US law firm Squire Patton Boggs (SPB) has continued to expand its maritime team by poaching two lawyers from rival HFW.

Hazel Brewer has been appointed as a new partner in Perth, Australia, and Ivan Chia has joined as a partner in Singapore.

Both will be part of the company's commodities and shipping industry group, formed in 2019 with the recruitment of Barry Stimpson and Jessica Kenworthy from Reed Smith.