Addleshaw Goddard is a highly acclaimed law firm which has emerged as one of the leading names for corporate legal services in Oman. The Muscat-based group is particularly esteemed for its banking practice, which frequently deals with high-profile project financings, bank mergers and credit facilities. It also adeptly advises clients in the energy, maritime, oil and gas, and telecoms sectors on large-scale M&A.
One client said: "Addleshaw is the go-to firm for us. Timeliness, strong local presence and a diverse knowledge base are their key strengths."
Another client agreed that "the firm has been very impressive. They have been very flexible, approachable and understanding of our needs. The level of service provided is truly unique in the Omani market."
A team led by Roger Byrne assisted Bank Muscat with a participation structure to acquire an interest in Petroleum Development Oman valued at USD650 million.
Roger Byrne leads Addleshaw's Muscat office and is highly distinguished for his formidable strength in banking matters. He is particularly experienced in energy project finance, with further skills in syndicated finance and Islamic finance.
"Every time we go back to Roger is a testament of the trust we have in his expertise and depth. Most importantly it's the commerciality that he brings to the table." "Whenever you're in a jam and you don't know which way to go, he'll always have a very clear answer."
Oliver Stevens leads the firm's Omani corporate group. His accomplished practice sees him act on high-value M&A transactions for clients in the banking, energy and maritime sectors. Based in Muscat, his experience also covers share purchases.
"Oliver has superb drafting skills and an excellent understanding of commercial needs. His level of responsiveness is unparalleled." "In terms of corporate matters, Oliver has always been strong and accessible. It's always a pleasure to work with him."
Gorvinder Pannu is an employment lawyer who is well regarded both within Oman and across the region. She is experienced in representing multinational clients in labour claims, with skill advising on the employment aspects of transactions.
"Gorvinder provides clear and precise advice, with a keen interpretation of developing legal issues." "I trust Gorvinder and can call her at any time, she can really help with anything I need."