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HFW recognised as a leading firm in the Legal 500 EMEA 2024

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2 April 2024
4 MIN READ

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has once again been recognised as a leading firm in the newly released 2024 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA, a guide to the region’s best lawyers and law firms.

We are pleased to share The Legal 500 EMEA 2024 rankings, which praise our Europe, UAE and Kuwait teams as some of the best in the market.

All of our teams maintained or improved their rankings this year. We received 20 practice rankings, 9 of which were Top Tier. A total of 51 lawyers are mentioned by name in The Legal 500 EMEA commentary for their standout contribution to respective practices, including: 3 Hall of Fame, 19 Leading Individuals, 5 Partners: Next Generation lawyers and 7 Associates: Rising Stars lawyers.

Client feedback included:

“Our cooperation with HFW is highly professional, and the whole team is very collaborative and responsive.”

“The team is skilled, experienced, and exceptional. The team has a positive attitude and is committed to delivering for clients.”

“The team is very professional and client oriented.”

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

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

We were also ranked in the following 11 practice areas:

  • 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 3
  • 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
  • United Arab Emirates – Oil, gas, and natural resources – Tier 3 

A total of 51 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)
  • Robin Parry (Greece – Shipping Finance)
  • Ian Cranston (Monaco – Commercial, Corporate And M&A)

Leading Individuals

  • Andrew Charlier (Monaco – Commercial, Corporate And M&A)
  • Dimitris Exarchou (Greece – Shipping Litigation)
  • Ronan Le Du (Greece – Shipping Finance)
  • Guillaume Brajeux (France – Shipping)
  • Jean-Marc Zampa (France – Shipping Finance)
  • Pierre Frühling (France – Aviation) / Pierre Frühling (Belgium – Aviation)
  • Michael Buisset (Geneva – Transport)
  • Sarah Hunt (Geneva – Transport)
  • Olivier Bazin (Geneva – Banking & Finance)
  • Ian Chung (United Arab Emirates – Shipping)
  • Rob Lawrence (United Arab Emirates – Shipping)
  • Slava Kiryushin (United Arab Emirates – Oil, gas, and natural resources)
  • 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)

Partners: Next Generation lawyers

  • Jean-Baptiste Charles (France – Aviation)
  • Iris Vögeding (France-Insurance)
  • Vincent Bénézech (France – Shipping)
  • Slava Kiryushin (United Arab Emirates – Construction)
  • Nick Braganza (United Arab Emirates – Dispute Resolution: Arbitration & International Litigation)

Associates: Rising Stars lawyers

  • Alix dArjuzon (Belgium – Aviation)
  • George Kaye (Monaco – Commercial, Corporate and M&A)
  • Jason Marett (Geneva – Banking & Finance)
  • Maria Deus (United Arab Emirates – Construction)
  • Thomas Neighbour (United Arab Emirates – Insurance)
  • Mona Dejean (France – Shipping)
  • Tarek Abu Mariam (Kuwait – Commercial, Corporate And M&A)

Find out more about The Legal 500 EMEA 2024 rankings here.

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