HFW merges with Legge Farrow in drive into US energy and marine markets

International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) will merge with US energy, marine and insurance firm Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown LLP, based in Houston, Texas, in January 2017.

The merger follows collaboration between the firms on several cross-jurisdictional client projects in the energy and marine markets and brings HFW closer to existing clients in the region, giving it a physical presence in the US for the first time. For Legge Farrow, the merger with HFW provides its clients with access to an international network of 16 offices in South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. The merger will bring the total headcount at HFW to 170 partners, 450 lawyers plus other fee earners and staff totaling 915.

Holman Fenwick Willan is an international law firm advising businesses engaged in international commerce. With offices in South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, the has focused the development of its capabilities in the following core sectors: aviation; construction; commodities; energy; insurance and reinsurance; and shipping.

Formed in 1996 Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath, & Brown, LLP is a civil litigation and transactional firm that represents US domestic and foreign companies in federal and state courts, in regulatory matters and international transactions. The firm’s attorneys are licensed to practice in Texas, Louisiana, New York and California. The firm provides services to businesses involved in the energy, marine, insurance, financial, and construction industries amongst others.

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