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Managing Partner: Marcus Bowman
Global Senior Partner: Richard Crump
Number of partners: 172
Number of lawyers: 446

Firm Overview:
An international law firm advising businesses engaged in all aspects of international commerce.

Main Areas of Practice:

Aviation & Space:
HFW advises airlines, banks, manufacturers, support providers, owners, operators, freight forwarders and insurers on issues including regulatory and competition, operations, claims and liability disputes and the financing and structuring of transactions.
Giles Kavanagh
Tel: +44 20 7264 8000 Email: [email protected]

The global construction practice covers both contentious and non-contentious, in particular the energy and infrastructure sectors and, throughout Australia, the property sector. Clients range from main contractors, governmental bodies and developers, to subcontractors and suppliers.
Contact: Max Wieliczko
Tel: +44 20 7264 8000 Email: [email protected]

The firm acts on soft commodities, oil and gas, coal and steel and non-ferrous and precious metals. Clients include energy and chemical companies, coal and metal traders, commodity trading houses, trade finance banks, brokers, insurers and trade associations.
Peter Murphy
Tel: +852 3983 7788 Email: [email protected]

HFW has expertise ranging from exploration and production, storage and transportation, LNG, refining, trading and sale of oil and gas, to electricity generation, energy management, renewables and carbon trading.
Contact: Robert Follie
Tel: +33 1 449 4050 Email: [email protected]

Financial Institutions:
HFW advises on infrastructure and project finance, ship and aviation finance, Islamic finance, trade finance and private equity. The firm advises on disputes in trade and asset finance, complex accounting issues, investment fraud, financial instruments and restructuring and insolvency.
Contact: Tony Rice
Tel: +44 20 7264 8000 Email: [email protected]

Insurance & Reinsurance:
HFW provides a wide range of dispute resolution, transactional and regulatory services to clients that include insurers, captives, intermediaries, managing and members’ agencies at Lloyd’s and run-off service providers.
Contact: Christopher Cardona
Tel: +44 20 7264 8000 Email: [email protected]

The firm acts for buyers and providers of logistics services and for the insurance sector, on a range of insured and commercial disputes arising out of logistics operations.
Contact: Craig Neame
Tel: +44 20 7264 8000 Email: [email protected]

HFW advises a wide range of clients on M&A, projects, construction, trade and structured finance, insurance, physical trading, derivatives, sale and purchase arrangements, regulatory and EU issues, transportation and disputes.
Contact: Nick Hutton
Tel: +44 207 264 8000 Email: [email protected]

Ports & Terminals:
The firm specialises in capabilities relating to the development and operation of ports and terminals. Clients include port and terminal operators, shipping lines, investment funds, governments, logistics companies, contractors, banks, financial institutions and insurers.
Contact: Alistair Mackie
Tel: +44 20 7264 8000 Email: [email protected]

The firm’s admiralty practice advises on major casualty and piracy cases. HFW also advises on all forms of shipping contracts, transport-related disputes, ship finance, corporate matters and marine insurance.
Contact: Craig Neame
Tel: +44 20 7264 8000 Email: [email protected]

HFW has a team of expert international lawyers who have in-depth technical and commercial knowledge of this specialist sector.
Contact: Jay Tooker
Tel: +44 20 7264 8000 Email: [email protected]

Cruise, Travel & Leisure:
HFW advises on shipping and travel law, regulatory, company/commercial, dispute resolution, health and safety, crisis management, IT/IP and data protection. Clients include cruise companies, ship owners, P&I clubs, ship management and holiday companies.
Contact: Elinor Dautlich
Tel: +44 20 7264 8000 Email: [email protected]

Transactions & Regulation:
HFW advises multinational clients on a wide range of corporate and finance transactions and related company/ commercial issues, from competition, state aid and regulatory matters, and tactical advice at the preliminary stage of negotiating and structuring transactions, to consulting, documenting and advising on the implementation of each project in detail.
Contact: Alistair Mackie
Tel: +44 20 7264 8000 Email: [email protected]
Contact: Anthony Woolich
Tel: +44 0207 264 8000 Email: [email protected]

International Arbitration:
HFW handles a huge volume of international arbitrations in the energy, trade and commodities, shipping, aviation, insurance/reinsurance, financial services and construction sectors. HFW also acts on an increasing number of bilateral investment treaty disputes.
Contact: Damian Honey
Tel: +44 20 7264 8000 Email: [email protected]

Commercial Litigation:
HFW’s litigation expertise is in contractual and shareholder disputes in the energy, mining, utilities, transport, commodities, manufacturing, and engineering sectors, as well in financial services and cross border fraud and asset tracing.
Contact: Noel Campbell
Tel: +44 20 7264 8000 Email: [email protected]


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