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Brexit – the future of the landscape

For our second Brexit panel we welcomed back Radio 4 'Today' presenter John Humphrys who returned to chair the panel discussion. The discussion covered a range of topics, such as where will the UK be in two and half years' time, will we see hard or soft Brexit? The regulatory landscape; whether the election of Donald Trump to the US Presidency good for Brexit Britain and trading with the rest of the world.

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HFW Partners Craig Neame, Jim Cashman and Anthony Woolich are recognised in Lloyd's List Top 100 Most Influential People in Shipping 2016

Lloyd's List has published the seventh annual report of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Shipping.

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HFW wins the i-Law Maritime Lawyer of the Year Lloyd’s List Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards 2016

The Lloyd’s List Awards series recognises the industry’s successes, setting a benchmark for excellence while rewarding innovative ideas and concepts that have pushed the boundaries of what is possible.

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HFW merges with US firm Legge Farrow in major strategic drive into US energy and marine markets

On 3 January 2017 international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) will be merging with leading US energy and marine firm Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown LLP, based in Houston, Texas. The merger is a major strategic development for both firms, bringing significant benefit to their clients.

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HFW advises on novel trade finance securitisation

HFW has advised on the establishment of one of the first securitisations of both existing and future trade finance receivables.

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Financing the future: looking ahead in commodity trade finance

HFW have partnered with Global Trade Review (GTR) to produce an industry-wide trade finance report which was launched at the Global Commodity Trade Finance Conference in Lugano, Switzerland on
25 October.

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

A team of HFW lawyers has 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 "an abuse of state power". The Rangers FC investigators must now pay costs of injunctive and judicial review proceedings pursued by HFW on the indemnity basis.

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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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