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.

Related Professionals: Alex Andrews Charmian Aw Gautam Bhattacharyya Calvin Chan Peter Glover Matthew Gorman Kohe Hasan Delpha Ho Denise Jong Peter Tin Ho Lee Lianjun Li Min Li Eric Lin Richard Lovell Asha Sharma Chris Sai Kit Tang Jason Toms

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.”