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  • HFW Partner Elinor Dautlich appointed Co-Chair of the IBA's Maritime and Transport Law Committee
    05/01/2017
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    HFW's London-based Head of Finance Elinor Dautlich will take up the position of Co-Chair of the International Bar Association's (IBA) Maritime and Transport Law Committee, effective January 2017. Elinor is the first woman to be appointed in the position of Chair of this Committee. Finance  Shipping  Travel, Cruise & Leisure 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan former Partner awarded OBE in New Year's Honours List
    03/01/2017
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    Leading international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce that former Partner James Gosling (previously head of the Admiralty department and now a Consultant with the firm) has been appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Year's Honours announced on 30 December 2016. Shipping 
  • HFW Partners Craig Neame, Jim Cashman and Anthony Woolich are recognised in Lloyd's List Top 100 Most Influential People in Shipping 2016
    20/12/2016
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    Lloyd's List has published the seventh annual report of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Shipping and we are delighted that Partners Craig Neame and Jim Cashman have placed joint number one, with Anthony Woolich placing in at number seven of the Top 10 Lawyers list this year. Shipping 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan wins the i-Law Maritime Lawyer of the Year, Lloyd’s List Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards 2016
    08/12/2016
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    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. Dubai  Riyadh  Beirut  Kuwait  Middle East  Shipping 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan advises APAX Partners on the financing of the acquisition of Telemar
    07/12/2016
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    Earlier this year (June 2016), Apax Partners completed the acquisition of Marlink, a provider of tailored communications solutions. By combining Telemar and Marlink, Apax will constitute the world's leading maritime communications, digital solutions and servicing specialist for all customer segments at sea including Shipping, Offshore, Cruise & Ferry, Yachting and Fishing. Finance  Corporate 
  • HFW merges with US firm Legge Farrow in major strategic drive into US energy and marine markets
    28/11/2016
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    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. USA & Canada  London  Paris  Brussels  Geneva  Piraeus  Dubai  Shanghai  Hong Kong  Singapore  São Paulo  Riyadh  Beirut  Kuwait  Australia 
  • HFW advises on novel trade finance securitisation
    15/11/2016
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    Commodities and trade finance specialist law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has advised on the establishment of one of the first securitisations of both existing and future trade finance receivables. The securitisation structure will enable Luxembourg-based asset manager Synthesis to access the capital markets (including retail investors) through a medium term note (MTN) programme established by three special purpose issuers, Synthesis Trade Finance I SA, Synthesis Trade Finance II SA and Synthesis Trade Finance III SA, in order to provide trade finance to the commodities market. The programme allows for the issue of notes with an aggregate principal amount of up to US$500million, but can be increased. Notes issued under the programme will be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, and admitted to trading on the Euro MTF Market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. Finance 
  • HFW successfully defends US$120m brokerage claim in English High Court
    11/11/2016
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    ​In a claim of originally US$120m, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP (HFW) worked with another leading law firm to successfully defend a subsidiary of China International United Petroleum & Chemicals Co., Ltd (Unipec Beijing), (the subsidiary being Unipec UK) against claims by brokers, Pan Oceanic Charterers Inc. (POC).
  • Crew of NAHAM 3 released by pirates after over four and a half years in captivity
    24/10/2016
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    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. Shipping  Africa 
  • HFW awarded indemnity costs against Scottish authorities in Rangers case.
    21/10/2016
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    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. Insurance & Reinsurance 
  • HFW nominated for Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year at The British Legal Awards 2016
    14/10/2016
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    We are delighted to announce HFW has been nominated for Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year at The British Legal Awards 2016 Dispute Resolution 
  • ATLANTIK CONFIDENCE - cargo insurers
    11/10/2016
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    In a groundbreaking judgment handed down today (11 October 2016), HFW has successfully acted for cargo insurers in a case where it is believed that, for the first time anywhere in the UK, limits under the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976 (as amended) have been broken. Shipping  Insurance & Reinsurance 
  • HFW win Maritime Lawyer of the Year at the Lloyd's List Global Awards 2016
    06/10/2016
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    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. Shipping  London  Paris  Brussels  Geneva  Piraeus  Dubai  Shanghai  Hong Kong  Singapore  São Paulo  Riyadh  Beirut  Kuwait  Australia 
  • HFW advises Panama Canal Authority on major port PPP
    06/10/2016
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    A team of HFW lawyers led by Partners Alex Kyriakoulis and Alistair Mackie, and including Matthew Gore and Joseph Botham are advising the Panama Canal Authority (the ACP) on the development of a new container terminal, part of the wider Panama Canal expansion project. Ports & Terminals  Finance  Shipping 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan appoints new COO
    26/09/2016
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer, Justin Young, who joins the firm on 26 September.
  • HFW continues investment in finance practice with Partner hire in Paris
    20/09/2016
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    International law firm HFW has appointed Paris-based finance expert Diane de Moüy as Partner, effective as of 20 September. Finance  Paris 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan continues to strengthen Geneva office with Partner hire
    15/09/2016
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has significantly strengthened its presence in Geneva this year with the appointment of three new partners. Geneva  Corporate  Commodities  International Trade Regulation 
  • HFW marks 10 year anniversary in Australia
    23/08/2016
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan marked the occasion of its 10 year anniversary in Australia recently as they hosted a client event at their new Melbourne offices at 600 Bourke St. Asia-Pacific  Australia 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan continues to invest in corporate practice with Geneva Partner hire
    09/08/2016
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) continues to invest in its international corporate practice with the hire of Partner Georges Racine in Geneva. Corporate  Geneva 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan continues to strengthen insurance practice with Partner hire
    26/07/2016
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) continues to strengthen its insurance and reinsurance practice with the recruitment of Partner Christopher Foster who joins the London office, effective 25 July 2016. Insurance & Reinsurance  London 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan takes action on Equal Representation in Arbitration
    26/07/2016
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has signed the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge to encourage and enable more women to join the arbitration community. Dispute Resolution 
  • England's Supreme Court hands down significant judgment
    20/07/2016
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    A team of HFW lawyers led by Partner Jim Cashman, including Senior Associates Emilie Bokor-Ingram and Alex Kemp, successfully represented the owners of the DC MERWESTONE in reversing the Court of Appeal's decision which upheld that the rule on forfeiture of fraudulent claims be extended to apply to fraudulent means or devices. Shipping  London 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan grows international construction practice with Partner hire
    05/07/2016
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) continues to expand its international construction practice with the recruitment of Martin Downey who joins the firm's Hong Kong office as Partner and head of the Hong Kong construction practice, effective 5 July 2016. Construction  Hong Kong  Asia-Pacific  Middle East  USA & Canada  Dispute Resolution 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan partners with GTR (Global Trade Review) to launch an industry-wide trade finance survey, June 2016
    22/06/2016
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    HFW is delighted to be partnering with GTR (Global Trade Review) to launch an industry-wide trade finance survey "Financing the future: looking ahead in commodity trade finance". International Trade Regulation  Finance  Commodities  London  Paris  Brussels  Geneva  Piraeus  Dubai  Shanghai  Hong Kong  Singapore  São Paulo  Riyadh  Beirut  Kuwait  Australia 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan grows international insurance and reinsurance capability with significant hires
    13/06/2016
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) cements international development across the insurance and reinsurance practice with the recruitment of Adam Strong who has joined as a Partner in London and Rosie Ng who has joined the firm's Hong Kong office as a Consultant. Insurance & Reinsurance  London  Dispute Resolution  Asia-Pacific  Eastern Europe & Russia 
  • HFW continues to strengthen its fraud and insolvency practice with Senior Associate hire
    25/05/2016
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) continues to expand its fraud & insolvency practice with the recruitment of David Harby who has joined the firm's London office as Senior Associate effective 9 May 2016. Fraud and Insolvency  London 
  • England’s Supreme Court hands down significant “off-hire” judgment
    11/05/2016
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    A team of HFW lawyers led by Partner Brian Perrott, including Associates Alice Marques and Lee Forsyth, successfully represented Cargill International SA (Cargill) in relation to a dispute dating back to 2008 that focuses on the construction of an off-hire provision in an amended NYPE form, which itself allocates the risk of delay between owners and charterers. Brian Perrott said "We are delighted that Cargill's faith in its case and its legal team proved well placed". Commodities  Dispute Resolution  Logistics  Shipping 
  • HFW continues to grow Australian projects capability
    09/05/2016
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    Holman Fenwick Willan's strategy to significantly grow and develop its Australian construction and major projects capability has continued to be successful with the recent acquisition of senior industry practitioner Richard Abbott and his team to the firm's Sydney office. Richard, who is an experienced investment and major projects lawyer with financing, corporate and funds management skills, adds critical mass to the team in Sydney. Australia 
  • HFW elects nine new Partners in drive to continue international expansion in core industry sectors
    28/04/2016
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    In line with the firm's focus on sector specialisation and reflecting the firm's international reach and client base, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has today announced nine Partner promotions in six offices. The promotions are effective from 1 April 2016, subject to regulatory approval. Aviation  Commodities  Insurance & Reinsurance  Shipping  Corporate  Employment  London  Paris  Geneva  Shanghai  Hong Kong  Singapore 
  • HFW enters formal Association with Shanghai law firm Wintell & Co
    04/04/2016
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is pleased to announce that following approval by the Shanghai Justice Bureau, the firm, through its Shanghai office, has entered into a formal association with local law firm Wintell & Co operating in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone and in Tianjin. Shipping  Dispute Resolution  Shanghai  Asia-Pacific 
  • Correction to article in The Times: Konstantinos Adamantopoulos
    31/03/2016
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    An article appeared in The Times newspaper on 31 March 2016 referring to former HFW Partner Konstantinos Adamantopoulos, who left the firm in December 2015, being banned from practising law in the UK.
