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HFW recognised as a leading firm in The Legal 500 EMEA 2023

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13 April 2023
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Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has once again been recognised as a leading firm in the newly released 2023 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA, a guide to the region’s best lawyers and law firms.

We are extremely pleased to share The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 rankings, which praise our Europe, UAE and Kuwait teams as some of the best in the market.

All our teams maintained or improved their rankings this year. We received 19 practice rankings, 8 of which were Top Tier. 

A total of 42 lawyers are mentioned by name in The Legal 500 EMEA commentary for their standout contribution to respective practices, including: 2 Hall of Fame, 11 Leading Individuals, 2 Partners: Next Generation lawyers and 4 Associates: Rising Stars lawyers.

Client feedback included:

‘Excellent analytical skills and very good communication with clients. Excellent relations between the lawyers of the different offices of HFW.’

‘Dynamic, flexible, reactive and inventive team.’


We were ranked a Top Tier Firm in eight practice areas:

  • France – Aviation
  • France – Insurance
  • France – Shipping
  • Greece – Shipping Litigation
  • Monaco – Commercial, Corporate And M&A – Legal Advisers
  • Switzerland – Transport – NEW
  • United Arab Emirates – Insurance
  • United Arab Emirates – Shipping

We were also ranked in the following 11 practice areas:

  • Belgium – Aviation – Tier 2
  • France – Aviation Finance – Tier 2
  • France – Banking & Finance: Transactional Work – Tier 4
  • France – Shipping Finance – Tier 2
  • Kuwait – Commercial, Corporate And M&A – Tier 2
  • Kuwait – Dispute Resolution – Tier 2
  • Switzerland – Banking & Finance: Geneva – Tier 3
  • United Arab Emirates – Banking & Finance: Corporate Finance (Including Islamic Lending) – Tier 4
  • United Arab Emirates – Commercial, Corporate And M&A – Tier 4
  • United Arab Emirates – Construction – Tier 4
  • United Arab Emirates – Dispute Resolution: Arbitration & International Litigation – Tier 2

A total of 42 lawyers are mentioned by name in Legal 500 EMEA commentary for their standout contribution to respective practices. This included:

Hall of Fame
  • Dimitri Vassos (Greece – Shipping Litigation)
  • Ian Cranston (Monaco – Commercial, Corporate And M&A)

Leading Individuals
  • Andrew Charlier (Monaco – Commercial, Corporate And M&A)
  • Dimitris Exarchou (Greece – Shipping Litigation)
  • Jean-Marc Zampa (France – Shipping Finance)
  • Pierre Frühling (France – Aviation) / Pierre Frühling (Belgium – Aviation)
  • Richard Strub (United Arab Emirates – Shipping)
  • Sam Wakerley (United Arab Emirates – Insurance)
  • Stanislas Lequette (France – Shipping)
  • Stephanie Schweitzer (France – Shipping)
  • Tien Tai (United Arab Emirates – Shipping)
  • Yaman Al Hawamdeh (United Arab Emirates – Shipping)
  • Rula Dajani Abuljebain (Kuwait – Commercial, Corporate And M&A) – NEW

Partners: Next Generation lawyers
  • Jean-Baptiste Charles (France – Aviation) – NEW
  • Nick Braganza (United Arab Emirates – Dispute Resolution: Arbitration & International Litigation)

Associates: Rising Stars lawyers
  • Alix d’Arjuzon (Belgium – Aviation) – NEW
  • Maria Deus (United Arab Emirates – Construction)
  • Mona Dejean (France – Shipping)
  • Tarek Abu Mariam (Kuwait – Commercial, Corporate And M&A) – NEW


Find out more about The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 rankings here.

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