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HFW once again recognised in Legal 500's 2023 China guide

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has once again been ranked as a leading firm in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific China Guide, which recognises the best law firms in China.

The firm maintains its Tier 1 ranking in Shipping, as well as its Tier 4 ranking in Dispute Resolution: Litigation. Three of HFW's lawyers in Shanghai are ranked individually.

The Legal 500 says, "Nicholas Poynder heads HFW‘s highly respected [shipping] practice in Shanghai. The firm remains among one of the most prominent players in this market". The Legal 500 also notes that "HFW maintains a focus on high-value corporate and commercial litigation, leveraging its partnership with Wintell & Co Law Firm to advise on a range of disputes."

HFW achieved the following rankings:

  • Shipping – Foreign firms (Tier 1)
  • Dispute Resolution: Litigation – Foreign firms (Tier 4)

HFW individual recognitions:

  • Nick Poynder, Leading Individual (Shipping)
  • Lucy Chen, Rising Star (Shipping)
  • Thilo Jahn, Rising Star (Shipping)

HFW's full rankings in The Legal 500 2023 China guide can be found here.

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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