BANKING & FINANCE:
OMAN is the banking center and financial hub of the GCC region. The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) regulates and supervises all components of the Oman financial sector, including investment companies, conventional and Islamic banking, insurance, the Oman Stock Exchange (“OSE”) and the specialised financial service providers.
RKAL have an excellent record in this area of banking and finance, and our clients include some of the most prominent international and local banks, insurance companies, investment funds, financial institutions and high net worth investors.
RKAL advice and assistance on a wide range of commercial arrangements in the context of a dynamic and constantly developing business and commercial environment. Our commercial team has many years of experience in advising clients on a wide-range of commercial areas. Our lawyers’ knowledge of both local and international factors which underlie commercial transactions enables them to provide clients with cost effective yet original and sophisticated ways of conducting business and arranging their affairs.
We often advise on all types of commercial agreements such as:
– National and international distribution agreements
– Representation, agency, and franchise agreements
– Manufacturing and supply agreements
– Joint ventures/transfer of assets & businesses
– Sales and marketing agreements
– Advertising and promotion agreements
– Co-operation, collaboration agreements and strategic partnerships
– Licensing, research, development and exploitation agreements
– Supply Services & manufacturing agreements
As the GCC region booms, industries and businesses across all sectors are flourishing. The Firm’s corporate team has the necessary experience to meet the increased corporate and commercial demands of our clients, advising them on all aspects of corporate structures and management. We do all procedures for the formation of new companies like SAOC, SAOG, and LLC. We provide all legal opinion and updating the current laws for the same.
Our clients are varied and range from all sectors in Oman. We provide a comprehensive range of corporate services with a high level of expertise. Our work encompasses all aspects of corporate transactions.
EMPLOYMENT & LABOUR:
Employment and Labour laws of Oman are continuously developing and changing. As a result of globalisation, employment matters today normally have both a cross border and local dimension to them. Our team of local experts coupled with our international lawyers provides commercially sound practical advice tailored to our clients’ individual commercial needs. We advise on all aspects of employment and labour issues from hiring, firing, HR matters, relationship breakdowns, breach of contract, conditions in the workplace, restructuring and dispute resolution.
Our clients come from a broad section of industries and include large multi-national corporations, banks and other financial institutions, IT companies and telecommunication companies.
The following are some of the key areas on which we provide advice:
Drafting and Advising on Employment Contracts and Termination: This includes reviewing and drafting of employment contracts, and providing advice on all matters surrounding termination of employment including drafting of termination agreements.
Litigation and employment claims: We represent clients in employment disputes at all levels including at the senior corporate employment level and disputes between board members and other senior executives. We advise on a broad range of issues, including the appointment and removal of directors. We also advise on disputes between partners and shareholders.
Corporate Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions: We provide advice on all matters relating to major restructuring as well as collective redundancies.
HR policies and employee regulations: Our clients often ask us to assist in the drafting of company policies, employee handbooks, etc, ensuring their conformity with the laws of Oman.
The insurance sector in Oman is witnessing dramatic changes and developments. Our lawyers have in-depth local knowledge coupled with extensive international contacts and experience in this industry. Our clients include multinational insurance companies, brokers, underwriters, cargo handlers, ship and chartering companies, airlines, and banks.
We advise on all types of risks and claims, including:
– Corporate insurance claims and transactions
– Corporate liability
– Professional liability
– Construction risk.
We have vast experience in formation of investment Funds for many companies in Oman. We prepared and executed Article of Association as per the decision of 1/2009 issuing Executive regulation of the Capital Market law pursuant to the Capital Market law promulgated by Royal Decree 80/98 Royal decree No. 82/98 establishing Muscat Depository and Securities Registration Company and Commercial Companies law promulgated by Royal decree no 4/74 and Executive Regulation of the Capital Market Law issued by Ministerial decision no 4/2001 and Resolution of the Board of Directors of the Capital Market Authority .
We also act as legal advisor for the leading Investment Funds in Oman.
REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION:
Rajab Al Kathiri & Associates advice client on legal issue involved in buying, selling, developing, financing, restructuring, building, leasing, and managing properties. We represent national/ international buyers, seller, landlord, architects and contractor, of all types of Real Estate project. The firm has acquired extensive experience in representing tenants and Landlords in Oman. Our real estate practice includes.
- Formation of New Real Estate Company
- Preparation of Articles of Association and Memorandum of Association
- Attending Annual General Meeting
- Advice on purchase and sale of residential and commercial Real property
- Tenancy Contracts
- Long term Lease and Management agreement
- Construction Contract
- Hotel and resort Investments
- Real Estate Disputes
Our team qualified and specialized experienced lawyers have acted for telecoms operators, new ventures, incumbent carriers. Emerging market development projects are an integral part of our work. Our Telecommunications legal support services include advising our government Policy and regulation, licensing, infrastructure, interconnection and access, advising on commercial arrangements and assisting with corporate governance compliance with statutory obligations under telecommunications.
OIL GAS & PIPELINE SECTOR:
ELECTRICITY & WASTE WATER MANAGEMENT SECTOR :
MINING SECTOR :
We provide legal advice and assistance on a wide range of commercial arrangements in the context of a dynamic and constantly developing business and commercial environment. Our commercial team has many years of experience in advising clients on a wide-range of commercial areas. Our lawyers’ knowledge of both local and international factors which underlie commercial transactions enables them to provide clients with cost effective yet original and sophisticated ways of conducting business and arranging their affairs.