Osama Abu-Dehays is a partner with Bird & Bird.
Osama was appointed a partner in Bird & Bird’s International Media and Sports Sector Groups in June, 2012.
His time is split between Qatar and the UAE, focusing on Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai but with wider responsibilities covering the Middle East and North Africa regions.
Osama is one of the most experienced TMT and sports lawyers acting in the region and was formerly Chief Legal Officer of the Al Jazeera Network, with ultimate responsibility for the legal and business affairs of the global media conglomeration. Osama has also previously held the position of Chief Legal Officer at Arab Media Group and was Deputy Head of Legal at MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Corporation).