Alessandro joined Fichte & Co in 2006 in the capacity of partner. He specialises in ship finance, ship sale & purchase, construction and conversion and has acted for owners, yards and banks alike in contentious and non-contentious matters relating to ship building and ship finance contracts.
Although been better known for establishing a ship finance practice in the Middle East, Alessandro’s broad knowledge further encompasses many areas of the firm’s contentious work, with a particular emphasis on charterparty and cargo disputes in which he advises a number of the firm’s shipping clients and P&I Clubs, allowing him to deal with local counsel in different jurisdictions as well as drafting counter expert reports for the UAE Courts.
His interest also lies in ports development, where he has advised port authorities regarding the development and restructuring of their operations and service providers in the UAE and in the West Coast of Africa in the negotiations of their service contracts.
Before joining Fichte & Co Alessandro practiced in Italy with one top-tier insurance law firm, during which time he also assisted the Chair of Maritime Law at the University of Bologna and he then moved to the UK to enhance his knowledge of Maritime Law at the University of Southampton and he gained international work experience in London.
Alessandro is named in the Legal 500 (Shipping) 2011, as a professional lawyer with clients “particularly pleased with his expertise and knowledge in the maritime field”. He is a regular speaker at presentations and seminars as well as a habitual contributor to different journals on various legal topics.
Alessandro is a member of the International Bar Association.