Husam Hourani is managing partner at the firm’s Dubai International Financial Centre office.
Hourani has more than 17 years of experience advising clients on banking- and finance-related matters in the United Arab Emirates. He also advises clients on capital market transactions in the UAE including in particular listings and/or offerings of different financial products on the Dubai Financial Market, Dubai International Financial Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Exchange, as well as continuing/reporting obligations and other relatedregulatory matters.
His work on conventional finance, Shari’a compliant products and capital markets wins him many fans. Husam is a member of the NASDAQ Dubai Listing Committee and the DIFCA Legislative Committee.
Legal 500 2011 states that Husam Hourani is ‘very smart, responsive, intensely knowledgeable and equally capable in relation to Islamic and conventional banking’, and has been described by clients as ‘the most knowledgeable banking lawyer in Dubai, insofar as the local market is concerned’.
Chambers Global 2011 stated that ‘clients and peers repeatedly praise Husam Hourani’s outstanding professionalism and informed handling of a broad range of commercial matters. His expertise in equity issuances is particularly singled out’. Chambers Global 2012 stated that ‘Husam Hourani stands head and shoulders above all other lawyers in Dubai when it comes to local law issues .He is always a pleasure to work with and makes clients feel well taken care of’.
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