HFW hires Singapore partner Christopher Metcalf from Clyde & Co to boost the firm’s shipping practice.

Metcalf’s practice spans a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters in the shipping, offshore and oil and gas sectors, including charter party, COA, bills of lading and other commercial agreements.

This continues HFW's significant strengthening of its Singapore shipping practice, following the recent hire of renowned former shipbroker Chris Jones and the hire of ship finance partner Siri Wennevik in 2018.

"Chris is one of the top shipping lawyers in Singapore and I'm thrilled to welcome him to the team,” said Toby Stephens, head of HFW’s shipping practice in Singapore. “He brings considerable dry shipping expertise to complement our existing strength in wet shipping and ship finance, and further enhances our ability to offer specialist advice to clients across the shipping and maritime industry."

In five months, the firm welcomed an additional eight shipping experts globally.