Orestis Omran is a Counsel in the Brussels office of DLA Piper. Admitted in New York, Brussels and Athens, and a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School where he was a Fulbright Scholar, Mr. Omran is a corporate attorney with extensive EU regulatory experience, including but not limited to financial services, data protection and energy.
In particular, Mr. Omran advises international credit and financial institutions on regulatory financial services, banking laws and derivatives. He represents collective investment, hedge and pension funds, and he is often involved in cross border corporate debt restructurings.
Mr. Omran advises on data protection and cyber security for different industry sectors including financial services, life sciences and biotechnology. In particular, he focuses on the design and implementation of data protection and cyber security compliance programs, international data transfers and binding corporate rules and has assisted EU and US clients before a considerable number of national EU Data Protection Authorities.
In addition, Mr. Omran advises energy companies on both contentious and non-contentious matters. He is often involved in transnational litigation and international commercial and investment arbitrations in the energy sector.
In Greece, Mr. Omran has developed a track record of successful representation of Greek and international companies in Greece, advising on all aspects of Greek and EU law, while he actively participates in the firm’s initiatives on privatizations in the country.
Furthermore, Mr. Omran regularly advises on EU competition law focusing on cartel investigations, vertical and horizontal agreements and antitrust compliance counseling.
While at law school, Mr. Omran was a moot court and law review member. Prior to joining DLA Piper, he was Counsel with Dentons in Brussels while has also worked at the Legal Service of the European Commission in Brussels.