  • HFW continues to strengthen aviation practice with addition of asset finance team in Asia
    18/03/2016
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) continues to grow its international aviation practice with the recruitment of asset finance Partners David Brotherton and Justin Sun, along with a team of five Associates, who will join the firm's Singapore and Hong Kong offices from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP). Aviation  Financial Institutions  Finance  Singapore 
  • HFW expands projects capability with Partner hire
    15/02/2016
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce that Hugues de La Forge has joined its Paris office as a Projects Partner. Projects  Ports & Terminals  Energy  Paris 
  • HFW cements Middle East presence with launch of three new Associations
    20/01/2016
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) today announced the expansion of its specialist Middle East legal offering with the launch of three new Associations in Riyadh, Beirut and Kuwait City. The move significantly extends the firm's geographical footprint across the Middle East region, now with offices in Dubai, Riyadh, Beirut, Kuwait and Abu Dhabi, and further strengthens and diversifies the capabilities of the existing team, taking the total number of lawyers working across the region to 40. Dubai  London  Beirut  Kuwait  Riyadh  Paris  Brussels  Geneva  Piraeus  Shanghai  Hong Kong  Singapore  Melbourne  Sydney  Perth  São Paulo  Aviation  Construction  Energy  Financial Institutions  Insurance & Reinsurance  Logistics  Ports & Terminals  Corporate  Finance  Projects  Commercial 
  • HFW Partner Edward Newitt is recognised in Lloyd's List Top 100 Most Influential People in Shipping 2015
    16/12/2015
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    Lloyd's List has published the sixth annual report of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Shipping and we are delighted that Partner Edward Newitt has been recognised in the Top 10 Lawyers list, in third place. Shipping  London 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan continues to grow corporate capability with significant Partner hires
    02/12/2015
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) continues to grow its international corporate practice with the recruitment of Partners Giles Beale and James Wilson who have joined the firm's London office from Reed Smith. Corporate  Asia-Pacific  London 
  • HFW extends construction capability with Special Counsel hire
    27/11/2015
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) continues to expand its Australian Construction and Projects practice with the recruitment of construction litigator David Ulbrick who has joined the firm's Perth office as Special Counsel, effective 30 November 2015. Construction  Asia-Pacific  Perth 
  • HFW wins Middle East Insurance Law Firm of the Year Award 2015
    19/11/2015
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    Leading international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan is delighted to announce that our Dubai insurance and reinsurance team was awarded the Law Firm of the Year Award at the Middle East Insurance Industry Awards held on 17 November 2015 in Dubai. Insurance & Reinsurance  Dubai  Middle East  Alliance Offices 
  • HFW continues to strengthen commodities expertise with trade finance Partner hire
    09/11/2015
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) continues to grow its market leading commodities practice with the recruitment of trade finance specialist Philip Prowse who has joined the firm's London office as Partner. Commodities  Finance  London  Financial Institutions 
  • HFW have successfully defeated a challenge to the appointment of individuals from Grant Thornton as Trustees of the insolvent Estate of Boris Berezovsky (deceased)
    28/10/2015
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    Judgment was handed down on 27 October 2015 in the case of Lockston Group Inc v Wood, Hellard & Leeds (as Joint Trustees of the Estate of Platon Elenin (also known as Boris Abramovich Berezovsky)). To view a copy of the judgment click here. Dispute Resolution  Eastern Europe & Russia  Commercial  London 
  • HFW lawyers making waves… sea swim success!
    19/10/2015
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    We are delighted to report that the HFW Piraeus team (Michael Harakis, Vicki Tarbet, Stella-Efi (Steffi) Gougoulaki and Holly Foster) successfully completed the 1k swim on Thursday (15 October 2015) morning in aid of the UN Refugee Agency with finishing times ranging between 25 and 45 minutes! Piraeus 
  • HFW advises Nordea Bank on US$750 million facility for Euronav
    14/10/2015
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    A team of HFW lawyers in London and Paris, led by London ship finance Partner John Forrester, has advised Nordea Bank Norge ASA as facility agent on a US$750 million senior secured facility for Belgian and New York listed tanker owner Euronav NV. Financial Institutions  Finance  Shipping  London  Paris 
  • HFW continues to strengthen asset finance capability with Partner hire
    08/10/2015
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) continues to expand its asset finance practice with the recruitment of Stephen Marais who has joined the firm's London office as Partner, effective 5 October 2015. Finance  London  Shipping  Aviation  Commodities 
  • HFW wins Corporate Social Responsibility Award
    07/10/2015
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    On Friday 2 October, HFW's global marine piracy team was awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Award at the Lloyd's List Global Awards 2015 ceremony, which was held at the National Maritime Museum in London. Shipping  London  Paris  Brussels  Geneva  Piraeus  Dubai  Shanghai  Hong Kong  Singapore  Melbourne  Sydney  Perth  São Paulo  Alliance Offices  Africa  Asia-Pacific  Eastern Europe & Russia  Indian Sub-continent  Latin America  Middle East  Scandinavia  USA & Canada 
  • Latest developments in HFW's Insurance and Reinsurance Practice
    01/10/2015
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    We are pleased to announce that John Barlow has relocated from HFW's London office to the firm's Dubai office, effective 11 September 2015. The purpose of John's relocation is to support the rapidly expanding non-marine insurance and reinsurance practice (particularly in the area of Financial Lines) across the GCC region. Whilst John will be based in Dubai, he will continue advising the London market, providing a local presence in the region for those clients. Insurance & Reinsurance  Dispute Resolution  Financial Services Regulation  Corporate 
  • Obituary: Edouard Taÿ Pamart
    02/09/2015
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    Holman Fenwick Willan is deeply saddened to announce the death of Edouard Taÿ Pamart, a Partner in the firm's Paris office, on 29 August after battling illness for several months. Edouard was 46. Paris  Insurance & Reinsurance  Dispute Resolution 
  • HFW extends insurance and reinsurance capability with Partner hire
    01/09/2015
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) continues to expand its insurance and reinsurance practice with the recruitment of Latin America and financial institutions specialist Christopher Cardona who has joined the firm's London office as Partner, effective 29 August 2015. Insurance & Reinsurance  Financial Institutions  Dispute Resolution  London 
  • Worldwide Freezing Order obtained in aid of execution of unpaid arbitration awards is enforced by imprisonment sanctions imposed by the English Commercial Court
    20/08/2015
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    In a significant development in the English courts' worldwide freezing order jurisdiction (formerly known as "Mareva" injunctions after the case which introduced them), the Commercial Court has not only granted a Worldwide Freezing Order (WFO) in aid of execution of unpaid arbitration awards, but imposed an 18 month prison sentence for contempt of the provisions of the WFO on two of the directors and officers of the company concerned. The case, ADM Rice Inc v Corcosa, is an illustration of the benefits of English law and arbitration clauses in contracts with parties, in case of default on their obligations. Dispute Resolution  London 
  • HFW lawyers nominated as Rising Stars
    24/07/2015
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    Legal Media Group has nominated four HFW lawyers in its inaugural Rising Stars 2015 guide, those being Joris Cornelis (Brussels, international trade regulation), Giselle Deiró (São Paulo, aviation), Edward Spencer (London, aviation) and Nick Watts (Sydney, construction). London  São Paulo  Brussels  Sydney  Aviation  Construction  International Trade Regulation 
  • HFW extends corporate and projects capability with Partner hire
    08/07/2015
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    Leading international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce that Haydn Dare has recently joined the firm as a Partner working in South East Asia with a particular focus on Singapore and Indonesia. Admitted as Barrister and Solicitor at the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia, Haydn has worked in the Asia-Pacific region for over 20 years and is widely regarded as one of the leading commercial practitioners in Indonesia. Finance  Projects  Corporate  Energy  London  Asia-Pacific  Mining 
  • HFW advises Government of Niger on debt restructuring
    02/07/2015
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    A team of HFW lawyers from Singapore and Paris, led by Partners Brian Gordon, Chris Swart and Robert Follie has advised the Government of Niger on a sovereign debt workout in relation to a 20-year old debt to the Taiwanese Export-Import Bank of the Republic of China. Corporate  Paris  Singapore 
  • HFW strengthens its complex commercial and employment disputes capability
    02/07/2015
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    Leading international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce the recruitment of Simon Clark as a full time Consultant in its employment practice. Simon joins the London office effective 1 July 2015. He was formerly General Counsel and Executive Committee Member at a leading City financial services company. Corporate  Dispute Resolution  London 
  • HFW announces formal law alliance in Singapore
    01/07/2015
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan has today announced a formal law alliance (FLA) between its Singapore office, Holman Fenwick Willan Singapore LLP, and Singapore law firm AsiaLegal LLC. The alliance, which has received approval from the Singapore Attorney General's Chambers will be effective from 1 July 2015 and will operate under the name HFW AsiaLegal. Singapore 
  • HFW wins Export Controls Law Firm of the Year (Europe) 2015
    30/06/2015
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    At the recently announced WorldECR Awards, HFW's international trade regulations practice was awarded the Export Controls Law Firm of the Year, Europe, for its work in the area of sanctions. International Trade Regulation  London  Brussels  Paris  Geneva  Piraeus  Dubai  Shanghai  Hong Kong  Singapore  Melbourne  Sydney  Perth  São Paulo  Alliance Offices 
  • HFW advises Castleton Commodities on successful High Court application
    30/06/2015
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    Time charterer's lien of cargo for sums unpaid under his sub-charter: not just a right to retain possession, but a route to getting paid out of the proceeds of sale of the cargo Commodities  Shipping  Dispute Resolution  London  Paris  Brussels  Geneva  Piraeus  Dubai  Shanghai  Hong Kong  Singapore  Melbourne  Sydney  Perth  São Paulo  Alliance Offices 
  • HFW advises Tristar Transport on award winning finance deal
    18/06/2015
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    HFW Partner Tony Rice and Senior Associate Aysha El-Kaddah recently acted for Tristar Transport LLC in relation to the limited recourse operating lease financing of 6 MR Product Tankers currently under construction and which will, when delivered, be time chartered to Shell on long term Shelltime charters. Finance  Shipping  Corporate  London  Middle East 
  • HFW advises Stanford Marine on AED1.2 billion refinancing
    17/06/2015
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    HFW's Middle East finance team, led by Partner Ian Chung, has advised Stanford Marine Group on a AED1.2 billion (US$326.7 million) sharia-compliant loan for the purposes of consolidating existing debt. Shipping  Finance  Corporate  Dubai  Middle East 
  • HFW advises on public takeover of Asia Resource Minerals
    16/06/2015
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    The Singapore and London offices of Holman Fenwick Willan are advising both Argyle Street Management Limited and its bid vehicle, Asia Coal Energy Ventures (ACE) on its proposed all cash offer of London listed Asia Resource Minerals (LON: ARMS). The widely reported transaction is an all cash offer for ARMS at 56p per share that values the company at more than $200m. The board of ARMS has recommended the ACE offer. Energy  Mining  Corporate  London  Singapore  Asia-Pacific 
  • HFW advises Topaz Energy and Marine on US$550 million refinancing
    26/05/2015
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    A team of HFW finance lawyers, led by Partner Tien Tai, has advised Topaz Energy and Marine on a US$550m loan facility to refinance existing debt and to fund new projects, including the acquisition of new vessels and related businesses. Finance  Shipping  Energy  Dubai 
  • HFW grows oil and gas expertise with Partner hire
    07/05/2015
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) continues to expand its energy practice with the recruitment of Jayson Marks who has joined the firm's oil and gas group as a corporate Partner, effective 6 May 2015. Energy  Corporate  Projects  Finance  London 
  • HFW strengthens corporate capability in Paris with Partner hire
    16/04/2015
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    International law firm HFW is delighted to announce that we have further strengthened our Paris office Corporate Finance team with the arrival of Partner Jean-Marc Zampa and his Associate Serge Rastorgoueff. Energy  Financial Institutions  Shipping  Corporate  Finance  Paris 
  • HFW extends leading commodities practice with Partner hire
    14/04/2015
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce the recruitment of Marc Weisberger, who has joined the firm's world leading commodities practice as a Partner, effective 1 April 2015. Commodities  London  Finance  Energy 
  • HFW continues international investment with Partner promotions
    11/03/2015
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    Reflecting its international reach and client base, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has today announced Partner promotions in four of its international offices and in line with its focus on sector specialisation. The promotions are effective from 1 April 2015. Insurance & Reinsurance  Construction  Corporate  Finance  Projects  Shipping  Dispute Resolution  Energy  Mining 
  • HFW advises on Australia's largest integrated off-grid solar array project
    24/02/2015
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    A HFW team led by Partner Simon Adams advised Sandfire Resources on what will be Australia's largest off-grid solar array project and one of the largest used in the mining industry anywhere in the world. Energy  Projects  Mining  Perth  Asia-Pacific  Sydney  Melbourne 
  • HFW continues development in Middle East
    19/02/2015
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    Holman Fenwick Willan is delighted to announce several developments to its Middle East practice in support of its continuing investment in the growth of its capability across core sectors of focus and positioning as a leading law firm for international commerce. Construction  Insurance & Reinsurance  Financial Institutions  Shipping  Corporate  Finance  Dubai  Middle East 
  • Chinese New Year 2015
    10/02/2015
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    Happy New Year from all at Holman Fenwick Willan London  Paris  Brussels  Geneva  Piraeus  Dubai  Shanghai  Hong Kong  Singapore  Melbourne  Sydney  Perth  São Paulo  Alliance Offices 
  • HFW announces new Managing Partner
    09/02/2015
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    Today international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan announced that at the end of his term as Managing Partner, George Eddings will return to full time legal practice and business development and will be succeeded by Marcus Bowman, with effect from 1 April. Aviation  Construction  Commodities  Energy  Financial Institutions  Insurance & Reinsurance  Logistics  Mining  Ports & Terminals  Shipping  Space  Yachts  Travel, Cruise & Leisure  EU, Competition and Regulatory  Corporate  Dispute Resolution  Finance  Projects  Restructuring and Insolvency  Financial Services Regulation  Commercial  International Trade Regulation  London  Paris  Geneva  Brussels  Piraeus  Dubai  Shanghai  Hong Kong  Singapore  Melbourne  Sydney  Perth  São Paulo  Alliance Offices  Africa  Asia-Pacific  Eastern Europe & Russia  Indian Sub-continent  Latin America  Middle East  Scandinavia  USA & Canada 
  • HFW welcomes Partner Franck Bernauer to its Paris team
    05/02/2015
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    HFW is delighted to announce that we have strengthened the corporate practice in our Paris office, with the arrival of Franck Bernauer, Partner and his Associate Anne Romain-Huttin. Corporate  Paris  Commercial  Energy  Projects 
  • HFW announces new Middle East regional office Managing Partner
    03/02/2015
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    Leading international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan is delighted to announce that Partner Rula Dajani Abuljebain will become Managing Partner of the firm’s Middle East Regional Office in Dubai from 1 April 2015. Dubai  Middle East 
  • HFW advises NewLead on acquisition of bitumen tanker fleet
    02/02/2015
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    A team of HFW lawyers has advised NewLead Holding Ltd in relation to the recent delivery of five bitumen tankers to NewLead’s fleet, the "CAPTAIN NIKOLAS I", the "NEPHELI", the "SOFIA", the "IOLI" and the "KATERINA L". Shipping  Finance  Piraeus  London  Corporate 
  • HFW Partner Diana France named in The Lawyer's Hot 100
    29/01/2015
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    We are delighted to announce that HFW Partner Diana France has been named in the energy, real estate and infrastructure section of The Lawyer's 2015 Hot 100 list, which was formally launched at a drinks reception on 28 January 2015. London  Energy  Corporate  Projects 
