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Catherine Emsellem-Rope

Legal Director


Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

Office Telephone: +44 (0)20 7264 8000
Office Fax: +44 (0)20 7264 8888

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Catherine is a transactional lawyer who specialises in complex contractual arrangements in the energy, logistics and ports and terminal sectors, with a focus on major projects and supply chain issues.

Catherine advises on a broad range of commercial arrangements, including master agreements and general terms and conditions for use in her specialist sectors, EPC and EPCIC contracts and licensing agreements. She has extensive experience in contract drafting and negotiation on an international basis. She also leads corporate transactions, including acquisitions and disposals of businesses and multi-jurisdictional joint ventures.

Before joining HFW, she spent nine years in the logistics sector working for a world leading logistics company and a major UK logistics specialist where she was senior counsel. Catherine is bilingual in French and English.

Catherine is qualified in England and Wales.


The London office is the firm's largest, with over 250 lawyers.

It offers the full range of services that HFW provides globally, with partners from the London office working closely with all the other HFW offices, as well as in many jurisdictions around the world. HFW moved to its current premises in September 2008, having previously been in nearby Lloyds Avenue for almost 100 years.

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