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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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Indonesia: what’s new? Indonesia extends the timeline for foreign vessels to operate in
its waters

The application of Indonesia’s cabotage law has been put under the spotlight since it was first implemented in 2008. Being the world’s largest archipelago nation, the Indonesian government has been trying to empower the national shipping industry.

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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 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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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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ATLANTIK CONFIDENCE: Cargo Insurers
“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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Brexit

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

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