Stranded Sailors Waited 28 Months for this Day

A three-year stand-off involving 40 sailors and eight vessels off the UAE belonging to the same company has ended. It followed a long legal battle that saw the Federal Transport Authority (FTA) take action against Dubai-based Elite Way Marine Services. Effective June 6, 2018, the FTA banned the company from all commercial activities and also …

An Interview With Jasamin Fichte

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 …

An Exclusive Interview with Fairplay

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 …

Is UAE Maritime Court in the Pipeline?

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 – …

New law to provide flexibility in job market

It will hugely enhance the current labour market, say lawyers

Enforcement Of Foreign Judgements 2018

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

Let’s talk all things bitcoin

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 …

Will The New UAE Maritime Law Serve Shipowners?

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 …

UAE legal guide to be launched for expats

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

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

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