Thamer is a partner and heads the firm litigation and dispute resolution departments and a leading member in the firm’s corporate team.
Thamer is an experienced Omani lawyer with over 13 years of practice in various fields of law: arbitration, banking & finance, capital markets, restructuring, regulatory, corporate governance, employment, litigation, merger & acquisitions, real estate, projects and PPP.
In dispute resolution practice, Thamer has right of audience before the Primary and Appeals' court of Oman and continuously appears before local and international arbitral tribunals in both institutional and ad-hoc proceedings. He advises and represents a range of international, regional, and Omani clients in many legal aspects including, regulatory, commercial, construction, employment, banking and Islamic finance-related disputes.
In the non-contentious practice, Thamer has significant experience in advising on regulatory, corporate, real estate and banking & finance in complex projects and public-private partnerships in the power, oil and gas, water, waste-water and infrastructure sectors in the Sultanate of Oman, both from Clients’, Sponsors’ and Lenders’ end. He has extensive experience in dealing with Omani government agencies and other regulatory authorities.
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Master of Laws (LL.M) in International Corporate Finance, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Qualified Omani Lawyer, Ministry of Justice, Sultanate of Oman
Legal Project Practitioner(LPP), International Institute of Legal Project Management (IILPM)
Thamer has been recognised by The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2021 in areas such as Banking and finance, Commercial corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Projects and energy, Real estate and construction and Shipping. The clients said ‘Thamer is one of such lawyers, who can advise on complex matters and yet make it look very simple and approachable.’‘.
IFLR1000 reports that clients describe him as “Easy to deal with and gives prompt responses” and “Attends very quickly to any request at any time.” He is also described as being “Responsive and has strong country and industry knowledge”.
Thamer has been recognized in Chambers Global 2021 ranking, as an increasingly notable figure in Omani disputes, most significantly in the construction arbitration space. With capabilities both in litigation and arbitration, he is also experienced in debt recovery matters and employment disputes. Clients praise him for being "always responsive and up to speed. He provides valuable feedback." In Corporate & Finance, Thamer is as well recognized as an increasingly prominent practitioner with a wide variety of experience in Islamic finance, capital markets and M&A transactions. He is particularly capable in joint ventures and advising international clients on establishing local entities. Clients describe him as a "smart and sharp young partner who already has a breadth of experience in projects."