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HFW Continues To Develop Fast-Growing Middle East Practice With New Saudi Association

14 January 2019

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has continued to develop its fast-growing Middle East practice by entering into an association with Mohammed Al Khiliwi in Saudi Arabia.

Mohammed will become a partner in the firm, pending registration with the SRA. The firm added 24 new partners in 2018, following lateral hires in Abu Dhabi, BrusselsDubaiHong Kong, HoustonLondon and Rio de Janeiro.

The association is part of a sustained push by HFW to strengthen its Middle East practice along its six global industry groups: aerospace, commodities, construction, energy and resources, insurance, and shipping.

The firm recently opened an office in Abu Dhabi – the eighth new market it has launched in since 2016 – and has made a series of senior partner hires in the region.

HFW has been in the Middle East since 2006 and now has more than 60 lawyers – including 28 Arabic speakers – across offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait City and Riyadh, making it one of the largest practices of any international law firm in the region.

Richard Crump, Global Senior Partner, HFW:

“This is another significant step in the continued development of our Middle East practice. The region is a priority for each of our global industry groups – aerospace, commodities, construction, energy, insurance and shipping – and is fast becoming a major centre for international dispute resolution, which is a key part of our practice globally. Our Middle East practice has more than doubled over the past three years and we have ambitious plans for further growth across our core sectors and services, as we seek to establish HFW as the leading international law firm in the region.”


HFW is a leading global law firm in the aerospace, commodities, construction, energy, insurance and shipping sectors. The firm has more than 600 lawyers, including 170 partners, based in offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. HFW prides itself on its deep industry expertise and its entrepreneurial, creative and collaborative culture.

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