Omar has over 15 years' experience in the energy sector acting for a variety of developers, landowners and funders in large and small scale renewable energy projects including wind (onshore and offshore), hydro, solar pv and battery storage. Omar also advises clients in relation to grid connection arrangements for energy projects.
Omar has considerable experience in the acquisition and sale of renewable energy projects and regularly carries out due diligence and reporting exercises for a variety of clients including UK and global investment funds. Omar also acts for both funders and borrowers in the financing and re-financing of renewable energy projects and that experience brings a balanced and commercial approach to his advice.
Omar was a member of Harper Macleod’s award winning Energy Team of the Year title at the 2013 and 2016 Scottish Legal Awards and the Legal 500 UK lists him as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in Energy & Natural Resources.
Omar is a founding member of the Scottish Ethnic Minorities Lawyers Association (SEMLA) which was launched in 2017 with the support of the Law Society of Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates. SEMLA focuses on the networking and support of ethnic minority lawyers and law students in Scotland.
Omar also coordinates the Pakistan country desk, part of Harper Macleod's international offering.
Qualifications: LLB (Hons) Dip LP NP
Joined the firm: 2012