Re-election comes amid a period of international expansion for the firm
HFW's Jeremy Shebson has been re-elected to serve a second four-year term as managing partner, effective 1 April 2023.
He will continue to work alongside HFW's global senior partner, Giles Kavanagh, and the rest of the board to manage the strategy and operations of the firm.
"I am very proud to have been re-elected by the partners, and would like to thank them – and everyone at HFW – for their continued trust and support,” said Shebson. "This is an exciting time for HFW – having invested significantly in expanding internationally and broadening our practices, we now have outstanding lawyers and business services professionals across five continents, and we are seeing that clients increasingly value the fact that, as a sector-focused law firm, we understand their business and their industry, as well as the law.
"We are now seeking to really ramp things up across our sectors, services, and global network, and will continue to actively target partners, teams and bolt-ons that align with our strategy and that can deliver sustainable, profitable growth,” he added.
Shebson's re-election comes amid a period of sustained international expansion for HFW, with its two most recent financial years being the best in the firm's 140-year history.
The firm welcomed 17 new partners and legal directors in 2022 – spanning commercial disputes, employment, real estate and projects aviation, energy, insurance, and shipping – including eight lateral partner hires in the past three months.
"In his first term Jeremy has driven profitability, professionalism, and a collegiate culture at all levels and locations in the firm,” said Kavanagh. “His achievements enable us now to embark upon a period of sustained and significant growth. I am looking forward to continuing to work with him to drive the firm forward."