Lina Lee



Hong Kong SAR

Lina is a corporate finance lawyer who specialises in helping clients raise capital through various sources of equity financing.  
She guides them through the legal and regulatory aspects of launching and growing their businesses, from the initial stages of securing seed or venture funding, to preparing and executing their initial public offerings (IPOs) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and to raising additional funds after listing through rights issues, placements, or other methods.  She also assists clients with complying with the Hong Kong Takeovers Code and the Listing Rules when they are involved in public takeover transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, or privatisations.  Her clients include both private and listed companies across different industries and regions, as well as international financial institutions that act as underwriters, investors, or advisers in equity transactions.  Lina is a recognised leading capital markets practitioner by various legal directories.  She speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin.


Representative matters

The sponsor on the transfer of listing to the Main Board of HKEX of Viva Goods.

Shandong Boan Biotechnology on its spin-off from Luye Pharma Group and separate listing of its H Shares on the HKEX.

The underwriters in Cathay Pacific’s rights issue as part of its HKD39 billion recapitalisation plan.

HKEX-listed Xinghua Port Holdings on the voluntary cash offer by Zhuhai Port.

Lina is not only equipped with extensive Hong Kong capital markets expertise but is also very hands-on and always able to provide valuable insights.
Chambers, 2024
I trust her professional advice and truly believe having her on the transactions, regardless of being the issuer counsel or sponsor counsel, is always a big plus.
Chambers, 2024



England & Wales, 1999

Hong Kong, 1998


LL.M., University of Hong Kong, 2000


Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), English
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.