HFW is a leading global law firm in the aerospace, commodities, construction, energy and resources, insurance, and shipping sectors. The firm has more than 600 lawyers, including 185 partners, based in offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. HFW prides itself on its deep industry expertise and its entrepreneurial, creative and collaborative culture. We have the largest shipping team in the Middle East. Our shipping lawyers provide a comprehensive full service offering to the global maritime business community. We have over 200 lawyers and 13 Master Mariners worldwide, specialising in maritime law, reflecting our long involvement in this field. Our maritime lawyers have a sound understanding of how the market works across dry shipping, admiralty and crisis management, and transactional work. We represent the full spectrum of those involved in the industry, including shipowners and charterers, P&I Clubs, banks, international agencies, shipyards, marine insurance underwriters, governments, and brokers. Our 20 Middle East Partners have more than 50 years’ experience servicing the maritime and offshore sectors across the region, supported by the largest team of dedicated shipping lawyers of any law firm in the Middle East hosting regional and English Law capability. Ranked Band 1, Chambers Shipping 2023 and Legal 500 2023 “Absolute leaders in the UAE shipping market.” Chambers.