One team, one focal point, one purpose
Horizons is a Corporate Advisory with a highly specialized focus on transnational corporate transactions and their related aspects. Our expertise helps guide businesses in navigating the complex landscape of rules, regulations and cross-cultural nuances related to the modern corporate lifecycle.
The professional practices we provide are devoted to assisting domestic and multinational companies and investors with all legal requirements, transactions to close. Our client base is largely made up of enterprises and individuals primarily from the Far East, Middle East, Europe, Russia and Belarus — geographical areas of which we have a high level of expertise.
Horizons serves clients with a ‘one team, one focal point, one purpose’ approach whose strength lies in the sensitivity we bring in creating solutions that serve multiple cross-border stakeholders. To achieve this, we give particular focus to the varying regional, sociocultural, political and religious differences that may be directly or indirectly at play in country-by-country legal systems and their unique processes.
With expert focus, Horizons’ professionals provide forward-thinking, real-world corporate solutions you can count on.
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We serve client needs that fall under socialist law, civil law, common law and Sharia (Islamic) law.
Socialist law denotes a general type of legal system which has been used in communist and formerly communist states. It is based on the civil law system, with major modifications and additions from Marxist Leninist ideology.
Common law is a law developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals, as opposed to statutes adopted through the legislative process or regulations issued by the executive branch.
Civil law is a legal system originating in Europe, intellectualized within the framework of late Roman law, and whose most prevalent feature is that its core principles are codified into a referable system which serves as the primary source of law.
Sharia Law (Islamic Law)
Sharia means “the road to the watering place” in Arabic and refers to the revealed guidance and directives given in the Holy Book of Islam, as well as the Sunna. Largely a way of life for Muslims, it rules everyday transactions, including what other systems generally refer to as contract law, commercial law, family law, finance law and banking law, among other areas. Islamic scholars use Fiqh – jurisprudence – in order to apply the directives of Sharia, which are hundreds of years old, to modern-day situations. While Sharia is considered as eternal and fixed, Fiqh is flexible and changes according to the circumstances under which it is applied, allowing Islamic law to cover specific situations not directly addressed in the revealed sources.