Asad is a partner at Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co (AMJ) and heads up the Islamic finance and natural resources (oil and gas, and mining) teams at the firm. He is a dual-qualified corporate/commercial lawyer with over 17 years’ experience of practising law in the United Kingdom, Oman and Pakistan. As a solicitor of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, a barrister of England and Wales and an advocate of the Pakistani high courts, Asad combines cross-border expertise with an intimate knowledge of Omani law and practice gained over five years of legal practice with AMJ.
Asad regularly advises sovereigns, corporate entities and Islamic financial institutions in connection with their debt capital markets and corporate transactions, such as sukuk and bond issuances, cross-border acquisitions and disposals, investments, joint ventures and restructurings. Asad has advised a number of sponsors on the establishment of REITs in Oman, and he continues to advise Islamic finance institutions in Pakistan and Oman with respect to the development of their shariah-compliant products. Asad also has extensive experience of the projects side of private practice, with a particular focus on natural resources and agriculture projects in Africa, Europe and Kazakhstan. Asad has advised the government of Oman on all the Islamic debt capital market issuances it has undertaken to date, and he is a regular speaker at local and international Islamic finance seminars and forums.