Omar Salah

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

The Netherlands
T:+31 20 462 9482
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7283 6000
The Netherlands
T:+31 20 462 9482
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7283 6000


Omar Salah is a finance and restructuring lawyer based in Amsterdam.

Omar's practice covers banking and finance matters and he has advised on numerous leveraged and acquisition financings, asset-based financings, and investment grade corporate loans. He has acted for many Dutch and international corporates on their corporate and acquisition finance transactions, often covering multiple jurisdictions. He also advises sponsors, banks and direct lenders on Term Loan B transactions, unitranche financing and other leveraged finance transactions.

Omar also covers a range of financial restructuring and insolvency cases, including bank and bond debt restructurings, distressed M&A transactions and trading in non-performing loans.

In addition, he is a Professor of Law at Tilburg University where he holds a Chair in Global Finance and Restructuring Law.

Professional experience

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  • INSOLAD/Grotius Specialisatieopleiding Insolventierecht (cum laude)
  • PhD, Sukuk Structures: Legal Engineering Under Dutch Law
  • LLM, Dutch law (cum laude)
  • LLB, International and European law (with distinction)
  • LLB, Dutch law (with distinction)
  • Advocaat, qualified in the Netherlands


  • A large European retailer listed in the Netherlands – on an acquisition financing from ABN AMRO, BNP Paribas and Rabobank 
  • A direct lender – on a unitranche acquisition financing for a Dutch corporate in the dental business 
  • Triton Partners – on the acquisition financing for Dutch corporate in the healthcare business 
  • Triton Partners – on the acquisition financing of Royal Reesink, an international corporate headquartered in the Netherlands. The deal was structured as a Term Loan B from institutional lenders, an RCF loan from a bank syndicate, and an ABL-loan from a group of banks.
  • Silverfleet Capital – on the unitranche financing for the acquisition of an international corporate. The financing was structured through a unitranche in the form of a Term Loan B from direct lender Muzinich & Co. Corporate Credit and a super senior RCF loan from Rabobank. 
  • Cerberus Capital Management – on the leveraged financing from Bawag P.S.K. for the acquisition of a real estate group based throughout continental Europe. 
  • Lone Star Funds – on the leveraged financing for the acquisition of a European distressed NPL-portfolio. 
  • Member of INSOL International
  • Member of INSOL Europe 
  • Member of INSOLAD
  • International Correspondent for the Journal of International Banking Law & Regulation
  • Visiting Professor of Islamic finance law at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain
  • Visiting researcher and lecturer at various universities (including Tilburg University, Leiden University, the University of Oxford and the University of Melbourne)
  • English
  • Dutch