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 14 years of experience of law and practice in arbitration, banking& finance, capital market, restructuring, corporate governance, employment, merger & acquisitions, real estate, 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. His experience includes acting as an Omani Law Expert before international arbitral tribunals in various commercial and infrastructure disputes. 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 as "Leading Individual" by The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2023.
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 2023 ranking, as a 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.
"Thamer has a clear focus. He is open to feedback and views, provides good options and is dynamic and adaptable."
In Corporate & Finance, Thamer is described as "a prominent Muscat-based lawyer 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."
"Thamer is strong in his knowledge of corporate loans, syndications, PPPs, and his experience of dealing with regulators. He is smart and a resourceful with a practical approach."