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Eman Omar


Principle Practice Areas: Banking & Financial Services Regulations, Commercial & Corporate, Cross Border Litigation, Insolvency & Bankruptcy, Insurance, Labour, Mergers & Acquisitions, and, Real Estate.

Eman obtained her LLB (Hons) from the University of Wolverhampton in 1993, followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Central England in 1994. She obtained her LLM from the University College Northampton in 2005

She became a qualified Solicitor accredited to the senior courts of England and Wales in 1997, and is a member of the Law Society of England & Wales.

She has 27 years’ experience. Prior to joining the firm in 2009, she established and managed her own law firm in West London where she gained a track record of success in a range of high profile cases.

Eman’s practice areas cover the full range of employment issues, both contentious and non-contentious. She has extensive experience in advising on all aspects of employment law, including drafting and advising on employment contracts and policies, secondment agreements, terminations, settlements, restructuring and redundancies. She is also experienced in dealing with complex disciplinary investigations and has recently assisted clients in relation to the new Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Amnesty scheme, (applied between the 1st July to 31st December 2015) for illegal foreign workers.

She has advised in a range of corporate transactions. These included advising on franchising, structuring, re-structuring, reorganization, asset and share acquisitions and licensing. Eman has also carried out extensive due diligence on projects for share and asset acquisitions in the retail, fast food and the banking sectors. She also advises on setting up trusts, insurance law & regulations, licensing, agency laws, liquidation, anti-bribery laws, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance.

Eman also advises in relation to real estate matters and successfully assisted several clients in litigation proceedings to recoup their losses and rescind breached contracts in disputes over stalled real estate projects.

Eman has written for Bahrain Report, and received acknowledgments from the World Bank for her annual contribution to their Doing Business Report in relation to her advice on employment law. More recently, she has participated in workshops and advised in seminars on the new Bahrain labour law which became effective from 2 September 2012.

She is fluent in Arabic, and English.

Legal 500 2016 – Recommended for commercial, corporate and M&A “Eman Omar has a high level of analytical skills”.

IFLR 1000 2015 – “Other notable corporate work for the firm concerned BTG Pactual’s acquisition of Swiss wealth firm BSI for $1.7 billion. Eman Omar advised the Bahraini arm of BSI on the Bahraini law implications of the deal”

Legal 500 2014 – “The outstanding Eman Omar is highly recommended for her solid advice and ability to grasp very difficult subject matters“