Islamic Finance Practitioners
Country: United Arab Emirates
Al Tamimi & Company
Dubai International Financial Centre6th floor, Building 4 East, Sheikh Zayed RoadPO Box 9275, DubaiUAE
Tel: (971) 4 3641 641
Fax: (971) 4 3641 777
Husam Hourani is the managing partner and head of the banking and finance department of Al Tamimi & Company. He graduated from Kent University, England with an Honours Degree in Law in 1992 and was subsequently awarded his Masters Degree in 1993 from IISL in Spain.
Husam Hourani has 15 years of experience advising clients on banking and finance related matters in the United Arab Emirates. He also advises clients on major capital markets transactions in the United Arab Emirates, including in particular listings and/or offerings of different financial products on the Dubai Financial Market, Dubai International Financial Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, as well as continuing/reporting obligations and other regulatory matters related thereto. His work on conventional finance, Shari'a-compliant products and capital markets wins him many fans. Some relevant experiences of Husam include advising on listings of the following companies: Air Arabia, Deyaar, Bank of Ajman, Tamweel, Drake & Scull, Dubai Financial Market, Kingdom Hotel Investments Limited, Citigold Corporation, Fortune Management, DP World, Depa and Damas International.
Along with being presented the Best Lawyer award from Tamweel in 2005, he is also a member on the DIFX Listing Committee. He has received various accolades and nominated as one of the best practitioners in Legal 500 (2006/2007/2008/2009) and Chambers Global (2006/2007/2008/2009/2010). Chambers Global 2010 stated that Husam Hourani is "one of the best local lawyers to work with; he really knows how to get a deal done to international standards", "highly regarded for his work in conventional and Islamic finance, and is a main draw for clients seeking outstanding market experience".
Husam Hourani has also been nominated as one of the best practitioners in Who's Who Legal: 2008 - UAE in the categories of Capital Markets and Banking. He has been voted and recognised by his peers in the industry of banking and finance as one of the world's leading Islamic finance lawyers. He has also been selected by his peers in The Best Lawyers in America (The World's Premier Guide) 2008 list for the United Arab Emirates in the specialties of Capital Markets and Finance.
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