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HFW, Guillaume Brajeux, Paris, FRANCE

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Guillaume Brajeux

Work +33 1 44 94 40 50

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Shipping & Transport; Insurance.


Partner specialising in shipping, focussing mainly on dispute resolution arising from charterparties, bills of lading, shipbuilding, collisions, fire and explosion, salvage, general average, groundings, total loss, towage, offshore and limitation. He also advises and acts for insurance companies in particular, in respect of indusrial risks issues. Guillaume is also a leading player in the management of proceedings resulting from major industrial casualties.


Partner Holman Fenwick Willan 1993; Head of HFW paris office (2006-2013); Head of HFW Europe and Middle East Region (since 2010)


French, English.



Within: Shipping

HFW assists with wet shipping work, where it acts for P&I clubs, underwriters and shipowners; and dry shipping matters, where it represents charterers and cargo owners. The team includes practice head Guillaume Brajeux, Timothy Clemens-Jones, who is English qualified; Stanislas Lequette, who focuses on issues involving former French colonies in North and West Africa; and tourism and cruise expert Stéphanie Schweitzer. In recent work, the practice represented P&I club Skuld in casualty procedures arising from the running aground of a container ship on a coral reef near New Caledonia; the team worked with the firm's London and Singapore offices, leveraging its international footprint. CMA CGM, Helvetia and Corsica Linea are also clients.

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