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Jasamin Fichte

Managing Partner
One of the region’s most experienced legal experts, Jasamin Fichte 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 Best Maritime Law Firm of the Year 2015 and 2016. As part of her ongoing mission to improve awareness and interest in the region’s maritime sector, Fichte is the Founder and President of the UAE chapter of WISTA, the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association, Chair of the Dubai Maritime Advisory Council, which advises the Dubai government on improving the city’s shipping framework, and an editorial board member of shipping magazine MARASI.

Mohamed Najib Zbiri

General Manager
Najib Zbiri 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. Najib Zbiri’s frequent interaction with government authorities and his clear understanding of the commercial requirements in the region made him instrumental in facilitating swift solutions for our clients.

Irina Heaver

Irina Heaver

Partner
Irina Heaver is Partner and Head of Commercial at Fichte & Co. Irina is an Australian qualified lawyer and holds Juris Doctor and Master of Laws degrees from Monash University. She regularly advises telehealth, e-commerce, RegTech and FinTech companies, of various sizes starting from the concept stage and those that are already established market leaders across MENA Region. With over 15 years of experience, she specialises in the broad spectrum of commercial and corporate work including M&A, disposals, corporate restructurings and governance issues, as well as complex joint ventures and strategic alliances. Irina regularly represents emerging technology business such as Blockchain and AI enterprises, RegTech and FinTech startups, IT infrastructure and cloud services, software and tech development companies, e-commerce and online marketplaces, of various sizes starting from the concept stage and those that are already established market leaders across MENA Region.
Ravi Jawani

Ravi P. Jawani

Partner
Ravi P. Jawani 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. Prior to joining the firm, Ravi P. Jawani was leading the insurance department of one of the top off-shore construction companies in Abu Dhabi and has worked with leading international litigation law firms in Mumbai. His experience and expertise includes handling disputes and claims relating to all types of charterparties, insurance, bills of lading and international trade. Ravi is involved in high profile multi- jurisdictional cases pertaining to UAE and GCC countries.
Alessandro Tricoli

Alessandro Tricoli

Partner
Alessandro Tricoli is Partner and Head of Shipping Department (non-contentious) at Fichte & Co. He specializes 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 shipbuilding and ship finance contracts. His interests also lie in port development, where he has advised port authorities and operators regarding the development and restructuring of their operations.
Moaz Forawi

Moaz Forawi

Senior Associate

Siva Balakrishnan

Senior Associate
Siva graduated with an LL.B. (Hons) degree from Hatfield College, University of Durham (UK) in 2004. He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in May 2006. He was subsequently called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in 2007. He was also admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales in 2013. Prior to joining Fichte & Co in 2017, Siva worked in local and international shipping law firms in Singapore. Siva’s main practice areas are commercial law, litigation, arbitration and mediation, civil fraud, energy and natural resources, marine insurance and reinsurance, private international law, and shipping (including shipbuilding and ship sale disputes) and commodities and international trade.

Shehab Mamdouh

Senior Associate
Priyasha Corrie

Priyasha Corrie

Associate
Sarra Alsamarrai

Sarra AlSamarrai

Associate
Xian Liang Yuen

Xian Liang Yuen

Associate
Xian Liang is an associate in the firm’s shipping and dispute resolution department. His practice has a focus on international commercial arbitration (SIAC, ICC, LMAA etc.) and commercial litigation. He has advised and acted for shipowners, ship builders, charterers and commodity trading companies in high-value cross-border disputes. He also advises clients on non-contentious corporate and commercial matters. Being proficient in multiple languages, Xian Liang communicates effectively with clients and coordinates multi-jurisdictional proceedings. Xian Liang is a member of the Law Society of Singapore and People’s Action Party (Singapore).
Neelesh Pillai

Neelesh Pillai

Company Setup Specialist
Neelesh Pillai is the company setup specialist in the firm’s Corporate Department. He has 5 +years of experience in handling legal matters and cases in the High Court and other subordinate courts of India. He also has 7 years of experience in the field of Business Setup in UAE. He is well acquainted with Company Law and prevalent rules and regulation of the freezones in the UAE. His advice to clients on company setup is based on their requirements and on the prevailing law of the land. He also advises clients on opening Bank Accounts for the company and on processing UAE residence visas.