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Admiralty and Crisis Management

Solutions-driven legal advice in admiralty and crisis management

HFW's Admiralty and Crisis Management Group, serviced by over 30 lawyers and master mariners, is the largest specialist marine casualty practice in the world. Our team has a physical presence in ten countries through offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

Our team offers substantial international experience having assisted in matters and cases throughout the world. Our clients include ship owners, P&I clubs, banks, international agencies, shipyards, charterers, insurance underwriters, salvage companies, governments and brokers. Where necessary we are able to mobilise an extensive network of legal contacts and experts and, as required, to manage them as 'global counsel' for a comprehensive service.

Focused and collegiate team

Our team's expertise, size, global reach, and collegiality enables us to deliver collective knowledge and technically excellent advice to our clients, whilst maintaining a highly personalised relationship service.

Strength in depth

The Admiralty and Crisis Management group works closely with our wider practice and sector groups to deliver to clients comprehensive technical and legal support when and where required. We deliver the strength and depth necessary to support our clients on the most urgent, challenging and complex matters.

Full service support

Our team advises on the full range of legal issues that arise from marine and offshore emergencies such as collisions, groundings, pollution, fire and explosions, salvage, wreck removal, environmental and regulatory challenges and towage as well as maritime security and piracy and hostile environments.

Emergency out of hours service

Our team of experienced casualty response lawyers and master mariners travel, on demand, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, worldwide. Our global network can be on location within 24 hours practically anywhere in the world.

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