- Senior Partner: Richard Crump
- Managing Partner: Greg Gray
- Number of partners: 145
- Number of lawyers: 464 (including 61 trainees)
Firm Overview: Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is an international law firm advising businesses engaged in all aspects of international commerce.With offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and South America, the firm has built a reputation worldwide for excellence and innovation.
Main Areas of Practice:
HFW has a broad based practice advising banks, manufacturers and support providers, airlines, owners, operators, passengers, freight forwarders and insurers on a range of issues including regulatory and competition issues, operations, claims and liability disputes and the financing and structuring of principal aviation transactions. The firm’s experienced casualty investigators also provide emergency response services.
Contact: Giles Kavanagh Tel: +44 20 7264 8000
Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure:
The firm’s practice covers both contentious and noncontentious matters with clients across the construction industry, from main contractors, governmental bodies and developers to subcontractors and suppliers.
Contact: Nick Longley Tel: +852 3983 7680
HFW acts across the spectrum of the international sale of goods including soft commodities, oil and gas, coal and steel and non ferrous and precious metals. Clients include multinational energy and chemical companies, coal and metal traders, soft commodity trading houses, trade finance banks, governments and their agencies, brokers, insurers and trade associations.
Contact: Brian Perrott Tel: +44 20 7264 8000
HFW has expertise ranging from exploration and production, storage and transportation, LNG, refining, trading and sale of oil and gas, to electricity generation, energy management, renewables and carbon trading. The firm has an emergency response team who are experienced in advising on all aspects of any casualties or disasters that may occur.
Contact: Diana France Tel: +44 20 7264 8000
HFW’s practice encompasses all manner of domestic and international banks and other financial institutions. The firm advises on infrastructure and project finance, ship and aviation finance and leasing, to Islamic finance, trade finance and private equity. The firm advises on disputes arising from trade and asset finance, complex accounting issues, investment fraud, financial instruments and restructuring and insolvency issues.
Contact: Nick Hutton Tel: +44 20 7264 8000
Insurance & Reinsurance:
The firm provides a range of dispute resolution, transactional and regulatory services, including policy defence and coverage work, reinsurance recoveries, subrogation, finality solutions, setting up new ventures, product development, drafting and distribution and runoff and closing down discontinued ventures. Clients include insurance companies, captives, insurance intermediaries and other agencies,managing and members’ agencies at Lloyd’s, and run-off service providers.
Contact: Paul Wordley Tel: +44 20 7264 8000
HFW acts for buyers and providers of logistics services, and for the insurance sector, on a range of insured and commercial disputes arising out of logistics operations. The firm advises on the drafting and negotiation of agreements for the procurement and provision of logistics services, negotiating bespoke contracts and advising on the risks and insurance requirements arising out of logistics services.
Contact:Craig Neame Tel: +44 20 7264 8000
HFW advises on M&A,projects, construction, trade and structured finance, insurance, physical t rading, derivatives, sale and purchase arrangements, regulatory and EU issues, transportation and disputes. Clients include producers, traders, financiers and insurers.
Contact: Brian Gordon Tel: +65 6305 9533
Ports & Terminals:
The firm has one of the largest teams specialising in legal matters relating to ports and terminals. Clients include port and terminal operators, international shipping lines, investment funds, logistics companies, contractors, consultants, banks and financial institutions, and insurance providers.
Contact: Alistair Mackie Tel: +44 20 7264 8000
HFW is a long-standing specialist adviser to the international shipping sector. The firm’s admiralty practice advises on major casualty and piracy cases. HFW advises on all forms of shipping contracts, ship and transportrelated disputes, ship finance, corporate matters and marine insurance.
Contact: George Eddings Tel: +44 20 7264 8000
HFW provides advice and legal representation to the space industry and to its insurers and reinsurers on all matters arising out of product supply, launch, in-orbit and other risks. HFW understands the usual contracting principles and regulation of the industry and is experienced with ITAR. The firm has been chosen to advise on some of the largest insurance matters the industry has seen.
Contact: Nick Hughes Tel: +44 20 7264 8000
HFW has in-depth technical and commercial knowledge of this specialist sector. Clients include builders, designers, owners, banks and financial institutions, charterers, brokers and insurers.
Contact: Jay Tooker Tel: +44 20 7264 8000
Travel, Cruise & Leisure:
The firm advises on shipping and travel law, regulatory compliance, company/commercial matters, dispute resolution, health and safety, crisis management, IT/IP and data protection. Clients include cruise companies, shipowning groups, P&I clubs, ship management companies and holiday companies.
Contact: Rory Gogarty Tel: +44 20 7264 8000