LONDON – Global law firm Reed Smith today announces that its aviation practice won the ‘Finance & Legal Team of the Year’ award at the eVTOL Insights 2024 Advanced Air Mobility awards on May 2 in Montreal.
Electric VTOL passenger aircraft flying in the sky. Air mobility concept. 3D rendering image.

This win builds on an already successful past 12 months for the team. Earlier this year, London-based partner Richard Hakes became the first-ever attorney in private practice to be named in eVTOL Insights’ Power Book 2024, which celebrates 20 thought leaders, influencers and innovators shaping the advanced air mobility market. Prior to this recognition, the firm’s transportation policy and analysis lead, Julia Norsetter, formerly with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, was recognized in the publisher’s 2023 “Women in eVTOL: Special Report.”

Reed Smith has more than a decade of commitment to the advanced air mobility sector and stands at the forefront when providing legal advice and guidance on drones, eVTOLs and other unmanned aircraft systems. The team shares its insights with the public through important updates, including the recent compendium “Global air freight's future: The sky is the limit,” a 16-article piece authored by a team of Reed Smith transportation attorneys.