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…

Right of Arrest Under UAE Law for Unpaid Bunker Suppliers

Time charterers and demise charterers are usually responsible for supplying the chartered vessel with bunker supplies for the term of the charterparty. Bunker supplies are often supplied on credit terms with a delayed term for…

Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage

UAE APPROVES TO JOINING OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON CIVIL LIABILITY FOR BUNKER OIL POLLUTION DAMAGE UAE Federal Law No. 166/2020, issued on 10th November 2020, has approved the joining of the International Convention on…

Dubai Court Dismisses Oligarch’s $115 Million Damages Claim Against Ex-wife

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A Russian oligarch's claim for $115 million in damages against his former wife, after a superyacht was impounded in Dubai as part of a costly divorce battle, has been dismissed by the emirate's highest court.…

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.…

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