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Fichte & Co.
United Arab Emirates

Shipping Tier 1

Fichte & Co., spearheaded by name partner Jasmin Fichte, represents P&I clubs, shipowners and various businesses in the sector on a range of disputes and transactional matters. Ravi Jawani  and Alessandro Tricoli are key names, primarily focussing on contentious and non-contentious work respectively.

Practice head(s):

Jasmin Fichte


They are excellent shipping lawyers and have a good understanding of the local courts which is critical.

‘Ravi Jawani is well versed in his practice area and strong business understanding.’

‘Alessandro Tricoli is knowledgeable, prepared to engage with difficult issues, responsive and well-connected.’

A fantastic shipping practice, with invaluable practical experience and knowledge.

Key clients

Port of Fujairah

Truong Phat Loc Shipping Trading

Union Insurance Company

Seaco Global Limited

Tatiana Akhmedova


The firm: Established by Jasamin Fichte in 2005, Fichte & Co is a full-service law firm comprised of an experienced international team of experts.

The staff includes 25 local and international lawyers that are dual-qualified and multilingual with experience from practicing in a wide variety of countries including the UK, Italy, Germany, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Russian, Korean, Egypt, Sudan, Iran, Bahrain, Lebanon, Canada, India, Australia and Romania. The firm has also built a strong network in other jurisdictions, working closely with firms in the UK, Singapore, Europe, the GCC, Iran and offshore locations such as the Cayman Islands, BVI and Jersey.

Fichte & Co offices include a Dubai-licensed office in Business Bay and a limited liability partnership licensed by Abu Dhabi global markets. The company is ISO 9001 certified for quality management, reflecting the firm’s ability to set and maintain high standards of operation.

Fichte & Co has professional liability insurance from AIG, covering an aggregate amount of US$5m. The firm’s standard terms of business limit liability for any indirect or consequential loss suffered by its clients, exclude personal liability of its lawyers/consultants and caps liability to AED250,000 (unless a different amount has been agreed with the client). In addition, while the firm does not accept any liability for advice or services provided by any professional adviser or service provider engaged on your behalf, it will remain accountable to you for any defective advice or quality and will take appropriate corrective steps.

Areas of practice: Corporate and commercial: Fichte & Co has a steadily growing client base that includes local and international companies as well as SMEs and start-ups.

The key types of work currently handled by the team include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, finance and capital markets, real estate and energy infrastructure projects, corporate governance and compliance and also banking and finance.

Iran desk: Fichte & Co has a well-established Iran-focused desk in its Dubai office, where a dedicated team brings together specialist lawyers from across the firms international network to rapidly advise clients on recent updates to the sanctions regime, business development, and opportunities, inbound and unbound interests in this untapped and emerging market, Iranian laws and regulations, and corresponding international laws and regulations.

Maritime: Fichte & Co has built a strong reputation as a market leader in both contentious and transactional matters. Instructions from P&I clubs, H&M insurers and drydocks have substantially increased in the year. The firm is playing a pivotal role in the liquidation of OW Bunkers-related claims. The firm has been very active in ship sale and purchase, with in excess of 20 transactions completed in the period for an aggregate value circa US$250m. In addition, Fichte & Co has concluded the transaction on super yachts and one mega yacht for an aggregate value in excess of US$80m.

Dispute resolution: the DIFC/litigation teams have been involved in numerous enforcement actions and landmark decisions whereby they have obtained DIFC orders in respect of foreign arbitral awards for ongoing enforcement in Dubai and the wider UAE. They wrote the UAE chapter of the Thomson Reuters book ‘Enforcement of Judgements and Arbitral Awards’ and are in the process of publishing practitioner textbooks on the UAE Civil and Common Law Courts.

Department Name Email Telephone
Maritime Alessandro Tricoli
Maritime Jasamin Fichte
Risk management Jasamin Fichte
Mergers and acquisitions Priyasha Corrie
Mergers and acquisitions Alessandro Tricoli
Corporate restructuring Priyasha Corrie
Corporate restructuring Priyasha Corrie
Corporate governance and compliance Alessandro Tricoli
Corporate governance and compliance Dr. Laura Voda
Banking and finance Dr. Laura Voda
Banking and finance Alessandro Tricoli
Real estate Dr. Laura Voda
International trade and commodities Alessandro Tricoli
International trade and commodities Ravi Jawani
Oil and gas Alessandro Tricoli
Iran desk Jasamin Fichte
Litigation Ravi Jawani
Litigation Moaz Forawi
Arbitration and mediation Jasamin Fichte
Arbitration and mediation Ravi Jawani
Commercial disputes Shehab Mamdouh
Commercial disputes Moaz Forawi
Bankruptcy Moaz Mustafa
Bankruptcy Shehab Mamdouh
Marine insurance Jasamin Fichte
Marine insurance Alessandro Tricoli
Marine insurance Ravi Jawani
Charter parties Alessandro Tricoli
Charter parties Ravi Jawani
Ship finance Alessandro Tricoli
Ship finance Ravi Jawani
Ship building, ship repair and conversion Alessandro Tricoli
Ship building, ship repair and conversion Ravi Jawani
Photo Name Position Profile
 Jasamin Fichte  photo Jasamin Fichte
Number of lawyers : 25
at this office : 23
Chinese (Mandarin)
Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)
WISTA (Women in Shipping and Trade Association)
IBA (International Bar Association)
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Insurance Association
Transportation Lawyers Association
Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts
Other offices : Abu Dhabi

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