Leading UAE Dispute Resolution firm Horizons & Co is delighted to announce that Paul Blakeway has joined the firm’s Arbitration practice as a Senior Counsel.

Paul, a highly skilled England and Wales qualified lawyer, has spent more than a decade in the UAE, building up considerable dispute resolution expertise across a range of sectors and earning an excellent reputation as a trusted commercial advisor.

He particularly acts for clients in the construction and engineering space, as well as acting on high-profile disputes related to insolvency and restructuring and inbound investments. He is practised at advising under a variety of institutional rules, including the DIAC, ICC, LCIA, and SCCA, and is a registered practitioner with the DIFC Courts, as well as acting for clients in the High Courts of England & Wales.

Of his appointment, Paul said “I have had the pleasure of working with the team at Horizons & Co. as instructing counsel for nearly ten years. I am thrilled that I now get to contribute directly to their ambitious growth plans and enhance my practice by combining international experience with true on-shore expertise. I thank Ali Al Zarooni, Areen Jayousi, Mahiyar Jehangir and the whole team for this opportunity and cannot wait to see what we can achieve together.”

Managing Partner Ali Al Zarooni added: “We are exceptionally pleased to welcome Paul to our team as we continue to grow. I, and many members of the firm, have had the pleasure of working with Paul for a number of years, so we truly appreciate his considerable expertise and a deep knowledge of the UAE market. Given our history of working together, we are delighted that Paul will be able to hit-the-ground running when it comes to leading our Arbitration practice and supporting our clients.”

Paul is one of several notable new hires the firm has made recently, the ost high-profile being the arrival of Partners Bridget Butler and Natasja Pollemans last year.

As the firm celebrates 25 years since its founding, its focus on growth, innovation, and adding further depth to its already considerable expertise, solidifies its position as a market leader renowned for delivering high quality legal advice and unparalleled client service.


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