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Holman Fenwick Willan grows international construction practice with Partner hire

5 July 2016

International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) continues to expand its international construction practice with the recruitment of Martin Downey who joins the firm’s Hong Kong office as Partner and head of the Hong Kong construction practice, effective 5 July 2016.

Widely recognised as a leading construction lawyer, Martin’s practice spans commercial litigation, arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution, including regulatory and environmental issues. A qualified arbitrator and mediator, Martin has a wealth of experience handling matters under the auspices of the HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, CIETAC and SIAC. Martin represents clients in Hong Kong, across Asia, the Middle East and the USA.

Max Wieliczko who leads HFW’s global construction practice said: “We are delighted to welcome Martin to our growing international construction practice. His experience and reputation in the industry significantly enhances the firm’s construction offering in Asia-Pacific and internationally.”

Construction Partner Nick Longley added: “Martin’s expertise strengthens considerably the offering of the Hong Kong office to our client base in Asia-Pacific and more broadly. The HFW construction practice is now one of the leading construction practices in Hong Kong.”

Martin Downey is ranked by Chambers as one the leading construction lawyers in Hong Kong. With Nick Longley and Colin Dodd, HFW’s Hong Kong construction team now has three recognised leading individuals in construction.

For further information please contact: Max Wieliczko, Head of Construction, on +44 (0)20 7264 8036, or email or Nick Longley, Partner, on +852 3983 7680, or email or Tania Phayre, Head of Marketing, on +44 (0)20 7264 8546, or email

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