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HFW welcomes new construction team April 2013

22 April 2013

Leading international law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is delighted to welcome a team of three Partners and seven Associates, formerly making up the specialist construction team led by Max Wieliczko at Maxwell Winward. The team joins HFW effective 29 April and will be based in London.

Considered one of the largest specialist practices of its kind in the UK, the team led by Partners Max Wieliczko, Michael Sergeant, and Robert Blundell, has extensive experience of both major domestic and international projects, and offers an end-to-end service covering procurement, project advice and dispute management and resolution in all its forms. Particular areas of expertise include power generation and major infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges, ports and tunnelling, and international project procurement and dispute resolution.

The addition of this team greatly enhances HFW’s existing construction capability which is based predominantly in the Middle East, led by Partner Paul Suckling, and in Asia-Pacific, led by Partner Nick Longley, and enables the combined team to build on HFW’s leading reputation in the energy, transport, trade, and the ports and terminals sectors. This important development allows HFW to continue to take advantage of growing opportunities in major infrastructure projects in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, and also in developing markets such as South America, Africa and India, where HFW has already been working for many years.

HFW Senior Partner Richard Crump commented: “I am extremely pleased to welcome this specialist team to the firm. We are seeing exciting opportunities in the construction sector and the team’s skills and experience will be an excellent fit for HFW both in terms of practice, and geographic spread of clients. I am delighted they have chosen HFW to continue the development of their practice.

Max Wieliczko, Partner, said of the team’s move: “We are delighted to be joining HFW. The firm’s international footprint and clear sector focus, including in areas where we have extensive experience such as energy, transport, and heavy engineering, will enable us to take advantage of the significant opportunities which exist in relation to the major infrastructure projects which are required to support the growth of international trade and transport.

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