Financial restructuring and insolvency partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Amsterdam, Dr Omar Salah, has been appointed Professor of Global Finance & Restructuring Law at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.
Part of Tilburg Law School, the professorship commences as of September 1, 2021, and will run alongside Omar’s practice as partner at Norton Rose Fulbright.
In this post, Omar will research international financing and restructuring of multinationals, including the question to what extent legislation in the field of restructuring and insolvency in other countries, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, provides inspiration for legal developments in the Netherlands. These international influences also form a starting point for his research into law reform programs in the field of restructuring insolvency law elsewhere in the world, for instance in Indonesia and the Caribbean. In addition, he will research to what extent developments in the international practice of finance have an impact on financing structures in the Netherlands.
In addition to conducting research, Omar will teach international legal practice in the area of property and insolvency law, including within Tilburg Law School's Global Law Bachelor's programme.
On his appointment, Omar Salah commented:
“I am honoured to accept this position at Tilburg University, which will complement my role as banking and restructuring partner at Norton Rose Fulbright. International influences are already noticeable with the introduction of the WHOA (Wet homologatie onderhands akkoord) in Dutch bankruptcy law. Further development of this law, as well as comparable developments in countries like Singapore and India, could lead to interesting cross-pollination. In addition, cross-border recognition of insolvency proceedings are high on the agenda in many jurisdictions, making this an exciting time to conduct research in this field. These academic insights will also contribute a wealth of knowledge to our global financial restructuring and insolvency practice.”
Wouter Hertzberger, head of banking at Norton Rose Fulbright Amsterdam, added:
“We are pleased with Omar’s promotion which we consider a recognition of his expertise in the restructuring field. His research into this specialist area will benefit not only our Dutch clients, but also our wider global cross-border restructuring practice.”