Steve Lin

Partner Capital Markets
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Steve Lin is a partner in the Beijing office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Steve focuses his practice on capital markets and other corporate matters, especially on full service legal advice to clients in capital markets in complex legal matters, including initial public offerings in the United States and Hong Kong, and SPAC-related transactions. He has extensive experience in the rapidly-growing PRC TMT (technology, media and telecommunications) and new economy spaces, as well as in other sectors such as education, fintech, e-commerce, healthcare, biomedical and renewable energy. Steve also advises listed companies in a variety of compliance and corporate governance matters, as well as growing companies in pre-IPO matters such as financing, corporate structure, option plans and shareholder relationships.

In 2021, Asian Legal Business recognized Steve as one of “China Top 15 TMT Lawyers”. IFLR1000 named him as a Notable Practitioner for capital markets. Steve was also listed in China Business Law Journal’s “China’s Elite 100 Lawyers / A-List Lawyers” in 2020, and in Asian Legal Business’ “Top 15 Rising Lawyers” in 2015 and 2018.



“Highly Regarded”, Capital Markets: Foreign - China, IFLR1000 (2023)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2009New York


  • English
  • Mandarin


  • Columbia Law SchoolJ.D.2008
  • Dartmouth CollegeA.B., Economics2004