Fichte & Co

Our dedicated commercial practice has a wealth of experience in contractual and advisory work across a broad spectrum of industry sectors. The firm is by now the Corporate, Litigation and Maritime Law firm of choice in the Middle East, serving a worldwide base of clients with interests in the region.

We provide expertise in the following areas of law:

Corporate & Commercial

Our Corporate and Commercial department understands your business, culture and goals. We understand issues across a broad spectrum of business and legal practices and offer an extensive range of legal services relating to banking and finance transactions, real estate acquisitions, construction, company establishments in the UAE and the UAE Freezones, as well as debt recovery services. Our pioneering solutions extend beyond practices and borders, just as your business needs, combined with strategic advice to ensure the best for your business.

Litigation and Arbitration

We have the practice and knowledge on our side to efficiently resolve legal, regulatory and commercial conflicts wherever they arise on your behalf. Our bank of experience in litigation covers UK, UAE and DIFC jurisdictions and work on international and local arbitration cases, most notably with bodies such as ICC, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC, LMAA, LCIA, GMAA, GAFTA and FOSFA. We are the first lawfirm having enforced an International Arbitration Award in UAE Courts under the NY Convention.


Fichte & Co has been actively involved in the development of the maritime industry in the region since its inception in 2005. Although the firm may be considered relatively young, all together the shipping team of Fichte & Co has nearly a century experience in advising ship owners and other players in the industry.

Our shipping team comprises of dual qualified Lawyers carefully selected for their extensive academic knowledge and international background which allows them to offer legal advise not only on UAE and English law but, directly or through their network, virtually on all jurisdictions.

In addition to the usual legal services a law firm is providing, we work closely with various government entities on various Maritime related issues. We are also the exclusive firm of choice today for the largest tanker Owners/Operators in the UAE, advising them on various contentious and non-contentious matters.

With arguably the largest team of maritime lawyers in the UAE, we advise on all areas of maritime law, including ship finance and shipping litigation. Our coherent and comprehensive legal services cover topics ranging from Admiralty issues like salvage, wreck removal and pollution matters, to liabilities apportionment, conflict of laws and jurisdictional advise and standing regulations.

Claims handling and claims management forms an important part of Fichte’s maritime portfolio with P&I Clubs, H&M Insurers, brokers, ship owners and financial institutions constantly approaching us on ship arrest and enforcement of maritime debts and securities or Maritime Arbitration conducted under ICC, LCIA, LMAA or GMAA rules.

We also have unparalleled experience and expertise to advise and assist in arbitration matters under ICC, LCIA, DIFC/LCIA and represent client as mediators for dispute resolution, reducing costs.

Represented by:

Jasamin Fichte

LLB, LLM (Southampton), MCI Arb
Managing Partner, Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy
Solicitor of England and Wales

Jasamin founded Fichte & Co in 2005 in Dubai. She studied law in Hamburg and maritime law in Southampton and started her career as a maritime lawyer by gaining valuable experience in international law firms in Hamburg and London.

Prior to founding Fichte & Co, Jasamin worked at the leading Lloyd's of London insurance brokerage firm 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.

Jasamin has given several presentations and has participated in academic seminars on various legal topics hosted by both Governmental and Industry luminaries such as BIMCO, DSAA, DPA, DIAC etc. She has consistently published various articles on diverse subjects of marine, shipping and transportation law and is a frequent member of expert panels on topics as Ship Finance and Marine Insurance. Also, Jasamin is a regular speaker at conferences and contributes regularly to legal magazines.

Besides top class legal work, Jasamin is very active in business networking and she is one of the founders and organizers of the UAE Shipping Industry Round Table, a remarkable networking event for top management within the UAE Shipping Industry.

Professional Titles and Memberships
  • Chairwoman of the Legal Subcommittee of The Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries
  • Co-Founder of UAE Shipping Industry Round Table
  • Member of the DIFC Courts Rules Subcommittee
  • Member of
  • President of WISTA UAE
  • Member of the WISTA International Executive Committee
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Marasi Magazine, Specialized Maritime Magazine of the UAE
  • Head of Legal Committee, GEC (German Emirates Club)