– 1978, Firm Foundations
Amongst one of the very first lawyers to practice and appear before the Dubai courts, Fadi Hourani launches Hourani by Ryal Decree of His Royal Highness Rashid Bin Sayed Al Makhtoum, then Vice-President of the UAE and Emir of Dubai. The firm began by providing clients both contentious and non-contentious advice.
– 1978, Building Hourani
Immediately staffing lawyers, the firm undertakes offices in the infamous Bank Saderat Iran Building, at the the time the only dedicated office building in Dubai.
– 2007 , Growing Hourani
Following graduation from Georgetown University in Washington and successful training at major US law firms including Aking Gump, DLA Piper, Winston and Strawn and Baker McKenzie Firm Partners Chadi Hourani and Hayel Hourani join the firm permanently, ceasing the opportunity to develop the corporate practice in Saudi Arabia. Chadi and Hayel enlarge the Hourani client base and the firm’s jurisdictional reach.
– 2008, Move to Green Tower, Dubai
Hourani moves into the iconic Green Tower development at the heart of Dubai Creek’s business district.
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