Global law firm Reed Smith won the ‘Best Law Firm – Lending and Securities’ at the inaugural Private Equity Wire & Hedgeweek European Credit awards. The awards, held in London on 29 September 2022, recognise excellence among private equity and private credit fund managers and service providers in Europe.

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Reed Smith won the award based on the votes of more than 100 fund managers and other key industry participants. Votes were based on the nominees’ performances over a 12-month period, from 31 May 2021 to 31 May 2022.

“We are delighted to have been named the best law firm for lending and securities, and proud to have received the award in the company of our clients, who have been integral to supporting our growth in the European private credit market,” said partner Nick Williams. “It’s testament to the team’s hard work and dedication to delivering the very best possible advice and service to our clients in an increasingly competitive market.”

Reed Smith is among a select group of global law firms with a dedicated private credit group that can provide seamless, full-service, cross-border advice on private credit transactions. The Firm’s Global Private Credit Group includes teams in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East focused on speciality finance and direct lending, with a particular emphasis on bespoke sector-agnostic finance and hybrid credit solutions. The European private credit team is led by partners Nick Williams and Kevin-Paul Deveau, both based in London.