Reed Smith expands Hong Kong office with new litigation partner Stephen Chan

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2019-05-15 16:00 993

HONG KONG, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that Stephen Chan has joined as a partner in its litigation practice in the Hong Kong office of Reed Smith Richards Butler.

Stephen Chan, partner, Reed Smith
Stephen Chan, partner, Reed Smith

Stephen was previously a dispute resolution partner in the Hong Kong office of Oldham, Lie & Nie. Before relocating to Hong Kong in 2013, Stephen was with McVeagh Fleming in New Zealand.

Stephen is an experienced advocate who focuses on commercial litigation, international arbitration, intellectual property litigation, employment and labour disputes, and white collar crime.

Douglas Cameron, Global Chair of Litigation, commented: "We are delighted that Stephen has joined us to expand our disputes practice in Hong Kong. We act as trusted legal counsel to leading businesses across Asia, combining our sector-focused approach with extensive disputes and tactical experience to deliver innovative solutions and powerful results for our clients. Stephen fits perfectly into that strategy."

Asha Sharma, litigation partner in the firm's Hong Kong office, said: "Stephen is a great addition to our team, and he will bring his clarity and focus to complex disputes in commercial litigation, international arbitration, employment and intellectual property matters. Stephen is the first of a few lateral partners to join us in Hong Kong."

Stephen Chan commented: "I look forward to serving my clients at Reed Smith and to helping to grow the firm's litigation practice in Hong Kong and in the Asia Pacific region. Reed Smith has a very strong and diverse disputes team in this market and globally."

Stephen is a committee member of the Law Society of Hong Kong's Arbitration Committee.

He is admitted to the court in Hong Kong and New Zealand, and speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin. He qualified as a solicitor in New Zealand in 2007 and in Hong Kong in 2014, and attended the University of Auckland.

The firm's Hong Kong office has more than 100 lawyers and almost 40 years of experience in the region, making it one of the largest and most experienced law firms in Hong Kong.  The office provides market-leading advice on corporate, commercial disputes and arbitration, transportation and shipping, finance, property and employment law.

Reed Smith was recently included in the Global Arbitration Review elite GAR 30 listing of the world's top 30 international arbitration law firms.

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Its long-standing relationships, international outlook and collaborative structure make it a go-to partner for speedy resolution of complex disputes, transactions, and regulatory matters.

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