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HFW Appoints New CFO

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has appointed Mike Giles as its new Chief Financial Officer.

Mike has more than 35 years' experience in law and other professional services firms, and joins HFW from Fieldfisher, where he was CFO.

Mike joins HFW during a period of sustained growth, with the firm having added more than 30 new partners since the beginning of FY23, including a major recent team hire in Australia and further laterals in Hong Kong, London, ParisPiraeus, Riyadh, and Singapore.

HFW also recently launched an office in Shenzhen to support its clients in China's Greater Bay Area.

Jeremy Shebson, Managing Partner, HFW:

"This is an important appointment as we continue with our global growth strategy. Mike has demonstrated throughout his career an outstanding ability to help drive profitable growth, as well as a genuine focus on developing strong teams, which is an important part of our culture at HFW. We look forward as a Board to working with Mike in continuing to strengthen and broaden our offering to clients across our international network, with a view to establishing HFW as the world's leading sector-focused law firm."

Mike Giles, CFO, HFW:

"HFW's growth over the past few years has been truly eye-catching, and particularly in the last financial year, when it was one of the top-performing law firms in the market. The more I've learned about the firm, the more impressed I've been by its ambition, clear strategic vision, and its strong culture. I'm excited to be joining such a dynamic and thriving business."

About HFW

HFW is a leading global law firm in the aerospace, commodities, construction, energy, insurance, and shipping sectors. The firm has 700 lawyers, including 185 partners, based in offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. HFW prides itself on its deep industry expertise and its entrepreneurial, creative, and collaborative culture.

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