Michael Schonewald

Michael Schonewald is our exclusively recommended Quantity Surveying Services expert in Oman on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Michael directly using the contact details listed above.

Michael has over 25 years experience in Project Management, Operational and Integrity Management for both upstream and downstream E&P companies. Experienced in EOR High Integrity, harsh environment, offshore and new technology (eg FLNG) projects.

Michael has worked in numerous locations around the world including United Kingdom, Europe, United States, Russia and Middle and Far East. Acted as contract manager for a wide range high technically complex contacts, including national security, and managing international and multi cultural teams. Relocated to Oman in 2006.

Firm Overview:

Ops Excellence formed in 2001 as a UK Company supporting clients such as: BP, SIEP, Shell Global Solution International, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company, SPDC, PDO, AGIP KCO etc.

In 2004 we relocated to the Sultanate of Oman with headquarters in Muscat and we became 100% fully registered Omani Company in 2006.

Ops Excellence LLC provide systems and support in the following areas:

  • Project Management
  • Cost Management and Quantity Surveying.
  • Construction Advisory Services

The working agreement with KLM Partnership, a UK based Practice of Chartered Surveyors developed in 2006, in response to growing globalisation and the increasing demands of our clients.

The Practice can trace its roots back to 1890 and prides itself on its dedication to customer care and leading edge service provision.

Ops Excellence LLC now operate in Oman, GCC states, Europe, Japan, Indonesia and Australia.

John Adcock

John has nearly 40 years experience in working in compliance, systems, management and financial consultancy. He is currently the Partner in charge of the Moore Stephens offices in Dubai and Oman. He provides direction and leadership in the consulting that the firm is engaged, and is Chairman of Moore Stephens Middle East. He has about 30 years Middle East experience, of which 25 have been in the Gulf region. He is therefore familiar with the regional business environment and economy and well positioned to ensure these are understood and taken into account.

With Moore Stephens and with the firm he had worked for previously for some 11 years (Ernst and Young), he has developed a wide range of expertise. He has expertise in a wide range of businesses including shipping, banking, industrial, construction, contracting, insurance, financial service companies, oil and gas and others. He is also experienced in systems consultancy, business strategy studies, business valuations, and in project consultancies (including coordinating specialized technical studies and assessing the commercial viability of the projects). He was also involved in dealing or advising the regional governments on privatization issues relating to agricultural, banking, port, and hotel institutions.

John has lead teams in compiling and advising on policies and procedures manuals for a wide range of companies, including shipping agents, ship management, and ship owning companies. The manuals covering a wide range of material including accounting, risk management, human resources, corporate governance, codes of conduct, operating, treasury, purchasing, corporate and customer relations etc.


Moore Stephens International Limited is a global accountancy and consultancy network with its headquarters in London.

Since Moore Stephens London was founded a century ago, Moore Stephens International Limited has grown to be one of the largest international accounting and consulting groups worldwide. Today the network comprises 626 offices in 108 countries throughout the world, incorporating 27,997 people and with fees of more than US$2.742 billion. You can be confident that we have the resources and capabilities to meet your needs.

Managing audits and dealing with multi-jurisdictional tax matters of multi-national operations is the core of our business. The scope of our global client management extends, therefore, beyond the delivery of compliance services to advising on international business structures and tax planning to minimise tax liabilities.

Shafiq Ahmed

Shafiq Ahmed is our exclusively recommended Audit Services expert in Oman on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Shafiq directly using the contact details above.

Shafiq is an Audit Manager at Morison Muscat. He is Chartered Accountant (ACA) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. Shafiq has held Senior Management positions with an audit firm and fund management company in Pakistan for more than 15 years, with responsibilities in Pakistan and Oman. He is specialised in Financial Management, Taxation, Costing, Company Law, Financial Accounting, Financial advisory, Project Management, Business Process Re-engineering.

Firm Overview:

Morison Muscat Chartered Accountants LLC (“Morison Muscat”) is licensed to practice the profession of audit, accounting, tax and business consultants services by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The firm is an independent member firm of Morison KSI, which has its Worldwide Secretariat based in London, United Kingdom, a global association of independent accountants, auditors, tax advisers and business consultants established to meet the cross-border needs of clients.

Morison KSI is a worldwide network of professional business advisers, founded in 1990. Morison KSI is one of the fastest growing international network with 156 member firms comprising of professional advisers such as Chartered Accountants, Tax advisors and Business Development Consultants. It has its presence in 84 countries with 351 offices, over 12,070 professional staff. Morison KSI combined annual revenues exceed US $ 1.002 Billions.

The fundamental elements of the Morison KSI philosophy are quality, client-focus and an active international perspective. Morison KSI business focus is to “build better businesses, globally”. Morison KSI service focus is to meet the cross-border needs of clients and business partners by pooling the knowledge, contacts and expertise gained by its professionals in their respective jurisdictions.

Morison Muscat range of business and financial advisory services include: audit; accountancy; taxation; company formations; human resource consulting; management, information; IT advisory; liquidations and strategic business planning. Morison Muscat’s vision in Oman is to serve the local business community with its global links, experience and knowledge base.

Ali Khamis Al Alawi

Ali Khamis Al Alawi is our exclusively recommended Arbitration expert in Oman on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ali Khamis directly using the contact details listed above.

Al Alawi & Co is a full service law firm with a variety of clients including major multinational and national corporations, private businesses, government agencies and individuals. In meeting the diverse goals and expectations of our broad client base, we provide creative, timely and practical legal solutions in an effective manner. Our aim is to offer consistently high quality advice and understanding of the commercial environment in which our clients operate. We offer in-depth local knowledge and a uniquely global perspective.

Our Law Firm has more than great physical reach. We are an enterprise of outstanding capabilities, keen intellects, unyielding integrity and an extraordinary desire to understand and serve clients. We are not just commercially-minded; we are entrepreneurial and results-minded. Our approach is to get deep inside our clients’ businesses and the industries they work in. It’s this depth that gives us an extra edge in tailoring the most effective solutions. The scope of our practice is broad. Our domestic and international clients range from privately owned to publicly listed companies.

However, Al Alawi is not just a law firm; it also takes pride in partnering with its clients in relation to their business opportunities, challenges and obstacles. In doing so, we provide creative, timely and practical solutions specifically tailored to meet its clients’ requirements and deadlines.