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.

Steve is named an “A-list Lawyer” by China Business Law Journal in 2020, a “Notable Practitioner” by IFLR1000 and one of “China’s Rising Lawyers” by Asian Legal Business in both 2015 and 2018.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2009New York


  • English
  • Mandarin


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