  • HFW advises on insurance/reisnurance broker MBO
    29/01/2015
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    A HFW team led by Partner Nick Hutton has advised Lloyd's insurance and reinsurance broker Alsford Page & Gems (APG) on a private equity backed management buyout (MBO). Insurance & Reinsurance  Corporate  London 
  • HFW Partner Amanda Davidson awarded the Order of Australia
    26/01/2015
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    Leading international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce that Partner Amanda Davidson has been awarded the Order of Australia announced in today's Australia Day Honours List (26 January 2015). Sydney  Perth  Melbourne 
  • HFW extends energy and resources capability with Partner hire
    15/01/2015
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    Leading international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce the recruitment of Alexander Reid, who has joined the firm's energy and resources practice in London as a Partner, effective 12 January 2015. Energy  Corporate  Finance  Projects  Commercial  Financial Institutions 
  • HFW strengthens employment capability
    06/01/2015
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    Leading international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce the recruitment of Neil Adams, an employment law Partner, who joined the firm's London office on 5 January 2015. Dispute Resolution  Corporate  Construction  Commodities  Energy  Financial Institutions  Insurance & Reinsurance  Shipping 
  • HFW Partner Elinor Dautlich takes up Vice Chair position of IBA Maritime and Transport Law Committee
    16/12/2014
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    HFW's London-based Partner Elinor Dautlich will take up the position of one of the Vice Chairs of the International Bar Association's (IBA) Maritime and Transport Law Committee, effective January 2015 for a two year period. Shipping  London 
  • HFW Partners recognised in Lloyd's List Top 100 Most Influential People in Shipping 2014
    16/12/2014
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    Lloyd's List has just published the fifth annual report of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Shipping and we are delighted that two HFW Partners have again been recognised in the Top 10 lawyers list. Shipping  London  Singapore 
  • HFW wins Legal Excellence Award at Commodity Business Awards 2014
    15/12/2014
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    We are delighted to announce that HFW's commodity group was presented with the award for Legal Excellence at a gala reception for the Commodity Business Awards 2014 hosted by Commodities Now magazine on Wednesday 3 December. Commodities  London  Paris  Brussels  Geneva  Piraeus  Dubai  Shanghai  Hong Kong  Singapore  Melbourne  Sydney  Perth  São Paulo 
  • HFW wins top industry awards
    31/10/2014
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    Over the last few days HFW has been awarded two major maritime industry awards: the Seatrade Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Maritime Law Award 2014 and the Lloyd's List Asia Maritime Lawyer of the Year Award 2014. Shipping  Dubai  Indian Sub-continent  Asia-Pacific  Singapore  Middle East  Shanghai  Hong Kong 
  • HFW consolidates international construction and major projects capability
    15/10/2014
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    Leading international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has consolidated its international construction and major projects capability in Australia and Asia with the recent acquisition of senior industry practitioners Amanda Davidson and Carolyn Chudleigh and their team of ten lawyers and support staff to the firm's Sydney office. Construction  Corporate  Finance  Projects  Melbourne  Sydney  Perth  Asia-Pacific 
  • HFW hosts Construction Contract Variations book launch
    17/09/2014
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    On Wednesday 10 September, HFW hosted a party to celebrate the publication of Construction Contract Variations, a new construction law book by HFW Partners Michael Sergeant and Max Wieliczko. Construction  Dispute Resolution  London 
  • HFW hosts charity work experience day
    28/08/2014
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    On 29 July 2014, HFW's London office hosted a work experience day for young adults in collaboration with two of the firm's chosen charities, Robert Levy Foundation and JusB. London 
  • HFW builds on international construction capability
    11/08/2014
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    Leading international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce that Ian Taylor has joined the firm's Sydney office as a Partner, effective 11 August 2014. Construction  Corporate  Dispute Resolution  Mining  Energy 
  • HFW extends energy capability with Partner hire
    04/08/2014
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    Leading international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce that Jonathan Martin has joined the firm as a Partner, effective 28 July 2014. Energy  Corporate  London 
  • HFW appointed to BP's niche legal panel
    28/07/2014
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    HFW is delighted to have been re-appointed to BP's niche legal panel for Integrated Supply & Trading and Shipping work. Energy  Shipping  London 
  • HFW boosts asset finance capability in Asia-Pacific
    14/07/2014
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    Leading international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce that Leigh Borrello has joined the firm as a Partner, effective 1 July 2014. Leigh will work from Sydney and Singapore and help to develop the firm’s asset finance practice, with particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Aviation  Shipping  Finance  Sydney  Singapore  Financial Institutions 
  • HFW advises Genting Hong Kong on second newbuild cruise ship in a deal worth €697 million
    10/06/2014
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    A team of HFW lawyers has advised Chinese Percept Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong Limited (Genting), on the group's second newbuild mega-cruise ship order in 12 months, in a deal with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft GmbH worth €697.2 million. Shipping  Travel, Cruise & Leisure  Finance  Commercial  London  Hong Kong  Asia-Pacific 
  • HFW advises Jersey Harbours on proposed incorporation of Ports of Jersey
    06/06/2014
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has advised Jersey Harbours on the proposed incorporation of Jersey Airport and Jersey Harbours into a single limited company, "Ports of Jersey", which would be wholly owned by the States of Jersey. Corporate  Projects  Ports & Terminals  London  Commercial 
  • HFW Partner becomes Legal Adviser to IUAI
    03/06/2014
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    Holman Fenwick Willan is delighted to announce that Partner Giles Kavanagh will become Legal Adviser to the International Union of Aerospace Insurers (IUAI), effective 6 June 2014. Giles, who leads HFW's Aerospace practice, has for many years represented aerospace insurers in relation to aviation catastrophes and other significant losses. He is recognised by international legal directories as a leader in his field. Aviation  Insurance & Reinsurance 
  • HFW continues development in Middle East insurance and reinsurance practice
    02/06/2014
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    Holman Fenwick Willan is delighted to announce several developments to its Middle East insurance and reinsurance practice, headed by Partner Sam Wakerley, in support of its continuing investment in the growth and development of its international insurance and reinsurance practice. Insurance & Reinsurance  Dispute Resolution  Dubai  London  Melbourne  Asia-Pacific  Middle East 
  • HFW wins ALB SE Asia Shipping Law Firm of the Year Award 2014
    30/05/2014
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    We are delighted to announce that our Singapore office was presented with the Shipping Law Firm of the Year Award 2014 at ALB's annual awards ceremony and gala dinner in Singapore on Thursday 29 May. Shipping  Singapore  Asia-Pacific 
  • HFW Partners author new Construction Contract Variations book
    29/05/2014
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    Holman Fenwick Willan is delighted to announce the publication of an important new law book Construction Contract Variations, authored by Partners Michael Sergeant and Max Wieliczko (published on 27 May 2014 by Routledge for Informa Law). Construction  Dispute Resolution  London  Paris  Brussels  Geneva  Piraeus  Dubai  Shanghai  Hong Kong  Singapore  Melbourne  Sydney  Perth  São Paulo  Alliance Offices  Africa  Asia-Pacific  Eastern Europe & Russia  Indian Sub-continent  Latin America  Middle East  Scandinavia  USA & Canada 
  • HFW advises Capita Commercial Insurance Services Limited on investment in Pardus Holdings Limited
    27/05/2014
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    Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) Partner Ashwani Kochhar and Associate William Reddie have advised Capita Commercial Insurance Services Limited (Capita) on a transaction to finance the start-up of Pardus Holdings Limited, by taking a minority stake. Insurance & Reinsurance  Corporate  London 
