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Mr. Ali Khamis Al Alawi
Title Founder & Senior Partner
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Professional Qualifications: Bachelor in Sharia & Law from Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt. Post Graduate studies and High Diploma in Intellectual Property, Jordan.

Expertise: Ali Khamis Al Alawi is specialized in arbitration, real estate, construction, corporate and commercial, litigation, intellectual property matters, and other forms of dispute resolution. Having been an active participant in the preparation of legislation in the Sultanate of Oman, Ali Khamis is uniquely placed to advise on all matters of Omani law.

Professional Associations: Former member of the Board of Directors of the Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Former president of the Reconciliation & Arbitration Committee of the Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Active member of the Advocates & Mission Committee in the Sultanate of Oman. Founder and member of the Board of the Arab Authority for Arbitration in Paris, France. Member of Arbitration Centers based in Cairo, Egypt and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Former president and member of the Board of Directors of Commercial Arbitration Centers in the GCC. Member of the International Bar Association. Member of the International Trademark Association. Member of Resolution of International Disputes Adviser of International Justice Foundation for Judicial Studies and Diplomacy United Nations UNICITRAL.

Languages: Ali Khamis speaks Arabic and English.



Mr. Al Hassan Al Alawi
Title Managing Partner (Corporate, Litigation and Banking-Finance Law)
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Professional Qualifications:Bachelor of Laws from Plymouth University, UK.

Expertise: In addition to his duties as the Firm’s Managing Partner, Al Hassan specializes in intellectual property, corporate and commercial law, litigation and dispute resolution.

Professional Associations: Member of International Bar Association.

Languages: Al Hassan speaks Arabic and English.

Mr. Jeffery Greene
Title Partner & Head of Corporate Advisory
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Professional Qualifications: Graduate of Juris Doctor with Honors, Golden Gate University School of Law, B.A., University of Nevada, Reno. 

Expertise: Jeffrey heads Al Alawi & Co.’s Corporate practice, and has nearly 20 years experience leading banking, finance, capital markets and M&A transactions. He lived and practiced law in the U.S., China & Middle East (at large international law firms as well as regional & local firms), and has led cross-border deals around the globe.

Jeffrey practiced for 10 years in Seattle, Washington (USA), where was named a “Rising Star” by Washington Law & Politics magazine every year from 2002-2006.

Jeffrey was also previously a Corporate Partner in the Shanghai and Seattle offices of DLA Piper US/UK LLP, where he was responsible for venture capital, private equity and capital markets transactions, including leading the US$500 million dual listing of China Central Properties on the AIM and HK exchange.

Prior to joining Al Alawi & Co. Jeffrey practiced for 5 years at the largest law firm in Kuwait. Before moving to the Middle East, he was a corporate partner in Shanghai, China and Seattle, USA in one of the top 5 largest law firms in the world. He lived and practiced law in the U.S., China & Middle East (at large international law firms as well as regional & local firms), and has led cross-border deals around the globe.

Jeffrey is co-editor/co-author of “The Mergers & Acquisitions Handbook – A Guide to Negotiated Transactions”. 

Languages: Jeffery speaks English. 

Mr. Michael Patchett-Joyce
Title Consultant
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Professional Qualifications: Post graduate diploma in International Dispute Resolution (Arbitration) from Queen Mary, University of London

Expertise: Michael Patchett-Joyce specialized in advocacy and advice relating to general commercial litigation, civil/commercial fraud, and VAT and EU law. He is instructed in case requiring detailed legal research and analysis, and has ability to master complex factual situations.

Michael Patchett-Joyce has also expertise in commercial litigation, International and domestic supply contract, Indirect tax litigation, especially civil aspects of alleged missing trader(MTIC) VAT fraud, International commercial arbitration, EU law including Article 267 TFEU Reference to the CJEU(European Court of Justice), Judicial review challenges to Government department (especially, UK’s HMRC), Commercial application of competition law, Construction and other infrastructure litigation, Professional negligence claims(surveyors, solicitors, accountants and auditors).

