Before 1971 the Sharia Courts had jurisdiction over all civil and criminal matters, as well as personal status matters in the sultanate of Oman. However, after the succession of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the judicial system was reformed, and Sharia Courts now govern only those matters relating to family disputes and inheritance law. The 1996 Basic Statute of the State (promulgated by Royal Decree No. 101 of 1996) and known as the Basic Law reshaped and codified the legal system by…
From The Report: Oman 2018
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This chapter contains an outline of the legal framework within which local and international firms operate in Oman, including a look at the work being done to improve it and a summary of the regulations governing key economic sectors. This chapter contains a viewpoint from Ben Ewing, Partner, CMS.