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LEVEL 15, BROOKFIELD PLACE - TOWER 2, 123 ST GEORGES TERRACE, PERTH, WA, AUSTRALIA
Tel:
Work +61 8 9422 4700
Fax:
Fax +61 8 9422 4777
Web:
www.hfw.com
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Hazel Brewer

Tel:
Work +61 (0)8 9422 4702
Email:
Web:
www.hfw.com/Hazel-Brewer
HFW

Work Department

Shipping

Position

Partner

Career

Hazel specialises in shipping and international trade law. Known for her client focus and clarity, Hazel brings a pragmatic and commercial approach to managing complex disputes and contract negotiations effectively for her clients. She handles disputes and advises on issues in the offshore project vessel sector, (rigs, seismic, OSVs etc) bulk and parcel chartering, and logistics sectors. Hazel advises on a wide range of issues including on, bills of landing, letters of credit, indemnities, pilotage, towage and maritime regulatory issues. She is also experienced in contract and charter drafting and negotiation.

Education

She is dual qualified in Australia and England.


Australia: Transport

Transport: shipping

Within: Transport: shipping

HFW’s ‘highly recommended’ team, headed by Gavin Vallely, is ‘the best we have used’; it is able to draw on the strength of its global shipping offering and includes Nic van der Reyden, who possesses ‘comprehensive subject matter expertise’, as well as ‘client focus and attention to cost’. The team has been acting for Triton Shipping in relation to a collision at Port Botany, a £1.3m case, which has been settled during London-based mediation proceedings, and notable work also included Vallely’s advice to the Federal Department of Employment on its amendments to the Seafarer’s Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992. Another strength is the team’s work in the offshore energy sector, where it attracts matters involving floating production storage and offloading units (FPSOs) and support vessels, oil and LNG transport vessels and the carriage of specialist cargoes. Hazel Brewer and Stephen Thompson are singled out; the team also includes newly promoted partner and shipping and marine disputes specialist Simon Shaddick.

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