News 01 Nov. 2012

Taimur Malik Joins Curtis as Counsel in Oman

Muscat, Oman, November 1, 2012 - Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has announced that Taimur Malik has joined the international law firm as Counsel in its Corporate and Infrastructure Development groups. He will be based in Curtis' Muscat office.

Mr. Malik moves to Curtis from Vale, the world's second largest mining and metals group, where he was Head of Legal for the Middle East as well as responsible for providing support to the group's business development, project and exploration work in Central Asia and South Asia. Prior to Vale, he worked at leading law firms in Oman and Pakistan.

He has counseled clients on a wide range of corporate transactions and projects, including government concessions, M&A and joint ventures in countries across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. He advised clients in matters involving Power, Water, and Infrastructure Projects, Commercial Agencies and Insolvency, Banking and Finance, Real Estate, Mining, Oil & Gas and Petrochemicals.

'We are delighted to welcome Taimur Malik to Curtis,' said Bruce Palmer, managing partner of Curtis in Oman. 'He brings a wealth of international experience from the private sector in a wide range of matters that will help Curtis continue to expand both in Oman and around the world.'

In Oman, Mr. Malik has been actively involved in the development, project and operations phases of many of the largest government financed projects (such as the country's first multi-billion dollar dry dock in Duqm) as well as foreign investment based projects (including Oman's first multi-billion dollar iron ore pelletizing plant and distribution center in Sohar). He has also advised numerous Fortune 500 companies, leading Omani business groups and governmental entities on a broad range of legal matters related to doing business in Oman.

Mr. Malik has been recognized by several leading legal industry directories, including the Legal 500 and the IFLR 1000. The International Financing Review declared one of his deals as 'Latin America Loan of the Year 2011.'

Mr. Malik regularly conducts international law training and capacity building sessions for public sector officials. His articles on legal issues appear regularly in leading publications and he has also contributed to books on joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions in the Middle East. He has also been a Research Scholar (International Commercial Contracts) at UNDROIT in Rome and a Visiting Fellow (WTO Dispute Resolution) at South Center in Geneva.

Mr. Malik was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, UK. He was educated at the University of London, University of Heidelberg, Hague Academy of International Law, Boston University School of Law, University of Dundee and the London School of Economics. He has also received a general management certificate of achievement from Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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