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HFW Named World’s Best Shipping Law Firm At Lloyd’s List Awards

31 January 2020

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has won the Excellence in Maritime Law award at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards, which recognises the world’s best shipping law firm.

The award was judged by a panel of senior industry experts, who praised HFW for its “consistent attention to detail, impressive record and experience in dealing with high-value and complex shipping disputes”.

The judges also noted the continued expansion of HFW’s global shipping practice in 2019. The firm launched in Monaco with the hire of a market-leading team led by partners Ian Cranston, Andrew Charlier and Marco Crusafio, and boosted its Singapore practice with the hire of partner Christopher Metcalf and renowned former shipbroker Christopher Jones.

Paul Dean, Global Head of Shipping, HFW:

“It is a real honour to be recognised by Lloyd’s List and its distinguished panel of judges as the world’s leading maritime law firm. We work hard as a firm to offer clients the very best service, and will continue to invest in strengthening and broadening our offering around the world to ensure that we meet our clients’ changing needs in this evolving and dynamic industry.”

HFW is widely recognised as the world’s leading shipping and maritime law firm and has been serving clients in the industry for more than 135 years.

The firm has over 200 shipping lawyers and Master Mariners across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, specialising in dry shipping, admiralty and crisis management, and transactional work.

It represents 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 across the entire shipping life cycle, from design to recycling.

HFW won several other major shipping industry awards in 2019, including the Excellence in Maritime Law award at the Lloyd’s List awards for Europe and the Middle East, the Maritime Law Award at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia, and Shipping Law Firm of the Year at the China Business Law Awards. Paul Dean was also named by Lloyd’s List as one of the most influential people in the maritime industry.

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