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Global Legal Structure and Terms & Conditions

The legal notices in this page are set out under the following parts:

Part A: Global Legal Structure

Part B: Terms & Conditions


Part A: Global Legal Structure

Holman Fenwick Willan LLP operates through the London, Brussels and Shanghai offices. The Paris office operates through Holman Fenwick Willan France LLP, the Piraeus office operates through Holman Fenwick Willan International, Vassos, Exarchou & Partners Law Firm, the Dubai office through Holman Fenwick Willan Middle East LLP, the Singapore office through Holman Fenwick Willan Singapore LLP, the Abu Dhabi office through Holman Fenwick Willan MEA LLP, the Houston office through Holman Fenwick Willan USA LLP and the Geneva office through Holman Fenwick Willan Switzerland LLP. In addition our Hong Kong and Australian offices remain as separate partnerships, as HFW group members. In Saudi Arabia legal services are provided by HFW in association with Mohammed Alkhliwi. In Kuwait legal services are provided by Holman Fenwick Willan LLP in association with Attorney Rula Dajani. In Brazil legal services are provided by Costa, Albino & Lasalvia Sociedade de Advogados (CAL) in strategic cooperation with Holman Fenwick Willan LLP. In Monaco legal services are provided by HFW Monaco SARL.

Further details can be found on these entities below.

United Kingdom

We operate in London through Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (with registered number OC343361) and authorised and regulated by the SRA. The firm’s SRA registration number is 509977. A list of members’ names is open to inspection at the registered office, Friary Court, 65 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE. VAT No GB 243 4838 55. The firm was previously known as Holman Fenwick & Willan until May 2009, when it converted to a limited liability partnership.

Holman Fenwick Willan is not authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), however it is included on the Exempt Professional Firm (EPF) register maintained by the FCA so that it can advise on the selling and administration of insurance contracts. The register can be accessed via the Financial Conduct Authority website at https://www.fca.org.uk/firms/financial-services-register. This part of the Firm's business, including complaints, is regulated by the SRA. The register of EPFs can be accessed via the FCA website by selecting 'EPF Search'.

Australia

Holman Fenwick Willan has offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth that operate through HFW Australia, a separate HFW partnership with Australian Business Number (ABN) 43 482 198 170. The offices are regulated by the Victorian Legal Services Board, the Law Society of New South Wales and the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia respectively.

The principal places of business are:

  • Melbourne: Level 39, Bourke Place, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
  • Perth: Level 15, Brookfield Place - Tower 2, 123 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia
  • Sydney: Level 10, 126 Phillip Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

Belgium

We operate in Brussels through Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (with registered number OC343361) and authorised and regulated by the SRA. A list of members’ names is open to inspection at the registered office, Friary Court, 65 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE. VAT No BE811478244.

The principal place of business is Blue Tower, Avenue Louise 326 (b 19) B-1050 Brussels, Belgium

Brazil

Legal services are provided in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo by Costa, Albino & Lasalvia Advogados (CAL) in a formal cooperation with Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (with registered number OC343361). CAL is registered with the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), São Paulo Section, with registered number 25846.

The principal places of business are:

  • Rio de Janeiro: Praça Floriano 19 - 25˚ andar, Rio de Janeiro, CEP: 20031-924, Brasil
  • São Paulo: Av. Angélica nº 2346, 10° andar - Cj. 103/104, Consolação, São Paulo – SP, CEP: 01.228-200, Brasil

China

We operate in Shanghai through Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (with registered number OC343361) and authorised and regulated by the SRA. A list of members’ names is open to inspection at the registered office, Friary Court, 65 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE. VAT No GB 243 4838 55.

The principal place of business is 4th Floor, Building 7, 18 Gongping Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai, 200082, P. R. China  

France

We operate in Paris through Holman Fenwick Willan France LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (with registered number OC357837) and authorised and regulated by the SRA. A list of members’ names is open to inspection at the registered office, Friary Court, 65 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE. VAT No FR28530000116.

The principal place of business is 25-27 rue d'Astorg, 75008 Paris, France

Greece

We operate in Piraeus through Holman Fenwick Willan International, Vassos, Exarchou & Partners Law Firm. which is a Greek civil professional law firm registered in Greece with registered number 996903287 and is authorised and regulated by the Piraeus Bar, with registered number 30049. A list of resident partners’ names is open to inspection at the above office.

