Horizons & Co has a long track record of introducing international clients to the UAE business and legal environment. Our portfolio of commercial clients represent some of the most dynamic companies both locally and internationally.
Our commercial team are well-rounded in their roles, as a leading local law firm our knowledge of local laws is unparalleled, not only do we have a firm grasp of the legal framework but we have the practical experience to go with it. We explicitly understand the key commercial industry sectors and are equipped to handle commercial contracts, compliance, joint ventures, franchises and sale of goods and services. Our commercial lawyers will negotiate and draft commercial contracts, review standard form agreements and advise on an extensive range of legal and regulatory issues impacting businesses based in the UAE.
Complementing our advisory work, our skilled legal consultants are experts in the negotiation, drafting and execution of contracts and agreements, with an uncompromising level of scrutiny and technical skill. Our commercial team offers a tailored approach to reviewing and drafting documents including:
Our lawyers regularly represent a client base which includes developers, contractors and state-owned entities in large-scale construction-related arbitrations
Our corporate lawyers specialise in; UAE Federal law, company laws, commercial agency law, real estate law, labour law, maritime law, freehold law and employment law
Our lawyers work fast to investigate every detail of the charge and determine the strength and admissibility of the evidence against you.
We are renowned experts in employment law and UAE labour law, from providing everyday administration, such as drafting policy & procedure documents to taking on complex claims arising from contract breaches
We offer advice on matters including anti-money laundering, bribery, fraud, embezzlement, corruption and forgery.
Our client base ranges from start-up franchisors and franchisees to multinational companies.
We routinely provide professional and tailor-made advice to clients on such matters, and assist in setting up companies incorporated in all seven emirates.
We work across a wide range of industries assisting clients in devising and implementing risk management strategies, and providing advice and representation in regular and subrogated claims.
As one of the leading Intellectual Property (IP) advisors in the region, we advise our clients on how best to protect their IP interests when it comes to their products, services and inventions.
We are experienced in producing succinct legislation, and are regularly called upon by government entities with regards to providing advisory services and drafting new legislation in various areas of law.
We are widely known as being a disputes-focused practice, specialising in local and international litigation, arbitration and mediation in the UAE and the wider Middle East region.
Our expertise cover cross border and national mergers, demergers, acquisitions and disposals, as well as a full serviced corporate department advising on all areas of commercial transactions.
Our private equity practice is recognised as having financially proficient lawyers with the expertise to understand the complexities of private equity, and meet the demands of competitive private equity institutions.
We are authorised and licensed by the Government of Dubai to provide Private Notary Services.
We devise unique corporate legal structures and agreements which allow family-owned businesses to expand, achieve their objectives and goals, and allow for a continuous succession.
Real Estate has been the cornerstone of our legal services since the firm was founded. Our knowledge of UAE property law is comprehensive, with extensive and diverse commercial real estate experience.
We provide a rounded tax service which includes advice on; value added tax (VAT), mergers & acquisitions tax, inbound tax and tax risk management.
We assist clients in understanding their legal issues and developing strategies that have the best outcome for their businesses.
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