Maritime Law

/Maritime Law

The UAE Maritime Code, also known as the UAE Federal Law No. 26 of 1981, is the law for the regulation and governance of shipping practices in the UAE. The law has been enacted in accordance with modern international maritime or admiralty laws. The United Arab Emirates is an important maritime outlet for the Middle East; maritime trade and transport account for %75 of major commercial transactions around the world.

Therefore, the maritime related legal services are of crucial importance to our law firm. There are also other local laws and decrees that regulate issues relating to shipping practices and vessels in the UAE

Our Expertise

  • Maritime collision accidents
  • Claims related to vessel’s hull and
  • Machinery insurance
  • Marine insurance
  • Ship detention (Vessel detention)
  • Vessel owner’s liability and claims related to
  • Potential risk insurance and Marine Insurance
  • Bill of Lading disputes
  • Casualty
  • Wreck removal
  • Registration of vessel
  • Documents of vessel
  • Ownership of vessel
  • Right to lien on vessel cargo
  • Time bar of marine claims
  • Cargo, Freight and dangerous
  • Substance transportation
  • Charter Party disputes
  • Crew wages
  • Disaster Debt collection
  • Freight Forwarding & Logistics
  • H&M Claims
  • Novation and Option Agreements
  • On board employment and personal issues
  • Mortgage of vessel
  • Establishing identity of carriers
  • Chartering of vessels
  • Contracts related to carriage of goods on vessels
  • Ferrying of passengers on vessels
  • P&I and FD&D Club advice
  • Pollution
  • Salvage claim
  • Ship Building & Repair
  • Ship Finance
  • Ship registration
  • Ship Warranty and Guarantee Matters
  • Statutory Duties of Port Vessel Seizure
  • Total loss
  • Towage and pilotage of vessels
  • Collisions that involve vessels
  • Salvaging that involve vessels
  • General average
  • Maritime Insurance