Dentons has restructured its Muscat, Oman, office, with two partners leaving the base as a result.
Partners Dali Al Habboub and Abdelhaleem Amir Mohammed have left to join Dentons’ associated firm in Oman’s capital, S&A Law Firm.
Al Habboub has been at Dentons since 2001, prior to which he spent five years as an in-house lawyer at Oman state-owned oil and gas company Petroleum Development Oman.
Amir Mohammed, meanwhile, joined the international firm as a senior associate in 2009 and made partner two years ago.
“As part of an internal restructuring exercise, we can confirm that Dali Al Habboub and Haleem Mohammed have moved from Dentons to join our dedicated Omani advocacy practice, S&A Law Firm,” Dentons said in a statement.
Dentons has had a presence in Oman for more than 35 years.
The departures leave the firm with three partners in its Muscat office, according to the firm’s website, which also lists 14 associates and two consultants. Three partners are also listed as working at S&A. The alliance with the local firm means Dentons has full rights of audience in the Oman courts.
Other international law firms with a presence in Oman include Addleshaw Goddard, Trowers & Hamlins and CMS Legal, while earlier this year Clyde & Co launched in Muscat via an association with Fatma Al Mamari Advocacy and Legal Consultancy Firm, handing the firm its fifth base in the Middle East.
Dentons also has Middle East bases in Abu Dhabi, Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Doha, Dubai, Riyadh and Jeddah, which was launched last year.