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Rostum Omar

In-Country Partner
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Primerio’s Egypt Practice head has over 15 years of experience in competition, consumer protection, corporate, and civil law, including contract litigation and arbitration.  Rostom is a member of the Egyptian Bar Association and lecturer of International business Law at ESLSCA University.  In his senior government role at theEgyptian Competition Authority, Rostom served as Head of Investigations & Legal Research,gaining valuable experience as an antitrust enforcer on the continent.  Notably, he is also a former Commissioner of COMESA,serving as Competition Commissioner from 2011- 2015.  An Egyptian native, he is fluent in Arabic, English and French, with knowledge of Portuguese.

  • Substantive technical and executive experience leading several legal and economic professionals and financial analysts in competition investigations, cases, advisory opinions, sectoral and market studies. Senior ECA executive in charge of M&A notifications and dawn raids; drafting of many cooperation protocols with several regulators; responsible for several international files and projects related to competition laws and regulatory authorities including ICN, UNDP, OECD.
  • As Commissioner of the COMESA Competition Commission, he was a part of the activation and the operation of the organization, actively taking part in formulation of the CCC guidelines, reviewing and amending the regulations of the CCC; as well as taking part in the selection of CCC permanent staff and he was the national liaison concerning the implementation of the CCC regulations.
  • Extensive experience in providing diverse legal services to many national and international clients, governmental and private sector; in the areas of contracts and agreements, litigation, arbitration, and providing full-service domestic company-establishment.
  • Masters degree in international business Law from Paris IX Dauphine, Mass communication diploma from Paris II ASSAS-Sorbonne; and fellowship in Economic and Regulatory Reform from Bradford University.