Fichte & Co is proud to announce its latest industry accolade after being named ‘Best Maritime Law Firm’ at the 2016 Maritime Standard Awards. The Maritime Standard is the region’s most exciting and coveted maritime and shipping awards, with the annual ceremony held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group.

Judged by a panel of esteemed international figures, the awards honoured individuals, organisations and companies across different categories for their achievements and exceptional contributions to the region’s maritime and shipping industry over the past 12 months. Keynote speech was given by His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World and Chairman of Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) to over 600 guests attending the ceremony, which took place at Atlantis the Palm Dubai, and celebrated excellence across all areas of maritime activity across the Middle East and beyond.

Fichte & Co was chosen for the award from among the world’s top international maritime law firms, a testament to the firm’s consistent adherence to the highest standards of excellence in an ever-changing industry. Founded by Managing Partner Jasmin Fichte in 2005, today Fichte & Co has the Middle East’s largest shipping team, combining regional best practice with international quality standards. The firm has achieved several landmark judgments, revolutionising legal practice in the UAE. Jasmin Fichte is considered a pioneer for the region’s shipping industry – aside from her involvement in Fichte & Co, she is the inaugural chair of the Dubai Maritime Advisory Council, and heads the UAE chapter of WISTA, an association for women in the maritime and shipping industry.

Said Jasmin Fichte, Managing Partner on receiving the award,

It is a great honour to be recognised for the work we do at Fichte & Co. The regional shipping industry is evolving – as our own company continues to grow and adapt to meet these changes head on, we will continue to strive for excellence and set the standards by which other firms will follow.

The latest accolade further confirms Fichte & Co’s position as an innovator in the maritime legal industry. Previously, the firm has been awarded ‘Best Maritime Law Firm’ in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by SEATRADE, ‘Boutique Shipping Firm of the Year’ in 2016 at the Corporate LiveWire Awards, Shipping Law Firm of the Year 2015 in UAE by Deal Makers Global, and ‘Woman in Shipping 2015’ award by The Maritime Standard.

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