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HFW wins the Law firm of the Year 2017 at UK Captive Services Awards

For the second year in a row, and the third time in the past four years, HFW has won Law firm of the Year 2017 at UK Captive Services Awards.

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Executive order of January 27 2017 and
its effect upon crewing of vessels calling in the US

Amid protests across multiple US airports, the firing of the acting US Attorney General Yates, President Trump’s recent executive order banning entry into the US from seven Middle Eastern countries has been controversial to say the least. For the maritime industry, President Trump’s executive order creates uncertainty.

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Right to disconnect: what impact on companies?

On 1 January 2017, the employment law dated 8 August 2016 related “to work, to the modernisation of the labour relations and the securing of professional life” entered into force.

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Enforcement against foreign states –
new rules on immunity following the Loi
Sapin 2

The Loi Sapin 2 has amended the rules on the immunity of foreign States by creating new conditions for the obtaining of preliminary measures and the recovery of debts.

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Parliamentary Sovereignty Supreme: UK government still on target for Article 50 Brexit trigger before the end of March

In this briefing we discuss the Supreme Court's judgment on Tuesday 24 January 2017, which upheld the High Court's ruling requiring an Act of Parliament to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union.

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

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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 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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