(NEW YORK – May 30, 2017) – Global law firm Reed Smith has received the accolade of Law Firm of the Year at the Lloyd’s List Americas Awards, held on May 25, 2017 at Cipriani, New York. The award recognizes the law firm with a presence in the Americas that has offered the best service to the maritime industry over the past 12 months, based on successes in the areas of restructuring, dispute resolution or finance. Reed Smith advised on the some of the most innovative and high-profile shipping transactions and disputes in the market from its offices in New York, Houston and Washington D.C., while leveraging the firm’s global platform to provide value to clients on a worldwide basis.

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Hosted by Lloyd’s List, an authority on maritime news since 1734, the awards highlight excellence and leadership in the shipping and maritime industry. The awards were decided by an independent panel of expert judges, and the ceremony was attended by over 300 key contacts from the U.S. shipping community.

“We are honored to be recognized by Lloyd’s List for the quality of our maritime and shipping transactional practice in the Americas; we are among the fastest growing firms in this area, and with our broad expertise and geographic reach, we have been advising our clients on some of the most significant matters in the market,” said Greg Chase, partner in the firm’s Shipping Group based in New York.