Senior Partner, Head of Corporate & Commercial Law Practice
Paul qualified as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 1983 and was invited to be registered as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Oman in 2019.
He first came to live and work in Oman for Fox & Gibbons in 1983. Since then he has more than 15 years experience practicing in Oman. He is the Founder and current Chairman of the Omani British Lawyers’ Association.
Paul has also lived and worked in private practice in London, Chicago, Istanbul and Abu Dhabi.
His practice is wide-ranging and often cross border. Much of his work is in the fields of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and dispute resolution. He has significant experience of international transactions involving in particular other GCC member states, the UK, the US, EU member states, Turkey and China.
Paul’s clients include Ministries and other Government bodies and he has assisted in the development and drafting of new legislation and international agreements between Oman and other countries.
His clients also include multi-national companies, private equity houses, investment and sovereign wealth funds, companies listed on the Muscat Securities Market and many private companies and family-owned trading groups based in Oman, Turkey and the region.
Paul has been involved with clients in most sectors over the years including energy, hospitality, infrastructure, leisure, sport, telecommunications and transport.
He has also developed a particular niche advising global and regional professional practices – accountants; lawyers; engineers; etc – in relation to the structuring of their activities in Oman.
Paul is an Adviser to the Board of Oman Cricket
- Corporate and Commercial
- Inward Investment
- Dispute Resolution
- Professional Practices
- LLB, Southampton University
- LLM, University of Toronto
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
- Registered as a Supreme Court Lawyer with the Oman Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs