Disputes and regulatory partner Mark West joins Reed Smith in Hong Kong in the continued growth of the office

HONG KONG, June 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that Mark West has joined as a partner in its litigation practice in its Hong Kong office.

Mark West, partner, Reed Smith
Mark West, partner, Reed Smith

Mark has extensive experience in advising and representing Hong Kong listed companies, multinational companies and high net-worth individuals on a wide array of regulatory investigations, high-value and complex commercial litigation and arbitration, white collar crimes and fraud investigations and prosecution defense. Mark was previously co-head of regulatory at Kennedys in Hong Kong.

Douglas Cameron, Global Chair of Litigation, commented: "We are thrilled that Mark has joined us.  He is a highly respected lawyer, and his extensive experience adds further strength to our rapidly expanding disputes practice in Hong Kong. His practice covers a wide range of industry sectors, including technology, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, transportation and logistics, energy, commodities, construction and engineering.  These closely match the sectors that we focus on at Reed Smith."

Asia-Pacific Managing Partner, Denise Jong, added: "We have made real strides this year in growing our Asia practice, with very experienced partners joining us recently in Hong Kong and Shanghai, adding to the depth of advice and levels of service that we provide to clients right across the region."

Asha Sharma, litigation partner in the firm's Hong Kong office, said: "We are delighted to welcome Mark, who has an excellent track record of finding innovative commercial solutions to resolve complex disputes. Mark is the second litigation partner to join us in the last few weeks, and we look forward to growing our team further over the coming months."

Mark West commented: "Reed Smith has a fantastic reputation in the Hong Kong market, where clients really value its deep local experience combined with its global reach. I am delighted to be joining at this exciting time of expansion for the firm."  

Mark is a member of the Law Society of Hong Kong and has been named, since 2012, as a recommended Hong Kong regulatory and dispute resolution lawyer by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

He was admitted to the court in Hong Kong in 2002 and in England and Wales in 2009. He attended the University of Southampton and the College of Law in the UK, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. 

Reed Smith'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. Litigation partner Stephen Chan joined the Hong Kong office last month from Oldham, Li & Nie.

Global regulatory and investigations partner, Dora Wang, has also recently joined Reed Smith from Morgan Lewis & Bockius, and is based in the firm's Shanghai and New York offices.

Reed Smith was recently included in the Global Arbitration Review elite GAR 30 listing of the world's top 30 international arbitration law firms and in the Global Investigations Review GIR 100 listing of the world's top 100 corporate investigations law firms.

About Reed Smith

Reed Smith is a dynamic international law firm, dedicated to helping blue-chip clients move their businesses forward.

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.

For further information, please visit reedsmith.com.

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