HFW continues global shipping growth


Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has announced the promotion of six new shipping Partners and Legal Directors, effective 1 April 2024 and forms the continued growth of HFW’s preeminent global shipping practice, following its recent addition of a leading ship finance team in Piraeus.

HFW is widely recognised as the world’s leading shipping practice and has been advising clients in the sector for more than 140 years. The firm has over 200 shipping lawyers and 13 Master Mariners throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, specialising in dry shipping, admiralty and crisis management, and transactional work for clients across the industry.

With more top-tier rankings for shipping in legal directories Chambers and The Legal 500 than any other law firm, HFW was proudly named by The Times as one of the market’s top maritime practices.

Paul Dean, Global Head of Shipping, HFW: “Congratulations to our newest Partners and Legal Directors. These promotions reflect HFW’s deep and longstanding commitment to the shipping industry globally, and our plans to continue to strengthen and broaden our offering to meet the changing needs of our clients in what is a fast-evolving and challenging period for the sector.”

HFW’s international network and core sectors, with 12 new Partners and Legal Directors in total across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific, and the firm’s global commodities, dispute resolution, insurance, and shipping groups.

The firm also recently launched an office in Shenzhen to support its clients in China’s Greater Bay Area.