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Founded in 1997 and with offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Horizons & Co has a strong regional focus, regularly advising both local and international clients (on contentious and non-contentious matters) throughout the GCC region. Horizons & Co is a disputes-focused practice, specialising in litigation, arbitration and corporate work in the UAE and the Middle East in general. Having practiced law for over 20 years our chairman and founder, Adv. Ali Al Zarooni is a highly accomplished lawyer. He is a qualified arbitrator registered with Dubai International Arbitration Centre, and various other jurisdictions, and is licensed as a Private Notary Public by the Dubai Courts.
For more than 160 years, Winston & Strawn LLP has served as a trusted adviser and advocate to companies in a broad array of industries. The firm has built a law practice with tremendous breadth and a global presence. We ensure consistent outcomes, and all our clients receive the same high level of service anywhere in the world, working through our network of offices in the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and North America.
Lexis Middle East Law is the definitive research tool for lawyers working in the Middle East. It provides a single point of online access to the laws and cases of the United Arab Emirates in English and Arabic, as well as Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey. In partnership with SADER Legal Publishers, the Lexis Middle East Law service is supported by dedicated research and translation teams in Dubai, Beirut and London. A bilingual editorial team reviews over 300 regional newspapers, magazines and websites (including regulatory bodies and government agencies) on a daily basis to ensure lawyers are kept informed of the latest legal news and developments, including draft laws in the pipeline. The Lexis Middle East Law service provides access to fully consolidated legislation in English and Arabic, while offering the broadest range of legal commentary and practical guidance across a range of practice areas including arbitration, restructuring, project finance and energy. Visit www.lexis.ae
Grant Thornton is a leading business adviser that helps dynamic organisations to unlock their potential for growth. Our brand is respected globally, as one of the major global accounting organisations recognised by capital markets, regulators and international standards setting bodies. Privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients come to us for our technical skills and industry capabilities but also for our different way of working. Our partners and teams invest the time to truly understand your business, giving real insight and a fresh perspective to keep you moving. The UAE practice is supported by over 200 local professionals who are represented by over 28 nationalities, given diversity is a core fundamental to providing a holistic yet varied perspective to our client’s challenges. Additionally, the local team are supported by a connected group of wider regional professionals of which we have access to over 700 who are based in over 12 offices. Our firm has been built on the basis of transparency, connected thinking and driving real insight to businesses who are focused on growth, building value and investing in innovative models for the future. We have a long legacy in the region which spans to over 50 years, therefore not only have we supported economic prosperity but have worked to support businesses who have started humbly and which today have become successful and profiled conglomerates. Therefore, whether a business has domestic or international aspirations, Grant Thornton can help you to unlock your potential for growth.
Meysan Partners was established in January 2015, with its inaugural office in Kuwait. Its client includes some of the largest regional blue-chip companies, family groups, multinational corporations, international financial institutions, sovereign governments and their agencies, domestic corporations, financial institutions, as well as high net worth individuals. Meysan Partners seeks to set itself apart by offering high quality, innovative legal advice delivered by a team of highly-experienced Arabic and English speaking lawyers. This is underpinned by over 35 years of combined legal experience in the Middle East shared by its partners who, in recent years, have advised clients across a range of industry sectors on some of the most noteworthy and complex transactions and disputes in the region. Our client list includes regional blue-chip companies and family groups, multinational corporations, international financial institutions, sovereign governments and their agencies, domestic corporations and financial institutions, as well as high net worth individuals. Meysan Partners adopts a boutique approach to its practice, limiting the number and type of matters it undertakes, in order to ensure the highest quality offering for our clients. We strive to maintain a ratio of associates to partners significantly below that of other firms in the region, and generally focus on matters that require the focus and experience of our partners, particularly in relation to cross­ border regional transactions and high-stakes commercial litigation. Our clients rely on our global perspective and on our in-depth knowledge and understanding of local and regional laws. We are adept at handling high-stakes disputes involving complicated fact patterns as well as novel questions of law. In 2015, Meysan Partners won the IFLR Award for Rising Star Law Firm of the Middle East. The IFLR confirmed that Meysan received more nominations for the category than any other firm by a wide margin, despite being less than one year old, and that major firms in the region considered Meysan ‘s partners as "long-standing and respected practitioners." In November 2015, Meysan was one of only five firms (and the only Kuwaiti firm) shortlisted for Regional Law Firm of the Year by The Oath.
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