Fichte & Co Legal marks its presence at the Saudi Maritime Congress 2022

Fichte & Co Legal marks its presence at the Saudi Maritime Congress 2022   Jasmin Fichte moderated the ‘Ports in Focus: Enabling trade, enhancing port standards and embracing technology’ session  Dammam, Saudi Arabia – 29…

Ship Finance in the UAE

As a Civil law jurisdiction, UAE maritime law is derived from the UAE's Maritime Code (or specifically Federal Law No. 26/1981). Still, the Commercial and Civil Codes govern all maritime financial transactions. The Federal Maritime Authority (FMA) is the…

How Competitive is the UAE Maritime Sector Compared to the Standard International Maritime Sector?

We recently witnessed drastic changes and ameliorations in the UAE Maritime Industry. The UAE has ratified two crucial international conventions, these being the 1996 Protocol on Limitation of Liability (“LLMC”) and the 2001 International Convention…

Insurers adopt the Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance

On 15th December 2021, six of the world's leading marine insurers have publicly launched Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance to keep the focus on the shipping industry's progress towards decarbonization. In fact, this ground-breaking initiative…

Dissolution of EMAC and its effects on the business community

On September 14 2021, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued Decree No. 34 of 2021 (“Decree”) regarding the Dubai International Arbitration…

Is it going to be the end of abandoned vessels in UAE waters?

Recently, we have witnessed the massive development in the UAE maritime industry; the UAE has acceded to two major international conventions, namely the 1996 Protocol on Limitation of Liability ("LLMC") and the 2001 International Convention…

8 Things to know about the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage in the UAE

The UAE recently approved the accession to the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001 (the 'Bunker Convention'), which has entered into force in the territory of the UAE on 23rd…

Fichte & Co Partners are now appointed as Special Agents of the Liberian Maritime Authority

Fichte & Co, a leading UAE based lawfirm, is delighted to announce that Jasmin Fichte, its Managing Partner, and Alessandro Tricoli, its Partner and Head of Shipping Department, have been appointed as Special Agents of the…

Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (LLMC) Convention and Applicability in the UAE: 10 Things to Know

Introduction The UAE has recently ratified the 1996 Protocol to the 1976 Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (LLMC) and this protocol will enter into force on the 23rd of May 2021. What…

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