EXPERTISE

Oliver is a partner and head of our Oman corporate practice. Oliver advises clients on the legal aspects of regional and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments and general corporate governance and compliance matters. His clients include a number of international blue-chip organisations from a wide variety of sectors. 

Oliver was ranked by Legal 500 EMEA 2020 as a 'Leading Individual' for Commercial, Corporate and M&A in Oman and his team was ranked in Tier 1.

Oliver qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales in 2006 and has worked in the GCC region since 2012. Prior to joining Addleshaw Goddard, Oliver worked in the London office of a global US firm and the Dubai office of a leading international firm.

Oliver has advised clients in relation to the following matters: 

  • China State Grid on its circa US$ 1 billion acquisition of 49% of the share capital of Oman Electricity Transmission Company, a part of the partial privatisation of the electricity sector in Oman
  • Alizz Islamic Bank on its merger with Oman Arab Bank, the first transaction under the Oman Takeover Regulation
  • Worley on Oman aspects of its US$ 4.6 billion acquisition of Jacobs' Energy, Chemicals & Resources division, a leading global technical services provider across hydrocarbons, chemicals, mining and minerals
  • Oman Investment Fund on the US$ 130 million disposal of 15% of the share capital of Oman International Development and Investment Company SOAG (Ominvest)
  • Oman Telecommunications Company SAOG (Omantel) on its minority investment in Renna Mobile, a mobile telecommunications reseller
Professional Memberships
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority
Testimonials

"Addleshaw Goddard is 'one of the premier legal firms in Oman' with 'a very strong commercial team' consisting of both expat and local Omani lawyers with 'very strong ties with local ministries in the Sultanate'. The 'extremely diligent and knowledgeable' Oliver Stevens leads the practice and is regularly instructed on big-ticket corporate and M&A deals."
LEGAL 5OO EMEA 2020

"Oliver and his team are very helpful, active, and are available when you need them. Their strength lies in their personalised and friendly service. It is very professional yet in a very friendly manner."
LEGAL 5OO EMEA 2020

"Oliver is a very friendly and down to earth person. He represented us well in the negotiations in our deals. He is prompt in returning the work required from him. Very understanding when it comes to fees, and favours providing quality work over trying to save money if he reaches his cap on fees."
LEGAL 5OO EMEA 2020

"I would highly recommend his services for all M&A related activities. He always made time for our engagement and no request was ever too much."
LEGAL 5OO EMEA 2020

"Extremely personable and very easy to work with. Communication throughout was a strength, alongside transparency of costs. The team at Addleshaws are my ‘go to’ lawyers for support in day-to-day corporate and commercial matters in Oman."
LEGAL 5OO EMEA 2020

"They have a thorough understanding of the law, coupled with good dual Arabic/English lawyers for effective management of legal matters in this jurisdiction. They are all very responsive and eager to please."
LEGAL 5OO EMEA 2020

"Oliver Stevens is always quick to respond to queries, whether large or small and regularly works overtime to deliver an advice on time. He has a thorough knowledge of the law in Oman, coupled with practical knowledge about the realities of working in this jurisdiction."
LEGAL 5OO EMEA 2020

"Oliver Stevens leads the corporate group and has a growing profile in the market. He has advised on major M&A and private equity transactions, as well as Omani joint ventures. Clients find him to be "fantastic" and "very approachable," giving further praise for his high level of responsiveness."
CHAMBERS OMAN 2020

"Oliver Stevens heads the Oman corporate team. He is commended by sources for his responsiveness and strong client-service skills. An extremely satisfied interviewee noted: "He was very, very responsive. You got a response from an e-mail in a few hours, and he would be available at any time, which is great. His answers were concise and to the point."
CHAMBERS OMAN 2019

"Head of corporate Oliver Stevens impresses clients with his responsiveness. Sources say: "He really understands the requirements of his clientele and it's reflected in his work." Another source praised his ability to provide "practical solutions."
CHAMBERS OMAN 2018