We are one of the few international commercial law firms to have this capability, advising leading corporations on Greek matters. Reed Smith's office in Athens advises on international and Greek law with clients in Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and the Balkan countries, as well as international clients active in business in Greece. With a detailed knowledge of industrial and business sectors, extensive litigation and arbitration experience, and a familiarity with local traditions and practices, the firm brings to its clients' business dealings in Greece not only the experience and resource of an international law firm, but also an understanding of the local culture—an understanding which is often crucial to the success of any matter or transaction. We bring the reputation of Reed Smith to bear on our regional practice, and we strive to deliver the highest levels of service, which clients associate with the name of our firm around the world. Our shipping team covers all areas of shipping law including casualties, charterparty disputes, collision and salvage, cargo claims, and marine insurance. Our corporate team acts in a wide range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions (public and private), joint ventures, privatizations, and other public offerings.