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HFW again recognised as a leading international firm in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021

16 December 2020

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has once again been recognised as a leading firm in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021, which ranks the region’s top lawyers and law firms.

HFW achieved 64 practice and lawyer rankings across its network of offices in the region, a significant increase compared to 51 rankings in 2020. This includes Band 1 rankings for Shipping in Australia, Hong Kong, PRC, Singapore and for the Asia-Pacific region as a whole. HFW also entered the ranking table for Ship Finance for the Asia-Pacific region and moved up the rankings for Ship Finance in both China and Singapore.

Client testimonies in the directory praised HFW across its six core sectors, including the Asia-Pacific Shipping practice, which is “well resourced, with properly specialised and experienced practitioners” and clients “would use this practice for any serious shipping matter”. In Insurance, HFW is rated as “one of the best firms I have ever dealt with”, making it “hard for any other firm to compete.” Clients also highlight that while HFW’s “knowledge of the law is exceptional, the ability to think commercially is what makes the firm stand out.” Across the region, clients value the firm’s capability “to provide a seamless service” when sourcing of “cross-border expertise” from other 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 also achieved a number of first-time and improved individual lawyer rankings across its core sectors:

  • Charmaine Tsang, Employment, Australia
  • Stephen Thompson, Shipping, Australia
  • Ben Bury, Construction, China
  • Trevor Fox, Shipping: Litigation, China
  • Rosie Ng, Insurance: Non-contentious, China
  • Nick Poynder, Shipping: Litigation, China
  • John Forrester, Ship Finance, Singapore
  • Kate Seaton, Insurance, Singapore
  • Ling Lui, Aviation: Finance, Singapore

HFW’s full rankings in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2021 can be found here.

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