The UAE has been a strong market for all kinds of franchises over the years. Horizons & Co are proud to have been involved in many of these successes. We represent leading international franchisors, franchisees, area developers and companies acquiring franchisee systems. Our team assist companies in establishing distributing and licencing systems that are not franchises, as well as providing advice to businesses which may inadvertently fall within the scope of franchise law.
Being a local law firm, working our way from the ground up, we appreciate the passion and drive our clients have towards the expansion of their business. We advise and assist; foreign franchisors launching operations in the UAE; UAE firms expanding by establishing new franchise businesses or acquiring existing franchises and entrepreneurs in the purchase or sale of franchises.
Our team work with the client on drafting contracts and the franchise agreement ensuring the risk of dispute is minimal. Should a dispute arise, we have dedicated litigation and arbitration teams who are adept at commercial disputes.
Our team offer advice in various sectors including; food and beverage, hospitality and healthcare.
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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