10 Collyer Quay
#18-01 Ocean Financial Centre
Office Telephone: +65 6411 5300
Office Fax: +65 6411 5355
Direct Dial (Singapore): +65 6411 5303
Mobile: +65 8333 4101
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Mert heads HFW's Singapore office and the Asia-Pacific Aerospace practice. The HFW Asia-Pacific Aerospace team comprises 8 partners and 20 Associates, based in Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney, and is the largest aviation team in the region. Mert handles a wide variety of commercial litigation and insurance matters in various jurisdictions, including air carrier’s and airport’s liability, aviation product liability and coverage disputes. Mert also regularly advises aviation entities on non-contentious issues such as contractual wordings including terms and conditions of carriage, risk management and regulatory matters. He is handling/has handled, on behalf of insurers and reinsurers, a number of high profile multi-jurisdictional disputes and major accidents.
Mert is recommended by Chambers and other leading legal and aerospace publications and has been named in the International "Who's Who" of Aviation Lawyers. Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 says peers hold Mert Hifzi in high esteem and laud him as "one of the biggest players globally for aviation insurance matters." He is frequently sought out for his expertise on both contentious and non-contentious mandates, and has an impressive breadth of experience in handling high-profile, multi-jurisdictional cases. Mert Hifzi is a very well-known and respected name in the aviation insurance sphere. Clients say that he "has aviation insurance sewn up" and is "extremely strong in all areas". Another source insisted: "I cannot rate him highly enough - on every level. He's full of integrity and deals well with the pressure of highly complex claims."