Jurisdiction: United Arab Emirates
Experience / Expertise:
Banking and Finance
Capital Markets
Compliance / Regulatory
Coporate and M&A
Intellectual Property
Islamic Finance
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Maritime & Shipping
Projects and Project Financing (incl. Infrastructure)
Real Estate / Construction
Restructuring and Insolvency
Website: Horizons & Co
Applicable Fee Earners

Main Practice Areas

•    Civil & Commercial Litigation
•    Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
•    Private Notary Services
•    Incorporations & Formations
•    Corporate Structuring
•    Intellectual Property
•    Patent & Trademarks
•    Criminal
•    Employment
•    Commercial Advisory
•    Banking & Finance
•    Mergers & Acquisitions
•    Franchising
•    Capital Markets

Firm Profile

Horizons & Co is a disputes-focused practice, specialising in litigation, arbitration and corporate matters in the UAE and the wider MENA region. The firm have a strong regional focus and have been advising clients, on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters, from our Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices for two decades.


Our lawyers handle all types of litigation including; civil and commercial, banking and finance, criminal, employment, and most notable real estate and construction. Due to our expertise in UAE Law litigation we are often called upon by many multinational organisations and international law firms.

The team is regarded for having a mix of civil and common law backgrounds, meaning the firm can handle UAE Court matters, as well as those in the various free zones. Our lawyers are specialists in interim measures and our legal consultants are held in high regard for their drafting skills. Imperative to our success are our Emirati practitioners, who have full rights of audience before all levels of courts and tribunals in the UAE.


With a broad range of experience in domestic and international arbitrations, our clients include corporate organisations and individuals across an extensive range of practice areas, including construction, real estate, corporate and commercial and banking. We regularly work on complex and high-value arbitration matters, working with some of the UAE’s top experts to provide additional weight to the case and strengthen our position in order to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. Our arbitration lawyers are registered to appear before DIAC, ADCCAC and the DIFC LCIA Arbitration Centre.


Our corporate team are known for providing clarity to clients in complex commercial transactions such as cryptocurrency and its practical implications under UAE Laws; advising on the sale/transfer of consolidated plots of land, as well as advice on development agreements and VAT implications; negotiating with business partners and drafting all necessary agreements on behalf of our clients. We offer a full range of corporate financial advice, including venture financing, public offerings, strategic alliances, technology transactions and highly complex mergers and acquisitions.

Horizons & Co is a forward-thinking local practice, with our roots firmly embedded in the UAE and our sights set on the global market.

Horizons & Co

Address: 49th Floor, Burj Al Salam Office Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai UAE

Tel: (971) 4 354 4444

Fax: (971) 4 354 4445

Email: info@horizlaw.ae

Website: www.horizlaw.ae

Contact: Adv. Ali Al Zarooni

Number of employees: 57

Offices in Middle East: 2

Year Established: 1999

Languages Spoken: English, Arabic, French, Hindi, Urdu, Tagalog, Afrikaans, Mandarin

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