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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

An Interview With Jasamin Fichte

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

A homemaker, a mother, a passionate golf player and a Managing Partner of one of the leading law firms in the UAE, Jasamin Fichte is an inspiration to many. If there is one thing the maritime lawyer could do with, it’s more time. To read a good book, go for a quiet walk, maybe finish that Ph.D. on wreck removal, and then there’s a golf handicap that needs some serious work. In an exclusive interview with, Trade Winds, The Global Shipping News Source, Jasamin Fichte talks about her life so far.

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An Exclusive Interview with Fairplay

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

Shipping has historically been a male-dominated industry and that tradition runs long and deep. There are just a handful of women who have taken the initiative to be a part of this rat race. In an exclusive interview with IHS Maritime & Trade - Fairplay, our Managing Partner, Jasamin Fichte talks about her commitments towards the cause of turning Dubai into a global shipping hub.

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Is UAE Maritime Court in the Pipeline?

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

The UAE is steadily climbing the ranks of the leading nations in the global maritime industry, and this requires a process of constant development and reform. With more than 17 years of experience in the UAE maritime sector, our Managing Partner, Jasamin Fichte, who deals with the UAE Litigation on a daily basis, stated - 'Looking at the current UAE court system it is apparent that it is not in sync with international standards and not easily accessible'.

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New law to provide flexibility in job market

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

It will hugely enhance the current labour market, say lawyers

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Enforcement Of Foreign Judgements 2018

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

Fichte & Co is thrilled to announce our contribution to  Enforcement of Foreign Judgement 2018.

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Let's talk all things bitcoin

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

In 2013, when a forum member made a typo in a post to announce - in all caps - that he was "hodling," he had no idea that the term would go viral. And so, 'hodl' was born (meaning to hold on to rather than sell), along with many other phrases and urban slang that have since surfaced, thanks to the digital trend that is Bitcoin.

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Will The New UAE Maritime Law Serve Shipowners?

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

Geographically, as being in the centre of the World, UAE is arguably an “ideal” Maritime location. Talking about the new hashtag #Maritime law, our Managing Partner, Jasamin Fichte focuses on some of the key issues that need to be immediately addressed should UAE desire to remain in the league of Maritime nations with a thriving Maritime industry. This article was first published on Marasi News magazine.

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UAE legal guide to be launched for expats

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

The 243 page handbook simplifies the complexity of the current Arabic legal law.

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Is it illegal to trade in cryptos in absence of regulations in UAE?

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

Any legal dispute related to crypto assets will be handled "in exactly the same way as any other dispute.

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Dubai Maritime City Authority completes initial stage of Maritime Advisory Council

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

Council preparing for further enhancement in competitiveness of Dubai maritime sector

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Breakfast With EMAC: Seminar Advises On Ship Sale And Purchase Disputes

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

Dubai, UAE, 11 March, 2018: Continuing its aim to facilitate the ongoing dialogue between the region’s legal experts and maritime industry professionals, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) hosted its third successful breakfast session of 2018 on 11 March at its offices in DIFC.

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VAT registration to increase substantially

November 2018. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

The number of companies registering with the Federal Tax Authority for value-added tax (VAT) will increase substantially - especially from the retail and F&B sectors - over the coming months as some of the businesses are still preparing to register for new tax regime.

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Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy wins Finance Monthly Law Awards 2013...

July 2013. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

We are pleased to announce that Fichte & Co has won the Finance Monthly Law Awards 2013 for "Corporate and Commercial Law Firm of the Year." The Finance Monthly Law Awards recognize law firms and legal professionals who have outperformed their peers through dedication to client service, innovation and industry knowledge.

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Fichte & Co has been successfully chosen as the winner of the “Shipping Law Firm of the Year in...

August 2012. Press Releases by Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy (view listing).

the UAE” by the Corporate Intl Global Awards 2012

The 2012 awards have commemorated those who have been active and shown excellence in expertise over the past 12 months. Fichte & Co had been nominated for the category and shortlisted after research and extensive reviews were conducted by the Corporate Intl magazine to identify Leading law firms throughout the world.  

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Legal Developments by:
Fichte & Co.

