SINGAPORE – Global law firm Reed Smith has appointed Hui Ling Teo as a partner in its global Transportation Industry Group, based in Singapore.

Teo joins Reed Smith from Milbank, bringing over a decade of experience in first-of-its kind and award-winning deals. She specialises in high value transactions and has led headline transactions in excess of US$2.8 billion advising the world’s largest and most reputable aircraft leasing companies, airlines, manufacturers and financial institutions.

Teo is passionate about bringing value to the industry with her expertise in pre-delivery purchase financing, large portfolio trading and financing, M&A, restructuring and insolvency, and alternative investment structures. She is known for her interest in co-creating solutions for the industry, supporting the industry with green and sustainable financing to accelerate the move towards green and sustainable operations and flights.

Teo has been ranked by Chambers & Partners for three years running for her expertise in aviation finance.

Kyri Evagora, Reed Smith’s Asia-Pacific managing partner, said: “Hui Ling is another exciting addition for our firm in Asia in an area representing one of our firm’s core strengths, namely transportation and asset finance.”

Calvin Chan, Reed Smith’s Singapore office managing partner, said: “We are delighted to welcome Hui Ling to the Singapore office. Her joining adds more depth and diversity to our office.”

Simon Spells, Reed Smith partner who leads the firm’s Asia aviation team, added: “Hui Ling is a proven market leader. She has advised on some of the largest deals in the industry during her career to date, and her experience and abilities will prove a huge asset to our clients.”

Teo commented: “Reed Smith’s transportation team is among the very best in the world. The firm has an impressive global platform, a collaborative approach and an inclusive culture. I am very pleased to be joining and look forward to helping further to grow the aviation practice in Asia.”