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Omar Al Shomali, Principal Associate

Omar Al Shomali

Principal Associate


Arabic (fluent), English (fluent)

Practice areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporate
  • Employment law
  • Food and drink
  • Governments and Infrastructure
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms

Practice notes

Omar is a principal associate in our corporate practice group, based in our Dubai office. Omar advises international and local companies on all aspects of corporate transactions, with focus on structuring, corporate services and governance matters. Omar has been working in UAE since 2011 and has gained a wealth of experience working for international law firm, UAE local law firm and UAE in-house role.

Omar has a broad range of experience in all aspects of corporate law in the UAE and across the Middle East, including advising on various corporate transactions including domestic and international M&A, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, company incorporation and shareholders disputes.

Omar has advised local and regional organizations across a variety of industries and acted for local and regional corporates, governments and family businesses. Omar’s wealth of experience includes advising on a wide range of international corporate transactions including corporate governance and resolving shareholder disputes.

A selection of Omar’s experience includes:

  • advising on the financial and corporate restructuring of a major health care provider in the Middle East
  • advising on regulatory type of work such as drafting laws and regulations with different Governmental entities in the UAE
  • advising and leading the team in relation to the proposed cross-border acquisition of two oil and gas companies and the restructuring of the holding entities in the UAE and Switzerland
  • advising a public investment bank in the Kingdom of Bahrain on the requirements of the UAE local law in relation to the acquisition and restructuring of a UAE based tech company
  • advising on and leading the team in relation to an acquisition of F&B business in the UAE. The work included advising the seller of the F&B business on the transactional documentation including the SPA
  • advising on the acquisition of a mining company in Oman, the work included advising on and conducting the due diligence and SPA

Qualifications and education

  • Law LLB University of Jordan 2007
  • LLM in international commercial law (Merit), Kingston University, London, UK