  • Get 100% Foreign Ownership Today in Dubai

    Freezones have always been the topic of discussion in the U.A.E. Amongst the various benefits, 100% foreign ownership is one of the advantages which is enjoyed the most by investors in these freezone companies. In the below article, our Company Setup Specialist, Neelesh Pillai talks about everything that you need to know about setting up a Freezone branch in Mainland.
    - Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy

Legal Developments in United Arab Emirates

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Federal Penal Code Amendments

    In the latest development in an eventful year, Federal Decree-Law 24 of 2018 introduces amendments to the Federal Penal Code, originally enacted as Federal Law 3 of 1987. 
  • New Anti-Money Laundering Law

    The new anti-money laundering ( AML ) law of the UAE took effect at the end of October 2018. Containing features recommended by the Financial Action Task Force ( FATF ), the new law introduces subtle but important changes to the AML landscape in the UAE. 
  • Confidentiality Under Renewed Focus

    The UAE federal government has recently issued a raft of important legislation, addressing and in many ways updating areas of law that are key to businesses in the jurisdiction. Amongst this legislation is Federal Decree-Law 14 of 2018 concerning the central bank and the organisation of financial institutions and activities (the New Banking Law ) and Federal Decree-Law 20 of 2018 concerning anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing (the New AML Law ). Both the New Banking Law and the New AML Law repeal and replace the previous legislation on their respective subjects. Importantly, the New Banking Law and the New AML Law have together enhanced the protection afforded to confidential information under UAE law, in particular where financial and legal service providers and their customers and clients are concerned. 
  • Get 100% Foreign Ownership Today in Dubai

    Freezones have always been the topic of discussion in the U.A.E. Amongst the various benefits, 100% foreign ownership is one of the advantages which is enjoyed the most by investors in these freezone companies. In the below article, our Company Setup Specialist, Neelesh Pillai talks about everything that you need to know about setting up a Freezone branch in Mainland.
  • Overview of the Bankruptcy Proceedings and Preventive Measures in the UAE

    Before the approval of the UAE Federal Decree Law No. 9 of 2016 (the “Bankruptcy Law”) by the UAE Cabinet on 4 September 2016, the bankruptcy proceedings were regulated under the Commercial Code and were limited to court-driven proceeding addressed to liquidate companies rather than assist in restructuring their debts. This new law puts some light on the regulation on how companies should deal with their financial issues. In below article, our Associate from the Dispute Resolution department, Ahmed Salih talks about the bankruptcy proceedings and the preventive measures in the UAE. With over 10 years of experience in the UAE and Sudan , Litigator Ahmed Salih specializes in Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Civil Claims, Labour Disputes, Shari'a Law, personal status cases, Real Estate Claims, and Bankruptcy.
  • Time-bars, time limits and deadlines for legal cases under UAE law

    Under UAE civil law – like in other civil law systems – not all time-bars are mentioned and dealt with in one particular statue. Our Partner, Alessandro Tricoli , and Senior Associate, Shehab Mamdouh explains the different time bars, time limits and deadlines for legal cases under UAE law.
  • Seven Things to Know About Filing a Bankruptcy Petition in the UAE

    The absence of a legal framework for bankruptcy has long been a hindrance to UAE business. In the absence of proper bankruptcy laws, even a bounced cheque could land an entrepreneur in jail. The implementation of the relatively new bankruptcy law in the UAE is a huge step forward in improving the country’s economic and regulatory environment.
  • UAE Shipping Companies Seek VAT Exemption

    The UAE has climbed to sixth place in 2017 from seventh in 2015 on the list of the future leading maritime capitals.
  • Digital Directions

    Digital assets are the foundation of the new economy, and the developments of it continue to hit the headlines regularly. Our Partner & Head of Commercial & Technology, Irina Heaver explains different regulations depending on the nature of the specific assets.  This article was also published in LexisNexis - Middle East. 
  • All You Need to Know About Debt Recovery Procedures in the UAE

    According to the 2018 Global Ranking on Debt Collection, UAE is one of the most challenging places in the world for recovering the debt. With this in mind, keeping an eye on your cash-flow and expenditures are more vital than ever! Fichte & Co.’s dedicated Corporate and Litigation teams provide specialized commercial advice both for creditors and debtors and offer a tailor-made solution, including methods of recovery involving both judicial and quasi-judicial proceedings. Our debt recovery services minimize the time and expenditure involved in the pursuit of defaulting companies or individuals by applying a “No Cure – No Pay” policy. In the below article, our Associate & Litigator, Moaz Mustafa explains the debt recovery process, the court procedures and the time limitation in the UAE.