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HFW Elects New Global Management Team

10 January 2019

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has elected Jeremy Shebson as its new Managing Partner and re-elected Richard Crump as its Senior Partner.

Richard and Jeremy will begin their terms on 1 April 2019. Together, they will manage the strategy and operations of HFW’s global business, which comprises more than 600 lawyers across six core industry groups: aerospace, commodities, construction, energy and resources, insurance, and shipping.

Jeremy is a partner in HFW’s global Aerospace group and a member of the firm’s global Strategy Board. He also headed HFW’s Brazil practice and drove the firm’s recent cooperation arrangement with Brazilian law firm CAL. He will replace current Managing Partner Marcus Bowman, who is retiring from the firm after more than 30 years at HFW.

Jeremy Shebson, Managing Partner, HFW:
“I am proud and honoured to have been elected by the partners to this role. These are increasingly challenging times for global law firms, but I passionately believe in HFW and that through effective communication, innovation, efficiency and teamwork, we can deliver positive and sustainable growth across our entire business. I would also like to thank Marcus for his hard work and significant contribution to the firm.”

Richard has been HFW’s senior partner for more than a decade and has now been re-elected four times.

Richard Crump, Global Senior Partner, HFW:
“This is an exciting time to be Senior Partner of HFW. The firm has changed beyond all recognition over the past few years and we have ambitious plans to continue the growth and development of our practice across our core sectors, services and international offices. I would like to thank our partners for their continued support in electing me to a fifth term and very much look forward to working together with Jeremy.”

The elections come amid a period of sustained global expansion at HFW.

The firm added 24 new partners in 2018, including nine internal promotions and 15 lateral hires across Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Rio de Janeiro and Singapore.

HFW’s cooperation arrangement with CAL in Brazil was its seventh international merger or association since 2016. The firm also recently opened a new office in Abu Dhabi.


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