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Has “an impressive reputation in the Swedish market”, where he is considered by sources as “a really strong asset to have on-side” in EU and Swedish enforcement issues. – Who’s Who Legal – Competition

Omar El Khatib

Partner / Advokat

Omar’s practice focuses on EU and Swedish competition law as well as rules on national security and foreign investment screenings (FDI). He has practical experience from the enforcement side and private practice in both Stockholm and Brussels. Omar’s experience includes working on competition law and FDI matters in a wide range of industries.


• 2023 Partner, BOKWALL RISLUND Advokatbyrå
• 2019-2022  Counsel, BOKWALL RISLUND Advokatbyrå

• 2015-2019  Associate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Brussels
• 2011 ECN Official, European Commission (DG Comp), Brussels
• 2010-2014 Senior Adviser, Swedish Competition Authority, Stockholm
• 2010  Trainee, Advokatfirman Vinge KB, Brussels
• 2009-2010  Case Officer, Swedish Competition Authority, Stockholm


• 2014-2015 Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of California, Berkeley School of law
• 2012-2013 Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law, King’s College London
• 2005-2010 Masters of law., Stockholms Universitet

Ranking / Awards
• Who’s Who Legal: Competition

Bar Admissions
• Sweden
• California, U.S.

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