“Afridi delivers international quality advice on local law matters. The team meets deadlines and bring a commercial understanding to their work product. They are also responsive and personable in their dealings.” - Legal 500 EMEA

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment


  • Professional
  • Sudanese Bar Association
  • Languages
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Academic
  • M.A. of Justice, Villanova University, 2008
  • LL.B., University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1998


Omer advises clients on all aspects of corporate transactions and represents clients before governmental departments and agencies. His broad areas of expertise include:


  • advising on company formations in the UAE including the free zones;


  • mergers and acquisitions advice and drafting corporate resolutions for share transfer;


  • drafting various commercial agreements and assisting businesses on a regular basis thereafter;


  • drafting and reviewing employment contracts, and advising on terminations and end-of-service benefits;


  • assisting with personal status and money matters of Muslims and non Muslims in the Shari’a and Personal Status Court;


  • preparing and filing criminal cases; and


  • handling criminal investigations with the police and public prosecution department.


Omer joined Afridi & Angell in 2009. Prior to joining Afridi & Angell, Omer was working in the legal department of Sharjah Airport International Free Zone, where he practiced the rules and regulations of Free Zone Companies including the formation and liquidation of companies, and provided legal consultation at management and investor level.


Omer has a wide network of contacts and developed strong relationships within various governmental entities including the UAE Central Bank, the Department of Economic Development, Chambers of Commerce across the UAE, as well as the various UAE free zones.


Omer’s strong contacts and fluency in Arabic along with his technical skills and understanding of local laws and regulations, have proven invaluable for clients in virtually all their corporate and commercial transactions.