Micael has extensive practitioner and academic law contacts across Europe; in Qatar, UAE (Abu Dhubai and Dubai), Bahrain and Oman; and also in the US (New York and Washington DC in particular). He co-chaired a conference session on Islamic finance at the IBA Conference (Dubai, November 2011) and moderated and IBA Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance (Dubai, November 2010). In April 2013 he was invited to speak by the European Parliament at a hearing on Reform of the Court of Justice of the European Union, organized by the Committee on Legal Affairs. The topic of his presentation was Access to court documents, and access to justice.

Membership and Affiliations:

  • Fellow (FCIArb) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Advocate, DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre) Court, Part II – personal advocates accreditation
  • Served as Co-chair Bar Council of England & Wales European Committee
  • Served as Member, and Vice-Chair, Bar Council of England & Wales International Committee
  • Served as Bar Council of England & Wales representative on European Contract Law initiative (now Common European Sales Law), 2002-2012
  • Member, COMBAR (Commercial Bar Association)
  • Member, European Law Institute (ELI)
  • Member, IBA (International Bar Association)

Ms. Anwaar Al Alawi
Title Partner
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Professional Qualifications: Masters in Law from the University of Wales, United Kingdom. Bachelors of Law from Sharjah University, United Arab Emirates.

Expertise: Anwaar has been a legal researcher at the Ministry of Legal Affairs in the Sultanate of Oman and is well versed in dealing with the different Ministries.

Since obtaining her master’s degree in United Kingdom and in Germany, Anwaar has been focusing on commercial law, maritime law, real estate transactions, issues of tender law and commercial contracts.

Languages: Anwaar speaks Arabic and English.

Mr. Mohammed Al Tayeb Abdel Nour
Title Senior Counsel (Litigation and Dispute Resolution)
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Professional Qualifications: Masters in law (LL.M) from the University of Khartoum, Sudan, 2004. High Diploma of Law (Honours), University of Khartoum, Sudan. Bachelor of Laws (civil law), University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1982. 

Expertise: Mohammed Al Tayeb is a senior (lawyer) counsel with over 33 years of experience in corporate/commercial matters, litigious matters and arbitration. Mohammed has extensive experience in company and commercial laws, civil, administrative, criminal disputes, labour law, and family law for Muslims and Non-Muslims. He has appeared before the primary, appellate and supreme courts in Sudan and Saudi Arabia and in the appellate and supreme courts in the Sultanate of Oman. Mohammed also has a well-established government - related practice in the Sultanate of Oman. 

Professional Associations: Member of Sudanese Bar Association since 1983 and a certified arbitrator at GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre. 

Languages: Mohammed Al Tayeb speaks Arabic and English.

Mr. Ayman Sabri Owais
Title Senior Counsel (Employment, Corporate and Litigation)
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Professional Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws from Cairo University, Egypt.

Expertise: Mr. Ayman Sabry who is affiliated with the litigation and arbitration departments. His practice extends to real estate law, labour and employment law issues and intellectual property. Ayman is also an expert on GCC laws.

Ayman has extensive experience in reviewing and drafting contracts including EPC, FIDIC and government contracts related to Integrated Tourism Complexes. He drafts motions filed before the Omani courts on topics including tort, contract, labour and commercial law as well as civil and arbitration procedures. His practice also involves transactional/contractual related projects in the construction & development, property management, hospitality and tourism sectors.

Ayman specializes in providing strategic advise as well as provision of transactional support on a plethora of issues relating to corporate and commercial law including company law, foreign investment law, law of commerce, commercial agencies law, tender law and competition law. Ayman is experienced in working on incorporation of all kinds of companies (limited liability-joint stock-branch offices and representative offices).

Professional Associations: Member of the Egyptian Bar Association since 1994 and a certified Arbitrator at GCC Commercial Arbitration Center. Ayman is a registered lawyer before the Primary and Appeal Courts in Egypt since 1998 and presently a lawyer registered before Court of Cassation in Egypt. Ayman is currently a registered lawyer before the Supreme Court in Sultanate of Oman.

