HFW has also continued its growth trajectory in Australia with the hire of leading shipping lawyer Ashwin Nair. He specialises in shipping, admiralty and marine insurance, acting for shipowners and charterers and their P&I Clubs and other insurers of marine risks, with a particular interest in the offshore energy and commercial fishing industries. Nair joins the firm’s Perth office from maritime boutique Cocks Macnish, and previously spent three years as a Claims Executive at The Shipowners’ Club based in their Singapore office. His practice covers a range of marine casualty management, disputes and litigation, and advisory and transactional work. Nair regularly advises on marine casualty and risk management, including as to their multi-jurisdictional regulatory, civil and criminal aspects. He also has an active practice in shipping and commercial disputes and litigation, and related regulatory and transactional work.