WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reed Smith ranked in 38 practice areas, and 35 of its finance or corporate lawyers were named as leaders in their field, in IFLR 1000 guides for jurisdictions in Asia, the Middle East and Western Europe.

In earlier-released rankings of lawyers in the United States, IFLR 1000 spotlighted 18 practice areas and 16 Reed Smith lawyers – leading to a firm total of 56 practices and 51 lawyers.

In the latest round of results, Reed Smith was ranked for the first time for Singapore M&A and Kazakhstan M&A.

Here’s the full list of recognized practice categories.


  • Capital markets - Foreign
  • M&A - Foreign


  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Project development
  • Project finance


  • Banking and finance
  • Project development
  • M&A

Hong Kong

  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • M&A
  • Restructuring and insolvency


  • M&A (new entry)
  • Project development


  • Banking - Foreign
  • Capital markets: Debt -Foreign
  • Capital markets: Equity - Foreign
  • M&A - Foreign
  • Project development - Foreign
  • Restructuring and insolvency - Foreign
  • M&A (new entry)

United Arab Emirates

  • Banking

United Kingdom

  • Bank lending: Borrower side
  • Bank lending: Lender side
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation
  • Financial services regulatory: Non-contentious
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Retail funds

Lawyer recognitions

Here is the full list of Reed Smith lawyers retaining or gaining a spot in the IFLR 1000 lists for non-U.S. jurisdictions. Sixteen of them earned the title of “highly regarded,” a distinction reserved for lawyers with the strongest reputations and track records. Four of them were named "Women Leader," an elite ranking category reserved for the most prominent women lawyers in the corporate and finance fields worldwide.

  • Omar Al-Ali, Singapore, Banking, Trade finance, Banking - Foreign
  • Dimitris Assimakis, Greece, M&A (highly regarded)
  • James Atkin, United Kingdom, Project development, M&A (highly regarded)
  • Chris Borg, United Kingdom, Financial services regulatory (highly regarded)
  • Tamara Box, United Kingdom, Capital markets: Debt, Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation (highly regarded and Women Leader)
  • Delpine Currie, United Kingdom, Capital markets: Equity (highly regarded and Women Leader)
  • Kevin-Paul Deveau, United Kingdom, Banking
  • François Feuillat, United Kingdom, M&A
  • Dirk-Peter Flor, Germany, Banking and finance
  • Baptiste Gelpi, France, Capital markets: Debt, Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation, Capital markets: Derivatives (highly regarded)
  • Matthew Gorman, Singapore, Capital markets: Equity, M&A
  • Delpha Ho, Hong Kong SAR Capital markets: Equity (highly regarded)
  • Simon Hugo, United Kingdom Capital markets: Structured finance and securitization (highly regarded)
  • Bronwen Jones, United Kingdom, Investment funds, Banking (highly regarded and Women Leader)
  • Denise Jong, Hong Kong SAR, Capital markets: Equity (highly regarded)
  • Andreas Jürgens, Germany, Capital markets, M&A
  • Panos Katsambas, United Kingdom, Hedge funds
  • Sachin Kerur, United Arab Emirates, Project development (highly regarded)
  • Michael Kwan, Singapore, M&A (Resource Law LLC*)
  • Barbara Li, China, M&A-Foreign
  • Johnny Lim, Singapore, M&A, M&A-Foreign
  • Eric Lin, China, M&A-Foreign
  • Isabelle MacElhone, France, M&A (highly regarded)
  • Philip Orme, Singapore, Banking-Foreign
  • Sultan Seidalin, Kazakhstan, M&A
  • Jonathan Solomon, United Kingdom, Trade finance
  • Leon Stephenson, United Kingdom, Banking
  • Sakil Suleman, United Kingdom, Private equity, M&A
  • Bryan Tan, Singapore, Banking & finance
  • Philip Taylor, United Kingdom, Private equity, M&A (highly regarded)
  • Sam Webster, United Kingdom, M&A
  • Victoria Westcott, France, Project finance (highly regarded and Women Leader)
  • Jill Wong, Hong Kong SAR, Investment funds, Banking, Financial services regulatory, Private equity (highly regarded)
  • Anthony Woo, Hong Kong SAR, M&A
  • Askar Zhansagimov, Kazakhstan, M&A (highly regarded)

*Reed Smith is in a Formal Law Alliance in Singapore with Resource Law LLC, with whom it shares its offices.

The IFLR 1000 is a guide to financial and corporate law firms and lawyers worldwide. It evaluates law firms and lawyers based on transactional evidence and client feedback.