Hilal and Associates, one of the oldest and leading law firms in the U.A.E. (formerly known as A. R. Hilal & Associates), officially came into existence with the opening of its Abu Dhabi office on the 10th of January 1978. Started by Mr. Abdullah Rashid Hilal, the firm has grown steadily and rapidly since then. The Sharjah office was established in 1979, one year later a Dubai office came into existence, and in 1981 another office in Umm Al Qaiwain was opened. In 1991, the firm established its office in Ras Al Khaimah.
Seeking development, growth, and excellence in providing services and utilizing the best of experience in the five offices, partners in the firm have decided effective from January 2003 to merge all offices under one administration and one head office, namely Dubai office and to change the firm name to HILAL & ASSOCIATES.