The principal place of business is 6th Floor, 83 Akti Miaouli & Flessa, 185 38 Piraeus, Greece

Hong Kong SAR

We operate in Hong Kong through Holman Fenwick Willan Hong Kong, a separate HFW partnership. Holman Fenwick Willan Hong Kong is authorised and regulated by the Law Society of Hong Kong. The Business Registration Number is 05504392-000-03-20-A.

The principal place of business is 15th Floor, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong SAR

Kuwait

In Kuwait legal services are provided by Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (with registered number OC343361), through and in association with Attorney Rula Dajani. Attorney Rula Dajani is a registered lawyer in Kuwait authorised and regulated by the Kuwait Bar Association.

The principal place of business is Arraya Center, Tower 1, 23rd Floor, Office No 1, Abdulaziz Hamad Al Saqer Street, Sharq, P.O. Box 944, Safat 13010, Kuwait

Monaco

In Monaco legal services are provided by HFW Monaco SARL, a separate limited liability company of the Holman Fenwick Willan Group. HFW Monaco SARL is authorised and registered with the Repertoire du Commerce et de l'Industrie with business registration number 19S08206.

The principal place of business is Bureau A.07.04, Gildo Pastor Center, 7 Rue Du Gabian, Monaco, MC 98000

Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia legal services are provided by Holman Fenwick Willan LLP in association with Mohammed Alkhliwi, a sole proprietorship licensed to practice in Saudi Arabia. HFW in association with Attorney Mohammed Alkhliwi is authorised and regulated by the Saudi Bar Association, with registration ID number SBA00006013.

The principal place of business is Office 418/419, 4th Floor, Hamad Tower, King Fahd Branch Road, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12212-3143, Saudi Arabia

Singapore

We operate in Singapore through Holman Fenwick Willan Singapore LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (with registered number OC343364) and authorised and regulated by the SRA. A list of members’ names is open to inspection at the registered office, Friary Court, 65 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE. GST Registration number M 90362903A. Holman Fenwick Willan Singapore LLP has a Formal Law Alliance in Singapore (the FLA) with Asia Legal LLC (Reg. No. 200210126H).

The principal place of business is 10 Collyer Quay, #18-01 Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315

Switzerland

We operate in Geneva through Holman Fenwick Willan Switzerland LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (with registered number OC357732) and authorised and regulated by the SRA. A list of members’ names is open to inspection at the registered office, Friary Court, 65 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE. VAT no CHE-116.152.604 TVA.

The principal place of business is Cours de Rive 13-15, 6th Floor, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland

United Arab Emirates

We operate in Abu Dhabi through Holman Fenwick Willan MEA LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (with registered number OC421340) and authorised and regulated by the SRA. A list of members’ names is open to inspection at the registered office, Friary Court, 65 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE.

We operate in Dubai through Holman Fenwick Willan Middle East LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (with registered number OC343363) and authorised and regulated by the SRA. A list of members’ names is open to inspection at the registered office, Friary Court, 65 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE.

The principle places of business are:

  • Abu Dhabi: Office 7, 6 Floor, Al Khatem Tower, ADGM Square, Al Maryah Island, PO BOX 764608, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates       
  • Dubai: Level 8, Building 6, Emaar Square, Sheikh Zayed Road, PO Box 53934 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

United States

We operate in Houston through Holman Fenwick Willan USA LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC412712 and authorised and regulated by the SRA. A list of members’ names is open to inspection at the registered office, Friary Court, 65 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE.

The principal place of business is 5151 San Felipe, Suite 400, Houston Texas 77056

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Part B: Terms & Conditions

The following terms and conditions govern your use of the HFW website. By using the website, you are confirming your acceptance of these Terms & Conditions. Holman Fenwick Willan LLP may amend these terms from time to time.

Legal Disclaimer

The content and the opinions expressed on this website have been provided for information purposes only. It should not be relied on as a substitute for specific legal advice on any particular topic. Legal comment is from an English law perspective, unless otherwise stated.

Holman Fenwick Willan LLP cannot take any responsibility for the content of any external sites which are linked to, or any subsequent information resulting from links to and from this website.

