Our market position
From our nineteenth century maritime roots, HFW has developed into an international firm with a market leading reputation for advising businesses engaged in all aspects of international commerce. The firm retains strong links with the maritime sector, but in line with client needs, we have developed our capabilities and expertise across a number of core industry sectors which make up the world of international commerce.
If you join HFW today you will become part of a firm that provides the full range of multijurisdictional transactional, regulatory and dispute resolution legal services to our international clients.
In the last seven years:
- We now have over 450 lawyers working in offices across Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe and South America. In addition, we continue to extend our geographical footprint through associations with local law firms in key strategic jurisdictions, including in Riyadh, Beirut, and Kuwait City. We have also entered a Formal Law Alliance (FLA) in Singapore with Asia Legal LLC and have a 'best friends' association in Abu Dhabi. On 1 April 2016 we announced a new Association between our Shanghai office and local law firm Wintell & Co. The Association will operate in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone and in Tianjin.
- The firm continues to perform strongly and over half of our turnover now comes from offices outside of London and as part of our strategy for growth, we are continually looking for opportunities to expand the business internationally.
- Partner numbers have increased by 50% through a mixture of internal and external growth.