Sara Ibrahim Advocates & Legal Consultants

Maritime Law

Legal Practice Area Over Maritime Matters

Our firm constitutes maritime law firm Dubai and deals with all kinds of maritime disputes arising out of a breach of contractual obligations.


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Maritime Arbitration

Owing to the increased maritime activity in the region, the Dubai government has specially established in 2016 an ‘Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC)’. Founded on international best practices, EMAC provides an alternative dispute resolution forum and constitutes a natural choice for the shipping industry and associated industries to settle their disputes through specialized arbitration transaction. The EMAC Rules contain provisions for fast-track arbitration, emergency arbitration special rules for dealing with small claims, multi-party arbitration and joinders, and emergency arbitration.

The Federal Law N. 26 of 1981, constituting the ‘UAE Maritime Trade Law’, governs and regulates the shipping practices within the United Arab Emirates. The ‘Marine Affairs Department’ at the Ministry of Communications oversees the registration and other regulatory matters related to the Maritime industry. In Addition, the UAE Peal Code shall also applicable to commercial ships bearing the UAE flag.

The UAE judicial system does not provide for special maritime courts and the jurisdiction falls to the local courts in UAE.

Our team is experienced in the following maritime matters:


Drafting of maritime contracts, reviewing of investments and providing legal assistance.


Drafting contracts for the sale, purchase, and building of vessels.


Advising on Appeal against seizure of a vessel and its release.


Advising on vessels before or after applying for a case.


Maritime Disputes and Maritime Insurance


Issues arising out of maritime pollution