Reed Smith expands transportation practice with new aviation finance partner in Singapore

Arrival of Hui Ling Teo continues the firm's strategy to increase partner headcount in Asia

Reed Smith expands transportation practice with new aviation finance partner in Singapore

Reed Smith has appointed Hui Ling Teo as a partner in the global transportation industry group, based in Singapore.

Joining from Milbank, Teo specialises in high value transactions and has led transactions in excess of US $2.8 billion, advising aircraft leasing companies, airlines, manufacturers and financial institutions.

Teo brings expertise in pre-delivery purchase financing, large portfolio trading and financing, M&A, restructuring and insolvency, and alternative investment structures. She is passionate about supporting the industry with green and sustainable financing to accelerate the move towards green and sustainable operations and flights. Teo has more than 10 years of legal experience, having worked at Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow, and Stephenson Harwood LLP before joining Milbank in 2015.

“Reed Smith’s transportation team is among the very best in the world,” said Teo. “The firm has an impressive global platform, a collaborative approach and an inclusive culture. I am very pleased to be joining and look forward to helping further to grow the aviation practice in Asia.”

Teo’s arrival continues Reed Smith’s ongoing expansion of its Asia partner headcount. The firm now has nearly 150 lawyers, including 43 partners, across its four offices in Asia: Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong.

“Hui Ling is another exciting addition for our firm in Asia in an area representing one of our firm’s core strengths, namely transportation and asset finance,” said Kyri Evagora, Reed Smith’s Asia-Pacific managing partner.

Simon Spells, Reed Smith partner who leads the firm’s Asia aviation team, added: “Hui Ling is a proven market leader. She has advised on some of the largest deals in the industry during her career to date, and her experience and abilities will prove a huge asset to our clients.”

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