LONDON – Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that Leigh Hansson, partner in the Global Regulatory Enforcement group, has once again secured her position in Lloyd's List's prestigious top 10 maritime lawyers for the year 2023.

Rechtsanwälte: Leigh T. Hansson

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Hansson, who serves as the head of the firm's sanctions practice and divides her time between Reed Smith's London and Washington, D.C. offices, has been lauded as “arguably the best-known name in the specialism” of shipping sanctions.

The distinguished list, curated by the Lloyd's List editorial team in collaboration with Lloyd's Law Reports, identifies the 10 most exceptional legal minds advising the shipping industry.

The Lloyd's List profile commends Hansson's practice, emphasizing her focus on “complex international trade matters” and her extensive experience representing “big-name shipping clients in high-profile sanctions matters”. Notably, her work involves navigating intricate legal landscapes with regulatory bodies such as the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, the Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and other federal government agencies.