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Osama Hassan

Partner - Head of the Middle East Region

About Osama

Osama is a Partner in Pinsent Masons Dubai Office and Head of the Corporate Group for the Middle East.

Osama's legal practice is focused on commercial arrangements, corporate matters, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, fund raising and investments across diverse sectors and industries.

Additionally, he has in-depth experience of advising on financial and capital markets transactions (both conventional and Islamic), business formations, insolvency, restructuring, regulatory, litigation, dispute resolution, employment and private client matters. He regularly advises shareholders, directors and senior management of major business groups and multinational corporations on their business operations both locally in the UAE and regionally in the Middle East. Osama's clients also include a number of high net worth individuals and prominent Middle Eastern families.

Legal 500 2010 notes Osama as "unrivalled in the UAE - he is bright, an extremely hard worker, and gives practical business advice that delivers favourable results time and time again." Chambers Global 2010 states that he "offers the total package - Shari'a, local and international law advice from one canny and analytical source."

Osama is regularly invited to comment on drafts of new legislation in the UAE and participates in discussion of laws and regulations with various authorities of the Dubai Government and the UAE Federal Government. He has extensively worked with the Dubai Department of Finance, Dubai Department of Economic Development and the Legal Affairs Department. His clients include global private equity firms, global insurance companies, global pharmaceutical companies and several global advertising firms. Prior to joining Pinsent Masons, Osama was a partner at another international law firm. 

Osama has operated in the region for 25 years and is considered a leading figure in the UAE legal market. He is widely recognised within the UAE corporate market for his expertise and is considered a trusted adviser to a broad range of significant clients in the region. Osama's extensive client base includes influential Government Departments and agencies such as the Dubai Financial Support Fund, numerous government-owned entities as well as heads of family owned businesses. He has well established relationships with major energy and infrastructure organisations. 

Education

Under Graduate Diploma in Accounts

Graduate of Cairo University, Faculty of Law 

Member of the Sudanese Bar and licensed to practice in Dubai by the Dubai Legal Affairs Department

Admitted to the DIFC Court.