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Five Duties of the Legal Advisor of an SAOG

SAOGs play an important role in the Omani economy, so it is not surprising that the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has issued unique regulations that apply to the operations of such companies, including specific rules on the duties of the board of directors, the internal auditor, and the legal advisor of the company. This blog post will highlight some of the duties of a legal advisor of an SAOG as prescribed by the Public Joint Stock Companies Regulation.

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Forms of Procurement under the Tender Law

The Tender Law is extremely important to any company wishing to sell its goods and services to the government as this law sets the forms of procurement that government entities are required to follow when purchasing any goods or services. Governments around the world have similar laws to ensure fairness and transparency in government purchasing by publicly requesting bids, and to ensure that the government obtains goods and services at the most optimum price through a formal evaluation process. This blog post will explore the five methods of procurement available to government entities under the Tender Law.

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Five Rights Guaranteed by the Omani Constitution

Royal Decree 6/2021 promulgated the Basic Statute of the State i.e. the constitution of Oman. This most recent version of the constitution was promulgated one year after Sultan Haitham’s ascension to the throne and created a legal framework that reaffirms the provisions in the previous constitution, in addition to establishing some key reforms. This blog will highlight five of the most important fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution.

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Five Duties of The Sultan under Oman’s Constitution

The Omani Constitution, formally known as the Basic Statute of the State, sets the key provisions governing the Omani legal system, including the rules and duties of the Sultan, ministers, councils and many more, including the judicial authority.

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Third Anniversary of Oman’s Constitution: 3 Key Provisions Introduced by Sultan Haitham

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the ascension of Sultan Haitham to the throne, and also marks the third anniversary of the promulgation of the Basic Statute of the State, i.e. the constitution of Oman. The very first Omani constitution was promulgated by the late Sultan Qaboos in 1996, which was amended only once in 2011. Sultan Haitham issued a new constitution exactly one year after his ascension to the throne, which largely retained the structure and content of the previous constitution, but with some key changes. As today marks the third anniversary of this constitution, this post will highlight three of its most important new provisions.

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Omani Law Predictions for 2024

Last year was a big year for Omani legislation with the promulgation of several key laws such as the Labour Law, the Social Protection Law, and the Maritime Law. We expect the year 2024 to have major legislative developments that are similar, if not greater, than those that came out in 2023. This post will highlight some of our predictions for this year.

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Royal Decrees of 2023: The Year in Review

The year 2023 had some of the biggest legal developments in Oman in recent years, with the promulgation of many critical laws such as the Labour Law, the Social Protection Law, the Maritime Law, and many more. This blog post provides an overview of the most significant royal decrees that came out this year.

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New Omani Labour Law: 5 Employee Rights and 5 Employer Rights

The long-awaited Omani Labour Law that came out last month makes substantial changes to the relationship between employees and employers, and it will take everyone a period of time to fully appreciate the changes introduced by this critical piece of Omani legislation. In this blog post, we will shed light on 5 of the most significant benefits that both employees and employers have under this new Labour Law.

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5 Key Insights into Your Employment Contract

Your employment contract is the cornerstone of your relationship with your employer, outlining your rights, responsibilities, and the terms of engagement. In Oman, employment contracts are regulated by the Omani Labour Law, which establishes a legal framework to ensure equitable and transparent employment practices. In this blog, we delve into key aspects of your employment contract, as specified in Part 3 of the Labour Law.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know Were Crimes in Oman


In the intricate and diverse fabric of Oman’s legal system, there are certain prohibitions that you might not immediately recognise as criminal offences. From the protection of animal welfare to regulations governing digital privacy, the laws of Oman cover a broad range of unique rules and prohibitions that underline the nation’s dedication to order, respect, and responsibility. This article aims to shed light on these often overlooked areas of Omani law. We delve into offences that, while less known, carry significant penalties, from hefty fines to potential jail time. Whether you’re a local or a foreigner residing or intending to visit the country, gaining an understanding of these legal complexities can help foster respect for Oman’s rich legal heritage and ensure a smoother stay within the nation’s borders. So, buckle up as we explore these intriguing facets of Omani law, unearthing the surprising responsibilities, prohibitions, and penalties that they carry.