Holman Fenwick Willan


The HFW yacht team has been an integral part of the yachting industry for over 30 years. Its in-depth industry knowledge, combined with its global reach ensures it is pre-eminent in the provision of full service legal support to the yachting industry.

The team advises on all legal issues a yacht is likely to encounter, including financing, design and construction, refit, sale and purchase, ownership structures, VAT, operation, management, crewing, chartering, physical and cyber security, and insurance. The team's expertise also encompasses personal injury, health and safety, regulatory compliance, casualties and crisis response and dispute resolution.

HFW's yacht team advises the full range of industry stakeholders from yacht owners and family offices, to yacht designers, builders, managers, brokers, insurance underwriters and P&I clubs and a range of financial institutions.

The team is truly global with team members based across the firm's international network, particularly in London, Paris, Monaco, Piraeus, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Melbourne and Sydney.