Omar has extensive English and Arabic transactional experience from London, Dubai and Saudi Arabia representing lenders, including both international and domestic banks, and borrowers on all areas of bank lending. He has a particular focus on syndicated loans and Islamic financings in the Gulf region, as well as experience in acquisition financings, margin loans, private equity financings, real estate financings, regulatory capital financings and the financial restructuring of government and corporate entity assets within the Middle East and Europe.
Omar’s expertise spans a range of sectors, including power, oil and gas, real estate and fintech.
Omar is currently based in Riyadh. He also heads the firm’s Egypt desk.
Omar has led, or been a key adviser, on many of the region’s most significant finance transactions. These include advising:
Omar speaks regularly at Loan Market Association (LMA) events in the Middle East.
Omar studied law at University College London.
He speaks English and Arabic.