Arif Mawany heads the Corporate Commercial department in Oman. Arif is also a member of the antitrust / competition, healthcare and turnaround, restructuring and insolvency groups.

He regularly advises corporations involved in joint ventures, corporate and M&A transactions across a range of sectors including utilities, healthcare, education, retail, telecoms, leisure, mining and energy.  Arif previously worked in senior roles at New York and London head quartered law firms.

Arif has extensive experience advising on IPOs, M&A, private equity, corporate finance and project matters and has worked with a wide variety of financial institutions, private equity investors and companies from the USA, UK, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Far East, undertaking deals in the Middle East.

Arif is recognised as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ by the Legal 500 EMEA for Commercial, Corporate and M&A and as a ‘Rising Star’ in Oman by IFLR 2020.

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Recent Experience

  • Advising Alpek S.A.B. de C.V. on the Omani law aspects of its USD 620m acquisition of Octal Holding.
  • Advising a FTSE 250 listed telecommunications company on the Omani law aspects of the USD 575m acquisition of a tower portfolio from Omantel.
  • Advising Al Mouj Muscat SAOC on the sale of its district cooling plant and related long term concession arrangements to National Central Cooling Company PJSC
  • Advising bidders in relation to the Omani law aspects of the USD 1bn state privatisation of Muscat Electricity and Distribution Company.
  • Advising Templar Investments on the USD 1bn acquisition of Jindal Steel and Power Oman.
  • Advising Linde GmbH on the acquisition of an air separation plant in Oman.
  • Advising Kerry Group plc on the acquisition of AATCO Food Industries in Oman, KSA, India and UAE.
  • Advising Aster DM Healthcare on its maiden acquisition of a private hospital in Oman.
  • Advising various E&P companies on the acquisition of interests in the Khazzan and Mukhaizna natural gas and oil fields in Oman.
  • Advising Coca Cola Export on the corporate restructuring of its Omani business.
  • Advising Vertex Pharmaceuticals on its operations in Oman including advice in connection with Oman – USA free trade agreement.


  • English


2004 – LPC (distinction), College of Law

2001 – LLB Laws, University College London (UCL)


2006  – Solicitor, England & Wales