We have concentrated the development of our capabilities and the growth of our expertise on a limited number of sectors fundamental to the way international commerce works, ensuring we continue to offer clients in-depth industry knowledge coupled with leading legal advice.
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Aerospace Read more about Aerospace HFW has a pre-eminent global specialist aerospace practice, having been at the forefront of legal developments in this sector for over three decades.
Construction Read more about Construction Our construction team advises on procurement, risk management and disputes for a wide range of clients, including contractors, owners, consultants and insurers. The team's main focus is large international projects, in particular infrastructure and energy.
Commodities Read more about Commodities We act across the spectrum of the international sale of goods, including soft commodities, oil and gas, coal and steel, and non ferrous and precious metals. We advise and represent clients in their related freight business. Our worldwide clients include multinational energy and chemical companies, coal and metal traders, soft commodity trading houses, trade finance banks, governments and their agencies, brokers, insurers and trade associations. Our focus is on assisting our clients to finance, develop and grow their businesses, to guard against risks, to help them to seek access to new markets, to deal with fast-changing international regulations and to assist them to resolve disputes.
Energy Read more about Energy Our team of transactional and dispute resolution lawyers have expertise at every stage of the energy chain, from exploration and production, storage and transportation, LNG, refining, trading and sale of oil and gas, to electricity generation, energy management. We also have expertise in renewables and carbon trading.
Insurance & Reinsurance Read more about Insurance & Reinsurance Our insurance and reinsurance practice is recognised internationally as an industry leader, providing first-class advisory and dispute resolution legal services to the insurance sector including insurers, reinsurers, policyholders, brokers, financiers and other intermediaries. Our leading insurance and reinsurance team comprises over 20 partners and 50 lawyers operating seamlessly and collaboratively throughout our international network of offices. Due to our global reach and specialist local knowledge, we can support our clients on the most complex multi-jurisdictional matters wherever they are in the world.
Shipping Read more about Shipping Our shipping lawyers provide a comprehensive service to the global maritime business community. We have over 200 lawyers and 13 Master Mariners worldwide, specialising in maritime law, reflecting our long involvement in this field. Our maritime lawyers have a sound understanding of how the market works across dry shipping, admiralty and crisis management, and transactional work. We represent the full spectrum of those involved in the industry, including shipowners and charterers, P&I Clubs, banks, international agencies, shipyards, marine insurance underwriters, governments and brokers.