HFW is an international law firm with a world leading reputation for providing a comprehensive service to the global maritime business community. We have been representing 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, for more than 130 years. Our maritime lawyers have a sound understanding of how the market works across dry shipping, admiralty and crisis management, ship and offshore finance, transactions and regulatory work, and personal injury. Our admiralty and crisis management team, including 13 Master Mariners (many of whom are legally qualified), is available 24/7 to attend casualty incidents worldwide and with our global network of offices, we can be on location within 24 hours practically anywhere in the world. Clients say: “The firm is very responsive and its advice is precise and thorough, with no stone left unturned.” Chambers Global 2015.