London-based firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has partnered with local law firm AsiaLegal in a formal law alliance (FLA) where the resultant entity will operate under the name HFW AsiaLegal.

HFW AsiaLegal will undertake work requiring expertise in both English law and permitted areas of Singapore law and clients will be able to access services that include transactional work, dispute resolution, and regulatory expertise.

HFW opened its Singapore office in 1990, and does much of its work in sectors such as aviation, marine, offshore and mining. AsiaLegal, launched in 2002 and specialises in shipping and admiralty litigation, marine insurance, general insurance and reinsurance matters, and commercial and civil litigation and arbitration.