Ishtiaque Omar

Ish Omar - June 2016


Phone:+61 2 8214 3515

Mobile:+61 401 880 957


LLB, Australian National University
BSc (Computer Science), Australian National University


2006 (Australia, New South Wales)
2006 (Federal and High Court of Australia)

Ish specialises in telecommunications and media commercial and regulatory matters, with a strong technical background including a Computer Science degree.

Ish’s current clients include nbn, Foxtel, Spark (formerly Telecom New Zealand), the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, Singtel and Ooredoo. Ish has previously worked with banks, IT outsourcers, mobile operators and a number of OTT and traditional media companies. Major clients have included Qantas, Unisys, Pipe Networks, Telstra and Optus.

In addition to complex commercial transactions, Ish advises on the legal and regulatory frameworks that underpin the telecommunications and media sectors. He has also advised on all aspects of electronic and online commerce.

Ish has worked extensively with nbn and other next generation network owners in developing wholesale supply contracts. He has previously extensively advised Telstra on its revised media and entertainment strategy.

Prior to joining Webb Henderson, Ish was a lawyer in the IT, Communications and Media practice at Blake Dawson, now Ashurst.