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HFW lawyers named among Singapore's 18 most influential lawyers

HFW's Alexandra Forrest and Justine Barthe-Dejean have been named among the 18 most influential young lawyers in Singapore for 2021.

Singapore Business Review's "legal luminaries" showcases the most promising lawyers aged 40 or under. This year, two thirds of the list are women.

Alexandra is a Senior Associate in our Singapore office who specialises in aviation and shipping finance. She advises lessors, banks, owners and operators in the financing and leasing of aircraft, aircraft engines, corporate jets and ships. Alexandra is Singapore's representative on the firm's global associate counsel, the founding member of the HFW Singapore office's Corporate Responsibility focus Group, and actively works to improve cross-border relationships in the shipping and aviation sectors.

Alexandra Forrest, Senior Associate, said:

"I'm really passionate about using my in-depth knowledge across the full breadth of aircraft and ship trading, financing and leasing transactions in an array of jurisdictions across the region. It's a pleasure to be recognised by Singapore Business Review."

Justine is a Senior Associate with the Commodities team whose practice focuses on complex transactions and disputes in the energy and commodities sector. Justine has acted for clients in international arbitration (SIAC, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, FOSFA and ad‐hoc) and in the English High Court, involving joint ventures, commodities sale and purchase agreements, contracts of carriage, trade finance arrangements and trade insurance policies. She has recently developed a significant expertise in the voluntary carbon markets, both on the transactional and on the disputes side.

Justine Barthe-Dejean, Senior Associate, said:

"It means a lot to be recognised for my work by Singapore Business Review, especially among such great company. Recent highlights of mine include consolidating my expertise in the LNG space, and helping client's transition towards sustainable solutions in the carbon trading space."

You can see the full list on Singapore Business Review here.

This is the fifth consecutive year that HFW lawyers have been included in this feature. Previous lawyers have included Adam Richardson, Terence Liew, James Jordan, and Suzanne Meiklejohn.

HFW has operated in Singapore for over 30 years and has 16 partners and more than 40 lawyers.

About HFW

HFW is a leading global law firm in the aerospace, commodities, construction, energy and resources, 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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