- Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands; Foreign Lawyer, registered with licensed Foreign Law Practice in Singapore
- Finance, corporate, restructuring
- Dari, Dutch, English, Hindi
- Tilburg University; North-West University, South Africa; University of California, Berkeley; University of Oxford; University of Melbourne
Omar Salah is a senior associate at De Brauw Singapore. He is a corporate and finance lawyer with a broad Asia-based practice focusing on finance, mergers and acquisitions and international restructurings. Some of his recent work includes advising on finance transactions, multi-jurisdictional acquisitions and distressed debt trading. Omar regularly represents multinational companies, financial institutions and private equity firms. Before joining the Corporate and Finance practice group, Omar was with the Corporate Litigation and Restructuring practice group where he gained experience in Dutch Supreme Court litigation, corporate litigation, bankruptcy litigation, insolvency and restructuring.
Omar has noted expertise in Islamic finance. He is Visiting Professor of Islamic finance law at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. He is also an expert member of the Sukuk Standardization Working Group of IIFM in Manama, Bahrain. Omar holds a PhD in sukuk (Islamic securities), regularly publishes on Islamic finance law and is a frequent speaker at international conferences on Islamic finance.
Omar was seconded to the Global Islamic Finance and Investment practice group of a US-based leading international law firm in London in 2010, where he worked on Islamic finance transactions.
He is a member of the Dutch Bar Association, Inter-Pacific Bar Association and International Bar Association.