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HFW recognised as a leading international firm in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020

9 December 2019

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has once again been recognised as a leading firm in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020, which ranks the region’s top lawyers and law firms.

HFW achieved 51 practice and lawyer rankings across its network of offices in the region, including Band 1 rankings for Shipping in Australia, Hong Kong, PRC, Singapore and for the Asia-Pacific region as a whole.

HFW is also ranked by Chambers among the top five Aviation Finance practices in Singapore, and entered the rankings for Employment in Australia following the arrival of Mark Sant‘s leading industrial relations team.

Client testimonies in the directory praised HFW’s “global presence” and “outstanding capabilities across China, Singapore and Australia”, and highlighted the firm’s “client-oriented and dedicated approach” and “second-to-none” advice. Clients also described HFW as “comfortably the best for aerospace insurance” in the region, and recognised the firm’s strengths across its core sectors: aerospace, commodities, construction, energy and resources, insurance, and shipping.

The Chambers rankings are based on a combination of research and client feedback, with assessments made on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence and commitment.

HFW also achieved a number of first-time and improved individual lawyer rankings across its core sectors:

  • Hazel Brewer, Shipping, Australia
  • Martin Downey, Construction, China
  • Patrick Cheung, Shipping: Finance, China
  • Ivan Chia, Projects & Infrastructure, Singapore
  • Toby Stephens, Shipping: Litigation, Singapore
  • Kate Seaton, Insurance, Singapore
  • Magdalene Chew (Director at AsiaLegal LLC, HFW’s Formal Law Alliance in Singapore), Shipping: Domestic: Litigation, Singapore

HFW’s full rankings in the Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2020 can be found here.

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