About Us

About Us

  • Overview
  • Chairman's Message
  • What you can expect
  • What makes us different

Founded in 1999 and with offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Horizons & Co is one of the UAE’s leading multi-disciplinary law firms. Our lawyers boast a vast range of qualifications and registrations and come from both civil and common law backgrounds, enabling us to assist corporations and individuals on any legal aspect of living and working in the UAE and its free zones.

We are licensed to practice and appear before all courts, police stations and public prosecutions in the UAE and can provide expert legal services in all areas of UAE Federal Laws – from commercial and civil litigation, real estate, construction, employment and criminal cases to corporate & commercial, M&A and banking & finance. Experts in arbitration and negotiation, our lawyers have represented major corporate and private clients on a range of complex matters, achieving outstanding results.
We have a strong regional focus, regularly advising both local and international clients, throughout the GCC region. Our network of reputed firms across the GCC, Middle East, Europe and elsewhere internationally, reinforces our strength as a multi-jurisdictional law firm. We frequently serve as local counsel to international law firms and represent major corporate and private clients on a range of complex matters before the differing dispute resolution fora within the UAE. 

My firm has grown tremendously in size and success since its inception in 1999. We started in a small office with minimal staff, handling a limited number of litigation cases.

We have now expanded, taking up a large office on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, as well as an office in Abu Dhabi.  There are over 60 members of staff and we are still growing. The litigation and arbitration departments are constantly evolving, and we have added to our corporate team, allowing us to add practice areas such as M&A, banking and capital markets. 

At Horizons & Co, we are dedicated to protecting our clients’ corporate and commercial interests, we assure success due to our experience, innovative solutions and world-class expertise. I am proud to work with a group of responsible and pragmatic, yet passionate legal specialists who are qualified and experienced to handle a wide range of matters across a diverse range of practice areas.

We are perfectionists, always looking for better ways to provide a caring, professional and bespoke legal service. Our clients come to us, not just for our expertise, but for our ability to listen, understand their business goals and fight resolutely for them. We value their insights to accomplish the goals necessary to protect their legal interests, while maintaining the highest level of confidentiality. We want our clients to be relaxed in the knowledge that their legal matters are in dependable hands.

Recently celebrating our twentieth anniversary, I am enthusiastic and confident about the future of Horizons & Co. While our roots will always be embedded in the UAE, it is my intention to take the firm into the global market and it’s clear we are on the right path to do so.

Adv. Ali Ismael Al Zarooni, Chairman and Founder

What you can expect

W We offer a fresh approach to legal services. From start to finish, we will be honest and open, never over-promising or compromising, this is the foundation of all trusting and lasting, relationships.

When it comes to legal matters, time and accuracy is of the essence therefore we are quick to respond with expert advice and up-to-date information.  We understand that undertaking any form of dispute resolution can be overwhelming; this is where our experience and specialist practitioners come to the fore. We deliver facts in a straightforward manner allowing you to make informed decisions with absolute confidence.

Ultimately, we are the legal specialists and you come to us for results, for that reason we are continually looking for new, innovative ways of working – this is what keeps our clients ahead of their competition, and keeps us ahead of ours. Our goal is to have life-long clients, and therefore realise the importance of not only a successful outcome, but of excellent customer service throughout. We offer timely results and clear communication, keeping clients up to date at every stage of their case.

What makes us different

W hen it comes to legal success in the UAE, there is no substitute for experience and knowledge. Through superior expertise and understanding of the UAE legislative landscape, we are your strategic advantage offering incisive legal perspectives that are practical and highly successful.

Effective strategic thinking can only be delivered with a collaborative approach. We listen carefully before offering opinions, understanding your business objectives and legal issues in detail. This allows us to provide bespoke legal solutions that deliver the best possible outcome.

We provide a wide-ranging service that is tailor made to meet the clients’ legal needs and actively pursue all available opportunities to best serve our clients. We routinely advise on the methods most appropriate to our clients as our main priority is to quickly and effectively resolve disputes with as little disruption to business as possible. 

Our staff training and development is extensive, with a program consisting of peer-to-peer learning, staff development seminars and training sessions leading to highly a focused working environment.  As such, our teams are pushing themselves to becoming more knowledgeable, more succinct and better lawyers for themselves and our clients

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