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Praj is the firm’s Asia managing partner based in Reed Smith’s Singapore office. He will spearhead growth of the Asia business, strengthen client relationships as well as drive excellence in delivering legal advice. Praj has over 20 years of experience representing a wide range of banks, exchanges, hedge funds and numerous energy and commodity companies in a variety of transactional, cross-border regulatory, compliance and risk management matters within the energy sector.


  • McGill University, M.A.
  • College of Law, London, LPC
  • College of Law, Chester, CPE
  • University of Oxford, Exeter College, BA / MA, First Class, Hons.

  • England and Wales

  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Marathi

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™  in the United Kingdom for Commodities, 2024
  • Ranked in Chambers UK for UK-wide Commodities: Derivatives & Energy Trading, 2019-2020, 2022-2024
  • Listed as a 'Leading Individual' in The Legal 500 UK for Finance Derivatives and Structured Products (including commodities), 2020-2024