  • HFW advises Genting Hong Kong on €707 million newbuild cruise ship
    28/04/2014
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    A team of HFW lawyers has advised Chinese Dream Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong Limited (Genting), on its newbuild cruise ship order with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft GmbH, in a deal worth €707.2 million (approx. HK$7,574 million). Shipping  Finance  London  Hong Kong 
  • HFW develops international practice
    10/04/2014
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    Following the firm's recent round of Partner promotions, Holman Fenwick Willan today confirmed several developments in its international practice to underpin its position as market leaders for international commerce. London  Paris  Brussels  Geneva  Piraeus  Dubai  Shanghai  Hong Kong  Singapore  Melbourne  Sydney  Perth  São Paulo  Alliance Offices 
  • HFW advises Penn National on Tawa Plc demerger
    01/04/2014
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) recently advised Pennsylvania National Mutual Casualty Insurance Company (Penn National), a property-casualty mutual insurance company, incorporated and headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in relation to the proposed reorganisation and reduction of capital of AIM-traded Tawa Plc (Tawa) and demerger of its risk carrier business. Insurance & Reinsurance  Financial Institutions  Corporate  London  USA & Canada 
  • HFW Partner Marcus Bowman becomes President of UK Chamber of Shipping
    21/03/2014
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    Following a year as Vice President of the UK Chamber of Shipping, yesterday HFW Partner Marcus Bowman took up office as President for the next year. Shipping  London 
  • HFW elects six new Partners
    17/03/2014
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    Holman Fenwick Willan has boosted its partnership ranks with the announcement of six new Partners across its core sectors of focus, including commodities, insurance and shipping. Commodities  Energy  Insurance & Reinsurance  Shipping  Corporate  Finance  Restructuring and Insolvency  London  Piraeus 
  • ADPC internship with HFW Dubai's office
    05/03/2014
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    A lawyer from Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), Shaima Shaheen, recently completed a two-month internship with HFW's Dubai office. Shipping  Dubai  Middle East 
  • HFW advises Capita on investment in Infinity Agency
    05/03/2014
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    Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) Partner Ashwani Kochhar and Associate William Reddie have advised Capita Commercial Insurance Services Limited (Capita) on the purchase of a minority stake in managing general agent (MGA) Infinity Agency Limited, which specialises in high net worth motor insurance. Insurance & Reinsurance  Finance  London 
  • HFW advises on private equity mining exit
    03/03/2014
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has advised Australian private equity house Pacific Road Capital on the English law aspects of its disposal of portfolio company Mantle Diamonds Limited (Mantle). Mining  Corporate  Finance  London  Melbourne  Sydney  Perth  Africa  USA & Canada  Scandinavia 
  • HFW successfully secures retention of worldwide freezing order
    28/02/2014
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    A team of Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) lawyers has acted for charterer Global Maritime Investments Cyprus Limited (GMI) in defeating an application in the English High Court to release a worldwide freezing order (WFO) granted against Gorgonia Di Navigazione SRL (GDN), a defaulting shipowner. Commodities  Shipping  Dispute Resolution  London  Paris  Brussels  Geneva  Piraeus  Dubai  Shanghai  Hong Kong  Singapore  Melbourne  Sydney  Perth  São Paulo  Alliance Offices 
  • HFW wins Captive Review's Onshore Law Firm of the Year Award 2014
    25/02/2014
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    We are delighted to announce that HFW was presented with the Onshore Law Firm of the Year Award 2014 at a gala dinner on Monday 24 February. Insurance & Reinsurance  Corporate  London 
  • HFW advises Cottonex on un-stitching a Tribunal error
    17/02/2014
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    A team of Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) lawyers has advised Cottonex Anstalt, a leading raw cotton manufacturer, in its successful application before the English Commercial Court (10 February 2014) on the matter of the correct approach to the question of contractual incorporation, when considering International Cotton Association (ICA) Bylaws and Rules. Commodities  Dispute Resolution 
  • Chinese New Year
    28/01/2014
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    Happy New Year from all at Holman Fenwick Willan London  Paris  Rouen  Brussels  Geneva  Piraeus  Dubai  Shanghai  Hong Kong  Singapore  Melbourne  Sydney  Perth  São Paulo  Alliance Offices  Asia-Pacific 
  • HFW advises on US$149 million acquisition of offshore support vessel
    08/01/2014
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    A team of HFW lawyers, led by Partner Paul Aston, has advised An Kang Co Ltd (BVI) on the US$149 million purchase of "Skandi Bergen", a multi-purpose DSV/ROV survey and intervention support vessel for the offshore sector. Shipping  Energy  Corporate  Asia-Pacific  Singapore  Shanghai  Scandinavia 
  • HFW extends energy capability in Australia
    07/01/2014
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    Leading international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce that Simon Adams and Caroline Brown will join the firm's Perth office as Partners, effective February 2014. Energy  EU, Competition and Regulatory  Corporate  Dispute Resolution  Commercial  Melbourne  Sydney  Perth  Asia-Pacific 
  • HFW joins CLIA
    01/01/2014
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    HFW has recently joined the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world's largest cruise industry trade association. Travel, Cruise & Leisure 
  • HFW Partners recognised in Lloyd's List Top 100 Most Influential People in Shipping
    13/12/2013
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    Lloyd's List have today published their annual report of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Shipping, and we are delighted that two HFW Partners are recognised in the Top 10 lawyers list. Shipping  London  Paris  Brussels  Rouen  Geneva  Piraeus  Dubai  Shanghai  Hong Kong  Singapore  Melbourne  Sydney  Perth  São Paulo  Alliance Offices 
  • HFW Paris wins the Trophées du Droit Leaders League Silver Award for Energy and Natural Resources - Africa
    02/12/2013
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    We are delighted to announce that HFW Paris was presented with the Silver Award in the "Energy and Natural Resources - Africa" category at the Trophées du Droit gala awards ceremony held on 28 November. Paris  Africa  Energy  Corporate 
  • HFW advises Ecom Agroindustrial Corp Ltd on acquisition of Armajaro Trading Ltd
    13/11/2013
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    A Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) team of commodities, corporate and competition lawyers, led by Partner Alistair Mackie, is advising long-term client Ecom Agroindustrial Corp. Ltd (Ecom) on its acquisition of Armajaro Trading Ltd (Armajaro). Commodities  Corporate  EU, Competition and Regulatory  London 
  • HFW advises COSCO on €230m investment in Piraeus Port
    12/11/2013
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    A multi-jurisdictional Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) team, led by Partners Henry Fung in Hong Kong and Alex Kyriakoulis in London, working with our Brussels' EU law team, is advising COSCO in relation to the proposed expansion of Pier III of the Piraeus container terminal in Greece. Shipping  Ports & Terminals  EU, Competition and Regulatory  Corporate  Commercial  Construction  Projects 
  • HFW wins Lloyd's List Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Award
    30/10/2013
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    On Tuesday 29 October, HFW Dubai was presented with the Maritime Lawyer of the Year Award at the Lloyd's List Middle East & Indian Subcontinent awards ceremony and gala dinner. Shipping  Finance  Dubai  Alliance Offices  Middle East  Indian Sub-continent 
  • HFW selected for China's Ministry of Commerce Panel
    25/10/2013
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    Leading international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has been selected for one of two new panels convened by China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). The firm has been selected as one of 15 firms to provide advice on WTO and regional trade agreements, and cross-border dispute resolution. International Trade Regulation  Brussels  Asia-Pacific  Shanghai 
  • HFW Global Lawyers' Challenge
    21/10/2013
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    Leading international law firm, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW), is launching a competition – the Global Lawyers' Challenge – as a cornerstone of its 2013/14 graduate recruitment campaign.
