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HFW recognised as a leading firm in Chambers UK 2024 guide

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has once again been recognised as a leading firm in the Chambers UK 2024 guide, which ranks the region's top lawyers and law firms.

The firm achieved 52 practice and lawyer rankings in the Chambers UK 2024 guide, including Band 1 practice rankings for Shipping, Transport: Logistics, and Commodities: Physicals; and a new ranking for Construction: International Arbitration. This comprised of 16 practice rankings – half of which are in the top two Bands – and 36 individual lawyer rankings, including six in Band 1 and one 'Senior Statesperson'.

Chambers said that HFW "routinely acts for industry-leading clients on sophisticated, high-value matters".

Clients who were contacted by Chambers to provide anonymous testimonials to support the ranking noted that the firm is "the market leader", "provides innovative legal solutions, synchronised with real-world frameworks" and is "regularly involved in complex commercial litigation".

Other client testimonials include:

"The firm is adept at handling international disputes concerning parties in multiple jurisdictions."

"The level of engagement, partner involvement and expertise is very high."

"Spot-on and sensible advice."

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
  • Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance – Band 2
  • Travel: Regulatory & Commercial – Band 2
  • Construction: Contentious – Band 3
  • Construction: International Arbitration – Band 3
  • Insurance: Mainly Policyholders – Band 3
  • Asset Finance: Aviation – Band 4
  • Construction: Non-contentious – Band 4
  • Fraud: Civil – Band 4
  • Insurance: Non-Contentious – Band 4
  • Commercial and Corporate Litigation – Band 5

HFW lawyer Band 1 rankings:

  • Rory Butler: Shipping
  • Andrew Chamberlain: Shipping
  • Christopher Foster: Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance
  • Mert Hifzi: Aviation: Insurance
  • Damian Honey: Commodities: Physicals
  • Brian Perrott: Commodities: Physicals

HFW lawyer first-time rankings:

  • Catherine Emsellem-Rope: Transport: Logistics
  • Matthew Gore: Transport: Logistics

HFW lawyer improved rankings:

  • Jonathan Bruce: Insurance: Mainly Policyholders
  • Damian Honey: Commodities: Physicals
  • Ben Mellors Construction: International Arbitration
  • Michael Sergeant: Construction: Contentious

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.

For further information, please contact:

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