HONG KONG – The 2024 Chambers Greater China guide, in rankings made public today, featured 13 Reed Smith lawyers and recommended the firm in seven categories. The firm received Band 1 rankings in two categories, and two of its lawyers won Band 1 placements. The rankings reflect Reed Smith’s reputation in dispute resolution, shipping, corporate/M&A and data protection.
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Practice rankings

Reed Smith was endorsed for a total of seven practice categories, including Band 1 rankings for “Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (International Firms)” and “Shipping: Litigation (International Firms),” and it gained a new entry for “TMT: Data Protection & Privacy.”

Here is the full list of Reed Smith’s practice rankings in Chambers Greater China.

  • Banking & Finance (International Firms)
  • Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded (International Firms) (Band 1)
  • Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (International Firms)
  • Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)
  • Shipping: Finance (International Firms)
  • Shipping: Litigation (International Firms) (Band 1)
  • TMT: Data Protection & Privacy (International Firms) (new entry)

Individual rankings

Reed Smith litigation partner Lianjun Li and corporate partner Barbara Li each received Band 1 rankings. Both are based in Hong Kong.

Here is the full list of individual Reed Smith lawyers who were featured in the Chambers Greater China rankings.

  • Denise Jong, Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms) AND Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong based (International Firms)
  • Peter Lee, Shipping: Finance (International Firms)
  • Barbara Li, TMT: Data Protection & Privacy (International Firms) (Band 1) (new entry)
  • Lianjun Li, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (International Firms) AND Shipping: Litigation (International Firms) (Band 1)
  • Min Li, Shipping: Litigation (International Firms)
  • Eric Lin, Energy & Natural Resources (International Firms)
  • Wing Tat Pan, Shipping: Finance (International Firms) (Up and Coming) (new entry)
  • Donald Sham, Shipping: Litigation (International Firms) (Up and Coming) (new entry)
  • Asha Sharma, Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)
  • Michael Sinn, Banking & Finance: Hong Kong-based (International Firms) (Up and Coming)
  • Matthew Townsend, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (International Firms) (Up and Coming) (new entry)
  • Jill Wong, Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory (International Firms) (new entry)
  • Anthony Woo, Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong based (International Firms)

Two lawyers with the firm – Denise Jong and Lianjun Li – were ranked in more than one category. The publisher recognized four younger lawyers – Wing Tat Pan, Donald Sham, Michael Sinn and Matthew Townsend – as “Up and Coming” individuals at the forefront of their generation. Five lawyers – Pan, Sham, Townsend, Jill Wong and Barbara Li – appear in the Chambers guide for the first time as Reed Smith lawyers.

The Chambers Greater China guide provides analysis and legal rankings of legal practitioners and firms across the greater China region, based on in-depth interviews with in-house counsel and others. The Chambers methodology page has more information about the publisher’s research process.

The firm has steadily expanded its presence in Chambers Greater China over 2022 and 2023. Reed Smith operates under the name Reed Smith Richards Butler LLP in Hong Kong.