Reed Smith Richards Butler has hired a new litigation partner to add to its longstanding office in Hong Kong.

Stephen Chan joins the firm from Oldham Lie & Nie where he was previously a dispute resolution partner.

Douglas Cameron, the firm’s global chair of litigation said of the hire: “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.”

Proficient in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, Chan is an experienced Hong Kong and New Zealand qualified advocate focused on commercial litigation, international arbitration, intellectual property litigation, employment and labour disputes, and white-collar crime.

Reed Smith’s Hong Kong office has over 100 lawyers and almost 40 years’ experience in the region acting in corporate, commercial disputes and arbitration, transport and shipping, finance, property and employment law.