Global law firm Reed Smith has been shortlisted in the Excellence in Maritime Law category of the Lloyd’s List Americas Awards.

Hosted by Lloyd’s List, an authority on maritime news since 1734, the awards recognise and reward excellence in the shipping and maritime industry.

Reed Smith has been part of the shipping industry since 1925 and has a thriving transportation practice across the United States, Asia and Europe. Its long-standing international client relationships, breadth of experience and thought leadership have enabled Reed Smith to understand its clients’ challenges and help their businesses adapt and prepare for the future.

The Excellence in Maritime Law category will be awarded to an individual lawyer or law firm that has offered the best service to the maritime industry over the past 12 months - having demonstrated exemplary expertise and commitment to the shipping industry as well as evidencing clear examples of innovation through which lawyers played a crucial role in notable cases, restructuring or dispute resolution.

The finalists were chosen by an independent panel of expert judges and the winners will be announced at a ceremony on 25 September in Houston.