LENA QIU, a tax associate in the firm’s New York office, focuses on advising clients on tax structuring and other U.S. tax considerations in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Lena’s practice includes both public and private mergers and acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations, stock and asset sales, internal corporate restructurings, and international tax planning. Lena also spends a significant amount of her time on advising REIT clients, as well as private equity funds and hedge funds. Lena’s other main practice area involves representing U.S. and non-U.S. clients in capital market transactions, including major IPOs, global note programs, and other debt and equity securities offerings.
Prior to joining Sidley, Lena practiced at another major law firm where she advised clients on tax issues with respect to various mergers & acquisitions and capital markets transactions.
While attending Columbia Law School, Lena was a managing editor for the Columbia Law Review.