Pillsbury hires Bird & Bird technology team head

osamaabudehaysPillsbury has announced that Osama Abu-Dehays will join the Abu Dhabi office as a partner in the corporate and securities practice. With experience in various areas of commerce, including media, intellectual property and telecommunications, Abu-Dehays will strengthen the firm's capabilities in the technology sector, serving clients in the outsourcing, media, sports, telecoms, intellectual property, corporate, finance and construction areas.

Most recently a partner with Bird & Bird, where he led the firm's technology team, Abu-Dehays has advised clients on matters ranging from broadcasting and intellectual property to litigation and construction. He began his legal career in private practice and served as chief legal officer for Al Jazeera Network after having worked for multiple media and sports organisations, including Arab Media Group, MTV Arabia and Qatar Sports Investments.

Abu-Dehays is also considered a legal authority on technology and media; he has acted as a consultant in related matters for both regulatory and commercial organisations and regularly speaks about sports, media and public policy at legal industry events.

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