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William MacLachlan

Senior Associate


Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

Office Telephone: +44 (0)20 7264 8000
Office Fax: +44 (0)20 7264 8888

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William advises a wide variety of companies and financial institutions on a range of transactional shipping matters in both the commercial shipping and yachting industries. He has particular expertise in ship sale and purchase, shipbuilding and ship repair contracts and spent some eight months seconded to a leading European shipbuilder. William also has considerable experience of advising those operating in complex security environments on, amongst other things, contractual and licensing issues. William acts for a number of private security companies and logistic providers, both on shore and offshore. William is actively involved in the Security in Complex Environments Group (SCEG).

William is qualified in England and Wales.


The London office is the firm's largest, with over 250 lawyers.

It offers the full range of services that HFW provides globally, with partners from the London office working closely with all the other HFW offices, as well as in many jurisdictions around the world. HFW moved to its current premises in September 2008, having previously been in nearby Lloyds Avenue for almost 100 years.

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