Omar is an associate in our Corporate and M&A practice. He has experience advising both listed and private companies on a broad range of public and private transactions, including high-profile mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, equity capital markets and general corporate advisory.
Regularly working across multiple jurisdictions, Omar has advised clients in a range of industry sectors, including industrial, technology, banks/financial institutions and pharmaceutical companies. During his time at White & Case, Omar undertook a secondment to the legal mergers and acquisitions team at Smiths Group plc, a FTSE 100 conglomerate.
Omar is also a member of The University of Edinburgh's Commercial Law Society, providing career development advice and networking opportunities, on a pro bono basis, to members of the society.
Representation of Deutsche Bank as financial advisor to Stan Kroenke, who acquired Alisher Usmanov's 30 percent stake in Arsenal Football Club for £550 million, triggering a formal offer for the remaining shares in Arsenal Football Club.
Representation of UBS as financial advisor to Ion Investment Group on its £1.5 billion takeover of Fidessa Group plc.
Representation of Zynga Inc., the listed US-based online gaming company, on its US$250 million acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Gram Games Teknoloji, the Turkey-based mobile game developer.
Representation of Rentokil Initial plc on its multi-million pound cross border acquisition of the Cannon Hygiene business from the OCS Group.*
Representation of AstraZeneca plc on the sale of its small molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer for US$1.2 billion.*
Representation of GKN plc on the multi-million pound sale of its Applied Composites business to Saab.*
Representation of Smiths Group plc on the divestment of its Wallace product line to CooperSurgical, Inc. for £140 million.*
Representation of Smiths Group plc on the sale of Smiths Interconnect Microwave Telecoms business to Infinite Electronics Inc. for US$112.5m.*
Representation of Aura Energy Limited, an Australian uranium company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, on its dual listing to the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange.*
Representation of Kore Potash plc on its re-domicile to the United Kingdom (by way of a scheme of arrangement) and subsequent listing on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange.*
* Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case.