Five lawyers from Reed Smith have gained recognition as top practitioners in the 15th edition of The Best Lawyers in Singapore™, in an update made public April 20. The lawyers are noted for their legal successes in energy, IT, arbitration and mediation, and capital markets. They are:

Calvin Chan, Arbitration and Mediation

Chan is the managing partner of the firm’s Singapore office and leads a regulatory enforcement and investigations team that covers the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to being a leading lawyer in international arbitration and litigation, Chan is also a trusted authority on internal investigations. This is Chan’s ninth time on the Best Lawyers list.

Timothy Cooke, Arbitration and Mediation

An international arbitration partner in Singapore, Cooke represents clients in commercial disputes, particularly those involving foreign investments in Asia, and regularly sits as sole, co- and presiding arbitrator. He wrote a comprehensive guide to the law and practice of international arbitration in Singapore, International Arbitration in Singapore: Legislation and Materials (Sweet & Maxwell, 2018). He was listed by Best Lawyers for the first time in 2020.

Kyri Evagora, Energy Law

Evagora was the managing partner for the Asia-Pacific region from July 2020 until April 2023 and recently relocated in London. For years, he has advised global multinational clients in the energy, natural resources, and transport sectors on their international commercial dispute resolution matters. As Asia-Pacific managing partner, Evagora significantly expanded Reed Smith’s offering in the region. He is receiving this honor for the third time.

Matthew Gorman, Capital Markets Law

Gorman, a Singapore-based partner in the Energy and Natural Resources Group, has received this accolade every year since 2014. Gorman advises clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and equity issues. He advises on private equity and venture capital deals acting on both the buy side and sell side.

Bryan Tan, Information Technology Law

Tan is a technology, media and telecoms partner well known for acting on IT-related transactions. He advises on venture capital investments into fast-growing technology companies and cryptocurrency projects. He is well-versed in cybersecurity, data protection and trade facilitation matters. His client base spans a range of sectors, including video games, fintech, VC funds, health care, telecoms and technology. He was first featured in 2008.

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