Shearman & Sterling LLP multinational law firm headquartered in New York City, United States.

Mei Lian is a partner in the European Finance practice and a leading lawyer in our corporate restructuring and insolvency group in London. Mei has a broad and extensive practice with years of experience across a wide spectrum of high-end finance transactions, which often involve cross-border features.

She focuses her practice on representing investment banks, corporate banks, institutional investors as well as corporate borrowers, issuers, private equity funds, and sponsors in a wide range of leveraged and bank finance transactions, with expertise navigating complex stressed and distressed situations. Mei also represents hedge funds and alternative credit providers in connection with bespoke financing transactions and distressed and restructuring investment opportunities.

Mei is recognised as an “incredibly gifted” key member of the Shearman & Sterling bank lending practice by Legal 500 UK 2020 and is recommended for Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency, Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans and Acquisition Finance. Legal 500 UK 2020 sources also note, “Mei Lian has a knack for explaining complex things in a clear, easy to understand way. Her manner has often helped defuse heated negotiations and drive them to success through a constructive and business friendly ability to think out of the box.”