Omar Jassam is a Director at Yendall Hunter with more than 11 years of experience in the construction and engineering industries. He has worked on both live projects and disputes located in the U.K., Middle East, Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia.
Omar has been appointed as an independent expert and has advised clients in respect of quantum matters. He has prepared and led quantum analyses in several international arbitrations. This has included working with both private and public sector clients across a variety of sectors including construction, infrastructure, and natural resources.
Prior to joining Yendall Hunter, Omar worked as a Director in Blackrock Expert Services (now part of Kroll). Prior to that, Omar worked as a quantity surveyor in pre and post contract phases of numerous large-scale oil and gas, renewable energy, infrastructure, education, and building projects. This involved working alongside major international contractors, oil field operators, public bodies, and airport operators.
Omar was awarded a Distinction and three Society of Construction Law (SCL) prizes in his master’s degree in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King’s College London. The three SCL prizes Omar received were for best overall graduate, best dissertation, and best examination performance. Following his master’s, Omar completed a GDL at BPP University, where he achieved a Distinction. He also holds a first-class honours degree in Quantity Surveying at Nottingham Trent University.
Omar is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has published the paper ‘To what extent can the contract control its own interpretative method’, which received a commendation in the SCL Hudson essay competition.