Commercial Arbitration in United Arab Emirates
49th Floor Burj Al Salam, Office Towers, Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road b 111801,
Founded in 1999 and with offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Horizons & Co is one of the UAE’s leading multi-disciplinary law firms. Our lawyers boast a vast range of qualifications and registrations and come from both civil and common law backgrounds, enabling us to assist corporations and individuals on any legal aspect of living and working in the UAE and its free zones.
We are licensed to practice and appear before all courts, police stations and public prosecutions in the UAE and can provide expert legal services in all areas of UAE Federal Laws – from commercial and civil litigation, real estate, construction, employment and criminal cases to corporate & commercial, M&A and banking & finance. Experts in arbitration and negotiation, our lawyers have represented major corporate and private clients on a range of complex matters, achieving outstanding results.
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We have a strong regional focus, regularly advising both local and international clients, throughout the GCC region. Our network of reputed firms across the GCC, Middle East, Europe and elsewhere internationally, reinforces our strength as a multi-jurisdictional law firm. We frequently serve as local counsel to international law firms and represent major corporate and private clients on a range of complex matters before the differing dispute resolution fora within the UAE.
Areen is the head of arbitration at Horizons & Co with over 13year’s experience managing complex arbitrations. With a specialist focus on the real estate and construction sector, Areen’s particular expertise lies in the preparation and conduct of US$multi-million arbitrations and dispute resolution for high profile development projects.
Qualified in England and Wales and Jordan, Areen has a deep knowledge of global arbitral institutions and regularly appears before the ICC, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, ADGM and ADCCAC with full right of audience in front of the DIFC and ADGM courts and registered in the ADGM Financial Service Regulatory Authority. He is also a registered and regularly appointed arbitrator with DIAC. Along with his experience in arbitrations, Areen is also very experienced when handling mediations and litigations in both English and Arabic.
He has extensive experience in leadership roles, prior to joining Horizons & Co Areen was head of the disputes team at Dubai Properties Group, a leading real estate developer in the region. He was responsible for managing several sensitive and high-value disputes arising out of incomplete development and infrastructure projects.
Since joining Horizons & Co Areen has been the lead partner on and paramount to the success of a number of litigation cases throughout the firm. Being familiar with both civil and common law legal systems, Areen often implements his expertise on UAE law by providing legal advice and opinions to large international law firms regarding detailed subject matters.
Areen has written articles and chapters on dispute resolution for various textbooks, magazines and websites published across the UAE and wider MENA region. Areen is well regarded amongst his peers, his team and has a notable rapport with clients, not only in the UAE, but globally. Areen is a member of the International Bar Association, London.
- Civil and Commercial disputes
- Cross Jurisdictional Applications
- Corporate & Commercial
- Real Estate
- Islamic Finance