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HFW

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FRIARY COURT, 65 CRUTCHED FRIARS, LONDON, EC3N 2AE, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7264 8000
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Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston and 12 more

The firm: HFW is a sector-focused law firm with people who have a real passion for the sectors they work in, whether it€™s solving complex issues across construction, aviation or shipping, or providing advice across insurance, commodities and energy. HFW are specialist lawyers who add value to their clients, solving problems in new, better and practical ways, being commercially focused and driven by results.

HFW has a global reach, with offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

Types of work undertaken: Aviation: 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.

Construction: HFW's practice covers contentious and non-contentious work for both suppliers and purchasers. Clients range from main contractors, governmental bodies and developers, to subcontractors and suppliers.

Commodities: HFW 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.

Energy: HFW has expertise across the entire energy lifecycle 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.

Insurance and 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.

Shipping: HFW advises across all areas of shipping, including wet, dry, regulatory, piracy, offshore, marine insurance, finance as well as on all forms of shipping contracts, transport-related disputes and corporate matters.

In addition to the above core sectors, HFW has expertise in financial institutions, logistics, mining, oil and gas, ports and terminals, travel, cruise and leisure and yachts. HFW also has expertise in legal services such as commercial, corporate, dispute resolution, employment, EU, competition and regulatory, finance, fraud and insolvency, government services and projects.

Other offices: Brussels, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, Melbourne, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Shanghai, Singapore, S√£o Paulo and Sydney. The firm has associations in Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Kuwait and Riyadh.

  • Number of UK partners: 76
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 160

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