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Yasser Omar

Yasser Omar

Executive Partner, Head of Corporate & Commercial

Abu Dhabi

+971 2 205 5300

Yasser is Executive Partner and Head of our Corporate and Commercial Practice in our Abu Dhabi office. Over the years, Yasser has acquired an in depth knowledge of UAE law and has extensive experience advising clients on a wide spectrum of fields of the corporate and commercial laws including, distribution and agency agreements, supply contracts, manufacturing and licensing, joint ventures, media buying, and distribution of pharmaceutical products.

Before joining Hadef & Partners, Yasser worked for Shalakany Law Office in both their Egypt and Dubai offices.

He completed an LL.B. from Ain Shams University and a Masters’ Degree in International Business Law from Cairo University in association with the University of Paris I Sorbonne. He has also completed International Practice Diplomas from the College of Law of England and Wales.

Yasser has authored a range of articles and publications including the UAE chapter for International Agency, Distribution and Licensing Agreements, published by Sweet & Maxwell in 2008. He is fluent in Arabic and English and holds a professional certificate in legal translation from the American University in Cairo.


  • “The merger of Dar Al Takaful (DAT) and Watania was a unique and complicated process due to the fact that is the first ever merger in the insurance sector in the UAE. There were two layers to the transaction where the shareholders of Watania merged with DAT which was a designated Holding Co. and the policyholders of Watania merged with the wholly owned Takaful subsidiaries of DAT viz. Noor Takaful General and Noor Takaful Family. Hadef played a key role in completing the merger while achieving our objectives and supporting us with the regulators. Yasser Omar played an instrumental role in advising the Boards of DAT and Watania and guiding the regulator on how to complete the merger in the most effective way and designing a process for its completion. We believe this has created a solid precedence for the market/regulator on handling future transactions and we are thankful to Yasser for his remarkable work on the merger.”

    Gautam Data, CEO, Dar Al Takaful

  • “We have engaged the services of Hadef & Partners since over 2 decades during which the level of service has been outstanding. The delivery of corporate legal services has always met our high expectation for Integrity, Professionalism, Knowledge and Responsiveness. I have personally dealt with Partner Yasser Omar who has been a key asset during my transition to the CEO position in a context of a multiple families shareholding structure of an SME with multiple subsidiaries and joint ventures that bring additional challenges in terms of governance requirements and crucial alignment at Board and General Assembly level. Hadef & Partners under the leadership of Dr. Faraj Ahneesh and his team give the true meaning of a Corporate Partner that you can rely on at all times.”

    Aly Abdel Malak, CEO at EMDAD LLC