Ayman has its own law office in Egypt from 1998 to 2006. He was a lawyer and a legal consultant at Dr. Ibrahim Al Mula Law Firm in Dubai, UAE from 2006 to 2008 and currently a lawyer and legal consultant at Al Alawi & Co. Advocates and Legal Consultants in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman from 2008 until now.

Languages: Ayman Sabri speaks Arabic and English.

Ms. Fahima Aziz Gahly
Title Senior Counsel (Intellectual Property)
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Professional Qualifications: Fahima obtains Bachelor of Law (license en droit) from Cairo University in Egypt in 1983.

Expertise: She has extensive experience in contentious, and non-contentious, intellectual property matters, patents and counterfeiting actions. Previously, she worked with the Ministry of Trade and Supply in Cairo, Egypt on intellectual property issues. She speaks Arabic, English and French.

Fahima has been an IP Expert in the Ministry of Justice in Sultanate of Oman since 2014 and Member of the Cairo Bar since 1983.

Professional Associations: Member of the Cairo Bar since 1983.

Languages: Fahima speaks Arabic, English and French.

Mr. Sahil Taneja
Title Senior Counsel (Corporate & Commercial)
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Professional Qualifications: Graduated in law from Amity Law School, GGSIP University, New Delhi.

Expertise: Sahil is a senior corporate attorney with 11 years of experience. Prior to joining Al Alawi & Co., Sahil worked for an eminent law firm in India, Remfry & Sagar, where he was heading the corporate law team as a Managing Associate.

Sahil specializes in cross-border investments, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, due diligences and regulatory matters, where he is extremely active on the transactional front. General corporate/commercial advisory also forms a significant part of his practice, including, rendering legal advice and opinions on unique aspects of company law, corporate governance, anti-trust regulations, free zone rules and employment legislation.

Sahil is regularly tasked with drafting/review/negotiation of a variety of commercial contracts, inter alia, shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, distribution and franchising arrangements, employment contracts and service agreements. Further, he is also part of the firm’s real estate practice and frequently engaged as counsel vis-à-vis development projects, usufruct and sub-usufruct arrangements, matters relating to transfer/lease of immovable property and support on relevant government procedures/registrations.

Sahil also plays an key role in administering the India desk of the firm thereby engaging and managing relationships with clients and associate law offices from India. He is a regular attendee at International Bar Association seminars and events held in India from time to time.

Sahil has spoken at conferences on a variety of subjects, notably, non-compete provisions in employment contracts, anti-bribery & corruption law and corporate governance developments. Sahil has also authored several publications, including, on viability of confidential information and trade secret protection.

Professional Associations: Enrolled as an Advocate with the Delhi Bar Council. Licensed to practice in all courts in India.

Languages: Sahil speaks English and Hindi.

Mr. Arsalan T. Buriro
Title Senior Associate (Banking and Finance)
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Professional Qualifications: LL.B (Hons.), (University of London), Bar Vocational Course (Barrister – at- Law), Inns of Court School of Law, London.

Expertise: Barrister Arsalan Tariq Buriro specializes in banking and finance matters, including Islamic Finance. He has extensive experience spread over almost 7 years of practice in various top law firms and an oil company in Pakistan. Arsalan focuses his practice on transactions involving corporate financing, project financing, bond issues including Sukuk Issues, Islamic Modes of Financing i.e Ijarah, Musharaka etc, private equity, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate, finance and commercial transactions.

Professional Association: Member of the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, Member of the Karachi Bar Association and the Sindh bar Council.

Languages: Arsalan speaks English, Urdu and Sindhi.

Ms. Shubha Pujari
Title Senior Associate (Employment and Corporate)
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Professional Qualifications: Bachelors in Law from Govt. Law College, Mumbai University, India. 

Expertise:Shubha focuses her practice on litigation and corporate matters, and is recognized as a leading practitioner in the area of labor and employment law. She specializes in drafting/review of the employment contracts, human resource policies, penalty regulations, other commercial contracts including agency/distributor agreements, tenancy agreements, usufruct and sub usufruct agreements and renders advice on the company law, free zone rules, employment, real estate, immigration issues. She has extensive experience in transactions involving foreign capital investment and incorporation of companies, commercial agencies, merger and acquisitions, due diligence, restructuring and compliance issues.

