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HFW is a sector-focused global law firm with over 600 lawyers in offices across Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. We are specialists with exceptional expertise in the sectors we work in.

Whether HFW is solving complex issues within the construction, energy or commodities sectors, or providing advice across insurance and shipping, it has specialist lawyers who understand their clients. The firm thinks about the commercial solution first, and then underpins its advice with a solid foundation of legal expertise.

Construction industry reforms – is compliant still compliant?

Builders, developers and consultants may all be at risk of legal action commenced as a result of the impending changes to building regulations.

China's One Belt, One Road Initiative – What does it mean for Western Australia?

Asia-Pacific infrastructure is booming. In Australia, little is made of China's vast One Belt, One Road Initiative. The initiative revives and connects ancient trading routes and will drive huge growth in Chinese investment and infrastructure until the mid-2020s. How does WA fit in?

The Transition to Smart Legal Contracts

Digital contracts are contracts that exist solely or partially as computer code. Digital contracts have many benefits and will ultimately replace traditional paper contracts.

Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) – Where to next?

It is not often that truly revolutionary ideas in industry take hold.

Is WA ready for a hydrogen boom?

In March this year, Perth schoolchildren took to the streets and protested against climate change inaction.

The next lithium hot spot: battery recycling

Australia, having 12.4% of global identified lithium resources, is the world's largest lithium producer with eight lithium companies located in WA accounting for 43% of global supply.

What lies in store for RCR Tomlinson? Lessons from the collapse of Forge

Listed construction contractor RCR Tomlinson (RCR) went into administration late last year.

What exactly is a "green building"?

In Perth, buildings are increasingly being designed as “green” in an effort to increase sustainability and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

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China's One Belt, One Road Initiative – What does it mean for Western Australia?

Asia-Pacific infrastructure is booming. In Australia, little is made of China's vast One Belt, One Road Initiative. The initiative revives and connects ancient trading routes and will drive huge growth in Chinese investment and infrastructure until the mid-2020s. How does WA fit in?

Is WA ready for a hydrogen boom?

In March this year, Perth schoolchildren took to the streets and protested against climate change inaction.

Construction industry reforms – is compliant still compliant?

Builders, developers and consultants may all be at risk of legal action commenced as a result of the impending changes to building regulations.

What lies in store for RCR Tomlinson? Lessons from the collapse of Forge

Listed construction contractor RCR Tomlinson (RCR) went into administration late last year.

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Is WA ready for a hydrogen boom?

In March this year, Perth schoolchildren took to the streets and protested against climate change inaction.

The Transition to Smart Legal Contracts

Digital contracts are contracts that exist solely or partially as computer code. Digital contracts have many benefits and will ultimately replace traditional paper contracts.