Leading UAE Dispute Resolution firm Horizons & Co is delighted to announce that Bridget Butler has joined the firm as a Litigation Partner. Bridget is a highly accomplished and experienced England and Wales qualified lawyer with expertise in leading private practices in both the UK and Middle East, as well as senior in-house roles at major GCC companies.
Bridget’s career has focused largely on high value, complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters, where she has an extensive and proven track record both in the Middle East and the UK. She has successfully advised clients in the DIFC and onshore UAE courts, as well as in the English High Court, and has well as on numerous disputes governed by major international and regional arbitration rules, including LCIA, DIAC and the SCC.
Bridget particularly specializes in breach of contract claims, fraud claims, breach of warranty matters, shareholder disputes, and representation before regulators. More recently, she has also taken on regulatory and compliance responsibilities, as well as legislative and regulatory drafting, whilst in-house.
Of her appointment, Bridget said “Horizons & Co has a market leading reputation in the UAE, GCC and beyond for its Dispute Resolution expertise, and I am incredibly excited to be joining the firm on my return to private practice. I am looking forward to being involved in some of the most interesting and complex disputes that shape local and international law, while at the same time helping drive the continued growth of the firm as it is about to enter its 25th year.”
Managing Partner Ali Al Zarooni added: “We’re very pleased to welcome Bridget to our growing team. Her impressive experience both in private practice and in-house, coupled with her exceptional understanding of the Middle East makes her a brilliant addition to our Partnership. We believe our current and future clients will really benefit from her extensive legal and commercial knowledge and I personally look forward to working with her.”
The appointment of Bridget follows that of partner Natasja Pollemans in June this year, which brings the number of partners at Horizons & Co to five, with 40% now being women.
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