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HFW Recognised as Market-leading Yachts and Private Jets Practice in Chambers HNW 2018

24 July 2018

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has once again been recognised as a market-leading Yachts, Superyachts and Private Jets practice in the 2018 edition of Chambers and Partners HNW.

HFW is ranked in the top tier for Yachts and Superyachts by Chambers, a guide to the market’s best lawyers and law firms, and is also ranked among the top 10 Private Jets practices. Partners Jay Tooker, Elinor Dautlich and Adam Shire are ranked by the guide as leading individuals.

Chambers lauded HFW’s “broad range of expertise” in yachts and superyachts, spanning the construction, sale, purchase, operation and chartering of vessels.

Clients and peers, who were contacted by Chambers to provide anonymous testimonials to support the rankings, said that HFW has a “great team” that is “pragmatic and experienced” and “always very responsive and insightful”. Another client said that the team “bring a real enthusiasm to each project and have a very extensive knowledge of the sector”.

Referees described Jay as “very experienced”, “very client-oriented” and “negotiates very strongly for his clients”, and highlighted his reputation for acting for the world’s largest shipyards.

Referees described Elinor as “very bright and very practical”, and highlighted her experience advising on complex international transactions. They also said that Elinor has “a good sense of humour and does not get fazed”, adding that she is “very reasoned in her approach”.

Chambers noted that Adam “regularly works with financial institutions and yacht and aircraft owners on maritime and aviation finance” and that he “handles a range of transactional and operational matters, including related litigation”.

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.

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HFW is a leading global law firm in the aerospace, commodities, construction, energy, insurance and shipping sectors. The firm has almost 600 fee-earners, including 180 partners, based in 19 offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. We take a progressive approach to our roles in commercial business – thinking creatively and pragmatically to support our clients. HFW prides itself on its deep industry expertise and its entrepreneurial, creative and collaborative culture.

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