Dr. Laura Voda

Senior Associate

Dr. Laura Voda is part of the corporate and commercial practice group at the Dubai office of the firm. She has over 10 years’ experience in the region and has advised clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters including international transactions, cross border M&A, regulatory and compliance, ventures, business expansions and real estate. She also holds a notable experience in arbitration, both domestic and international, having represented clients in comprehensive commercial and real estate claims.

Prior to joining Fichte & Co., she has worked for few major investment conglomerates in the region and gained valuable experience while heading the corporate and commercial practice of several law firms in Dubai. In her over 17 years career span, she acted across various jurisdictions in the European Union, having a recognized experience in advising high net worth individuals or working at the crossroads of multiple systems of Law. In addition, she has worked for governmental institutions and for intergovernmental organizations as well.

She holds a master’s and a PhD in International Law and has studied in prestigious institutions across Europe and Asia. Laura has a keen interest in niche areas of Law, such as the Law of the Sea, Outer Space Law or in the legal aspects of disruptive technologies such as blockchain or technology, where she is currently specializing.

She is a book author and university lecturer in the field of Law. She is also a habitual contributor to various legal publications and legal training programs.

She is fluent in English, French, Spanish & Romanian.

Area of Expertise:

  • International transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Joint Ventures
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Domestic and International Arbitration
  • Technology, Media, Telecom
  • Property Development and Construction
Jasmin Fichte

One of the GCC region’s most experienced legal experts, Jasmin 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 Maritime Law Firm of the Year 2016.

Mohamed Najib Zbiri

Najib is the General Manager of Fichte & Co and has been an integral part of the firm’s expansion. With a strong focus on corporate strategy and business development, he successfully led the firm’s management team and solidified Fichte’s presence in the GCC region and beyond.

Ravi P. Jawani

Ravi 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.

Alessandro Tricoli

Alessandro is Partner and Head of Shipping Department(non-contentious). He specialises in ship finance, ship sale & purchase, construction and conversion and has acted for owners, yards and banks alike in contentious and non-contentious matters relating to ship building and ship finance contracts.

Moaz Forawi

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.

Dr. Laura Voda was last modified: July 14th, 2020 by Fichte Legal