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Ali Khamis Al Alawi
Founder & Senior Partner

Ali Khamis Al Alawi is descended from a reputable family with strong roots in the Sultanate of Oman.

Ali Khamis Al Alawi was the first Omani to hold the position of Head of the Land Registry Office in the Sultanate of Oman. He was appointed to this position in 1982 after completing his studies and continued his work for the government until 1986. During his time with the Ministry, Ali Khamis Al Alawi steered and headed drafting a number of Omani laws (such as the Land Registry Law, the Usufruct Law and the Tenancy Law), which legislation remains in force in the Sultanate to date.

Because of his experience working for the government and holding the position of Land Registrar of the Sultanate of Oman, Ali Khamis Al Alawi continues to have and maintains strong relationships with governmental authorities, particularly those administrations that supervise real estate activities in the Sultanate of Oman (this includes Oman Tourism Development Company S.A.O.C. or OMRAN, the Ministry of Housing, the Ministry of Tourism, and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry).

In 1997, Ali Khamis Al Alawi was the first Omani national to be registered with the Supreme Court of the Sultanate of Oman as a lawyer; the second lawyer registered with the Appeal Court; and he was the first lawyer to plead before the State Security Court. Ali Khamis is therefore licensed and qualified to appear before all courts in the Sultanate of Oman and has a rich experience appearing practicing before the local courts.

Having worked in the legal field in the Sultanate of Oman for almost 30 years, Ali Khamis Al Alawi is well versed in Omani laws generally and in drafting legislation in particular. He is also well acquainted with business law generally, having been an executive member of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry in the Sultanate of Oman. He is also often called upon to either act as arbitrator or to represent a party in arbitration not in the least because of his experience as Chairman of the Commercial Arbitration Center of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Ali Khamis Al Alawi was also at the forefront for the protection of intellectual property rights in the Sultanate of Oman and he was the founder of the Arab Organization for Industrial Property and Gulf Consultants for the protection of intellectual property rights.

Ali Khamis Al Alawi is an active participant in conferences and seminars held in the Sultanate of Oman and abroad, and he is a member of the International Bar Association and the International Trademark Association.

E-mail: a.alalawi@alalawico.com

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