Omar Anwar

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

Omar Anwar is an associate in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London.

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 has undertaken a secondment to the mergers and acquisitions team at Smiths Group plc, a FTSE 100 conglomerate.

Bars and Courts
Law Society of Scotland
Education
Diploma in Legal Practice
University of Edinburgh
LLB (Hons)
University of Edinburgh
Languages
English
Urdu
Punjabi

Experience

Representation of Smiths Group plc on the sale of its Smiths Medical division to TA Associates for US$2.3 billion and then to ICU Medical Inc., for US$2.7 billion.

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 Cukurova Finance International Limited, on the disposal of its circa 30 percent shareholding in Turkcell, a telecommunications and technology services provider founded and head-quartered in Turkey and listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Borsa Instanbul, to the Turkey Sovereign Wealth Fund for US$1.6 billion.

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.