Holman Fenwick boosts construction with triple partner hire

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has added to its London construction practice with the hire of a three-partner team from boutique Maxwell Winward.

The firm has recruited Max Wieliczko, who has headed Maxwell Winward’s construction team since the firm was formed in 2007 through the merger of City property firm Maxwell Batley and construction boutique Winward Fearon (29 December 2006). Wieliczko was also a partner with legacy Winward Fearon.

He joins HFW with partners Michael Sergeant and Robert Blundell.

It is a significant boost to the firm’s construction practice, which is predominately based overseas. The practice is led by Paul Suckling in the Middle East, who joined the firm from Ince & Co in 2009, and Nick Longley in the Hong Kong, who joined in 2011 from Mayer Brown (4 January 2011).

HFW said the team focused on both major domestic and international projects and offered expertise in procurement, project advice and dispute management.

The strategic hires, it added, would enable the firm to tap into opportunities in major infrastructure projects in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, while also growing in developing markets.

A statement by HFW senior partner Richard Crump said: “We are seeing exciting opportunities in the construction sector and the team’s skills and experience will be an excellent fit for HFW both in terms of practice and geographic spread of clients.”