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Jiran Liu

Senior Associate

Mieke has a demonstrated expertise in advising on complex and first-of-its-kind project finance transactions, with particular experiences in the sectors of renewable energy, LNG, gigafactories and infrastructure.

She has been playing a lead role in navigating major sponsors and financial institutions through complex financial arrangements that have led to the successful execution of numerous award-winning and high-profile projects across the globe.

Mieke speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Cantonese, German and Japanese. Her linguistic capabilities facilitate technically clear, culturally nuanced and business-effective communication among project stakeholders and are a testament to her commitment to serving a global clientele.


Representative matters

Hanoi Waste to Energy Project - Renewable Energy Deal of the Year (Waste-to-Energy), IJGlobal APAC Awards 2023 
Advising syndicated lenders in relation to the project financing of a USD200 million loan for the development of a waste to energy facility in Hanoi, Vietnam. This facility is the first of its kind in the region and the biggest waste to energy plant in Vietnam.

 Warsan Waste to Energy Project – Deal of the Year 2021, PFI Awards 2021 
Advising ECAs and lenders in relation to the project financing of a USD926 million loan for the development of a waste to energy facility in Warsan, Dubai. This was the first WtE plant in Dubai and one of the world’s largest.
Lekki Port in Lagos State, Nigeria - Middle East and African Infra Deal of the Year, PFI Awards 2019 
Advising sponsors on its USD629 million loan in relation to the financing, the construction and the sub-concession arrangements for the first major part of Lekki deep sea port in Lagos State, Nigeria. This deal won the Middle East and African Infra Deal of the Year: Lekki by PFI Awards 2019.
DEWA IV Solar Project in Dubai, UAE - Middle East Solar Deal of the Year, IJGlobal Awards 2019 
Advising syndicated lenders to the ACWA Power/SRF/DEWA consortium on the USD4.3bn 950MW DEWA IV CSP Project in Dubai, UAE. This was the largest CSP project in the world at the time. 
Coral South LNG Project in Mozambique - Midstream Oil & Gas Deal of the Year, IJ Global 2018 
Advising ECAs and lenders on the development and financing of the USD10bn Coral FLNG project in the Area 4 Coral South Offshore Basin, Mozambique. The first-ever project financing of a floating LNG vessel (FLNG), the first LNG project Mozambique and the USD5bn financing was the largest project financing in African history at the time. 



Solicitor, England and Wales, 2016

Admitted to the Chinese Bar, 2010

Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales 

 Tokyo Bar Association, Japan, 2024


Distinction, Magister Juris, University of Oxford, 2011-2012
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.