Dr. Mengyu Lu

Partner Capital Markets
Kirkland & Ellis


Mengyu understands business and is hard-working, attentive to what customers think, enthusiastic, professional and creative. She's the best IPO lawyer I've had the pleasure to work with.” - Chambers Greater China 2024

Dr. Mengyu Lu heads the Firm’s Asia capital markets practice. Dr. Lu has extensive experience in initial public offerings, SPACs, pre-IPO financings, mergers and acquisitions, and various follow-on offerings or compliance matters by listed companies. She is particularly well recognized in advising issuers in the “new economy” sectors, including healthcare, semiconductor, artificial intelligence, TMT and consumer sectors. In addition to corporate issuers, she also advises major investment banks, private equity and venture capital firms on capital markets and M&A matters.

Dr. Lu was recognized as a leading lawyer for China equity capital markets by Chambers Global and Chambers Greater China, a “Leading Individual” for Hong Kong equity capital markets by Legal 500, and a “Highly Regarded” lawyer for Hong Kong capital markets by IFLR1000. IFLR named her to its list of 2021 “Asia Best Lawyers”, and Asian Legal Business named her to its 2021 Asia “40 under 40” list. She was also listed in China Business Law Journal’s “China’s Elite 100 Lawyers” in 2016-2018 and 2020-2021.



Leading Lawyer, Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms) – China, Chambers Greater China (2022–2024)

“Leading Individual”, Capital Markets (Equity) – Hong Kong, Legal 500 (2023–2024)

Leading Lawyer, Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms) – China, Chambers Global (2022–2024)

“Highly Regarded”, Capital Markets: Equity, IFLR 1000 (2022–2023)

“Highly Regarded”, Capital Markets: Debt, IFLR 1000 (2022–2023)

“A-List China’s Elite 100 Lawyers”, China Business Law Journal (2021)

“Best Asia Lawyer”, IFLR Asia Best Lawyers (2021)

“Up and Coming”, Capital Markets: Equity – China, Chambers Asia-Pacific (2021)

“40 Under 40”, Asian Legal Business (2021)

"Top 15 Rising Lawyers", Asian Legal Business (2017)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York
  • Hong Kong (Solicitor)


  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese


  • Chinese Academy of Social SciencesPh.D., Economics
  • Duke University School of LawLL.M.
  • China University of Political Science and LawLL.B.