HFW adds senior hire to global admiralty & crisis management team

Global law firm HFW has added to its Admiralty & Crisis Management team with the hire of Victor Fenwick, who joins HFW’s London office from Ince & Co, where he was a partner and deputy head of the firm’s Admiralty Business Group.

Fenwick has more than 25 years’ experience handling marine casualty claims in markets around the world. He advises shipowners, brokers, H&M and P&I insurers on a wide range of casualty and insurance coverage issues, including collisions, SCOPIC and LOF salvages, property and pollution limitation, cargo claims, fires and sinkings. Victor also acts on general average disputes, unsafe port claims, negligent repair claims and charterparty disputes.

HFW said that its global Admiralty & Crisis Management practice now had more than 35 specialist lawyers – including 27 partners and master mariners – with dedicated emergency response teams in London, Paris, Piraeus, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and Australia.

Andrew Chamberlain, Head of HFW’s Global Admiralty & Crisis Management team said that he was “thrilled to welcome Victor to HFW. He is a hugely experienced and highly respected figure in the industry, with expertise in several key markets for our practice, including Scandinavia and Japan. Victor is a valuable addition that further strengthens our global team and underlines our continued and longstanding commitment to the maritime industry.”