  • HFW advises Stanford Marine on US$300 million syndicated loan
    11/10/2013
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    A team of HFW lawyers, led by Partner Ian Chung, has advised Dubai-based offshore services company Stanford Marine on a US$300 million syndicated loan. Financial Institutions  Shipping  Finance  Dubai  Middle East 
  • HFW Extends Insurance Transactions and Regulation Capability
    27/09/2013
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    Leading international law firm, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW), is delighted to announce the recruitment of Carol-Ann Burton, as a senior insurance regulatory Consultant, who joins the firm's London office. Insurance & Reinsurance  Corporate  Financial Services Regulation  London 
  • HFW wins China Law and Practice Award
    13/09/2013
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    HFW was awarded Shipping & Maritime Law Firm of the Year 2013 at the annual China Law and Practice awards in Beijing. Shipping  Shanghai  Asia-Pacific 
  • HFW completes The Big Row
    11/09/2013
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    On Wednesday 11 September, teams from HFW's Hong Kong, Piraeus and London offices competed alongside Thomas Miller in The Big Row, an event where 76 crews rowed 10,000 metres each to raise £1 million to complete the renovation of the M.V. Chauncy Maples into a floating medical clinic in Malawi.
  • HFW wins top Hong Kong law awards
    10/09/2013
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    HFW is delighted to announce that the firm has been awarded Shipping Law Firm of the Year as well as the prestigious Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year at the annual Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2013, held at the Conrad on 6 September 2013. Shipping  Asia-Pacific 
  • HFW Announces 100% Trainee Retention
    14/08/2013
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    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan is delighted to announce that all 15 of its 2013 qualifying trainee solicitors have accepted associate positions with the firm. London  Geneva  Piraeus  Dubai  Hong Kong  Singapore 
  • HFW advises Greek Government on EUR 400 million sale of gas utility company to SOCAR
    05/08/2013
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    Energy specialist firm HFW has advised the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund on the privatisation of the Greek national gas transmission system operator, DESFA. Energy  Corporate  London  Piraeus 
  • HFW advises on sale of Sagicor Europe to AmTrust Financial Services
    30/07/2013
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    A team of HFW lawyers, led by Partners Ashwani Kochhar and Richard Spiller, advised Sagicor Financial Corporation on its sale of Sagicor Europe Limited and its subsidiaries to a wholly-owned subsidiary of AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. Insurance & Reinsurance  Corporate 
  • HFW Bolsters its Middle East and Sub-continent Shipping and Trade Capabilities
    22/07/2013
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    Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce that Hari Krishna has joined its Dubai office as a Senior Associate. Shipping  Corporate  Dispute Resolution  Commodities  Dubai  Indian Sub-continent  Middle East 
  • HFW deal wins Marine Money Offshore Deal of the Year Award 2012
    03/06/2013
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    We are delighted to announce that a HFW transaction has won the Marine Money Offshore Structured Finance Deal of the Year Award 2012. This was a highly complex US$200m conventional and Islamic financing for Stanford Marine. Shipping  Finance  Financial Institutions  Dubai  London  Middle East 
  • HFW hosts Singapore event in support of Jubilee Sailing Trust
    03/06/2013
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    On 23 May 2013, HFW was delighted to host a drinks reception onboard the Lord Nelson, "flagship" for the Jubilee Sailing Trust's mission to enable people of all physical abilities to sail side-by-side as equals. Singapore 
  • HFW's Alex Kemp becomes Associate Member of the Association of Average Adjusters
    10/05/2013
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    HFW Associate Alex Kemp has recently passed the exams required to become an Associate Member of the Association of Average Adjusters. Insurance & Reinsurance  Shipping  Dispute Resolution 
  • HFW advises Capita Insurance Services on investment in Cobalt
    09/05/2013
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    A team of HFW lawyers, led by Partner Ashwani Kochhar, has advised Capita Insurance Services on a transaction to finance the start-up of Shariah compliant Managing General Agent (MGA) Cobalt Underwriting Services Ltd, through a minority equity stake in its holding company, Cobalt Insurance Holdings Ltd. Insurance & Reinsurance  Corporate  London 
  • HFW elects Pierre-Olivier Leblanc as Partner within the Insurance & Reinsurance department
    25/04/2013
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    We are delighted to announce that Pierre-Olivier Leblanc has been elected as Partner. He specialises in litigation, focussing mainly on insurance, industrial risk, and professional liability for large industrial groups and insurance companies.
