Shearman And Sterling

Lorna Chen is Asia Regional Managing Partner, Head of Greater China and a member of the firm’s Executive Group. Lorna founded and leads our asset management and investment funds practice in Asia.

Lorna's combined experience working in New York and Asia has proven to be invaluable in advising clients in cross-border transactions. She is one of the most senior international lawyers in Asia who serves clients in the fund formation area, focusing on the structuring, restructuring, formation and operation of alternative investment products, including private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, hedge funds and funds of funds. Lorna has extensive experience in representing investors in making investments in private funds and co-investment projects around the globe. Lorna is also respected by clients as an expert on regulatory and compliance matters related to investment funds and their managers.

Through her involvement with leading industry associations, Lorna is active in regulatory reform issues relating to the private equity funds sector.  She is a frequent market commentator through the media and major industry conferences on investment trends in the region.

Lorna has been consistently rated a leading lawyer in Investment Funds by various independent ranking publications including Chambers Asia-Pacific, IFLR1000, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Euromoney’s Women in Business Law Guide and Who’s Who Legal. She has been honored for two consecutive years (“Best in Banking and Finance” in 2018 and “Best in Investment Funds” in 2019) at Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Asia Women in Business Law Awards. Under Lorna’s leadership, the Asia investment funds practice was named International Investment Funds Firm of the Year at the 2019 China Law & Practice Awards.