Legal & Regulations

  • Another Hanjin: forewarned is forearmed

    The Hanjin crisis has been dominating shipping news since 31 August 2016 when the company filed for court receivership in South Korea as part of what some have called “the biggest shipping bankruptcy in history.” The cargo owners whose cargo is trapped on Hanjin’s vessels are experiencing delays, difficulties with retrieving the containers and extra costs of having the containers released to them and/or of forwarding them to the final destination. 

  • Fichte marks official opening of its new office...

    Fichte & Co held a very successful launch event to mark the official opening of its new office in Abu Dhabi, Fichte & Co LLP. The office marks the next phase of the award-winning company’s expansion strategy across the Middle East, and will focus on providing the highest quality legal counsel to corporate and commercial clients in the UAE capital.

  • Kadin urges govt to speed up Oil and Gas Law...

    The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) on Tuesday called on the House of Representatives to accelerate deliberations on revisions to the Oil and Gas Law to stimulate new investment in the industry.

  • Hanjin rejects shipper effort to freeze owed...

    Hanjin Shipping has rejected a request by retailer Ashley Furniture Industries in a federal court to withhold freight payments it owes the carrier, saying such a move might “severely” jeopardize the carrier’s ability to reorganize and collect on $40 million in accounts receivable it’s owed.

  • Lloyd's Register, Shipping in Changing...

    A new study detailing a number of potential pathways for the shipping industry's transition to a low carbon future has been released by Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Shipping in Changing Climates, a $4m multi-university and cross-industry research project.


Maritime Leaders Discuss Brexit Opportunities

The UK's Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Jane Ellison MP, has chaired a roundtable with maritime industry leaders, hearing of new opportunities for the sector in light of the decision to leave the EU.


Challenges in securing maritime claims in the Dubai Courts

Securing a maritime claim through a ship arrest is a common and essential form of security prior to or during litigation or arbitration proceedings. Commercial ships, by their nature, are only in port for a limited amount of time to load and/or discharge cargo. Therefore, ship arrests are required to be achieved by creditors as a matter of extreme urgency. However, recent procedural challenges in Dubai Courts have impacted this crucial method of security.