AMJ expands litigation team

Leading Oman law firm Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal and Co (AMJ) has announced the appointment of Erik Penz as Special Counsel in its litigation and arbitration department. His hire boosts the Muscat-based litigation team to two senior partners, three special counsel, ten associates and four trainees, the largest in the country.
Erik joins from Norton Rose in Toronto, Canada where he was a partner. He has extensive experience of handling complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes across a wide range of sectors, including energy, construction, transport and mining.
These cases include multijurisdictional and multi-party proceedings, high-value commercial disputes, insolvency proceedings, fraud and asset-tracing, company/joint-venture/partnership disputes, employment litigation and administrative law matters.
He advises clients including multinational corporations, foreign governments/state-owned enterprises, and listed companies, including in the natural-resource and transport sectors.
Mansoor Malik, AMJ’s managing partner and joint head of head of litigation, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Erik to the firm; he brings with him a wealth of top-notch litigation and arbitration experience.
His appointment strengthens our capability to meet the commercial and dispute resolution needs of our commercial, infrastructure, construction and energy clients at a time when disputes are becoming ever more complex against a backdrop of challenging market conditions.”