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

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

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.…

6 Frequently Asked Questions – COVID19 and Shipping Industry

Introduction The World Trade Organization has projected that “world trade is expected to fall by between 13% and 32% in 2020” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as it has increased globally causing massive disruptions on…

FICHTE WEBINAR: COVID-19 and Shipping Industry

Free Live Webinar The COVID-19 outbreak has been affecting supply chains worldwide and significantly impacting global trade. The shipping industry, being the backbone of global trade, has been severely disrupted. Our recent webinar focused on…

FICHTE WEBINAR: COVID-19 and Employment Law in the UAE

Free Live Webinar To help employers and employees better understand the current developments, including some temporary measures introduced in the UAE, Fichte & Co recently hosted a free live webinar. Our Associate, DR. Laura Voda…

Impact of COVID-19 on Vessel Charters

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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