Federal Decree Law No. 43 of 2023 regarding Maritime Law – Download your translation here

The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOEI) has unveiled the forthcoming Federal Decree-Law No. 43 of 2023 regarding Maritime Law (the “2023 Maritime Law”), slated to come into force from March 2024. This legislation marks…

A New Era for The Shipping Sector in the UAE

A New Era for The Shipping Sector in the UAE The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOEI) has unveiled the forthcoming Federal Decree Law No. 43 of 2023 regarding Maritime Law (the “2023 Maritime Law”),…

Dubai issues new Decision on Transparency of Local Sea Container Charges in Dubai

In its continuous endeavours to promote best commercial practices and fair competition in the maritime sector of the Emirate of Dubai and to increase transparency and accountability in relation to the application of Sea Container…

The Curious Case of Causation

‘FULL AHEAD’ ordered the Master on the Bridge, and so the fully laden good old bulk carrier, which has weathered many a storm in its more than two decades at sea, complemented by a seasoned…

Identifying factors driving the progress of the UAE’s Maritime Industry

The UAE’s unique location at the crossroads of global shipping routes and its constant drive towards innovation has enabled it to become one of the leading international maritime hubs. The maritime sector is a key…

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…

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