OMAR SHAFI works on a broad range of debt capital markets transactions, including standalone bonds, EMTN programs, liability management, hybrid and regulatory capital instruments, convertible bonds, commercial paper, and debt advisory work.
Omar acts for both lead managers and issuers in relation to bonds issued by financial institutions, corporates, and sovereigns.
Building on his traditional capital markets background, Omar has also worked on the development and implementation of innovative disruptive technology (blockchain-based structures, advanced delivery solutions, automation, and smart contracts) internationally.
Omar has been recognized as a “Rising Star” for Debt Capital Markets by The Legal 500 UK 2024. In a previous edition (2022), he was commended for being “well-respected by investment banks and corporates” and with sources noting he is “a very knowledgeable lawyer.”
Omar has also been featured in Best Lawyers 2024 “Ones to Watch” for Capital Markets Law.