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Fichte & Co.
23rd Floor, Rolex Tower
Sheikh Zayed Road
P.O. Box 116637
United Arab Emirates

Work Department

Maritime Law, Marine Insurance, Ship Finance, Strategic Investment Solutions, Arbitration, Litigation

Position

Managing Partner

Career

Jasmin is a dual qualified English and German Solicitor and has been specialising in maritime law since the start of her career. She studied law in Hamburg and maritime law in Southampton and gained valuable experience in international law firms in Hamburg and London in the respective maritime departments.

After three years of working in the city of London, she moved to Dubai in 2002 and joined Lloyd’s of London insurance broker as legal counsel for the Middle East. She established an excellent network within the maritime community and developed her legal skills further by handling marine insurance claims, from salvage, collisions, wreck removal to cargo claims and personal injury. This gained her the reputation as one of the most experienced marine experts in the region.

In 2005 she opened Fichte & Co, one of the leading law firms in the Middle East, with the support of the shipping community. Her company has since grown to one of the largest full service law firms and represents not just shipowners, P&I Clubs, Banks, Trading Houses but also every sector every industry.

Jasmin has spoken at hundreds of conferences and attended expert panels. She has also held endless presentations with the usual quest to support and promote the UAE as a maritime hub. She is publishing frequent articles on diverse subjects of marine, shipping and transportation law.

Jasmin is working with the UAE Federal Transport Authority and the Dubai government for the past 10 years on improving the maritime infrastructure. These efforts have culminated in her being appointed by H.E. Sultan Bin Suleyam to chair the Dubai Maritime Advisory Council, an authority with the mandate to advise the government on ways to improve the maritime infrastructure of Dubai.

Furthermore, Jasamin is the founder of the UAE Branch of WISTA (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association) and chaired the same as its first president. Also, she is a member of the DIFC Courts Rules Sub Committee, The International Bar Association, German Maritime Arbitration Association and UAE Shipping Association.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Maritime Law
  • Marine Insurance
  • Ship Finance
  • Strategic Investment Solutions
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation

Languages

English, German

Memberships

DIFC Courts Rules Sub Committee, The International Bar Association, German Maritime Arbitration Association and UAE Shipping Association.

Education

LLB, LLM (Southampton)

Lawyer Rankings

United Arab Emirates > Shipping

(Leading individuals)

Jasmin FichteFichte & Co.

Fichte & Co. has an experienced shipping practice with particular expertise in contentious work and frequently represents clients in disputes arising from vessel and environmental damage. Firm managing partner Jasmin Fichte has a well-established presence in the shipping space and acts as Chairwoman of Dubai Maritime Advisory Council. Alessandro Tricoli heads the shipping practice and focuses on ship finance, ship sale and purchase, construction and conversion of ships. The shipping litigation offering is led by Ravi Jawani and specialises in marine insurance, carriage of goods by sea and international trade law.