News 05 Sep. 2013

Curtis Boosts Corporate Practice in Oman with Addition of Charles Cruden as Counsel

New York, September 5, 2013 — Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has announced that Charles Cruden has joined the international law firm as Counsel in its Muscat office.

Mr. Cruden brings to Curtis more than a decade of experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law, compliance, domestic and cross-border investments, joint ventures, infrastructure, projects and real estate transactions.

Charles Cruden is one of two new Counsel, along with James Kellick, to move to Curtis in Muscat at this time. Curtis Oman is also adding three new associates there to its growing team of lawyers.

We are very happy that Charles Cruden has joined our expanding practice in Oman and the GCC,” said Bruce Palmer, managing partner of Curtis in Muscat. “His significant corporate and commercial law experience in Oman will enable Curtis to continue to grow in the region and help our clients there grow as well.”

Mr. Cruden is a qualified Solicitor (England & Wales) who has advised oil & gas companies, construction firms, industrial corporations, real estate development organizations and the Government of the Sultanate of Oman.

As a published author, Mr. Cruden has written articles for legal periodicals on topics including foreign investment and real estate transactions. He has spoken at industry conferences on matters such as structuring joint ventures and foreign direct investment.

Mr. Cruden earned a Diploma in Legal Practice with Merit and a Diploma in Law with Merit from the University of Exeter He earned both his M.A. and B.A. degrees at St. John's College, the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Law Society, England & Wales.

Curtis Oman has been helping Omani and international companies, financial institutions and governmental agencies in the Sultanate for more than 15 years.

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