The UAE Legal Guide - Book Launch Event - Fichte & Co

The UAE Legal Guide – Book Launch Event


8:30 am - 11:00 am

Capital Club, DIFC -Dubai



From time to time lawyers, investors and CEOs are given responsibility for operations in the jurisdictions they are unfamiliar with. Whether they have recently joined a company with interests in a new jurisdiction, they are now overseeing an unfamiliar region or have recently gained clients with interests in such a location. The guide is considered as a well-structured reference to learn the key differences between both new and current legal systems.

This book provides an overview of the UAE’s legal system, main UAE laws, and the UAE courts system.


Lexis Middle East Law is your single point of access to the laws of the Gulf region in English and Arabic, as well as practical guidance, legal commentary, cases and news from across the Middle East.
Combining the global expertise of LexisNexis and the regional experience of SADER Legal Publishing, the Lexis Middle East Law service is the definitive research tool for both lawyers in practice and in-house in the Middle East.


Fichte & Co is working on establishing a series of book to bring the clarity and transparency to the UAE Legal system in all aspects of law, which will help in developing the legal industry. These aspects are “Labor law, Criminal law, Maritime law & Corporate law”

The guide will help the legal community in the UAE and it can become a study material for mandatory CLPD courses

Targeted Readers

The UAE Legal Guide targets all expat lawyers who are currently working in the UAE and/or new lawyers joining any UAE based law firm from CEOs, Managing Directors, investors and in-house lawyers who need a basic understanding of the UAE legal system.

It also provides practical guidelines from seasoned lawyers and litigators on the best practices and legal approaches in the UAE.



08:30am – 09:00am: Registration & Breakfast

09:00am – 09:10am: Welcome Speech

Hussain Hadi, Head of Middle East Publishing at LexisNexis

09:10am – 09:20am: Opening Remarks

Duncan Wood, Legal Counsel at The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department

09:20am – 10:20am:Panel Discussion


Jasamin Fichte, Managing Partner at Fichte & Co.


  • Mark Beer, CEO at Dispute Resolution Authority
  • Hassan Bouadar, Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs FedEx Express MEISA
  • Deirdre Walker, Head of Middle East Solicitor at Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Shehab Mamdouh, Senior Associate at Fichte & Co

10:20am – 11:00am: Q&A and Book Sale

All the attendees will earn 1 CLPD point



Jasmin Fichte
Managing Partner
Shehab Mamdouh
Senior Associate
Mark Beer
Chief Executive Officer Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA)
Hassan Bouadar
VP- Legal and Regulatory Affairs FedEx Express MEISA

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Jasmin Fichte

Managing Partner
One of the region’s most experienced legal experts, Jasmin Fichte founded Fichte & Co in Dubai in 2005. It has since grown into one of the Middle East’s most influential law firms, achieving numerous landmark judgments that have revolutionised legal practice in the UAE. It has been awarded a raft of prestigious regional and international accolades, including Shipping Law Firm of the Year 2015 in the UAE, and Best Maritime Law Firm of the Year 2015 and 2016. As part of her ongoing mission to improve awareness and interest in the region’s maritime sector, Fichte is the Founder and President of the UAE chapter of WISTA, the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association, Chair of the Dubai Maritime Advisory Council, which advises the Dubai government on improving the city’s shipping framework, and an editorial board member of shipping magazine MARASI.
Ravi Jawani

Ravi P. Jawani

Ravi P. Jawani is Partner and Head of Shipping Department (contentious). He holds a LLM in Maritime Law from University of Southampton. Ravi has invaluable experience in the highly specialised practice areas of marine insurance, carriage of goods by sea and international trade law. Prior to joining the firm, Ravi P. Jawani was leading the insurance department of one of the top off-shore construction companies in Abu Dhabi and has worked with leading international litigation law firms in Mumbai. His experience and expertise includes handling disputes and claims relating to all types of charterparties, insurance, bills of lading and international trade. Ravi is involved in high profile multi- jurisdictional cases pertaining to UAE and GCC countries.
Moaz Forawi

Moaz Forawi

Senior Associate
Moaz joined Fichte & Co in February 2012 and has a law degree from Al Neelain University in Khartoum, Sudan. He is a licensed lawyer in Sudan since 2006 and has worked for several companies as a legal adviser, gaining experience in Civil Law and Insurance. With over than 10 years of experience as a litigator in the UAE, Moaz’s knowledge and experience in UAE litigation is broad. He has successfully handled all types of lawsuits before the federal and local courts of the UAE, particularly in the areas of corporate, commercial, civil, criminal, construction, insurance, agency, shipping, air carriage, tort, banking, trademarks, medical liability, and labour disputes. Moaz supports our clients in all interactions with the dispute resolution and as a true litigator spends the majority of his time drafting Courts submissions. Due to his extensive experience in working as a legal consultant in the UAE, he represents and advises our clients in all necessary ways for litigation and dispute resolution under the UAE Laws. Moaz is a member of the Sudanese Bar Association, member of the Khartoum International Center for Human Rights since 2006, DIFC Court Registered, member of Sharjah International Commercial Arbitration Centre 2017. He is fluent in Arabic and English.

Shehab Mamdouh

Senior Associate
Shehab Mamdouh is a litigation specialist with over 10 years of experience in the UAE and has been with Fichte & Co since 2013. He has a law degree from the Faculty of Law at Alexandria University in Egypt and is a member of the Egyptian Bar Association. Prior to joining Fichte & Co, Shehab gained valuable experience in litigation and dispute resolution at a UAE based law firm. He handles major litigation issues and provides legal advisory and consultation for prominent clients from various sectors. His matters include advising on criminal cases as well as civil, labour, real estate, commercial and shipping disputes for local and international clients. He is sought after for his vast expertise and skills. With in-depth knowledge of the UAE law and technical know-how of the procedures of the UAE courts, Shehab has achieved success in all forms of litigation disputes and has handled the most prominent cases.