Omar Hegazy has extensive experience advising on commercial advisory instructions and regulatory matters across the Middle East.

    Before joining the firm, Omar was a director with the legal team of the world’s largest publisher and educational technology company where he managed a team providing legal support to the Middle East and Africa operations and advised leadership stakeholders on regulatory matters, commercial transactions, risk management, litigation files, employment matters and anti-bribery and corruption compliance.

    Prior to that, Omar was a senior legal counsel with the world’s largest privately owned school operator (with headquarters in Dubai) where he provided legal support on a wide spectrum of commercial, operational and transactional work globally. Before moving in-house in 2012, Omar practiced in the corporate and commercial group of the largest law firm in the Middle East.

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    • Negotiated, with a GCC Ministry of Education, content adaptation and licence agreements delivering curricula built to the client’s specifications over a period of seven years.
    • Negotiated, with a GCC regulatory authority, a major software licence and maintenance agreement that underpinned one of its primary technology tools it needed to deliver its remit.
    • Negotiated multiple author and other rights-holder agreements for the launch of an Arabic language teaching series.
    • Negotiated, with a GCC regulatory authority, a services agreement for the creation of a bespoke curriculum to be taught nationwide.
    • Negotiated, with a GCC government customer, multiple transactions involving the disposal of certain lines of businesses to the acquiring government customer bringing service in-house.

    Education

    • Cairo University, LL.B., 2002

    Admissions

    • Egypt, 2003

    Languages

    • English
    • Arabic
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