International law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed Osama Hassan to head its practice in Middle East.
Osama, who will continue to lead the Middle East Corporate group, has provided dual language, Shari'a, local and international law expertise in the region for over 30 years.
He is widely recognised within the UAE corporate market as a trusted adviser to a broad range of major energy and infrastructure organisations, government departments and government-owned entities as well as heads of family owned businesses.
Osama replaces Sachin Kerur who recently joined Reed Smith as managing partner for Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The appointment comes following a period of strong growth for the firm across the Infrastructure, Energy, Real Estate and Financial Services sectors.
Earlier this year, Pinsent Masons appointed leading infrastructure and energy partners, Tim Armsby and Gurmeet Kaur, to its finance & projects practice.
Partner Tom Bicknell also joined the Dubai office leading the firm’s financial services and corporate insurance offering, providing clients with regulatory and product distribution advice in the region.
Osama Hassan said: "Our 90-strong team in the Middle East has advised on a range of crucial mandates across the Infrastructure, Energy, Real Estate and Financial Services sectors this year.
“As I move into this role I look forward to deepening our relationships with our clients and continuing to offer the collaborative culture and deep sector expertise that Pinsent Masons is known for."