Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Curtis Boosts Corporate Practice in Oman with Addition of Charles Cruden as Counsel

Charles Cruden brings to Curtis more than a decade of experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law, compliance, domestic and cross-border investments, joint ventures, infrastructure, projects and real estate transactions.


Curtis Bolsters Litigation and Arbitration Practices with Addition of James Kellick as Counsel in Oman

James Kellick brings more than 15 years of litigation and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) experience to Curtis, including LCIA, ICC and UNCITRAL arbitration. He has advised clients in relation to a wide range of commercial matters covering a number of industry sectors. He was most recently with Trowers & Hamlins in Muscat.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Labour Law Update: Increase in Minimum Wage

As mentioned in our post of April 2013, the Ministry of Manpower issued a MD No. 222 of 2013, pursuant to which, effective from 1 July 2013, the minimum salary of Omanis working in the private sector is increased to RO 325 from the existing minimum salary level of RO 200. The salary of RO 325 shall be comprised of RO 225 towards basic salary and RO 100 as allowance.


Thursday, September 12, 2013

An Overview of Arbitration Under Omani Law

Many corporate entities in Oman are increasingly turning to arbitration to resolve their disputes as opposed to court litigation.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Real Estate Brokerage

The definition of real estate brokerage under Omani law is sufficiently wide to encompass any activities relating to dealing in real estate property of any type for a fee.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Strikes Under Oman Law

We have in the past written about the laws relating to settlement of labour disputes and regulating peaceful strikes in Oman, but it seems topical to revisit the relevant laws.