Marla Valdez

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Marla is the Head of Office of Clyde & Co in Oman, acting in association with Fatma Al Mamari Advocacy and Legal Consultancy Firm.  She has an extensive experience in the Oman market and the energy sector in the Middle East and Central Asia.

Marla specialises 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 has been named in the Oil & Gas and Business Lawyer sections of Who’s Who Legal and has been identified as a top energy expert by Expert Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers. During her legal career, Marla has established and managed offices in Central Asia as well as led global energy sector groups.

Marla has a Bachelors of Arts from Amherst College and a Doctor of Law (J.D.) in Natural Resources Law from the University of New Mexico.