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Eva Lai

Eva Lai



  • College of Law, 2011, LPC
  • Queen Mary, University of London, 2010, LLB

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • England and Wales


  • Mandarin Chinese

Eva is experienced across a broad spectrum of real estate practice. This includes landlord and tenant matters; acting for investment funds on the acquisition, disposal and management of large property portfolios including high value offices and mixed-use buildings; acting for borrowers on obtaining commercial mortgages; and advising on the acquisition of premises for leisure use.

Eva is fluent both in English and Mandarin and has considerable experience working with Chinese and other overseas clients ranging from advising Chinese corporations on the acquisition of office spaces; acting for ultra-high-net-worth individuals on the acquisition and disposal of residential properties in the UK; advising a Chinese bank on secured lending transactions of residential property; and advising a Chinese developer on its mixed-use development project in the UK.

Prior to joining Reed Smith, Eva trained at the leading Chinese firm Zhong Lun.

Employment History

  • 2014 - Reed Smith
  • 2012 - Zhong Lun Law Firm (London office)