Rob Lawrence

Rob is a dispute resolution partner in HFW’s leading shipping and insurance practice, where he has a particular focus on offshore marine, international trade and marine insurance.

An English qualified lawyer, Rob has been based in the UAE since 2006 where he has gained significant experience handling some of the region’s largest claims arising from marine casualties (rig punch-throughs, fires/explosions, collisions, allisions and total losses), EPC contracts, ship building/ship conversion projects as well as commodity trades.

Rob has been recognised for several years by legal directories as a leading shipping lawyer in both the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Clients describe Rob as an “exceptionally likeable first-class lawyer and trusted advisor” [Chambers Global, UAE 2022] while having “in-depth industry knowledge” and “impress[ing] with his grasp of the key issues and assessments of how far to go in negotiations