We did it again: Leading law firm Fichte & Co is now the first LLC registered law firm in the UAE.

The firm is committed to constantly evolving and growing by welcoming new partners and granting its continuity  Dubai – United Arab Emirates –22 of September, 2022: After earning many landmark judgments for its clients, Fichte…

The interpretation of “otherwise” in a Jurisdiction Clause

On 29 July 2022, the English Commercial court rendered a decision in Al Mana Lifestyle Trading LLC & Ors v United Fidelity Insurance Company PSC & Ors [2022] EWHC 2049 (Comm) case, whereby the claim…

New Emiratisation Laws – 2% Emiratisation Law and Classification Law

What is Emiratisation?   The initiative by the Government of the UAE to increase the number of UAE nationals employed in the private and public sectors is called Emiratisation.    The Emiratisation program is an…

DIFC: Proposed updates to data transfer guidance materials

In light of the global developments around data protection, specifically on the cross-border transfer of data, the Dubai International Financial Centre ('DIFC') seeks to provide enhanced tools to equip businesses and ensure compliance with both…

Fichte & Co relocates to a bigger and better office in the heart of the Emirate

The relocation in line with the firm’s commitment to constantly evolve and improve in order to serve its clients better. Dubai – United Arab Emirates –07 of July, 2022: Fichte & Co Legal, one of…

Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority – the world’s first regulatory authority to enter the metaverse

The recent announcement that Dubai's Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority (DVARA) has entered into the metaverse with the establishment of its Metaverse HQ made it the first regulator to have a presence in the emerging digital…

The Virtual Horizon

Dubai surprised many businesses earlier this year when it issued a new Virtual Assets Law. Dr Laura Voda, Of Counsel at Fichte Legal, examines this law’s most significant provisions and what could be next in…

DIAC Arbitration Rules 2022 – A Paradigm Shift For Dubai Becoming A Global Arbitration Hub

The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) published its new arbitration rules (DIAC Arbitration Rules 2022 or the “New Rules”) on 2nd March 2022; these are in effect as of 21st March 2022. The 2022 Rules…

Dubai’s New Law on Virtual Assets: The Digital Way Ahead

Most jurisdictions are yet to enact laws or regulations governing cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens, leaving much uncertainty in the field. At a time when virtual assets are increasingly becoming a part of business transactions, and…

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