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Managing Partner: Marcus Bowman
Global Senior Partner: Richard Crump
Number of partners: 172
Associates: 299
Trainee solicitors: 44
Other fee-earners: 75

THE FIRM HFW is a global, sector-focused law firm providing expert advice to clients in aviation, commodities, construction, energy and resources, insurance and reinsurance, and shipping.

The firm prides itself on the deep industry expertise of its lawyers, and its entrepreneurial, creative and collaborative culture. HFW has over 500 lawyers operating in 18 offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Aerospace: Giles Kavanagh, Mert Hifzi
Construction: Max Wieliczko, Carolyn Chudleigh
Commodities: Peter Murphy, Alistair Feeney
Energy & Resources: Robert Follie, Nick Hutton
Insurance & Reinsurance: Christopher Cardona, Richard Jowett
Shipping: Craig Neame, Dimitri Vassos


HFW advises airlines, banks, manufacturers, support providers, owners, operators, freight forwarders and insurers advising on issues relating to regulatory and competition, claims and liability disputes and the financing and structuring of transactions.

HFW’s practice covers contentious and non-contentious matters working on some of the largest projects internationally, across a range of sectors, with particular focus on infrastructure and energy projects. Clients range from main contractors, governmental bodies and developers to subcontractors and suppliers.

HFW acts on soft commodities, oil and gas, coal and steel and non-ferrous and precious metals. Clients include energy companies, coal and metal traders, commodity trading houses, trade finance banks, brokers, insurers and trade associations.
Energy & Resources:
HFW has expertise across all areas including oil and gas, mining, energy refining, energy management and renewable.

Insurance & Reinsurance:
HFW provides a wide range of dispute resolution, transactional and regulatory services. Clients include insurance companies, captives, insurance intermediaries, managing and members’ agencies at Lloyd’s, and run-off service providers.

HFW advises on shipping contracts, ship and transport related disputes, ship finance, corporate matters and marine insurance. The admiralty practice advises on major casualty and piracy cases.

Others Areas of Practice:
In addition to the above core sectors, HFW has expertise in commercial, corporate, dispute resolution, employment, EU, competition and regulatory, finance, fraud and insolvency, government services, international trade regulation and projects. HFW also speaclises in cruise, travel and leisure, financial institutions, logistics, mining, offshore, ports and terminals and yachts.


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