Reed Smith was ranked in four practice areas – showing strength in Germany, Greece and the UK – and eight of its individual lawyers were listed as leaders in their respective fields, in the 2021 Chambers Europe rankings.

The firm is ranked in the following practice areas:

  • Germany Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market
  • Germany Private Equity: Venture Capital
  • Greece Shipping (International Firms)
  • UK Litigation

Eight individuals received rankings across nine categories, two of them for the first time at Reed Smith. One lawyer – Dimitris Assimakis – was ranked in Band 1. Another lawyer, Victoria Westcott, was ranked multiple times, which she also was last year.

The following Reed Smith lawyers were named as leading individuals:

  • Dimitris Assimakis – Greece Energy (Band 1)
  • Justus Binder – Germany Private Equity: Venture Capital
  • Geert Goeteyn – Belgium Competition: EU
  • Yves Melin – Europe-wide International Trade/WTO
  • Isabelle Rahman – Belgium Competition: EU
  • Peter Rosher – France International Arbitration (a new ranking)
  • Marianne Schaffner – France Intellectual Property: Patents
  • Victoria Westcott – France Projects & Energy: International: Finance and France Transportation: Shipping: Finance

Client praise for Reed Smith and its lawyers from the guide includes the following quotes:

The entire Reed Smith team was very diligent at all times. They were sensitive to the client needs and the soft aspects of client management.”

Highly capable shipping litigation team that always provides prompt and comprehensive advice.”