Malcolm is a senior, England & Wales admitted lawyer who trained with Simmons & Simmons in London and qualified in 2004. Malcolm speaks fluent Arabic and has extensive experience of working with written Arabic in a legal context.

Malcolm worked in both the UAE and Oman. He has been in the region from 2005 and has experience in international firms including Dentons and Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle. Malcolm also has significant experience working in-house, as regional counsel for firms including Western Union, International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank.

He has a wealth of regional experience advising on a broad range of corporate, commercial and financial matters, both in the context of international transactions and of local matters subject to UAE and Oman law.

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Recent Experience

  • Advising the Oman Investment and Finance Company on its recent merger with the Gulf Investment Services Holding Company.
  • Translating Royal Decree. No. 18/2019 promulgating the Commercial Companies Law from English into Arabic.
  • Drafting and negotiating a syndicated, Loan Market Association-standard facility agreement relating to a US$235,000,000 term loan for Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic)’s financing of the Muscat-Sohar Pipeline Project (MSPP).
  • Preparing the project documents (i.e., consultancy agreements and construction contracts) for a number of projects collectively forming Oman’s national food security initiative, with a combined capital outlay of approximately US$1 billion.
  • Advising Bank Nizwa on a US$ 45,000,000 Islamic finance facility for a local property development project and preparing the relevant security documentation.
  • Advising Strategic & Precious Metals Processing (SPMP), a UK, UAE and Omani joint venture, on a US$70,000,000 Islamic finance facility for the development of a 20,000 tonne per year antimony processing facility in Oman.
  • Advising Bank Nizwa on the drafting of Islamic finance documents and ancillary security documentation for a US$50,000,000 facility for the development of the Tibat field in Musandam, Oman.




2002 –  Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School

1995 – MA Hons, Arabic University of Edinburgh



2004 – Solicitor, England & Wales