Ms Natasja Pollemans > Horizons & Co > Dubai, United Arab Emirates > Lawyer Profile

Horizons & Co
United Arab Emirates

Work Department

Dispute Resolution




Natasja is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution practice at Horizons & Co. She has extensive experience in complex commercial dispute resolution and arbitration matters, gained over 12 years of working at regional and international law firms in the Middle East and a top tier Australian law firm.

Natasja’s commercial dispute resolution practice focusses on the construction, international trade, maritime, shipping, commodities and oil and gas sectors. Natasja regularly advises and represents clients in respect of disputes under the major international and regional arbitration rules including ICC, DIFC-LCIA, LCIA and DIAC, with a wide range of applicable laws (DIFC, French, Libyan, Bahraini and Iraqi law) and seats. Natasja also has experience in infrastructure, commercial and fraud disputes and is an accredited Civil/Commercial Mediator.

In addition to her commercial dispute resolution practice, Natasja also routinely advises clients across the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. She has been involved in precedent setting cases in the DIFC and has represented a large number of individuals in contentious employment disputes. Natasja has experience with both DIFC and onshore UAE employment law, and advises companies with onshore operations in the UAE and the various commercial free zone areas such as the Jebel Ali

Free Zone, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre and Dubai Airport Free Zone, as well as the financial free zones, DIFC and ADGM. She also regularly advises and assists clients with recruitment, termination, remuneration, performance management, disciplinary and data protection and privacy matters.

One of Natasja’s specialties is providing tailored advice using her knowledge of the local business and cultural environment of the Middle East.


Dutch, English


Natasja is a Board member of the Dubai Chapter for Women in e-Discovery through which she connects women in the legal and technology sectors. She is also an active member of the Australian Business Council and the Netherlands Business Council in Dubai.

Lawyer Rankings

United Arab Emirates > Dispute resolution: local litigation

Horizons & Co is regularly engaged to handle real estate and construction mandates, acting for both property managers, contractors and developers in contractual, damages, and insurance disputes as well as financial institutions in proceedings regarding project financing. The team has also been active in criminal complaints for defamation and slander, confidentiality breaches and bankruptcy proceedings. Ali Ismael Al Zarooni, who handles criminal, financial and tax disputes alongside construction work, heads the team with Areen Jayousi. Legal manager Lilas Alakhras is noted for her wide-reaching practice and Natasja Pollemans joined from KBH Limited in 2023, adding expertise in international trade and energy disputes. Oliver Dupenois and Paul Suckling  left the firm in 2023.