Watson Farley & Williams is a sector-focused, leading international law firm operating a network of 14 international offices in 11 jurisdictions around the world.
Contrary to the traditional law firm approach of focusing on practices, WFW focuses on our specialist sectors – maritime, energy, natural resources real estate and transportation – which enables our lawyers to become industry experts, understanding the nuances and vagaries of our clients’ businesses and thus able to provide pragmatic, innovative advice to clients while always keeping their commercial imperatives in mind.
Our integrated teams routinely advise on some of the most notable cross-border matters within our specialist sectors, working seamlessly across offices, sector and service groups to provide clients with the best finance, corporate, disputes, employment, regulatory and tax advice possible.
WFW possesses the largest dedicated legal Maritime sector practice group of any law firm in the world. With offices in the main maritime centres in UK and Europe, Asia, Middle East and United States, we advise vessel owners and operators, banks and other financial institutions, private equity, shipyards, insurers and P&I clubs, port owners and operators, consultants and other intermediaries across a full spectrum of asset classes and maritime services.
The firm’s maritime practice is ranked by leading legal directory Chambers and Partners in Band #1 in nine different jurisdictions, in addition to in its global rankings. In addition, more WFW-advised deals have been named Marine Money and Marine Money Offshore “Deals of the Year” in the publications’ respective annual awards editions than any other law firm.