The firm earned Band 1 ranking in China Shipping: Finance. One practice rose in rank: India Banking and Finance. The firm was ranked in a total 14 practice areas.
The publication quoted one client saying of the firm: "Reed Smith provides a high quality of service with a pragmatic problem-solving approach to situations," adding: "the partners are good at putting themselves in our shoes."
Two individuals – Lianjun Li and Richard Lovell – earned Band 1 rankings. Li earned that ranking in China Shipping: Litigation (international firms); Lovell was ranked highest in Singapore Shipping: Litigation (international firms).Two lawyers were ranked in more than one category. Denise Jong was saluted for China Capital Markets: Equity (international firms) and China Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (international firms). Matthew Gorman was recognized for Singapore Capital Markets: International and Singapore Corporate/M&A: International.