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HFW Wins Middle East Insurance Award For Third Year Running

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has been named Insurance Law Firm of the Year at the MENA IR Insurance Awards 2019.

The firm was chosen for its in-depth knowledge of the insurance industry and its expertise in handling insurance-related cases.

It is the third consecutive year that HFW has won the MENA IR award, having also picked up the trophy in 2017 and 2018.

HFW was also recently named Law Firm of the Year at the Middle East Insurance Industry Awards.

Sam Wakerley, Head of Insurance and Reinsurance, Middle East:

"I am very pleased to see the strength and breadth of our Middle East practice once again recognised by MENA IR. The Middle East is a key market for the firm and we will continue to invest in the region to make sure that we are offering clients the best possible service."

HFW's market-leading insurance and reinsurance practice offers a comprehensive range of dispute resolution, transactional and regulatory legal services to clients across the sector. The firm has a specialist team of 23 partners and more than 70 lawyers across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. The group acts for insurance and reinsurance companies; policyholders; captives and mutuals; brokers and other intermediaries; managing agencies and MGAs; TPAs and other service providers.

HFW has been in the Middle East since 2006 and now has more than 60 lawyers – including 28 Arabic speakers – across offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait City and Riyadh, making it one of the largest practices of any international law firm in the region. The firm recently strengthened its Middle East offering by entering into a new association in Saudi Arabia and making a series of partner hires in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

About HFW

HFW is a leading global law firm in the aerospace, commodities, construction, energy, insurance and shipping sectors. The firm has more than 600 lawyers, including 170 partners, based in offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. HFW prides itself on its deep industry expertise and its entrepreneurial, creative and collaborative culture.

For further information, please contact:

Chris Johnson
Head of Communications, HFW
D +44 (0)20 7264 8159 | M +44 (0)7976 939864
E chris.johnson@hfw.com

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