  • HFW hosts FI insurance seminar
    23/04/2013
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    On 23 April 2013, leading international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) hosted the first in a series of seminars in London to discuss the (re)insurance claims environment and current pitfalls for financial institution insurers in the UK, Sweden, Switzerland, Israel and the UAE. Insurance & Reinsurance  Dispute Resolution  London  Dubai  Alliance Offices  Middle East 
  • HFW welcomes new construction team April 2013
    22/04/2013
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    Leading international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to welcome a team of three Partners and seven Associates, formerly making up the specialist construction team led by Max Wieliczko at Maxwell Winward. The team joins HFW effective 29 April and will be based in London. Construction  Dispute Resolution  Corporate  London  Hong Kong  Dubai  Melbourne 
  • HFW partnership boost indicates continued international investment across core sectors
    15/04/2013
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    Holman Fenwick Willan has boosted its partnership ranks with the announcement of nine new Partners across its international offices and core sectors of focus, including aerospace, energy & natural resources, construction & infrastructure, insurance and shipping. The announcement highlights the firm's continued commitment to the expansion of its international offering in support of its positioning as leader in the market for international commerce. The promotions are effective from 1 April 2013. Aviation  Construction  Commodities  Insurance & Reinsurance  Energy  Travel, Cruise & Leisure  Yachts  Space  Shipping  Ports & Terminals  Mining  Logistics  Financial Institutions  EU, Competition and Regulatory  Corporate  Dispute Resolution  Finance  Projects  Restructuring and Insolvency  Financial Services Regulation  Commercial  International Tax  International Trade Regulation  Employment, Immigration and Personal Injury  London  Paris  Rouen  Dubai  Hong Kong  Singapore  Perth  São Paulo  Africa  Asia-Pacific  Eastern Europe & Russia  Indian Sub-continent  Latin America  Middle East  Scandinavia  USA & Canada 
  • Voice Work Experience Day
    10/04/2013
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    HFW's London office hosted a Work Experience Day for young adults in collaboration with Voice, one of the firm's chosen charities. London 
  • HFW advises on Norway's largest high yield bond issue valued at US$575m
    04/04/2013
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    A team of HFW lawyers, led by Partner David Brookes, has advised Pareto Securities AS, as bond managers, and Norsk Tillitsmann ASA, as bond trustee, on a US$575m Norwegian high yield bond issued by Sea Trucks Group Limited. Shipping  London  Scandinavia  Finance 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan names new shipping head
    02/04/2013
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    Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce the election of Paul Dean as head of the firm's world leading shipping practice. Paul will take over from current head George Eddings on 1 April 2013. George becomes the firm's new Managing Partner also effective 1 April 2013. Shipping  London  Paris  Rouen  Brussels  Geneva  Piraeus  Dubai  Shanghai  Hong Kong  Singapore  Melbourne  Sydney  Perth  São Paulo  Africa  Asia-Pacific  Eastern Europe & Russia  Indian Sub-continent  Latin America  Middle East  Scandinavia  USA & Canada 
  • HFW Partner Marcus Bowman elected as Vice-President of UK Chamber of Shipping
    22/03/2013
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    HFW is pleased to congratulate Partner Marcus Bowman, who was elected as Vice-President of the UK Chamber of Shipping, at its AGM held in London on 21 March 2013. Shipping  London 
  • HFW bolsters Asia-Pacific aviation capabilities
    15/03/2013
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    Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce that Paul Woodley will be joining the HFW Aerospace team in June, as an Associate. Paul will be part of the Asia Aerospace team, which is the largest aerospace liability team in the region, and will be based in Singapore. Aviation  Singapore  Asia-Pacific 
  • HFW bolsters São Paulo office
    27/02/2013
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    Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has enhanced its capabilities in São Paulo by relocating Senior Associate Geoffrey Conlin there, effective 15 February 2013. Insurance & Reinsurance  London  São Paulo  Latin America 
  • HFW listed in GAR 100 2013
    26/02/2013
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    Global Arbitration Review has just launched the 6th edition of its GAR 100 listing and HFW is delighted that its International Arbitration practice has been included for the first time. GAR 100 is a global guide to the international arbitration capabilities of law firms. Dispute Resolution  London  Paris  Rouen  Brussels  Geneva  Piraeus  Dubai  Shanghai  Hong Kong  Singapore  Melbourne  Sydney  Perth  São Paulo  Alliance Offices  Africa  Asia-Pacific  Eastern Europe & Russia  Indian Sub-continent  Latin America  Middle East  Scandinavia  USA & Canada 
  • HFW enhances Asia-Pacific admiralty capabilities with Partner move
    24/02/2013
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    Holman Fenwick Willan has announced that Hong Kong shipping Partner, Paul Apostolis, is moving to its Singapore office from 1 April 2013. Shipping  Dispute Resolution  Singapore  Asia-Pacific  Hong Kong 
  • HFW's London Office Becomes An Accredited Living Wage Employer
    24/01/2013
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    We are pleased to announce that HFW in London is now an accredited 'Living Wage Employer'. A Living Wage Employer ensures that all employees in London are paid at least the London Living Wage. This includes all individuals who work on a regular basis at our London office, including subcontractors, such as cleaners or security staff. The Living Wage campaign has over 100 employers from every sector involved, who are all now paying a living wage as a minimum. Between them, theses employers have lifted more than 45,000 families out of working poverty. London 
  • HFW Partner wins award for article
    22/01/2013
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    HFW Partner, Matthew Parish, and his co-author Charles Rosenburg, Legal Adviser at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in the Hague, have been awarded the 2012 CPR (International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution) award for Outstanding Original Short Article. Dispute Resolution  Geneva 
  • Obituary: Bill Kerr
    31/12/2012
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    Holman Fenwick Willan is deeply saddened to announce the death of Bill Kerr, a Partner in the firm's Singapore office. Bill was killed on 30 December 2012 in a road traffic accident whilst in the Philippines. Shipping  London  Paris  Rouen  Brussels  Geneva  Piraeus  Dubai  Shanghai  Hong Kong  Melbourne  Singapore  Sydney  Perth  São Paulo  Alliance Offices  Africa  Asia-Pacific  Eastern Europe & Russia  Indian Sub-continent  Latin America  Middle East  Scandinavia  USA & Canada 
  • HFW advises Serbian state-owned gas company JP Srbijagas on loan deals
    28/11/2012
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    Oil and gas specialist HFW has advised Serbian state-owned gas company JP Srbijagas on loans to be provided by Deutsche Bank and Amsterdam Trade Bank, part of the Alfa Group. The loans are being provided following a formal tender run by the company to secure a total of €190m in loans from domestic and international banks. Eastern Europe & Russia  London  Corporate  Finance 
  • HFW recognised for Shipping and M&A
    22/11/2012
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    ALB The Brief has announced the winners of its inaugural The Brief Middle East Law Awards 2012 and we are delighted that we have been awarded the Shipping Law Firm of the Year. Middle East  Shipping  Corporate  Finance  Insurance & Reinsurance  Energy 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan boosts Asia-Pacific capabilities with Partner promotions
    06/11/2012
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    Leading international law firm, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce the promotion of shipping lawyers Dominic Johnson and Nic van der Reyden to Partner, effective 1 November 2012. Shipping  Sydney  Singapore  Asia-Pacific 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan continues to grow (Re)insurance practice
    11/10/2012
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    Leading international law firm, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW), is delighted to announce the recruitment of John Barlow, a specialist in financial institution insurance and reinsurance. Insurance & Reinsurance  Financial Institutions  Dispute Resolution 
  • Lloyd's List Maritime Award Winners!
    27/09/2012
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    We are delighted to announce that at the Lloyds List Maritime Awards 2012, held in London on 26 September, partners James Gosling and Richard Neylon, and their team, won the title of Maritime Lawyer of The Year, for their pioneering work in resolving issues related to marine piracy. Shipping  London  Africa  Asia-Pacific  Eastern Europe & Russia  Indian Sub-continent  Latin America  Middle East  Scandinavia  USA & Canada 
  • The Erika
    26/09/2012
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    The French Cour de Cassation has upheld the judgment handed down by the Court of Appeal of Paris on 30 March 2010, in relation to the criminal and civil liabilities arising from the sinking of the “Erika” and the ensuing pollution of France’s coastline. Shipping  Dispute Resolution  Paris 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan strengthens (Re)insurance practice
    10/09/2012
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    Leading international law firm, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW), is delighted to announce the recruitment of Pierre-Etienne Kuehn, who joins the firm's insurance and reinsurance practice in Paris, from AXA Group. Insurance & Reinsurance  Corporate  Dispute Resolution  Paris  Africa  Asia-Pacific  Eastern Europe & Russia  Indian Sub-continent  Latin America  Middle East  Scandinavia  USA & Canada 
  • Renforcement stratégique en Assurance-Réassurance pour Holman Fenwick Willan
    10/09/2012
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    Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer l’arrivée de Pierre-Etienne Kuehn, ancien Directeur Juridique et Compliance Officer au sein du Groupe AXA, pour renforcer la pratique Assurance-Réassurance du bureau de Paris, animée par Guillaume Brajeux, Edouard Taÿ-Pamart et Olivier Purcell. Insurance & Reinsurance  Corporate  Dispute Resolution  Paris  Rouen 
  • HFW wins HK Legal Award
    07/09/2012
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    For the eighth time in nine years, HFW has been awarded the ALB Hong Kong Shipping Law Firm of the Year Award. Shipping  Hong Kong  Asia-Pacific 
  • Misrepresentation of HFW
    03/09/2012
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    It has recently come to our attention that a business presenting themselves as 'Holmann Fenwick Chambers', using our London office address, has been approaching the families of deceased persons in an attempt to represent them with regard to their relative's Will. London  Paris  Rouen  Brussels  Geneva  Piraeus  Dubai  Shanghai  Hong Kong  Singapore  Sydney  Melbourne  Perth  Alliance Offices  Africa  Asia-Pacific  Eastern Europe & Russia  Indian Sub-continent  Latin America  Middle East  Scandinavia  USA & Canada 
  • HFW nominated for top industry awards
    30/07/2012
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    Partners James Gosling and Richard Neylon have been shortlisted for the Lloyd's List Global Maritime Lawyer of the Year Award 2012. HFW has also been shortlisted for the China Law & Practice Shipping & Maritime Award 2012 (international firms). Shipping  London 
  • HFW in the Olympics!
