HFWFriary Court, 65 Crutched Friars, London, EC3N 2AE, United Kingdom.
HFW is an international law firm with over 600 lawyers working across a global network of 20 offices, including 7 offices located in the Asia Pacific region. HFW is regarded as one of the world’s leading shipping law firms, and the yacht team has been an integral part of the yachting industry for over 30 years. HFW is one of the few firms in the market able to legitimately claim a deep specialisation in both maritime law in general and yachts in particular. The firm's in-depth knowledge combined with its international reach ensures that HFW is pre-eminent when it comes to the provision of legal services to the yachting industry.
The HFW yacht team is routinely involved in the largest and most complex projects and disputes in the yachting industry. The team advises on all legal issues a vessel is likely to encounter during its life, including:
Design agreements and intellectual property issues
Financing and leasing arrangements
Yacht sale and purchase transactions
Import and export formalities
VAT and other tax issues
Crewing and employment matters
Refit and repair contracts
Sale and purchase of berths
Restructuring of distressed loans for yacht owners, banks and builders
Physical and cyber security arrangements
Insurance and crisis response
Health, safety and regulatory compliance
Business jets and helicopters
With a network of offices across the Asia Pacific region experienced in yachting matters, and our leading European yacht practice, we are the go-to law firm for yacht owners and the wider yachting industry in Asia and the Pacific.