Ms Mei Lin Khong > Shook Lin & Bok > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Shook Lin & Bok

Work Department

Corporate, Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Commercial & Conveyancing, Loan & Debt Restructuring


Mei Lin is a senior partner of the firm and heads the Loan & Debt Restructuring department. She has over 25 years of experience in the areas of banking, debt restructuring, corporate, real estate and commercial transactions. Her experience in banking covers a broad range of banking transactions including bilateral and syndicated loans, club deals, security sharing arrangements, infrastructure and project financing, ship financing, off-shore and cross border loan transactions. She also advises and acts for banks, bondholders, trustees, agent banks in complex debt restructurings, formal schemes of arrangement under Section 176 of the Companies Act 1965, debt restructuring schemes under the Corporate Debt Restructuring Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia (CDRC) and work-outs under Special Administrators appointed pursuant to the Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad Act 1998.
Mei Lin has extensive experience in acting for buyers and sellers of non-performing loans (NPLs) and has been involved in all aspects of the transaction from both the buyer’s and the seller’s perspective including the due diligence and bidding process, advising and structuring the special purpose vehicle to acquire the NPLs, drafting and reviewing the sale and purchase agreement, regulatory compliance, vesting and transfer of the NPLs and post-acquisition work. She regularly advises and acts in sale and purchase transactions involving shares of companies, office and commercial buildings, data centre, development land, industrial buildings and residential properties, joint venture development projects, receivership and liquidator sales and sales by public auctions and open tenders.


Mei Lin completed the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice course in 1988 and gained admission to the Supreme Court of South Australia in the same year. Thereafter, she practised for a short period in Adelaide before returning to Malaysia in the following year. Mei Lin was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1989 and joined the firm in the same year as an associate. She became a partner in 1996.


Mei Lin’s team of lawyers, as with Shook Lin & Bok as a firm is equipped to address any queries in a multiple languages including English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil


Member of the Malaysian Bar.


Mei Lin graduated with an LL.B. (Hons) degree from the University of Adelaide in 1987. In 1988 she completed the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice course and gained admission to the Supreme Court of South Australia in the same year.

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Banking and finance

Shook Lin & Bok is strong for contentious and non-contentious conventional and Islamic finance matters and has a breadth of experience in the negotiating, preparing and structuring of banking and finance transactions, products and documentation. Corporate finance partner Jalalullail Othman heads up the group and has experience advising domestic and international financial institutions, corporate borrowers and public sector bodies such as Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Malaysia. The group also has a dedicated loan and debt restructuring practice, which is led by Mei Lin Khong and benefits from conventional and Islamic finance expert Kiat Ching Hoh‘s expertise which spans from advising on corporate and retail banking documentation to corporate debt restructuring.

Malaysia > Islamic finance

The Islamic banking and finance group at Shook Lin & Bok has experience advising across retail financing, mezzanine financing and debt capital markets. The team is led by Jalalullail Othman, who focuses on corporate finance, and includes Mei Lin Khong, whose clients benefits from her broad banking and finance experience.