    27/07/2012
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    Xavier Roger, from HFW's London office, will take part in 'Isles of Wonder', filmmaker Danny Boyle's opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics. London 
  • HFW improves employee satisfaction
    25/07/2012
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    In the recently published Legal Week Employee Satisfaction Report 2012, HFW has for the second year running improved its ranking and overall score. London 
  • HFW wins historic EU court ruling in Xinanchem appeal
    19/07/2012
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    On Thursday 19 July 2012, The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) handed down a historic judgment which sided with HFW's client Zheijang Xinan Chemical (Xinanchem). International Trade Regulation  Brussels  Asia-Pacific 
  • HFW continues investment with Middle East developments
    13/06/2012
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    Holman Fenwick Willan is delighted to announce several key developments to its Middle East practice in support of its ongoing investment in and commitment to the region. Shipping  Aviation  Insurance & Reinsurance  Commodities  International Trade Regulation  Dispute Resolution  EU, Competition and Regulatory  London  Dubai  Middle East 
  • James Gosling named as Top Five Lawyer in TradeWinds Power 2012
    12/06/2012
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    HFW Partner, James Gosling, has been named as a Top Five Lawyer in the recently published TradeWinds Power 2012 list. Shipping  London  Africa  Asia-Pacific  Eastern Europe & Russia  Indian Sub-continent  Latin America  Middle East  Scandinavia  USA & Canada 
  • HFW strengthens its corporate and regulatory teams with hires from Dewey & LeBoeuf
    31/05/2012
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    Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce the recruitment of James Lewis and Robert Finney as Partners from the London office of Dewey & LeBoeuf. Corporate  Financial Institutions  Energy  Insurance & Reinsurance  Commodities  Finance  London  Africa  Asia-Pacific  Eastern Europe & Russia  Indian Sub-continent  Middle East  Latin America  Scandinavia  USA & Canada 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan continues expansion with partner hire
    29/05/2012
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    Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce the recruitment of James Clibbon, who joins the firm's London office from Streathers Solicitors. Insurance & Reinsurance  Dispute Resolution  London 
  • HFW maintains steady growth with focused strategy
    23/05/2012
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    Holman Fenwick Willan has announced its results for the financial year ending 31 March 2012. Aviation  Construction  Commodities  Energy  Financial Institutions  Insurance & Reinsurance  Logistics  Mining  Ports & Terminals  Shipping  Space  Yachts  Travel, Cruise & Leisure  EU, Competition and Regulatory  Corporate  Dispute Resolution  Finance  Projects  Restructuring and Insolvency  Commercial  International Tax  International Trade Regulation  Employment, Immigration and Personal Injury  London  Paris  Rouen  Brussels  Geneva  Piraeus  Dubai  Shanghai  Hong Kong  Singapore  Melbourne  Sydney  Perth  São Paulo  Alliance Offices  Africa  Asia-Pacific  Eastern Europe & Russia  Indian Sub-continent  Latin America  Middle East  Scandinavia  USA & Canada 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan continues expansion with Partner hire
    08/05/2012
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    Leading international law firm, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW), is delighted to announce the recruitment of Partner Alex Kyriakoulis who joins the firm's Corporate, Projects and Finance practice in London, effective 8 May 2012. Corporate  Energy  Commodities  Ports & Terminals  London  Piraeus  Eastern Europe & Russia 
  • HFW advises on CFC buyout from Hyperion Group
    19/04/2012
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    A team of HFW lawyers, led by Partners Richard Spiller and Ashwani Kochhar, has advised the purchaser and a consortium of investors on the buyout of specialist underwriting agency CFC from its parent, Hyperion Group. The deal, which is subject to FSA regulatory approvals, is expected to complete in Q2 2012. Corporate  Insurance & Reinsurance  London 
  • HFW continues international investment across core sectors with Partner promotions
    29/03/2012
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    Holman Fenwick Willan continues to boost its partnership ranks, with the announcement of three internal promotions across core sectors of focus, including aviation, insurance and logistics. Aviation  Insurance & Reinsurance  Logistics  Dispute Resolution  London  Dubai  Middle East 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan advises on new industry standard contract for maritime armed guards
    28/03/2012
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    Leading international law firm, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has been influential in the development of the Baltic and International Maritime Council's (BIMCO's) latest maritime standard contract - GUARDCON - tailored for the employment of private military security companies (PMSCs) to provide security guards on board merchant vessels. Shipping  Dispute Resolution  London  Africa  Asia-Pacific  Eastern Europe & Russia  Indian Sub-continent  Latin America  Middle East  Scandinavia  USA & Canada 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan advises COTCO on €75.3m Chad-Cameroon pipeline prefinancing
    16/03/2012
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    Leading international law firm, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has advised the Cameroon Oil Transportation Company (COTCO) in the €75.3m prefinancing for the development of the Chad-Cameroon pipeline to the Lom Pangar Hydro Power project. Energy  Corporate  Finance  Paris  Africa 
  • HFW one of 'most highly regarded' for aviation
    28/02/2012
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    Who's Who Legal have just published the International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers 2012 and HFW ranks amongst the Most Highly Regarded Firms. Aviation  London  Latin America  São Paulo  Dubai  Hong Kong 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan expands in mining with partner hire
    22/02/2012
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    Leading international law firm, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce the recruitment of Western Australia's former Attorney-General and Environment Minister Cheryl Edwardes, who joins the firm's Perth office as a Partner in the Corporate, Projects & Finance practice, effective 1 March 2012. Mining  Perth  Asia-Pacific 
  • HFW wins award for customer satisfaction
    16/02/2012
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    In November 2011, Legal Week magazine published its annual Client Satisfaction Report. In the 8th annual survey, which is based on feedback from over 1000 companies, HFW received the highest ranking of major London-based firms outside the top 10, with an average client satisfaction score of 8.3 out of 10. London 
  • Holman Fenwick Willan continues to invest in core capabilities with aviation partner hire
    27/01/2012
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    Leading international law firm, Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to announce the recruitment of Pierre Frühling, who joins the firm's Paris and Brussels offices as a Partner in the Aerospace team, effective 1 March 2012. Aviation  Paris  Brussels  EU, Competition and Regulatory  Dispute Resolution  London 
  • HFW sees out 2011 with more accolades
    28/12/2011
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    We are delighted to announce that Partner James Gosling has once again been named in the Lloyd's List 100 Most Influential People in Shipping list. Shipping  Finance  London  Scandinavia  Africa  Asia-Pacific  Eastern Europe & Russia  Indian Sub-continent  Middle East  Latin America  USA & Canada 
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