of local laws and international best practices. He is responsive, easy to work with and completes assignments on time and within budget. An outstanding lawyer who has over the years became the company's trusted legal advisor.”