HFW is an international law firm with over 600 lawyers working across our global network. Our yacht team has been an integral part of the yacht industry for over 30 years and has a physical presence in many of the major yachting jurisdictions. The enduring relationships developed with the owners, builders, designers, financiers, insurers, brokers and managers of yachts, our in-depth knowledge of the yacht industry and our international reach ensure we are pre-eminent in the field.
We provide full-service legal support to the yachting industry and advise on all legal issues a yacht is likely to encounter during its life, including in relation to design and construction, ownership structures, VAT arrangements, sale and purchase transactions, financing, operation, management, crewing, refit, chartering, physical and cyber security, and insurance. We also advise on personal injury, health and safety, regulatory compliance, casualties and crisis response and dispute resolution. We are routinely involved in some of the largest and most complex projects in the yacht industry.