Intel Update

Intel Update: May 2024

Decree Intel is a database of original Omani legal research material that provides explanatory notesoverviews of government entities, and summaries of Supreme Court cases and MJLA Fatwas.

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Fatwa Summary: MJLA Fatwa 212746193 (Applying Civil Transactions Law to Contractual Rights): The Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs (MJLA) confirmed the right of the employer under the Standard Contract for the Construction of Buildings and Civil Works to replace a contractor with another if the first contractor goes bankrupt in accordance with article 63-1 of the Standard Contract. The MJLA noted that the exercise of this right can be restricted by the provisions of article 59 of the Civil Transactions Law, but determined that none of the cases of article 59 applied in this case.

Fatwa Summary: MJLA Fatwa 212743851 (Contract Value Revision): The Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs (MJLA) adopted a literal interpretation of article 52-3 of the Standard Contract for the Construction of Buildings and Civil Works, Fourth Edition 1999 stipulating that the contractor is entitled to a revision of the contract value if the cumulative value of the variation orders exceeds 10% of the original contract value.

The Ministry of Education: The Ministry of Education (وزارة التربية التعليم) is the body responsible for managing education at all pre-university stages; developing education policies, curriculums, and schoolbooks; and overseeing and providing technical and administrative support for teaching and administrative personnel in schools.

Environment Authority: The Environment Authority (هيئة البيئة)is a government entity responsible for regulating the environmental sector in Oman, protecting wildlife and natural resources, supporting sustainable development of the environment, and implementing international agreements relating to the environment that the Sultanate is a party to, as well as climate affairs.