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Crew of FV NAHAM 3 released by pirates after over four and a half years in captivity

A team of HFW lawyers have played an integral role in the successful release of
26 seafarer hostages from Somali pirates
on 21 October 2016.

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HFW awarded indemnity costs against Scottish authorities in Rangers case

Administrative Court rules that the actions of Crown Office and Police Scotland in obtaining and executing a search warrant at HFW's London offices in December 2015 were

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HFW advises Panama Canal Authority on major port PPP

A team of HFW lawyers are advising the Panama Canal Authority on the development of a new container terminal, part of the wider Panama Canal expansion project.

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“break limits” in unprecedented judgment

Cargo Insurers sought to “break limits” by defending the application on the basis that the loss of the vessel along with her cargo was caused by the “personal act or omission” of the owners.

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HFW nominated for Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year at The British Legal Awards 2016

The British Legal Awards are the leading awards for the UK's thriving business law community acting as a showcase for the achievements of one of the country's most successful sectors.

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HFW win Maritime Lawyer of the Year at the Lloyd's List Global Awards 2016

Holman Fenwick Willan won the Maritime Lawyer of the Year 2016 at the Lloyd's List Global Awards, held at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich on 28 September. The awards were attended by 450 industry professionals and were hosted by Fiona Bruce.

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Commencement of drilling = spudding? Industry terms in oil and gas contracts – another victory for clear language

A recent decision in the English Commercial Court has upheld the natural meaning of industry terminology in a commercial oil and gas contract.

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Hanjin in rehabilitation:
what next?

The insolvency of Hanjin Shipping (Hanjin), the world's seventh largest container line,
is likely to have a significant impact throughout the maritime sector. In this briefing we provide an overview of some of the potential consequences of Hanjin's insolvency and which parties will be most affected by this development.

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Supreme Court defines the ambit of the fraudulent claims rule

At the claims stage of an insurance contract there are three ways in which an assured can try to take advantage of his insurer.
The law in relation to 3 [Lie in the presentation of an otherwise legitimate claim] was the issue before the Supreme Court in THE DC MERWESTONE.

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Brexit, the EU, and foreign and digital currencies

With the outcome of the recent national referendum still reverberating both within
and outside the UK, and with speculation
rife as to the nature of the UK’s immediate and long-term political and commercial futures, it would be easy to overlook that equally dramatic events may also erupt in countries on the European mainland.

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Holidays in France – always strict liability?

In accordance with the High Court’s decision in Committeri v Club Mediterranee SA, it is in the interest of any companies that provide package holidays to France to ensure that the contracts between them and the buyers of the holidays are governed by English law.

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Review current content on Brexit and sector specific issues on our dedicated Brexit page

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Global Partnerships Report 2016

HFW has worked with research group ExplaintheMarket to identify the three most important trends in a global economy. The research highlights three economic trends where political will, investor confidence and opportunities for new partnerships all converge.

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