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Mei Lian


Mei Lian is a partner in Shearman & Sterling's London office, with a particular focus on debt financing, with expertise both in capital markets as well as leveraged and bank finance transactions. Mei has a broad and extensive practice with a strong focus on high-end, cross-border transactions, and is recognised by her clients as being incredibly versatile, client-focused and solution-driven.

Ranked as a leading individual in leading legal directory Legal 500, Mei is cited as being a versatile practitioner who is "diligent and client focused" and "phenomenally bright and commercial".

Selected Experience

  • Piraeus Bank S.A. in connection with its €4.933 billion recapitalisation, including in connection with an exchange offer and consent solicitation for certain outstanding senior and subordinated securities
  • A hedge fund in connection with the refinancing of the acquisition of some office buildings in La Guardia, Amsterdam
  • Nokia Corporation on the financing for its acquisition of the shares owned by Siemens AG in Nokia Siemens Networks B.V.
  • Nokia Corporation in connection with the issue of its €750 million 5.00 percent convertible bonds
  • Advised Altice, Apax Partners and Deficom Group S.A. on the financing of their acquisition of Numericable’s Belgian and Luxembourg cable business


  • Magdalene College, Cambridge, B.A. (LL.B.) Hons, 1996


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