Our team of experienced insurance lawyers frequently advises and acts for clients both contentious and non-contentious matters from the following areas:

Hull & Machinery insurance

Our lawyers can help you to protect the insured vessel or fleet against physical damage caused by a peril of the sea or other covered perils while the vessel is in transit over water. We can help you to get global marine and shipping insurance for all types of marine risk, from single vessels and shipments to the most complex fleets and multinational logistics businesses.

Cargo Insurance

Legally, all carriers must carry a minimum amount of insurance, known as carrier liability. However, carrier liability provides very limited coverage, and anything from natural disasters to vehicle accidents or even acts of war could damage your cargo. Therefore, shippers can request cargo insurance to protect their goods from loss, damage, or theft while in transit.

Credit and political risks

Trade credit, political risk insurance or credit insurance is a large sector of trade finance and one that is of increasing demand as conflicts arise worldwide. Our company offers an expert advice relating to this issues.

Energy (offshore and onshore)

Signing an energy risk insurance contract requires the insurance company to have a thorough knowledge of all the specifics of the industry. With dedicated energy insurance onshore and offshore experts, our Company can offer you a right solution to the most difficult energy insurance problems.

Construction and engineering

Our expertise is at the forefront of providing construction and engineering Insurance solutions to clients around the world. All solutions regarding this issues can be tailored to your specific needs in order to handle with each type and level of engineering or construction risk.

Product liability

Our team offers product liability insurance and will provide you with coverage against claims of bodily injury or property damage caused by products sold or supplied through your business to third parties such as customers, or the public.

Personal injury

Over three million people are injured in accidents each year – at home, in their cars, at work, or outdoors. In many cases, someone else is at fault and the accident victims have a right to compensation. Our experts can help you no to face such situations.

Coverage advice and defense

While buying goods and services, in traffic, during labor relations – in all these daily activities there is a risk of becoming a party to the dispute due to a violation of rights. You may have a claim with which the opposing party does not agree, or something that you do not agree with may be claimed from you. In such cases, you will want to find out about your rights and the prospects for achieving the result necessary to protect your rights, out of court or through court. If you have a right insurance, you will not be left alone, and it will be very easy to get primary legal advice and file a claim for damages.

Subrogated recoveries

Insurance subrogation is one of the cases of a non-contractual replacement of a lender of obligations. In practice, this is a very difficult process, that’s why our lawyers can help you to solve any problem regarding this area.

Medical insurance

Medical insurance is a type of personal insurance and a way to protect your health. If you get sick, you can expect to receive medical care and reimbursement of expenses at the expense of the insurance company. Our specialist have a huge experience in this area and will help you to get the best suitable insurance.

Insurance fraud

The world experience of insurance shows that about 15% of insurance claims are related to fraudulent actions of insurance company clients. Our lawyers offer specialist advice and defence on any fraudulent insurance issues.

Insurance policy advisory and drafting

Being commercially-aware and client-focused, our insurance lawyers are highly sought after by a global clientele consisting of domestic as well as foreign insurance companies to advise on complex claims-handling in the Middle East in addition to the above-mentioned matters.  We are on the panel of major insurers and we receive instructions from insurance claimants to act against major insurers as well.

Our lawyers, qualified in multiple jurisdictions across the world and proficient in the most populous languages of the world, possess proven capabilities and experience in representing clients in litigation and arbitration within the UAE (Dubai Courts; Dubai International Financial Courts; Dubai International Arbitration Centre; and the Dubai International Financial Centre-London Court of International Arbitration).

We are also experienced representing clients in international arbitration conducted under the rules of the London Maritime Arbitration Association, International Chambers of Commerce, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Singapore Maritime Arbitration Association, German Maritime Arbitration Association, Indian Council of Arbitration, and the London Court of International Arbitration, to name a few.

We provide an efficient and commercially focused approach along with the specialist experience to understand the business needs of our clients from the insurance, reinsurance and shipping sectors.  We are regularly approached to deliver presentations on laws in relation to shipping, maritime and yachts.  Recent events include seminars at Breakfast with Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre and the Dubai International Superyacht Summit.

For further information or assistance, please contact our expert shipping lawyers for professional legal advice at +971 (0)4 435 7577.

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At Fichte & Co, Managing Partner Jasamin Fichte leads a team that is ‘impeccable, in all areas.’ It handles an array of high-value claims for international clients and government entities.

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Insurance was last modified: July 29th, 2019 by Fichte Legal