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Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Brussels, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong and 10 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.

Areas of practice: Aviation: 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: contentious and non-contentious work for both suppliers and purchasers. Clients range from main contractors, governmental bodies and developers, to subcontractors and suppliers.

Commodities: 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: 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: 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: 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. Its legal services span commercial, corporate, dispute resolution, employment, EU, competition and regulatory, finance, fraud and insolvency, government services and projects.

  • Number of lawyers: 450+
  • at this office: 16 partners
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Cantonese
  • Dutch
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Portuguese
  • Hokkien
  • Gaelic

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    Business interruption insurance is often a key component of a company’s business continuity plan. The insurance is designed to compensate an insured for the financial effect of the interruption or interference to that business as a result of physical damage to an insured property or other key external events, such as damage at a supplier’s or customer’s premises. The intention is to restore the business to the same financial position as if the loss had not occurred, subject always to the terms and conditions of the policy. 

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