Shubha is a co-author of “A Primer on Oman’s Private Sector Labour Law”. She regularly conduct seminars on Labour and Employment law. 

Professional Association: Enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa.

Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi.

Mr. Zahir Al Sulaimani
Title Associate (Corporate)
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Professional Qualifications: Bachelor of laws (senior status) with honors from the University of Hull, United Kingdom; and Bachelor of Business (Law) from the University of Monash, Australia.

Expertise: Zahir is a corporate- commercial lawyer specializing in cross-border investments, including foreign direct investment transaction, structuring and joint ventures. Zahir also counsel clients on employment law matters and alternative dispute resolution.

Languages: Zahir speaks English and Arabic.

Mr. Ilyes Jerbi
Title Associate (Banking & Insurance)
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Professional Qualifications: Ilyes is a graduate of Faculté des Sciences JuridiquesPolitiques et Sociales de Tunis, Republic of Tunisia and holds a Masters Degree in Private Law specialized in Goods Carriage by Sea and prepares now his Phd. in International Business law (Force Majeure in International Business Contracts).

Expertise: He has extensive practical experience in African and European law firms including 4 years of practice in an international law firm based in Tunis, Republic of Tunisia. Ilyes handles more than 200 litigation cases for the most three powerful banks in the Sultanate of Oman including the number one bank in the Sultanate, and that from the filing of the case up to the end of execution in favour of the banks.

Professional Association: National Order of Lawyers of Tunisia. 

Languages: Ilyes speaks English, Arabic and French.

Mr. Ahmed Hassan Ibrahim Al Bahrani
Title Associate (Litigation)
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Professional Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws from Philadelphia University, Jordan.

Expertise: Ahmed specializes in litigation, dispute resolution and enforcement matters. He has more than seven years experience as a commercial litigator and specializes in litigation, dispute resolution, including law of consumer protection, law of Cyber crimes, law of civil and commercial procedures. 

Ahmed also represents companies in commercial cases and appears before the Omani courts. 

Professional Association: Enrolled as an Advocate in the Sultanate of Oman. 

Languages: Ahmed speaks Arabic and English.

Mr. Ahmed Marhoon Marzooq Al Balushi
Title Associate (Litigation)
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Professional Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws from Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman.

Expertise: Ahmed Marhoon specializes in litigation, dispute resolution and enforcement matters.

Professional Associations: Enrolled as an Advocate in the Sultanate of Oman.

Languages: Ahmed Marhoonspeaks Arabic and English.

Ms. Ameera Nasser Salim Rashaidi
Title Associate (Litigation)
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Professional Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws from Kuwait University, Al-Kuwait.

Expertise: Ameera Al-Rashaidi specializes in litigation, dispute resolution and enforcement matters.

Professional Association: Enrolled as an advocate in the Sultanate of Oman.

Languages: Ameera speaks Arabic and English.

Ms. Noor Khalfan Al Habsi
Title Trainee Lawyer (Litigation)
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Professional Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws from Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman.

Expertise: Noor specializes in litigation, Intellectual property matters, dispute resolution and enforcement matters.

Professional Associations: Enrolled as an Advocate in the Sultanate of Oman.

Languages: Noor speaks Arabic and English.

Mr. Abdel Shakor Mahmood Babikir
Title Legal Translator
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Professional Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws from University of Cairo in Sudan. Higher Diploma of Legal Translation of University of Juba.

Expertise: Abdel Shakor specializes in translating legal documents.

Professional Association: Member of Sudanese Union of Translators.

Languages: Abdel Shakor speaks Arabic and English

Mr. Abdel Rahim Hashim El Shaikh
Title Legal Translator
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Professional Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (HONS) in Agriculture from University of Juba in Sudan. Diploma in “Higher English” from the Trans – World Tutorial College, Jersey, Britain.

Expertise: Abdel Rahim specializes in translating all types of documents (legal, medical, commercial, economical, financial, political, naval, agricultural, industrial, scientific, technical, military, etc.).

Languages: Abdel Rahim speaks Arabic and English.

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