Our people

Omar Salah

Senior Associate

  • Profession
    Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands
  • Expertise
    Corporate Advisory, Finance and restructuring, Insolvency, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Languages
    Dari, Dutch, English, Hindi
  • Education
    Tilburg University; North-West University, South Africa; University of California, Berkeley; University of Oxford; University of Melbourne


Omar Salah is a senior associate at the Corporate practice group specialising in finance, restructuring and insolvency. His restructuring practice covers international restructurings, cross-border insolvencies, trading in non-performing loans and distressed M&A. Some of his recent finance work includes advising on leveraged financing, asset-based financing, secured lending, syndicated loans and debt capital markets transactions. He regularly represents multinational companies, financial institutions and private equity firms. Before joining the Corporate practice group, Omar was with the Litigation practice group where he focused on Dutch Supreme Court, bankruptcy and corporate litigation and insolvency related matters.


He has significant experience with cross-border transactions, having practised law in Amsterdam, Singapore and London. From 2015 to 2018, Omar was based at the Singapore office of De Brauw where he worked on M&A transactions, international investments, multi-jurisdictional joint ventures, corporate restructurings and finance transactions. Previously, he was seconded to the London office of King & Spalding where he advised on Islamic finance transactions.


Omar has noted expertise in Islamic finance and investments. He is a 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).


Before joining De Brauw, Omar worked as a researcher and lecturer on corporate finance law and Dutch property and insolvency law at Tilburg University from 2009 to 2011. He has been a researcher at the University of Oxford and the University of Melbourne. Omar continues his academic efforts by regularly publishing in academic journals and lecturing at international universities and conferences.

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