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HFW recognised as a leading firm in Chambers UK 2023 guide

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has once again been recognised as a leading firm in the Chambers UK 2023 guide, which ranks the region's top lawyers and law firms.

We are delighted to have achieved 51 practice and lawyer rankings in the Chambers UK 2023 guide, including Band 1 practice rankings for Shipping, Transport: Logistics, and Commodities: Physicals. We achieved 15 practice rankings and 36 individual lawyer rankings, including four in Band 1 and one Senior Statesperson.

The Chambers rankings are based on a combination of research and client feedback, with assessments made on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence and commitment.

HFW team rankings:

  • Commodities: Physicals – Band 1
  • Shipping – Band 1
  • Transport: Logistics – Band 1
  • Asset Finance: Shipping Finance – Band 2
  • Aviation – Band 2
  • Commodities: Derivatives & Energy Trading – Band 2 – IMPROVED RANKING
  • Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance – Band 2
  • Travel: Regulatory & Commercial – Band 2
  • Construction: Contentious – Band 3
  • Insurance: Mainly Policyholders – Band 3
  • Construction: Non-contentious – Band 4
  • Asset Finance: Aviation – Band 4 – NEW RANKING
  • Fraud: Civil – Band 4
  • Insurance: Non-Contentious – Band 4
  • Commercial and Corporate Litigation – Band 5

HFW lawyers are ranked in Chambers UK Band 1 for:

  • Andrew Chamberlain, Shipping
  • Christopher Foster, Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance
  • Giles Kavanagh, Aviation: Insurance
  • Rory Butler, Shipping

HFW lawyers achieved first-time rankings for:

  • Ashwani Kochhar, Insurance: Non-contentious
  • Claire Womersley, Shipping
  • Jean Koh, Shipping
  • Michelle Chance, Partnership: Contentious
  • Simon Jerrum, Fraud: Civil

HFW lawyers improved rankings for:

  • Andrew Chamberlain, Shipping
  • Anne-Marie Ottaway, Financial Crime: Corporates
  • Edward Spencer, Aviation: Insurance
  • Gudmund Bernitz, Asset Finance: Shipping Finance

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.

For further information, please contact:

Chris Johnson
Head of Communications
D +44 (0)20 7264 8159
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