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, including representation of PRC-based issuers and international underwriters in initial public offerings in the United States and Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in the rapidly-growing PRC TMT (technology, media and telecommunications) spaces, as well as in other sectors such as fintech, education 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