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Stephen Sayer

  • Firm: Said Al Shahry Law Offices
  • Practice Area: Labour and Employment
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Null Bazaar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400003, India

About Stephen Sayer

Stephen Sayer is a UK qualified solicitor formerly based in London as head of the Commercial and Energy Groups of the leading international law firm, Richards Butler (now Reed Smith Richards Butler LLP).  Stephen specializes in:

  • Drafting national legislation and regulations in different fields, including the energy industry;
  • Energy law, including in particular advising on and preparing concession and other agreements relating to oil, gas, and electricity industries;
  • International commercial law, advising on and drafting a wide variety of commercial agreements, including joint venture agreements, research and development agreements, and technology transfer documents;
  • Drafting and advising on insurance policies and their regulation; and
  • Competition law and regulation, including advising governments and others on the regulation of energy industries.

Stephen has advised the Abu Dhabi government and the Supreme Petroleum Council in relation to oil and gas matters over many years, and a number of different governments.  He is the author of “Negotiating International Joint Ventures,” published by Sweet & Maxwell and “International Joint Venture Agreements” and “Agency and Distribution Agreements” in “Practical Commercial Precedents” published by I.T. Law and Tax.  He also has contributed the UK section in Butterworth’s “Joint Ventures with International Partners.”  Stephen lectures extensively on European law and competition and commercial and energy issues.

Firm Background

Said A. Shahry Law Offices (SASLO) is a pre-eminent law firm providing legal services to the local and international business community since 1992.  The office has a blend of highly experienced Omani and foreign lawyers with extensive local and international expertise. The firm prides itself in representing a prestigious clientele, whether they operate locally or globally and whether they are market leaders or smaller firms.  It remains the only Muskat-based law firm with an established branch office in Salalah, the capitol of the fast-developing Dhofar governorate in the south of the country.  In 2007, the firm opened a new branch office in Sohar in order to enhance the services offered to clients in the rapidly developing city and port.  The firm is committed to contributing to the development, education, and welfare of the community and the legal profession in Oman.

SASLO operates on the basis of its core values to which all members of the firm are committed.  These are represented by the acronym “STRICT” and are: Standards, Transparency, Respect, Integrity, Courtesy, Teamwork.

SASLO was founded by Said Al Shahry.  It is a top-ranked and globally rated Omani law firm, which has acquired a reputation for providing high quality legal services on time and within budget.  This has been made possible by by the teamwork of its senior Omani and international lawyers with international experience and expertise.  The law firm is highly regarded and rated in a number of international legal directories.  It also is by a number of embassies.

Q&A With Stephen Sayer


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