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HFW Enters Into Cooperation Agreement With Emirates Shipping Association

2 October 2023

Global, sector-focused law firm has entered into a cooperation agreement with the Emirates Shipping Association – the voice of the UAE’s private maritime sector and one of the leading maritime associations internationally.

HFW assisted in establishing and registering the Association at a federal level and has been providing it with continuous legal and strategic support.

The new agreement will see the firm continue that legal and strategic support, initially for a period of two years.

HFW’s team advising the Association includes Yaman Al Hawamdeh and Marc Ghammachi.

Yaman Al Hawamdeh, UAE Managing Partner, HFW:

“As the world’s leading shipping law firm, with the largest shipping and logistics team in the Middle East, we are proud to support the UAE shipping community. Our ongoing work with the Emirates Shipping Association gives us an opportunity to help promote and develop the UAE’s maritime sector, and we look forward to progressing this strategic collaboration.

“This also goes towards HFW’s commitment in supporting the UAE’s In-Country Value program in terms of increasing the private sector’s contribution to research and development in the maritime sector.”

HFW is widely recognised as the world’s premier shipping and maritime law firm, and has been serving clients in the industry for almost 140 years. The firm has more than 200 shipping lawyers and 13 Master Mariners across its global network, specialising in dry shipping, admiralty and crisis management, and transactional work.

HFW has operated in the Middle East for more than 15 years and now has 20 partners and over 50 lawyers in total across offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait City and Riyadh. The firm recently boosted its leading UAE shipping and offshore marine practice with the hire of top-ranked partners Rob Lawrence and Ian Chung, making it the clear number one team in the region for both disputes and transactional matters.

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