INTERNATIONAL law firm HFW recently won the Excellence in Maritime Law award at the Lloyd’s List South Asia, Middle East and Africa awards.

Judges said the award recognised a law firm that offers “the best service to the maritime industry”.

HFW is recognised as one of the world’s leading shipping and maritime law firms, with almost 200 dedicated shipping lawyers.

The firm’s Middle East shipping team provide advice to clients throughout the GCC region on dry shipping, admiralty and crisis management, and transactional work.


HFW also recently won Deal of the Year at the Seatrade Maritime Awards for the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa.

HFW Dubai shipping partner Yaman Al Hawamdeh said the award was welcome recognition.

“We are very proud to receive further industry recognition for the strength of our shipping and maritime practice in the Middle East,” Mr Al Hawamdeh said

“HFW has been the go-to advisor for the shipping industry for more than 135 years, and we will continue to develop our practice to ensure that we remain at the forefront of the sector, offering a market-leading service to clients in the Middle East and beyond.”

HFW has operated in the Middle East for more than 13 years and now reports having one of the largest and fastest-growing practices of any international law firm in the region.