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Hazel Brewer



Level 15
Brookfield Place - Tower 2
123 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000 Australia

Office Telephone: +61 (0)8 9422 4700
Office Fax: +61 (0)8 9422 4777

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Hazel specialises in shipping, offshore, marine insurance and international trade matters. Hazel’s offshore practice includes contract advisory work and handling contentious matters arising under contracts for rigs, drilling units; accommodation vessels; and other offshore support and services contracts, including barge, anchor handling, seismic, geotechnical and heavy-lift project cargo vessels. Hazel has assisted in the resolution of numerous rig contract negotiations and disputes; LNG carriage issues; and marine related issues generally. She has advised on regulatory issues (AMSA and NOPSEMA) and on pollution incidents and environmental issues in WA, including advising in relation to the potential application of specific environmental legislation to FLNG developments. Hazel also advises on a broad range of issues arising under charter parties, contracts of affreightment, transhipment contracts, bills of lading and on carriage issues relating to LNG, petroleum products, iron ore, concentrates and other export commodities. Hazel has advised clients in dispute resolution, litigation and domestic and international arbitrations including ICC, LMAA and SIAC.

Hazel is recognised as a Leading Individual by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020, ranked in Chambers and Partners' Asia Pacific guide 2020 and features on Doyles' list of Leading Maritime Lawyers Australia 2019.

Hazel is qualified to practice in England and Wales and Australia.

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Perth has been the epicentre of Australia's recent resources boom with major players in the construction energy and shipping sector engaged in large-scale projects involving mining, LNG, renewables, infrastructure and logistics in Western Australia.

HFW's Perth team are recognised as leaders in the energy space working on ground-breaking renewables projects and helping set the regulatory landscape in terms of grid connections. Our construction and shipping teams have worked on nearly every LNG project, as well as major offshore construction projects in Western Australia in recent years.

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