Law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has hired nine new partners across its international offices.

The promotions have mainly been made within the firm’s aerospace, energy and natural resources, construction and infrastructure, insurance and shipping sectors.

The new partners will be based in the firm’s offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Dubai, Europe and Latin America.

In Hong Kong, new partner Vincent Liu will focus on the firm’s construction practice in Asia and the Middle East. Ashleigh Williamson has been made a partner in the firm’s aerospace team.

In Singapore, Michael Buisset’s promotion will see him advising on all aspects of shipping litigation and arbitration.

Matthew Blycha brings his corporate lawyer experience to HFW’s Perth office.

In Dubai, Yaman Hawamdeh will continue to grow the office’s local and international litigation capability. He joins newly-promoted Ian Chung. Both will be tasked with helping clients conduct transactions throughout the GCC region.

Pierre Leblanc will join Paris’ growing insurance team. While in London, shipping and regulatory specialist Daniel Martin will advise on all aspects of dispute resolution.

Finally, Fernando Albino is the newest partner to be promoted and based in the São Paulo office in Brazil.

HFW’s senior partner, Richard Crump says: “We are delighted to announce these promotions and to welcome such high-calibre individuals to the partnership. The international spread of these promotions reflects entirely our commitment to international expansion in our core sectors of focus and ensures that we continue to provide clients with the service and capability they require in the markets in which they operate.”