Reed Smith has further strengthened its litigation practice in Hong Kong with the hire of Mark West as a partner from Kennedys, where he was co-head of regulatory.

This is Reed Smith’s second litigation partner hire in Hong Kong in a matter of weeks, following the addition of Stephen Chan from Oldham Li & Nie in May. The firm also hired regulatory and investigations specialist Dora Wang as a partner in Shanghai and New York. 

West advises Hong Kong-listed companies, multinational companies and high net-worth individuals on regulatory investigations, commercial litigation and arbitration, white collar crimes and fraud investigations and prosecution defence.

West began his career with HFW. He had an in-house stint with Western Union before joining Kennedys.

Reed Smith's Hong Kong office currently has more than 100 lawyers.


To contact the editorial team, please email

Related Articles

HK: GPS co-founder exits to launch new disputes-focused firm

by Charlie Wu 吴卓言 |

Philip Georgiou, an international arbitration and litigation expert who co-founded Hong Kong law firm Georgiou Payne Stewien (GPS Legal), has left to launch his own firm, Georgiou Partnership.

Offshore firm Appleby announces another HK partner hire

by Charlie Wu 吴卓言 |

Offshore law firm Appleby has added litigation and insolvency expert John McCarroll SC as a partner in Hong Kong, from the BVI office of rival Harneys. The hire is subject to regulatory approvals.

Simmons grows SG, HK offices with laterals, relocation

by Mari Iwata |

UK law firm Simmons & Simmons has beefed up its partner strength in Asia by hiring Terence Seah in Singapore from Stephenson Harwood and Jeffrey Friedenberg as the head of its private funds practice in Hong Kong, and also relocating disputes partner Steven Kaye to Singapore from London.