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HFW recognised as a leading international firm in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022

13 January 2022

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has once again been recognised as a leading firm in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022, which recognises the region’s top lawyers and law firms. HFW achieved 39 individual and practice rankings across the region, which includes offices across Hong Kong, Melbourne, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney.

HFW has maintained its Tier 1 rankings in Shipping in China, Hong Kong and Singapore as well as Asset Finance in Singapore. The firm has also maintained Tier 2 rankings across Transport: Shipping (Australia), Shipping Finance and Aviation Finance (China and Hong Kong) and Insurance (Singapore).

A number of HFW lawyers were ranked individually, with two recognised in the ‘Hall of Fame’, nine ‘Leading Individuals’, two ‘Next Generation Partners’, and three ‘Rising Stars’.

Client testimonials called out HFW as responsive, well-connected across each region with depth of local and international knowledge and experience, commercially savvy and strategic. Clients describe HFW’s team as being ‘quick to grasp the issues,’ and having a ‘co-operative and friendly approach’ which is ‘very conducive to the provision of high-quality legal services in all dimensions.’ They also highlight the firm’s ‘sector insights and willingness to be a true partner. HFW take the journey with us.’

HFW is ranked in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 in Tier 1 for:

  • Shipping – Foreign Firms (China)
  • Shipping (Hong Kong)
  • Asset Finance: Foreign Firms (Singapore)
  • Shipping: Foreign Firms (Singapore)

HFW ‘Hall of Fame’ Lawyers:

  • George Lamplough – Shipping
  • Gavin Vallely – Transport: Shipping

HFW ‘Leading Individuals’:

  • Christopher Chan – Shipping
  • Patrick Cheung – Shipping Finance
  • Henry Dunlop – Shipping
  • John Forrester – Asset Finance: Foreign Firms
  • Richard Jowett – Insurance
  • Chris Metcalf – Shipping: Foreign Firms
  • Nick Poynder – Shipping: Foreign Firms
  • Justin Sun – Aviation Finance
  • Toby Stephens – Shipping: Foreign Firms

HFW’s full rankings in the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022 can be found here.

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Chris Johnson
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