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Fichte & Co

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Managing Partner: Jasamin Fichte
Number of partners: 2 Number of lawyers: 25
Languages: Arabic, Cantonese, English, Farsi, French, German, Gujrati, Hindi, Italian, Malayalam, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog

Firm Overview:
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 over 25 local and international lawyers that are dual-qualified and multilingual with experience from practicing in a wide variety of countries including the UK, Germany, India, Italy, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Sudan, Iran, Bahrain, Lebanon, Canada and Russia. 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.

Main Areas of Practice: 

Risk Management
Mergers & Acquisitions
Corporate Restructuring
Banking & Finance
Real Estate
International Trade & Commodities
Arbitration & Mediation
Commercial Disputes
Marine Insurance
Charter Party
Ship Finance
Ship Building, Repair & Conversion

3 partners, 6 fee earners based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi office
■Retained by leading German liner to act in a variety of shipping, commodities and international trade disputes
■Acting for various English and Scandinavian P&I Clubs in admiralty, shipping, commodities and carriage disputes
■Assisting UAE oil trader in relation to several parcels of oil shipped from UAE to Yemen which have been rejected by the end receiver on the basis of fraudulent analysis carried out in Yemen
■Acting as UAE counsel for a German based transportation company in relation to certain aspect concerning UAE law arising out of the recent acquisition of UASC
■Representing leading French insurer in a cargo dispute in a conflicted zone
■Acting for a former wife to arrest a superyacht for the enforcement of the largest English divorce judgment sum in the UAE
Key Clients: AXA, Oman Trading, Union Insurance, North of England P&I, Port of Fujairah
Contact: Jasamin Fichte
Tel: +971 4 43 57 577
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts:
1 partner, 5 fee earners based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
■Representation of United Arab Shipping Company, a multi-state owned shipping company based in the GCC region, on various aspects of its USD 8 billion merger with Hapag-Lloyd including the group reorganisation and optimisation of key group companies throughout the Middle East region
■A Saudi Arabian conglomerate on all aspects of a multi-jurisdictional M&A deal, valued at USD 6 million, involving the formation of a joint venture with a Japanese promoter, and the subsequent acquisition of entities in the UAE, Japan, and India in the chemicals and fuel additives industry, as well as the bridge financing of the UAE and the Japanese entity
■A Pan Arab Conglomerate on a joint venture between its UAE insurance brokerage subsidiary and an insurance technology company for establishing a digital platform allowing users to compare, buy, and manage insurance products in the UAE and establishing a fintech company in the DIFC for digitising consuming lending in the Middle East region
■An Artificial Intelligence based Mobile Application Owner on complying with UAE cyber laws and on the application’s terms of use and privacy policy
■A Norwegian Paints and Chemicals Company on a key real estate transaction with Dubai Creative Clusters Authority valuing USD 13 million (approx.)
■Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM), a UAE private joint stock company engaged in the provision of marine transportation services, on corporate governance and compliance with the UAE Companies law
■A global payment service provider on establishing a local entity which would issue pre-paid debit cards to commercial consumers in the UAE
Key Clients: Hapag-Lloyd, Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM), Gulf Resources Insurance Management Services Co. (LLC)
Contact: Alessandro Tricoli
Tel: +971 4 43 57 577
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
1 partner, 7 fee earners based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
■Acting on behalf of a shipping company regarding cargo damage claim. The firm managed to involve the party who is responsible for damage
■Acting for a Dubai based company in a labour dispute with its former General Manager in the amount of AED 1,750,000 by way of end of service gratuity, commission and compensation for unlawful termination
■Case filled by physical supplier against the charter of the vessel and the firm is acting on behalf of the owner of an oil and gas company
■Insurance claim filled by the contractor insurer against a leading insurance company in the UAE (developer’s insurer). The firm managed to dismiss the claim in favour of their client before the Court of first instance
Key Clients: Deugro Emirates Shipping, Union Insurance, Seaport International Shipping Company, Southern Petroleum Transportation JSC
Contact: Ravi Jawani
Tel: +971 4 43 57 577
Email: [email protected]

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