Said Al-Shahry is Founder and Managing Partner of SASLO. He is also an active member of SASLO's Dispute Resolution Team.

With a career that has significantly influenced Oman’s legal system, Said is renowned for his dedication to legal excellence and active engagement in complex legal matters.

Boasting over 30 years of service as a legal adviser and advocate, Said has represented clients at every judicial level in Oman, up to the Supreme Court. His expertise in high-profile cases has solidified his status as a trusted counsel for a diverse range of clients, including government bodies and international corporations.

A specialist in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, Said is particularly noted for his strategic prowess in construction arbitration, leading to numerous legal successes and advantageous settlements. His guidance has been instrumental in steering clients through arbitrations, mediations, and administrative hearings to achieve outstanding results.

Said’s legislative drafting skills have also contributed significantly to Oman’s legal framework, including his work on the Judiciary Law, Civil and Commercial Procedures Law, and the Notary Public Law. Prior to founding SASLO, he served His Majesty’s Government in various roles, notably as the Director of the Legal Department at the Ministry of Petroleum and Minerals, and as a member of the Majlis Al Shura, representing Salalah.

In the realm of Omani legal consultancy, Said has been pivotal in major privatisation projects and the development of key ventures like Oman LNG and the Salalah Free Zone. His license to practice in all judicial circuits, including the Supreme Court, and his extensive experience in arbitration and dispute resolution, affirm his position as a leading figure in Oman’s legal field.


LLB, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt


International Arbitration Centre –GCC

International Bar Association


Recognised as Eminent Practitioner in Dispute Resolution (Oman) in the Chambers Global 2024 ranking: "Said Al Shahry is a well-known lawyer who is recognised for his formidable experience in construction and infrastructure dispute resolution. He advises on both litigation and arbitration and is also well versed in debt recovery cases and ad hoc contractual disputes."

"Founding and managing partner Said Al Shahry is a highly distinguished disputes practitioner with expertise in a wide range of cases. He is particularly adept at employment litigation and construction arbitration. One client stated: "Said is obviously very experienced. He's seen the evolution of the market and has been around for a long time."

Recognised as "Hall of Fame" lawyer in the Legal 500 EMEA 2024 Ranking. "‘Said Al-Shahry has an impressive and strategic approach which is advantageous in high complex cases. He is always readily available to contact which gave rise to a smooth collaboration."

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