Reed Smith practices in five countries were ranked in six categories (two of which were new) in Chambers and Partners Europe rankings for 2022. In addition, Chambers ranked nine individuals as leaders in their specialization, two of whom appear for the first time with the firm.

The six ranked practice areas for Reed Smith were:


  • Competition: EU


  • International Arbitration (new entry)


  • Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market
  • Private Equity: Venture Capital


  • Energy (new entry)

United Kingdom

  • Litigation

Nine individual lawyers were ranked in nine categories. Dimitris Assimakis, a partner in Athens focusing on energy, was ranked in Band 1 for his work on energy projects. Two lawyers – Christian Filippitsch (Belgium) and Minas Kitsilis (Greece) – are new Reed Smith entries to the Chambers lists:

  • Dimitris Assimakis – Greece Energy (Band 1)
  • Justus Binder – Germany Private Equity: Venture Capital
  • Christian Filippitsch – Belgium Competition: EU
  • Minas Kitsilis – Greece Energy
  • Yves Melin – Europe-wide International Trade/WTO
  • Isabelle Rahman – Belgium Competition: EU
  • Peter Rosher – France International Arbitration
  • Marianne Schaffner – France Intellectual Property: Patents
  • Victoria Westcott – France Projects & Energy: International: Finances

The Chambers guide reports that Assimakis provides “expert handling of M&A and project finance transactions, in addition to assisting with regulatory matters.” One client appreciated his "very strong commercial understanding of the Greek renewables sector," while another praised his responsiveness, adding that he is an "out-of-the-box thinker."

The guide features other client praise for Reed Smith and its lawyers:

“Reed Smith houses an active team in venture capital deals, assisting a plethora of clients including start-ups as well as funds and other investors. The team is well versed in handling financing rounds and portfolio sales and exits.” (Germany)

“Reed Smith has demonstrated an understanding of our business requirements and the team adapted to our needs by providing us with high-quality legal services that met our expectations." (France)

"We trust Reed Smith to guide us through our most sensitive commercial disputes." (United Kingdom)