NEWS June 11 2024

Leading UAE law firm Horizons & Co. announces partnership with the Dubai Business Group for Gold and Jewelry Designers

In line with Horizons & Co. Law Firm’s strategy, we are pleased to announce a significant partnership with the Dubai Business Group for Gold and Jewelry Designers a non-profit organisation established under the initiative of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce. This initiative aims to support and empower jewelry designers in UAE, enhancing and elevating the local jewelry sector to a global landmark of creativity, solidifying Dubai's unique status as the world's creative capital.


The partnership will see Horizons & Co. serve as the as the strategic partner overseeing the organisation’s legal function, advising on its legal matters, and providing regulatory guidance. The firm will provide specialised legal consultations related to the Group on a voluntary basis to reach the desired goal of promoting "Made in the UAE". Horizons & Co. will also be conducting workshops and trainings for all of the Group’s members in the industry. This agreement will ensure that the Group has ongoing legal support and protection, enhancing their development and supporting the growth of the jewelry industry. It will also boost creativity, making Dubai the preferred destination for jewelry designers from around the world.


An official signing ceremony to formalise this partnership was held yesterday, Monday, 10th June 2024, at 10 AM at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce. Representatives from Horizons & Co. included the firm’s Founder and Managing Partner Ali Al Zarooni and Legal Director Lilas Alakhras along with members of the Dubai Business Group's board, including Chairman Maha Al Sibai, Vice Chairman Ali Al Ali, Treasurer Khawla Alnoman, Secretary General Nosheen Bakhsh, Director of Membership & Marketing Vinita Michael and Director of Public Relations Tamara Al Shamari.


Ali Al Zarooni, Founder and Managing Partner of Horizons & Co. said of the partnership: “We are proud of our strategic partnership with the Dubai Business Group for Gold and jewelry Designers and and utilising our many years of expertise in supporting their mission to enhance the gold and jewelry industry in Dubai. The 'Made in Dubai' label will become synonymous with excellence in the world of jewelry making and design globally. This collaboration underscores our commitment to giving back to the community and leveraging our legal expertise to drive positive change.” 


“We are delighted to collaborate with Horizons & Co. Their extensive legal expertise and support will be invaluable in helping us achieve our goals and strive for positive policy changes that benefit our members and the wider gold and jewelry industry in Dubai,” stated Maha Al Sibai, a global jewelry designer and the Chairman of the Dubai Business Group for Gold and Jewelry Designers.


Mahiyar Jehangir, Senior Partner at Horizons & Co., added: “This partnership reflects our firm values and commitment to ESG principles, ensuring that we contribute to sustainable development and support industries that drive economic progress. At Horizons & Co., we have a long history of encouraging innovation and growth in the UAE,” 


“With Horizons & Co. as our strategic partner overseeing our legal affairs, we can now provide more robust support to our members through specialised legal training and reliable legal services. This collaboration empowers us to enhance the resources available to our designers, fostering growth and innovation in the industry,” said Ali Al Ali, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Business Group for Gold and Jewelry Designers.


Treasurer of the Dubai Business Group for Gold and Jewelry Designers, Khawla Alnoman, noted that “With the legal support of Horizons & Co. law firm, the Group is taking the next step of its journey in supporting local and international design talent. With such legal experts by our side, together we can provide tangible guidance and support to these gifted designers as they grow their businesses.”

About Horizons & Co.

Established in 1999, Horizons & Co. is an Emirati-founded law firm with over 75 UAE, GCC, and international lawyers and support staff across offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The firm provides comprehensive legal services, including general legal advice, regulatory compliance, licensing, contract review, and conducting workshops. Horizons & Co. has been at the forefront of shaping the UAE's regulatory landscape, fostering legislative change, and advocating for legal reforms. The firm recently won the “UAE Domestic Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year” at the Chambers Middle East awards, cementing its market-leading position.

Founder and Managing Partner Ali Al Zarooni graduated from The University of the United Arab Emirates with a degree in Sharia Law in 1997. He is considered one of the preeminent disputes lawyers in the country and is an internationally renowned expert on UAE law. He has expertly provided legal advice on corporate and commercial matters to various Government and Semi-Government departments, international corporations, international law firms and individuals on all aspects of the UAE laws. Recognised by internationally acclaimed legal directories including the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, Ali is singled out for his exceptional knowledge and solution-driven approach. 


About the Dubai Business Group for Gold and Jewelry Designers

Founded by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce in March 2023, the Dubai Business Group for Gold and Jewelry Designers serves as a platform for members to advocate for policy changes that would benefit Dubai’s gold industry and drive market competitiveness. The Group is committed to empowering UAE's Jewelry designers by uniting talents, fostering collaboration, and providing resources to elevate their collective artistry globally. The Group plays a fundamental role in sustaining the growth of Dubai's gold sector, ensuring it continues to thrive and add significant value to the economy.

Maha Al Sibai, Chairman of the Dubai Business Group for Gold and Jewelry Designers, is the founder of Maha Al Sibai Jewelry. Known for her unique pieces that blend beauty and culture, Maha Al Sibai is a Dubai-based jeweller born in Damascus. She combines her artistic spirit with a love for art, nature, and cultural tapestry, creating designs that transcend mere adornment to become wearable pieces of art. Her journey is a testament to the transformative power of creativity and her commitment to positively impacting the world.


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