LONDON – Last night Reed Smith was crowned the winner of the ‘Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion’ award at The Lawyer Awards 2018.

Reed Smith was praised for its longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion and its continued efforts to innovate the firm’s approach across race/ethnicity, disability, social mobility, gender equality and LGBT rights.

The firm was also Highly Commended in the Finance Team of the Year category for its role in advising Palladium and UBS Optimus on the structuring and legal aspects of the world’s first healthcare development impact bond (DIB) aimed at reducing mother and baby deaths in Rajasthan, India.