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Will Hemsley


Will is a co-founder and partner of HWF and has extensive experience in advising on and structuring insurance solutions for M&A transactions.

Will is the go to person for many leading M&A lawyers due to his strong track record of structuring and executing transactional risk policies on many of the most complex transactions insured.

With experience spanning over 15 years Will has advised on in excess of 1000 transactions, covering a broad range of sectors and geographies, with transaction values up to £10 billion.

Before founding HWF, Will spent 9 years split between 4 years at the core of Marsh’s transaction risk team and prior to this at HSBC where he headed up their offering in this space.

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HWF’s ability to drive the process forward de-risks the M&A processes we are involved with. We count on their reliability and expertise, even where there are complex issues or challenging timetables

James Renahan, Travers Smith

We use HWF wherever the opportunity arises because they advise, structure and execute W&I insurance policies with great efficiency. Our trust in their service and process allows us to focus on our job resulting in positive client outcomes on their M&A deals

Helen Croke, Ropes & Gray

I am always happy to recommend HWF on deals; their in-depth experience of both M&A and the insurance market, combined with a pragmatic approach, leads to smoother processes, better coverage positions and ultimately happier clients

Aaron Fairhurst, CMS