Reed Smith earned recommendations in 15 practice areas in the 2021 Asia-Pacific rankings from Chambers and Partners -- a reflection of the firm’s steadfast commitment to the region that includes considerable ability in shipping and a strong presence in China.

Eighteen lawyers from offices in Asia were featured across 19 rankings this year. Two individuals were ranked in Band 1: Lianjun Li (China Shipping: Litigation - International Firms), and Richard Lovell (Singapore Shipping: International: Litigation). Lianjun Li was ranked in two practice areas, recognizing his international arbitration as well as his shipping work. Here’s the full list of individual lawyers ranked by Chambers & Partners:

  • Alex Andrews, South Korea Shipping: International Firms
  • Charmian Aw, Singapore Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT): Domestic
  • Gautam Bhattacharyya, India Dispute Resolution (International Firms) (Expertise Based Abroad in UK)
  • Calvin Chan, Singapore Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption: International
  • Peter Glover, China Shipping: Litigation (International Firms)
  • Matthew Gorman, Singapore Corporate/M&A: International
  • Kohe Hasan, Cambodia General Business Law (Expertise Based Abroad in Singapore)
  • Delpha Ho, China Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (International Firms): Hong Kong-based
  • Denise Jong, China Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (International Firms): Hong Kong-based
  • Peter Lee, China Shipping: Finance (International Firms)
  • Lianjun Li, China Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (International Firms) and China Shipping: Litigation (International Firms)
  • Min Li, China Shipping: Litigation (International Firms)
  • Eric Lin, China Energy & Natural Resources (International Firms)
  • Richard Lovell, Singapore Shipping: International: Litigation
  • Asha Sharma, China Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)
  • Chris Tang, China Banking & Finance (International Firms): Hong Kong-based
  • Jason Toms, China Shipping: Litigation (International Firms)
  • Bernard Yee, Singapore Shipping: Domestic: Litigation

One Reed Smith practice – Asia-Pacific Region Shipping: Litigation – was ranked in Band 1. Here’s the full list of the firm’s practices ranked by Chambers & Partners:

  • Asia-Pacific Region, Banking & Finance
  • Asia-Pacific Region, Shipping: Finance
  • Asia-Pacific Region, Shipping: Litigation (Band 1)
  • China, Banking & Finance (International Firms)
  • China, Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (International Firms)
  • China, Shipping Finance (International Firms)
  • China, Shipping: Litigation (International Firms)
  • India, Banking & Finance (International Firms) (Expertise Based Abroad)
  • India, Dispute Resolution (International Firms) (Expertise Based Abroad)
  • Indonesia, Corporate & Finance (International Firms) (new entry)
  • Singapore, Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption: International
  • Singapore, Shipping: Domestic
  • Singapore, Shipping: International: Litigation
  • South Korea, Dispute Resolution: International Firms
  • South Korea, Shipping: International Firms

A source quoted in Chambers described the firm’s Singapore corporate lawyers in the following terms: “They are engaged, they communicate in a fluid matter, they are open to ideas to conduct an investigation and they are keen technology users.”

A source commenting on the firm’s performance in Asia-Pacific Shipping was quoted saying: “They particularly stand out for their client care throughout the process, in what can be complicated and lengthy claim handling and recovery processes.”