Adv. Ali Ismael Al Zarooni

Managing Partner

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CONTACT PHONE +971 50 631 4431

Adv. Ali is the founder and managing partner of Horizons & Co law firm. He is a highly accomplished and meticulous lawyer, having practiced law for 20 years. His area of specialisation is primarily litigation and arbitration with a proven track record of success in dispute matters. He has represented some of the most prominent companies, establishments and individuals before all levels of courts and various arbitration tribunals. He is a qualified arbitrator registered with Dubai International Arbitration Centre and is licensed as a Private Notary Public by the Dubai Courts.

Adv. Ali has represented clients before public prosecutions, police stations, rent committees, conciliation committees and every level of court in the UAE, across all areas of litigation. He also has a long track record in ratification and nullification of arbitration awards before courts. In addition to private individuals, Adv. Ali has represented several prominent companies in complex arbitration matters. He has acted as local co-counsel in many such matters before various arbitration tribunals in the UAE and is an expert in negotiations. Numerous settlements on behalf of his corporate and individual clients bear testimony to a respected ability to influence the resolution of disputes in an amicable yet successful manner.

Chambers and Partners have ranked Adv Ali as Band 2 in Dispute Resolution - United Arab Emirates for 2019. "A master at his game", Al Ismael Al Zarooni is "very highly regarded in the local litigation scene". He has acted for clients in all courts of the UAE, as well as in arbitration, particulary for construction matters. One client said: "I very much enjoy working with him - he's a very clever person and he's also very charming to work with." 

  • Bachelor of Law, UAE
  • Licenced to practice before all courts, police stations and public prosecutions in the UAE
  • Qualified arbitrator registered with Dubai International Arbitration Centre 
  • Licensed private notary by Dubai Court 
Professional Memberships 
  • Registered legal practitioner with the DIFC Courts 
  • Member of the International Bar Association, London
  • Member of the UAE National Committee for International Chamber of Commerce (ICC UAE)


  • Commercial and civil litigation 
  • Arbitration 
  • Mediation 
  • Negotiation 
  • Leasehold and freehold laws
  • Construction laws
  • Real estate laws
  • Criminal laws
  • Labour laws
  • Maritime laws
  • Corporate disputes
  • Intellectual property laws

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