The renowned law firm HFW will soon open an office in the Principality, recruiting five international leading lawyers from the bar who will be able to represent Monegasque cases across many fields, including yachting and international trade.

The law firm Holman Fenwick Willan, known as HFW since 2017, was established in 1883. Since then, it has spread to all seven continents and has 19 offices around the world with 170 partners and 600 lawyers. In other words, it is one of the most important firms in sectors as diverse as aerospace, cybersecurity, financial institutions, the naval field, and oil & gas. And from the start, HFW will install a new office in Europe in the heart of the Principality led by three partners, Ian Cranston, Andrew Charlier, and Marco Crusafio, who are familiar with the Monegasque issues.

An experienced team

Ian Cranston has been a shipping advisor for 30 years, with many customers based in Monaco, and offers expertise in the field of seaborne freight and the sale and purchase of ships. Andrew Charlier, meanwhile, has specialized in yachting for about thirty years, and Marco Crusafio specializes in disputes related to shipping and international trade. They are also joined by two other specialized lawyers, Ian Fisher, who is interested in land transport disputes and shipbuilding contracts, and Ruth Monahan, who has lived in Monaco for eight years and offers consulting services in the field of shipowners and insurers. HFW will certainly change the legal landscape of the Principality.

*Article originally published in the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.