Dr Paul Omar

Dr Paul J Omar

Visiting Professor


Paul is an academic lawyer working in the British HE sector and serving also as Consultant to a number of international institutions active in the insolvency sector.


Paul has worked in mainstream British academia for 20 years, principally at Sussex University and also in Wales and the East Midlands. He has also had visiting appointments at the University of Pretoria, University College London and the Jersey Institute of Law, St. Helier. He has published over 230 books, edited collections, chapters and articles. 

He has served as Secretary of the INSOL Europe Academic Forum and as a member of the Steering Committee of the INSOL International Academic Group, the INSOL Europe Joint Academic-Practitioner Project on Cooperation and Communications, the Academic Advisory Group on the INSOL International Diploma Project, and the Course Committee of the INSOL International Global Insolvency Practice Course. 

Paul is at present a Consultant to the International Financial Corporation, a division of the World Bank, working on a number of projects in Asia. He is also a member of the European Commission’s Experts Group on Restructuring and Insolvency.

Specialist areas of interest

International and Comparative Insolvency Law


Subject area/group





Global Corporate Restructuring

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