Reed Smith hikes global shipping nous

Reed Smith is upping its focus on its international shipping practice with the relocation of a lawyer apiece to Dubai and the associated Richards Butler office in Hong Kong.

Partner Adam Morgan, a former head of Richards Butler’s shipping practice, will move from London to Dubai at the beginning of April, while admiralty manager Ron Clark will relocate from London to Hong Kong in May.

Morgan’s practice focuses on the acquisition and financing of new and second-hand ships and aircraft.