Reed Smith launches corporate practice in Singapore

Global law firm Reed Smith has announced the appointment of Matt Gorman as a partner in its Singapore office. Matt joins the firm from Stephenson Harwood’s Singapore office, where he was head of the firm’s South East Asia corporate practice, to launch Reed Smith’s corporate practice in South East Asia.

Matt provides strategic advice across sectors spanning energy and natural resources, TMT, real estate and financial services to both private and public companies on joint ventures, corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and initial public offerings (IPOs).

Having worked in London for over ten years before moving to Singapore several years ago, Matt has built up particular expertise in advising companies, international financial institutions and intermediaries on transactions on the London Stock Exchange and its AIM market in particular. He has also represented both public and private clients in various industries and from countries throughout Asia including Singapore, Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Myanmar and Indonesia – on numerous transactions including many cross-border deals.

Reed Smith established its presence in Singapore in 2012, providing legal advice across the areas of international arbitration, energy, commodities and natural resources, shipping and insurance recovery work and finance including structured finance and derivatives.

Gautam Bhattacharyya, Reed Smith’s Singapore office managing partner commented:

“We have built a strong platform in Singapore since we established our office and Matt’s arrival now ensures we are able to fully support the transactional needs of our clients. Given Matt’s proven track record and considerable experience, we are delighted to have him as part of our growing office.”

Matt Gorman added:

“I am delighted to be part of Reed Smith’s continued global expansion. The firm has an impressive and growing footprint in South East Asia and a first rate reputation. The chance to continue to develop my own practice alongside the terrific platform that Gautam and the team have established in Singapore was a huge draw.”

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