Global law firm Clyde & Co has today announced the appointment of Omani advocates Ali Al Rashdi and Abdullah Al Nabhani to grow its dispute resolution practice in Oman. With these two hires, the firm adds local dispute resolution capabilities to its now 10-strong legal team in Muscat, less than a year after opening there in association with Fatma Al Mamari Advocacy and Legal Consultancy Firm.
Ali Al Rashdi is an experienced local advocate with an extensive background in arbitration. He brings more than 12 years of experience advising major corporate entities, government bodies and private individuals. Abdullah Al Nabhani is a dispute resolution lawyer with over 10 years' experience, advising local and international companies operating in Oman. Both are admitted before the Primary Courts and Courts of Appeal in the Sultanate of Oman and join Clyde & Co as senior associates following a long career with another major international law firm.
Marla Valdez, Managing Partner in Muscat, says: "We are committed to building our Oman team with strong local expertise and these hires reflect our efforts to encourage local talent. Adding dispute resolution know-how and rights of audience in local courts is a major step for the development of our practice, as we expect client activity to continue growing over the next 12 months."
Ali Al Rashdi comments: "We look forward to joining Clyde & Co and helping it further boost its presence in Oman. Abdullah and I bring strong local market experience that will be key to supporting clients' contentious and non-contentious needs across all sectors."
Clyde & Co boasts the largest international dispute resolution practice in the Middle East with over 90 sector-specialist lawyers and has forged a reputation as the go-to-firm for complex and multi-jurisdictional commercial arbitration and litigation.
Clyde & Co has the largest presence and is one of most experienced international law firms in the Middle East with over 40 partners and 400 staff, based full time in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE, Doha in Qatar, Muscat1 in Oman and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, providing a full-service commercial offering of local specialists in commercial, corporate, dispute resolution, employment, intellectual property, international arbitration, finance & banking, insurance, projects & construction, real estate, regulatory & investigations, and technology.
1 Office of Fatma Al Mamari Advocacy and Legal Consultancy Firm, in association with Clyde & Co.