SINGAPORE/HONG KONG (August 24, 2017) – Global law firm Reed Smith has been shortlisted in the Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific Awards 2017 for the i-law maritime law award – firm of the year. Hong Kong-based lawyer Edward Liu has also been recognised for the Next Generation Award and is one of only three individuals shortlisted.

The Lloyd’s List Asia Pacific Awards recognise and embrace APAC as the world’s fastest growing economic region and are judged by a panel of independent, industry-respected judges.

The i-law maritime law award celebrates the very best in the legal profession and is awarded to a firm which has offered the best service to the maritime industry over the past 12 months. The judges were looking for examples of exemplary expertise and commitment to the shipping industry as well as clear examples of innovation through which lawyers have played a crucial role in notable cases, restructuring or dispute resolution.