Hamad Al-Sharji

Founding & Managing Partner, Supreme Court Lawyer
After graduating in 1977 from Cairo University with L.L.B Degree in Law, Hamad Al Sharji arrived back to his country Oman and was offered in early 1978 the important post as the Head of the Secretariat of the Commercial Court in Muscat. This was a challenging position and in particular at that early stage in the development of the commercial judicial system in Oman.
As the Secretary of the said Court, he headed the expatriate legal team of legal researchers, attended all Court hearings, and tendered legal advice to the President of the Commercial Court and to the appointed Court members.
In appreciation for his dedication and superb services, a Royal Decree No. 45/87 was promulgated on June 16, 1987 appointing Hamad Al Sharji as Deputy President of the Commercial Court and thus he became the Presiding Judge of the three Courts of First Instance which each comprised two other expatriate eminent judges.
On February 17, 1991 he was appointed as the President of the Commercial Court by virtue of Royal Decree No. 17/91 and thus became responsible for the overall functions of the Court in addition to his important judicial role.
As the President of the Commercial Court, Hamad Al Sharji presided over the Commercial Appeal Division as well as the Income Tax Appeal Court and was instrumental in drafting important several laws which where promulgated by Royal Decrees including Oman Arbitration Law No: 47/97. He also presided as the President and co-arbitrator in several arbitration proceedings. Hamad Al Sharji is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration and the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris.
In June 1998, and after a continuous service extending for over twenty years at the Commercial Court, Hamad Al - Sharji retired from the said Court to pursue a successful career as a member of the legal profession and in order put to use his wide legal experience to the benefit of his clients by establishing with his founding partner the law firm known as Hamad Al Sharji, Peter Mansour & Co., Advocates, Legal Consultants & Arbitrators, a law firm partnership registered at the Oman Ministry of Justice.
Recently, Hamad was appointed as the Chairman of Oman Commercial Arbitration Centre from 2019 to 2021 as the first Chairman for the Centre that was established in 2018.