Copyright and Reproduction Notice

Unless otherwise stated, the contents of this website are the property of Holman Fenwick Willan LLP and copyright © Holman Fenwick Willan LLP. Reproduction of part or all of the contents of the website pages in any form is prohibited except in accordance with the following exceptions:

Licence to copy for personal use – you may download or print extracts from the website pages (”the material”) for your personal use only.

Licence to Recopy for Limited Purposes

You may forward or recopy the material to individual third parties for their personal use only provided always that:

  • You acknowledge the HFW website as the source of the material. You must include the acknowledgement and the HFW website address (www.hfw.com) in the forwarded or the copy of the material.
  • You expressly inform the third parties that these Disclaimer, Copyright and Reproduction Notices apply to them and that they must comply with them.

This licence to forward or recopy does not permit incorporation of the material or any part of it in any other work or publication, whether in hard copy, electronic or any other form. In particular (but without limitation) no part of the HFW website pages may be distributed or copied for any commercial purpose.

No part of the HFW website may be reproduced on or transmitted to or stored in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

The terms of this Copyright and Reproduction Notice are governed by the law of England & Wales and any dispute arising out of or in connection with the use of any information or materials from this website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court of Justice in London.

Trade Marks

“HFW”, "Holman Fenwick Willan", the HFW logo and other marks used on the HFW website are HFW trademarks and may not be used without prior written permission from Holman Fenwick Willan LLP.

Registration

Holman Fenwick Willan LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (with registered number OC343361) and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The firm’s registration number is 509977. A list of members’ names is open to inspection at the registered office, Friary Court, 65 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE. VAT No GB 243 4838 55.

Additional Terms & Conditions of Appointment

The Additional Terms & Conditions of Appointment of Holman Fenwick Willan LLP are available here.

Complaints Procedure for Clients

HFW is committed to providing the best possible service to all of our clients. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service we have provided then you should inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the problem. In the first instance we will try to ensure your concerns are resolved between you and the partner responsible for your matter. It may therefore be helpful to first contact the person who is working on your case to discuss your concerns and we will do our best to resolve any issues without the need to start a formal complaints process.

If you would like to make a formal complaint however, we do operate a complaints procedure to help resolve any problems promptly and fairly. Please write to the partner specified in our letter of engagement or to our Managing Partner, Jeremy Shebson, setting out the problems you have encountered and the details of your complaint. We will review your complaint and decide which other partner in the firm has the expertise best suited to consider your complaint in detail.

We will acknowledge your complaint in writing within five business days of receipt and give you the name of the partner who has been assigned to handle the matter. The investigating partner will consider your complaint and within a further five business days write to you with their preliminary observations. They may also request that you clarify certain aspects which may not be apparent from our file. When the partner has all the necessary information from you they will take one or more of the following steps:

  • obtain a written statement on the matter from the fee earner who handled your matter and about whom the complaint is made;
  • ask for information from any other member of our staff who has information relating to the matter or the complaint that you have made; and/or
  • invite you to have a discussion with him/her to discuss the issues raised and seek to resolve your complaint.

We will then respond to your complaint in detail within seven days of any meeting held between you and the investigating partner or if no meeting takes place, within 21 days of your initial written complaint. Our report will provide you with a considered reply to the complaint and proposals as to how we may be able to resolve it amicably.

If it becomes necessary to change any of the time periods mentioned above, we will write to you promptly explaining the reason for the delay and the likely duration, although we will endeavour to resolve your complaint within eight weeks of it coming to our attention.

If for any reason we are unable to resolve matters between us within eight weeks, you may be entitled to ask the Legal Ombudsman of England and Wales to investigate your complaint. For further information, you should refer to the Legal Ombudsman website ( www.legalombudsman.org.uk). Normally you would need to contact the Ombudsman within six months of our final response to your complaint and (i) no more than six years from the date of act/omission, or (ii) no more than three years from when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint. You can contact the Legal Ombudsman by telephone on 0300 555 0333, by email at enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk or by post at PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ.

If the complaint relates to our charges, you may be entitled to apply to the court for an assessment of the bill under Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974, in which case the Legal Ombudsman may not consider your complaint. If all or a part of a bill remains unpaid, we may be entitled to charge interest.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority can help you if you are concerned about our conduct. This could be for things like dishonesty, taking or losing client money or treating people unfairly because of their age, a disability or other characteristic. You can raise any such concerns with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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