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Concentrating our expertise

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
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    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
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    Our construction team advises on procurement, risk management and disputes for a wide range of clients, including contractors, owners, consultants and insurers. We have worked on some of the largest and most technically complex projects in the world, in relation to a wide range of industries, in particular in the energy and infrastructure fields.
  • Commodities
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    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
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    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
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    Our insurance & reinsurance practice is recognised internationally as an industry leader. Through our integrated global network of offices, we offer a comprehensive range of dispute resolution, transactional and regulatory legal services to the insurance sector, including insurance and reinsurance companies; policyholders; captives and mutuals; brokers and other intermediaries; managing agencies and MGAs; TPAs and other service providers. Our insurance and reinsurance work is high value, likely to be complex and multi-party, and often international in nature.
  • Shipping
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    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.

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