This month we bring you a special focus on a continent that boasts the world’s largest free trade area, a diverse economic make-up and increasing political stability. The latest edition of Law Update focuses on Africa, a territory that continues to be an attractive business and investment destination.
Like the rest of the world, Africa is still re-building from the impact of COVID-19, however, there continues to be an optimistic view of the opportunities the continent presents. An example of the appetite for investment into Africa was captured in a report we commissioned, titled Legal Leaders in MENA. Our survey of legal leaders revealed a resounding desire to expand into new territories, with 81% naming Africa as their investment destination of choice.Read the full edition
Omar Omar is a Partner and Head of the Transport and Insurance practice in Dubai. Omar is also a member of the Projects group. Omar joined Al Tamimi & Company in 2008.
Omar is ranked in band 1 by both the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. Omar’s experience as a marine lawyer and advocate covers almost all aspects of the industry. With a multinational team covering all the GCC countries, Egypt Iraq and Jordan, Omar headed legal teams advising many governmental bodies on the establishment and development of maritime and land transport laws, regulations and policies. In addition, Omar has a distinctive experience in laws related to logistics and customs in the GCC. In Omar regularly advises on cargo, container, marine agency, shortages, groundings, bunker, collisions, salvage, seaworthiness and insurance claims. He has also advised on many vessel sale and purchases, which includes drafting, reviewing and advising on related legal and finance documents. He also has drafted and advised on different types of maritime documents such as recaps, charter parties, B/L, LOIs, Agency Agreements, Insurance and P&I cover.
Omar headed the team establishing and drafting the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC).
Omar is an author of the UAE Vessel Registration and Mortgage Section in the internationally renowned Kluwer International Maritime Law Handbook.
1996 – LLM in International Law , University of Aberdeen
1998 – Jordan Bar Association