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Global law firm Reed Smith is ranked Best Law Firm in two categories in the 2016 Environmental Finance Annual Market Rankings. The firm is ranked number one in the ‘Catastrophe Risk Management Global’ and ‘Weather Risk Management Global’ categories.

In the Catastrophe Risk Management category, the firm retained its Best Law Firm title for the third consecutive year. In the Weather Risk Management space, Reed Smith was voted Best Law Firm for the fourth year running.

Now in their 17th year, the Annual Market rankings are the largest and most closely watched poll of sentiment across the carbon, renewable energy certificates, and weather risk and catastrophe risk markets.

Winners are selected via a voting process which includes clients and other market participants, meaning Reed Smith has been judged as providing some of the best service over the past 12 months.

London partner Claude Brown was a key contributor, providing commentary on the growing demand from energy companies in Europe and the agriculture sector in the U.S., as well as on the impact of renewables on the weather market.

To view the full report, please visit the Environmental Finance website.

About Reed Smith

Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,700 lawyers in 26 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and other high-stakes matters; deliver regulatory counsel; and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, entertainment and media, shipping and transport, energy and natural resources, real estate, manufacturing and technology, and education. For more information, visit

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