City firm Trowers & Hamlins has appointed a new managing partner in its Oman office and is bringing one of the top lawyers in the country back to London.
Nick Edmondes has been heading the office for five and a half years and is recognised as one of the top lawyers in the Middle East. As a leader in both corporate M&A work and project finance, he has worked on some of the biggest projects in the region.
Sean Angle will take over as head of Oman, which now has nine lawyers including two partners.
Martin Amison, head of international at Trowers, says the firm wants to remain market leader in Oman.
He says: "The practice is doing extremely well. The Oman economy is very sensitive to the oil price and with that up at the moment the economy is fizzing."
Edmondes will advise UK and international companies from London as well as keeping up Middle East interests.
Amison says: "His experience in large scale privately financed schemes will be an extra asset.
"There are relatively few people who have been involved in multimillion dollar deals so it's extremely useful."