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Why HFW?

What others say about us

We are recognised as market leaders in the field of international commerce and our lawyers are commended for their practical approach to law and on their ability to provide tailor-made, pragmatic solutions for our clients.

By joining HFW as a Trainee, you will begin to develop your legal and communication skills in a pragmatic, solutions-orientated environment where innovation is truly key. Hear what others have to say about us:

"Hugely strong, very experienced, great strength and depth."
Chambers UK 2016

"They have the skills, knowledge and competency to match the major firms, but provide better flexibility and better continuity in terms of the people that we deal with."
Chambers UK 2016

"The firm shows superb problem solving and creativity. They have the right balance between legal learning and commercial practicality."
Chambers UK 2016

"They can leverage off the other offices - you get the best, most educated response very quickly - that's the beauty of a big network."
Chambers Asia Pac 2016

"The practice has a very clear understanding of the regulations, EU law, and the history and development of precedent in EU case law. The lawyers conduct very thorough investigations of the law and cases."
Chambers Europe 2016

"They have an excellent network (..). It's a very strong practice."
Chambers Latin America 2016

Recent awards include:

Maritime Lawyer of the Year 2016
Lloyds List Global Awards 2016

Captive Review Onshore (Insurance) Law Firm of the Year 2016

Asia Legal Business Shipping Law Firm of the Year
(Hong Kong; Singapore) 2016

Captive Review Onshore Law Firm of the Year 2016

China Law and Practice Shipping & Maritime Law Firm of the Year
Henry Fung (Shipping & Transport, Hong Kong) and Richard Jowett (Insurance, Australia) Client Choice Award 2016

Commodities Business Awards Rewarding Excellence in Commodities
Legal: 2014

European Women in Business Law Award Winner 2016
Vivienne Pitroff (Shipping & Maritime)

Global Arbitration Review Selected Firm 2016

Corporate Social Responsibility Award Lloyd's List Global Awards 2015 and Seatrade Maritime Awards

Middle East Insurance Review Law Firm of the Year
2nd Middle East Insurance Industry Awards 2015

World ECR Export Controls Law Firm of the Year
Runner Up 2016