Omar Alkaffas

Omar Alkaffas


Omar advises governments on strategic, regulatory, and fiscal matters, corporates and financial institutions on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and project development and finance transactions.
Omar has advised on several complex transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors, including government concessions, restructurings of value-chains and carve-outs of businesses in connection with debt and equity capital markets transactions and long-term supply contracts.


Representative matters

ADNOC on the sale by CEPSA of its entire upstream portfolio of assets in the UAE to TotalEnergies.

ADNOC on its investment, alongside Mubadala and TAQA, into Masdar to create a growth platform to facilitate their collective investment in renewable power and hydrogen projects through the acquisition of an interest in Masdar and creating a new renewable hydrogen platform.

ADNOC on a strategic partnership of the $6.2 billion investment agreement between ADNOC and Borealis AG to build the fourth Borouge facility (Borouge 4) at the polyolefin manufacturing complex in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.

ADNOC on the disposal of an interest in ADNOC Refining to Eni and OMV, where the company was valued at c. $19 billion.

Omar Alkaffas gives world class advice that is commercial but with an eye for details
Legal 500 EMEA, 2023



England & Wales, 2017


LL.B., Law with French Law, University College of London, 2014
LL.M., Banking and Securities Law, Kaplan Law School, 2015
LPC, Kaplan Law School, 2015


Abu Dhabi
Allen Overy Shearman Sterling LLP (practicing in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as “Allen & Overy Branch” pending the registration completion of the new name with the relevant UAE local authorities) is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC306763.
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.