Biography

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

He regularly advises corporations involved in corporate transactions across a range of sectors including utilities, healthcare, education, retail, telecoms, leisure and energy and previously worked in New York and London head quartered law firms.

Arif has extensive experience advising on IPOs, M&A, private equity and corporate finance 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 bidders in relation to the $1bn state privatisation of Muscat Electricity and Distribution Company.
  • Advising Templar Investments on the $1bn majority acquisition of Jindal Steel and Power Oman.
  • Advising an industrial gases multinational on the acquisition of strategic assets in Oman;
  • Advising Kerry Group plc on the acquisition of AATCO Food Industries in Oman, KSA, India and UAE.
  • Advising various E&P companies on the acquisition of interests in the Khazzan and Mukhaizna natural gas and oil fields in Oman.
  • Advising a GCC group on the acquisition of a leading consumer retail business in Oman.
  • Advising Aster DM Healthcare on the acquisition of a private hospital in Oman and associated real estate arrangements.
  • Advising a listed hospital operator on the restructuring of its retail pharmaceutical business.
  • Advising ASAAS on the disposal of real estate assets to a state owned entity in Oman.
  • Advising the Ministry of Finance on the sale of leisure and tourism assets in Oman.
  • Advising Coca Cola Export on the corporate restructuring of its Omani business.
  • Advising Enerflex Limited on the Omani law aspects in connection with its $175m unsecured note offering.

Language(s)

  • English

Education

2004 – LPC (distinction), College of Law

2001 – LLB Laws, University College London (UCL)

Admission

2006  – Solicitor, England & Wales

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