Doing legal business in Oman

The Sultanate of Oman is a country in the Arabian Gulf that shares borders with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Yemen.

Its capital city, Muscat, is the largest city and home to 1.4 million of the country’s 4.8 million population.

Oman was ranked 68 in the World Bank’s ‘Ease of doing business 2020’ ranking.

Practising in Oman

Foreign lawyers can practise in Oman and advise on Omani law if they’re licensed to practise by the Ministry of Justice of Oman.

They can take part in commercial litigation and advise on and draft agreements, but they cannot practise in Sharia or criminal law.

Foreign lawyers can appear before the Authority for the Settlement of Commercial Disputes, but they may only appear before the Omani courts if they speak Arabic.

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