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Ali Naveed Arshad


About Ali Naveed Arshad

Ali is a partner at Mohammed Al Ruqaishi Law Firm, a law firm in the Sultanate of Oman. Ali was previously a counsel in the US law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle. Prior to that, he was a partner at a highly regarded and ranked Omani law firm. He has been actively working on matters in Oman since 2011. 

He advises on the full lifecycle of major projects. His experience on corporate and financing transactions and joint ventures includes acting for procurers, developers and lenders (comprising commercial banks, international financial institutions, developmental banks and Islamic financial institutions) on major projects in transportation, power and water such as IPP and IWP(P), oil and gas, telecommunication and industrial sectors. He has acted on several mining projects and the establishment of chemical plants. 

He acts on disputes and international institutional arbitration such as International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and Abu Dhabi Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Centre (ADCCAC). Ali has acted for listed and privately held companies and government clients on some of the most significant disputes and international arbitrations. 

He has contributed several chapters on areas relating to his practice in various international publications and remains a regular contributor to the World Bank “Doing Business” guide. 

Ali was called to the Bar in England and Wales and is admitted in Pakistan. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). He holds a LL.B., with honours from the University of London. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from City University of London and a Certificate of Legislative Drafting from University of Boston School of Law.  He attended the Oxford Fintech Programme at Saïd Business School and is an alumnus of the Georgetown Leadership Seminar. He has a professional certificate in corporate finance from Columbia Business School.