BEIJING - Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that Eric Lin has joined as a partner in its Energy and Natural Resources industry group in the firm’s Beijing office.

Related Professionals: Eric Lin Prajakt Samant Denise Jong Michael J. Fosh

Eric was previously a partner and the Beijing Office Head of Simmons & Simmons. He has over two decades of experience in international M&A, projects and project finance, energy and natural resources projects. With particular experience in China outbound and inbound investment projects, he has advised foreign clients on multi-billion-dollar joint ventures in China as well as represented Chinese clients on outbound transactions in over 20 countries across Europe, Asia and Africa.

Praj Samant, Chair of Reed Smith’s Energy and Natural Resources industry group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Eric. He brings extensive experience of working with Chinese and international clients across the region and is a fantastic addition to our practice, further deepening our M&A and projects capabilities. Energy and Natural Resources is a key industry focus for Reed Smith, and also an active and thriving sector for China.”

Asia-Pacific Managing Partner, Denise Jong, added: “Eric’s arrival is a key piece of the ongoing growth of our practice in Asia. He is an outstanding lawyer and we are thrilled that he has joined us.”

Michael Fosh, Beijing office managing partner of Reed Smith, said: “Eric has a wealth of experience in M&A and projects work. His arrival will further expand and strengthen our PRC inbound capacity and bring significant additional M&A and projects capacity in the Energy and Natural Resources sector in China. He joins us at an important time with the continuing development of the transformational ‘Belt and Road Initiative’.”