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HFW Wins Middle East Insurance Award For Fourth Year Running

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has been named Insurance Law Firm of the Year at the MENA IR Insurance Awards 2020.

It is the fourth consecutive year that HFW has won the MENA IR award, having also picked up the trophy in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

The firm was chosen by a panel of senior industry experts for having demonstrated "skill, efficiency and professionalism" in delivering "impressive results" for clients.

HFW was also recently named Law Firm of the Year at the Middle East Insurance Industry Awards for the second year running.

HFW launched insurance practices in Abu Dhabi and Kuwait City in 2019 with the hire of cyber security expert Justin Whelan and consultant Sandra Ortiz, and is now the only international law firm with specialist insurance lawyers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait City and Riyadh.

Sam Wakerley, Head of Insurance and Reinsurance, Middle East:

"We are very proud to see the strength and breadth of our Middle East practice once again recognised by MENA IR. We have grown significantly over the past 12 months, with new teams joining us in Abu Dhabi and Kuwait City to complement our existing teams in Dubai and Riyadh, enhancing our ability to provide specialist insurance advice to clients across region. We have ambitious plans to continue to expand and develop our offering Middle East, and to establish HFW as the leading insurance practice in the region."

HFW's market-leading insurance and reinsurance practice offers a comprehensive range of dispute resolution, transactional and regulatory legal services to clients across the sector. The firm has a specialist team of 22 partners and more than 70 total lawyers across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, The group acts for insurance and reinsurance companies; policyholders; captives and mutuals; brokers and other intermediaries; managing agencies and MGAs; TPAs and other service providers.

HFW has been in the Middle East since 2006 and now has almost 60 lawyers – including 28 Arabic speakers – across offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait City and Riyadh, making it one of the largest practices of any international law firm in the region.

About HFW

HFW is a leading global law firm in the aerospace, commodities, construction, energy, insurance, and shipping sectors. The firm has more than 600 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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