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HFW wins Aviation Firm of the Year at ALB SE Asia Law Awards April 2019

12 April 2019

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has been named Aviation Law Firm of the Year at the Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards 2019.

HFW was also a finalist in a further eight categories.

Mert Hifzi, Singapore Office Head and APAC Head of Aerospace at HFW:
“We are extremely proud to see our Aerospace practice recognised as the market leader by the prestigious ALB SE Asia Awards. Our win is thanks to all of our team members’ expertise, hard work and dedication in growing our practice across South East Asia to become the market-leading, full-service offering it is today.

Aerospace is one of the firm’s six core sectors globally. Our Singapore team works closely with our specialist aerospace lawyers in Hong Kong, Sydney and across our global network to offer clients a genuinely 24/7 service. We have the largest dedicated Aerospace team in Asia-Pacific, with our work ranging from advising airlines and insurers on high-profile aviation accidents to acting for the world’s leading lessors, airlines and banks on major financing and leasing transactions.

I’m also delighted that we reached the finalist stage in such a large number of other categories. This demonstrates the strength and breadth of our practice and the quality of our lawyers in Singapore.”

HFW was a finalist in four Firm of the Year categories:

  • Construction
  • International Arbitration
  • Maritime
  • SE Asia

Four HFW Partners were finalists in Lawyer of the Year categories:

  • Singapore Managing Partner – Mert Hifzi
  • Dispute Resolution Lawyer – Chanaka Kumarasinghe
  • Woman Lawyer – Kate Seaton
  • Young Lawyer – Adam Richardson

HFW was also recently named Aviation Firm of the Year at The Legal 500 Awards and the China Business Law Awards.


HFW is a leading global law firm in the aerospace, commodities, construction, energy, insurance and shipping sectors. The firm has more than 600 fee‑earners, including 180 partners, based in offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. HFW prides itself on its deep industry expertise and its entrepreneurial, creative and collaborative culture.

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