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HFW Recognised in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2024

12 January 2024

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has once again been recognised as a leading firm in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2024, which ranks top lawyers and law firms across Australia, Singapore and the Asia Pacific region.

HFW achieved 32 practice and lawyer rankings in the Guide, including maintaining its Band 1 rankings for Shipping and Shipping Litigation across the Asia-Pacific Region, Australia and Singapore, as well as its Band 1 ranking for Climate Change across the region.

HFW’s strong sector focus is reflected in client testimonials in the directory: “HFW’s personnel have a wide range of skills and in-depth knowledge of their subject matter.”

Clients also commented on the firm’s commerciality: “HFW were not only able to weigh in on the legal angle but also added commercial pointers” as well as its diverse expertise: “HFW’s capability to handle complex and sophisticated matters is second to none. They are truly a one-stop shop, with all the necessary expertise in one firm.”

Another client commented: “The HFW team are really responsive and pay a lot of attention to their clients; technically, they are superb.”

HFW lawyers ranking in Band 1:

  • Mert Hifzi, Insurance, Singapore
  • Chris Metcalf, Shipping International: Litigation, Singapore
  • Gavin Vallely, Shipping, Australia
  • Peter Zaman, Climate Change, Asia-Pacific

HFW individual rankings:

  • Jo Delaney, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Australia – Band 2
  • John Forrester, Shipping International: Finance, Singapore – Band 2
  • Richard Jowett, Insurance, Australia – Band 2
  • Ling Lui, Aviation: Finance, Singapore – Band 3
  • Ashwin Nair, Shipping, Australia – Up & Coming
  • Mark Sant, Employment NSW, Australia – Band 3
  • Kate Seaton, Insurance, Singapore – Band 3
  • Simon Shaddick, Shipping, Australia – Band 3
  • Toby Stephens, Shipping International: Litigation, Singapore – Band 2
  • Justin Sun, Aviation: Finance, Asia-Pacific – Band 3
  • Maurice Thompson, Shipping and International Trade/WTO, Australia – Band 2
  • Stephen Thompson, Shipping, Australia – Band 2
  • Siri Wennevik, Shipping International: Finance, Singapore – Band 3

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’s full rankings in the Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2024 can be found here.

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Kelly Murray
Senior Manager, Communications APAC