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Our Global Reach

HFW specialises in international commerce. We have lawyers in each office dedicated to our core practice areas and we offer regional coverage for niche specialisms. Much of our work is multi-jurisdictional and our offices work together closely to provide the most effective solutions for clients.

We now have over 600 lawyers working in offices across Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

Other Jurisdictions

In addition to those countries and regions where we have offices and associations, HFW has a trusted network of correspondent lawyers and other legal professionals worldwide who enable us to ensure you receive the highest level of service at all times.

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  • Monaco
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    In close proximity to HFW's clients based in or with activities in or around the Mediterranean, our Monaco office allows us to provide locally-based advice and assistance in the management of transactional and contentious matters to yachting, shipping, insurance and trade clients, as well as to businesses in the yachting, shipping, trading, aviation and energy sectors.
  • Abu Dhabi
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    The firm's Abu Dhabi office opened in 2018.
  • Houston
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    The Houston office, which opened on 3 January 2017, established the firm's first office in the USA when HFW merged with leading Texas-based energy and marine firm Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown LLP, a firm with whom we have been successfully collaborating for several years.
  • Kuwait
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    Our clients have told us that they value our in-depth local knowledge which is supported by the full services of an international law firm, and the addition of our Kuwait office,  adds significant strength to that offering.
  • Riyadh
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    HFW has been active in the GCC region for many years. We combine the full services of an international law firm with in-depth local knowledge and experience for a range of domestic, regional and international clients.
  • Working Worldwide
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    HFW specialises in international commerce. We have lawyers in each office dedicated to our core practice areas and we offer regional coverage for niche specialisms. Much of our work is multi-jurisdictional and our offices work together closely to provide the most effective solutions for clients.
  • London
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    The London office is the firm's largest, with over 250 lawyers.
  • Paris
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    The Paris office advises on maritime and air transportation issues, insurance, reinsurance, industrial risks, infrastructure and construction, energy, international trade and commodities.
  • Brussels
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    The Brussels office advises on European Union and Belgian law issues, aviation, insurance, competition, State aid and public procurement.
  • Geneva
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    Geneva is probably the most important centre in the world for physical commodity trading. As a result it is not only home to a lot of trading companies but it is also a very important centre for trade finance and for chartering. Since our Geneva office opened in 2010, it has been integral to the continued development of the firm's world-renowned shipping and commodities practices. HFW is committed to supporting the trading and shipping interests active in Switzerland and this is reflected in the teaching and seminars our lawyers undertake in Geneva, Zug, Lugano and elsewhere.
  • Piraeus
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    The Piraeus office plays an important role in the Greek shipping market, as well as the growing energy market.
  • Dubai
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    The firm's Dubai office opened in 2006 and has grown significantly over the years.
  • Shanghai
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    We have been in Shanghai for more than 20 years, and in 2016 became only the second international law firm to secure a local association under the Shanghai FTZ rules, with Chinese firm Wintell & Co.
  • Hong Kong
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    HFW was one of the first international law firms to open an office in Hong Kong, and we have now been serving clients in the region for over 40 years.
  • Singapore
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    HFW established its Singapore office in 1990 giving it a presence in the city for 30 years.
  • Melbourne
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    Known as one of the world's most liveable cities Melbourne is a hub for industry with many global and national companies calling the city home.
  • Sydney
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    It's hard to look past the business opportunities presented by Australia's harbour city. A gateway for the aviation, construction and insurance sectors, Sydney is also known as a centre for finance and trade.
  • Perth
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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.

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