Marla Valdez

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Marla is the founder and principal at Valdez SPC in Oman, an advisory and consultancy firm. She has extensive experience in the Oman market and the energy sector in the Middle East and Central Asia. She has been a Board Member of the Oman American Business Center and The American International School of Muscat since 1914. She is also founder of the Oman Community Sustainability Fair.

Marla was previously the Managing Partner of Clyde & Co in Oman, acting in association with Fatma Al Mamari Advocacy and Legal Consultancy Firm. She was also Managing Partner of Dentons in Central Asia, as well as co-head of Denton’s Energy sector group and UKMEA Board Member.

Marla specializes in oil and gas and mining and has advised clients on a wide range of energy and infrastructure projects, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory and compliance matters. For more than 10 years Marla was named in the Oil & Gas and Business Lawyer sections of Who’s Who Legal and identified as a top energy expert by Expert Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers.