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…

Fujairah Opens for Crew Changes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Travel restrictions and border closure imposed by governments around the world due to the Coronavirus outbreak, have caused significant hurdles to crew changes and left many seafarers stranded onboard ships or unable to join ships.…

Website Cloning – A Business Reality with Intricate Legal Consequences

The newest and most effective marketing tool for business exists nowadays in the digital world. Whereas a good and attractive website has all the prerequisites to have a strong impact on the market share and…

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Data Protection Law 2020

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] A revisited legal regime and a building block for the high standards of the financial center From July 1, 2020, the date of entry into force of the new DIFC Data Protection Law, the…

Things to Know about the “Early Leave” Initiative in UAE

Note: In continuation of our previous article, the NEW Ministerial Resolution on Employment and COVID 19 1. What is the “Early Leave” Initiative? In furtherance to Ministerial Resolution 279 of 2020 and as part of…

Employers and NEW Ministerial Resolution 279 in the UAE

On March 26, 2020, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE) issued Resolution 279 on Employment Stability in the Private Sector during the period of application of the precautionary measures aimed at curbing the…

Employment affected by COVID 19 in DMCC and other free zones – legal insights

Colloquially, people understand commercial free zones as areas somehow segregated from the UAE onshore territory. Whereas this understanding is mainly accurate for the financial free zones, it is to be known that commercial free zones…

Salient Q&A on the impact of COVID-19 on the labor market in the UAE

Note: THIS IS APPLICABLE FOR UAE COMPANIES THAT FALL UNDER THE APPLICATION OF THE FEDERAL LAW 8 0f 1980 AS AMENDED. GOVERNMENT ENTITIES ARE THEREFORE EXCLUDED. Can the employer oblige the employees to come to…

Impact of COVID-19 on Vessel Charters

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In December 2019, the coronavirus (COVID-19) was first reported as an emerging virus in China, and in the following weeks, the virus had spread globally. Earlier this month, the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak as…

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