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HFW announces new Managing Partner

9 February 2015

Today international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan announced that at the end of his term as Managing Partner, George Eddings will return to full time legal practice and business development and will be succeeded by Marcus Bowman, with effect from 1 April.

George has been Managing Partner for two years and before that he headed the firm’s shipping group. During George’s term the firm has reorganised itself structurally and focused on strengthening its core industry-focused businesses of shipping, energy, trade, aviation and insurance. It has also added construction to this international focus with significant hires in London, Asia and Australia as well strengthening its capability in this sector in Dubai. Last year, the firm relocated its Senior Partner Richard Crump to Singapore to support the development of its Asia-Pacific practice.

George is well known in the maritime sector and in a time when there are challenges facing the shipping industry his move into a client facing role is most welcome.

Marcus has considerable experience in the management of the firm, helping to develop the firm’s international offices; and for the last year has been the President of the UK Chamber of Shipping.