The Legal Framework for Arbitration in Oman

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.
  • Legal Provisions: The Law of Arbitration in Civil and Commercial Disputes (Sultani Decree No. 47/1997), in force since 1 July 1997, as amended by Sultani Decree 3/2007 (Official Gazette No. 832 of 3 February 2007). (English translation of the law is available on the website of the Omani government.)

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 25 February 1999); reservations: none.
  • European Convention: No.
  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 24 July 1995); reservations: none.
  • Energy Charter Treaty: No (Observer to the Energy Charter by Invitation)

Arbitral Institutions

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Last updated November 2016