News 24 Jan. 2008

Curtis Oman Wins Two New Contracts to Act as Outside General Counsel in Oman

January 24, 2008, New York, NY — The Oman office of international law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP (Curtis) has won two highly competitive bids to provide legal services to The Rural Areas Electricity Company SAOC (RAECO) and The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company SAOC (OPWP).

'These two new contracts reflect the strong reputation Curtis has built for providing legal counsel in Oman and throughout the Middle East,' said Bruce Palmer, managing partner of Curtis Oman. 'Curtis has established a strong presence in Oman and is in a prime position to expand its practice as we continue to grow internationally.'

Curtis Oman will provide advisory services to RAECO and OPWP involving legal and technical advice on all aspects of projects and contracts in the relevant electricity and water sector. The work will include corporate and commercial drafting and negotiation, regulatory advice, and dispute resolution and international arbitration.

Curtis' Oman office was established in 1997. Curtis remains the only U.S.-based law firm with full service operations in Muscat providing international and domestic legal services. Curtis' core practice areas of Infrastructure and Project Finance and Privatization are well complemented by specialty areas including banking, energy, arbitration, insurance, shipping and port development, tourism, real estate, employment, public procurement, corporate and commercial law. Curtis has been lead adviser on some of the largest and most significant projects in Oman. The Firm has advised public sector clients, including various ministries and related entities, and private sector clients as well.

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