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HFW

Insurance

3 ranked lawyersBand 3SingaporeAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Leading aviation practice, regularly acting for major airlines and insurers. Frequently called upon to handle contentious liability claims following air accidents and other major losses. Members of the team possess extensive experience in-house at insurance companies and airlines. Also offers expertise in shipping claims and other marine insurance matters.

Strengths

One client values the team's pragmatism during claims disputes, observing: "They do not run a file for the sake of it. If it is more economical to settle then they will recommend doing so."

Another interviewee appreciates the diverse range of expertise on offer at the firm, explaining: "They all have different strengths and work extremely well as a team to put their clients' needs first."

Work highlights

Acted for Airports of Thailand, and its insurers and reinsurers, on liability claims arising from a collision at Phuket International Airport.

Notable practitioners

Kate Seaton is described by clients as "reliable" and "a good communicator," while market sources depict her as "very bright" and "switched on." She represents airlines and airports, as well as the insurers and reinsurers, on a variety of disasters and losses across Asia-Pacific.

Keith Richardson advises on major aircraft losses and is often looked to to advise on aviation disasters in the region, with notable recent experience in Nepal. Market sources affirm that he is a "savvy and commercial lawyer who knows his subject matter and is easy to get along with."

Mert Hifzi leads the firm's aviation practice and is a well-regarded figure in the market in this sector. He remains popular with clients on account of the fact that he is "experienced in major loss cases, and is both pragmatic and client-friendly."

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Singapore

Insurance


Kate Seaton
Band 3
Keith Richardson
Band 3
Mert O Hifzi
Band 2