International law firm Reed Smith Richards Butler LLP was named the winner of the shipping industry award at China Business Law Journal’s China Business Law Awards 2022.

Related Professionals: Lianjun Li Peter Tin Ho Lee

The firm’s market-leading shipping practice is led by partners Lianjun Li and Peter Lee. Reed Smith Richards Butler LLP is one of only a handful of law firms in Mainland China and Hong Kong to cover the full range of shipping work, from litigation (both dry and wet) to ship finance, advisory work and shipping related corporate finance and M&A work.

In addition to handling traditional shipping work, the practice covers the full range of related, key industry sectors, such as equipment financing, commodities, offshore construction, and energy and natural resources.

Lianjun Li said: “We are delighted to have been recognised for our shipping practice in these awards, it is a testament to all of the hard work the team in China, and globally, has put in to support our clients.”

The firm is noted for its local expertise combined with its global reach. Reed Smith was previously awarded Deal of the Year 2020 by China Business Law Journal for its role in advising on Smoore International's Hong Kong initial public offering.