Shipping specialist Peter Glover joins Reed Smith’s Hong Kong office from Norton Rose Fulbright. His practice focuses on shipping, international trade, arbitration, regulation and marine insurance. Glover has a maritime background having served at sea with oil majors and he is a qualified Master Mariner.

Another shipping disputes expert, Nick Austin, joined the firm’s London office from Clyde & Co.

Co-chair of Reed Smith’s transportation industry group Andrew Taylor said this with reference to Glover: “The depth of Peter’s maritime experience and technical expertise is widely recognised in the industry. Peter is a great addition both to our casualty team and to the transportation group. We are very pleased to have him on board.

Glover has commented: “I am delighted to join Reed Smith, which is a firm I have admired for a long time. It has a market leading reputation in the shipping industry and has acted on many of the high profile shipping casualties in the Asia-Pacific region. It has an enviable global platform and I look forward to further developing my practice.”