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Omar Khattab

T: +971 4 407 3927 M: +971 52 120 3145 Email Omar | Vcard Office: Dubai

Omar Khattab Senior associate

Contact details

Omar Khattab

Omar Khattab
Senior associate

T: +971 4 407 3927 M: +971 52 120 3145 Email Omar | Vcard Office: Dubai

Omar is a litigation specialist with extensive knowledge in complex dispute resolution matters. Omar acts for major corporates as well as private clients on a variety of disputes relating to criminal, civil, commercial, banking, construction and real estate.
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His clients value his professional and pragmatic approach. Omar handles high profile litigation cases and his clients include financial institutions, public bodies, corporates and individuals.

Omar has particular experience in white collar crimes involving commercial fraud, bribery, corruption, money laundering, breach of trust, embezzlement, forgery, bounced cheques and dissipation of confidential information. He is an expert on asset tracing and recovery. Omar also advises clients faced with extradition, mutual legal assistance requests and extra-territorial criminal activity.

Prior to joining Stephenson Harwood, Omar worked as in-house Counsel for a leading UAE bank and as an associate for a leading regional law firm.

  • Commercial litigation
  • Fraud and asset tracing
  • Corporate crime and directors' criminal liability

Shipping litigation

Recovered an outstanding debt of AED11 million through litigation against a maritime company. This was preceded with an attachment order on all the assets of the company and a civil travel ban on its partners.

The government of a foreign country

Assisted the client in recovering a US$5 million debt through a complex civil lawsuit against a construction company. This was preceded with an attachment order on all the assets of the company and a civil travel ban on its partners.

UAE based fund

Acting for a leading UAE based fund in relation to US$10 million UAE proceedings brought against it, due to the alleged actions of a rogue employee said to have misappropriated client funds.

UAE Courts proceedings

Acting for multiple foreign funds in the UAE Courts with regards to a complex $11 million real estate fraud.

More: Commercial litigation

A leading global electronics manufacturer

Assisted the client in filing a criminal complaint against one of their former employees for forgery, use of a forged document and fraud.

Foreign government

Assisted the client in recovering public funds by filing a civil lawsuit to recover an amount of approximately US$22 million. Traced assets to secure the debt through an attachment order.

Global trading house

Assisted the client in filing a criminal complaint against their former CEO for embezzling approximately the equivalent of US$19.5 million.

More: Fraud and asset tracing

Public Prosecution

Filed a criminal complaint on behalf of the largest chain of cinema theatres in the Middle East against their former CEO and COO for breach of trust amounting to approximately the equivalent of US$6.5 million. Assisted the Public Prosecution to secure a conviction throughout the process.

Electronics major

Filed a criminal complaint on behalf of a leading manufacturer of electronic products against a former employee for forgery, use of a forged document and fraud. Assisted the Public Prosecution to secure a conviction throughout the process.

Extradition

Defended numerous high level business owners and signatories requested for extradition before the relevant local authorities.

More: Corporate crime and directors' criminal liability

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