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HFW achieves top-tier rankings in Chambers Europe 2018

13 March 2018

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has once again been recognised as a leading firm in the 2018 edition of Chambers Europe, a guide to the region’s best lawyers and law firms.

HFW achieved 24 practice and lawyer rankings in the 2018 guide, with six in Band 1 – the highest possible ranking in Chambers.

HFW’s French insurance practice rose into Band 1 in the 2018 guide, while the firm also improved its rankings in litigation and shipping finance in the UK and France.

Chambers lauded HFW’s “market-leading capabilities”, “superb global reputation” and “extensive” industry expertise.

Clients, who were contacted by Chambers to provide anonymous testimonials to support the rankings, said that HFW’s lawyers are “top-notch technically”, “extremely accessible”, “very commercial” and “good at anticipating potential issues and solving them before they turn into full-blown problems”.

Clients also praised the firm’s “great network of offices”.

The Chambers rankings are based on a combination of research and client feedback, with assessments made on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence and commitment.

HFW is ranked in Chambers Europe in Band 1 for:

Insurance (France)
Transportation: Shipping (France)
Shipping: International Firms (Greece)

The firm’s lawyers are ranked in Chambers Europe in Band 1 for:

Transportation: Shipping (France)
Transportation: Shipping, Finance (France)
Shipping: International Firms (Greece)

The firm also achieved a number of first-time practice and lawyer rankings in Chambers Europe:

Dispute Resolution: Litigation, Highly Regarded (France)
Transportation: Shipping, Finance (France)
Pauline Arroyo – Insurance (France)
Noel Campbell – Litigation (UK)

More detail on HFW’s rankings in Chambers Europe can be found here.

It follows the firm’s strong performance in Chambers Global, which was published in February. HFW achieved 78 practice and lawyer rankings in the 2018 Global guide, with 13 in Band 1. The firm is ranked in Chambers Global across 17 jurisdictions and regions.

Clients in Chambers Global said that HFW’s lawyers “think outside the square” and “strike the right balance between being commercial and aggressive in order to deliver solutions”. Another client said of the firm: “The service and responsiveness are second to none.”

For more detail on HFW’s rankings in Chambers Global, click here.


HFW is a leading global law firm in the aerospace, commodities, construction, energy, insurance and shipping sectors. The firm has almost 600 fee-earners, including 180 partners, based in 18 offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. We take a progressive approach to our roles in commercial business – thinking creatively and pragmatically to support our clients. HFW prides itself on its deep industry expertise and its entrepreneurial, creative and collaborative culture.

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