Mehdi Oomar has been a Legal Counsel at the African Legal Support Facility since February 2020 and works in the Projects Team. Prior to joining the Facility, Mr. Oomar practiced as a Barrister-at-Law in one of the leading firms in Mauritius, where he worked on civil, employment, commercial and criminal litigation matters.
Mr. Oomar worked for several leading international law firms in Paris. He acquired experience in many different fields (ranging from corporate to project finance, litigation to private international law).
Mr. Oomar is a member of the Bar of England and Wales and is also admitted to practice before the Mauritian Bar. He holds a Degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Masters (MsC) in Science and Communication. He received his Law Degree (LLB) from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. Mr. Oomar successfully passed the exam for the admission to the Paris Bar.
A native French speaker, Mr. Oomar is also fluent in English and speaks Mauritian Creole.