News 11 Aug. 2015

Curtis Insight Series Oman Business Breakfasts Programme Announced for 2015-16

Curtis announces a series of business breakfasts on topics related to doing business in Oman. Speakers will include Curtis attorneys as well as guest speakers eminent in their respective fields, which include HR, construction and wealth management.

Focus on Finance - IPOs from the family business perspective
September 8, 2015
8.00 a.m. to 10.30a.m.

A comprehensive and highly practical overview of the particular challenges that arise in family-owned businesses, with insights from Curtis' commercial lawyers, private wealth management specialists at Oman Arab Bank and accountants KPMG.

The legal landscape and what traditional Oman family businesses should be considering when going public
Taimur Malik, Partner, Curtis-Oman

The IPO process, the issue manager's role and matters to be covered in the prospectus
Lo'ai Al Bataineh, Head of Investment Management and Development Group, Oman Arab Bank

Valuation and audit challenges
Khalid Ansari, Partner in Charge, Advisory Services, KPMG in Oman

ICC International Arbitration Toolkit: How to run a cost-effective and time-efficient arbitration
November 23, 2015
8.00am to 10.30am

An opportunity for in-house counsel, CEOs and CFOs to discuss and quiz the authors of the ICC Arbitration Toolkit.

The ICC Toolkit provides practical tools and tips for making time-efficient, cost effective decisions at key points in a dispute, from pre-arbitration, through settlement considerations to the hearing itself. The toolkit is the first of its kind, and its tips and guidance are helpful to those running commercial arbitrations under any commercial rules.

The genesis, rationale and structure of the project
Peter Wolrich, Curtis Partner, Curtis Paris, Co-Chair of International Arbitration Group

The in-house counsel view: how to get the most out of your arbitration proceedings
Jean-Claude Najar, Counsel, Curtis Paris (formerly in-house counsel with GE)

Employment Matters — Legal perspectives for HR
March 22, 2016
8.00 a.m. to 10.30a.m.

An overview from Curtis' employment lawyers and open forum in which to raise HR and labour law issues, against the background of the new Labour Law in Oman.

The Labour Law: important considerations for business
Simon Ward, Counsel, Curtis-Oman

SHRIM (Strategic Human Resource International Management) applicability in Oman
Speaker tbc, Curtis-Oman

Tips for effective HR management
Amer Al Fadhill, Managing Director, Competence HR

Spotlight on Construction — Oman Standard Forms of Contract
May 17, 2016
8.00 a.m. to 10.30a.m.

Curtis' construction lawyers, global construction consultancy Driver Group and Engineering Consultants Majan highlight, dissect and discuss the Omani standard forms editions for construction and civil engineering and consultancy services.

The big impact clauses in the Oman Standard Forms
Andrew Smith, Operational Director Special Projects, Driver Oman

If the Employer wants more or requires a change, claim it!
Norman Williams, General Manager, Majan Engineering Consultants

Disputes under the Oman Standard Forms of Contract
Speaker tbc, Curtis-Oman

To register your interest for any of these events, please contact Connie Abellanosa