HONG KONG – Donald Sham, a disputes partner at global law firm Reed Smith, has been named among Hong Kong’s 10 most influential lawyers under 40 for 2022 by Hong Kong Business.

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The listing recognises “young lawyers who have raised the bar for legal professionals across all fields in 2022.”

Donald specializes in Hong Kong court litigation and international arbitration proceedings. He began his legal career with the Hong Kong office of Reed Smith in 2010 as a trainee solicitor and was promoted to Partner in 2021. He is currently a listed arbitrator of five arbitral institutions globally, namely HKIAC, HKMAG, CMAC, SCMA and AIAC, and has been serving as the Secretary of the Hong Kong Maritime Law Association since 2019.

Hong Kong Business commented: “As a partner with extensive experience in arbitration proceedings, Donald Sham also has extensive experience in arbitration-related court proceedings including asset preservation measures, disclosure orders, and anti-suit injunction. He also offers expertise in various other areas including shipping disputes, commercial litigation, and insolvency matters. He is involved in high-profile matters such as the Lamma Island ferry collision, the SANCHI oil tanker collision, and proceedings arising from the liquidation of the OW Bunker group.”