HONG KONG – Global 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 2023.

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The winners were chosen by a panel of judges based on industry feedback from 1000 corporate executives, in-house counsel and senior practitioners.

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.

The firm’s market-leading China shipping practice, which includes lawyers across the firm’s Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing offices, is led by partners Lianjun Li and Peter Lee.

Li said: “We are very pleased to have won this award for the fifth year running. It demonstrates our dedication to providing our clients with the very best possible service. It is particularly pleasing that we were named winners based on feedback from our clients and contacts throughout the industry.”

Earlier this year, Reed Smith was twice featured in China Business Law Journal's Deals of Year 2022.