Shaomei Chen specialises in tax matters of cross-border corporate tax structuring, with a specific focus on Asian-related projects. She advises both Dutch and international clients on a diverse range of areas, such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, loan financing transactions, capital market transactions, management participations and employee incentive plans.
Shaomei is currently also an external Ph.D candidate at Leiden University, where her Ph.D research focuses on international double taxation in cross-border dual-source triangular situations.
Before relocating to the Netherlands in 2015, Shaomei obtained her LL.B from Renmin University of China in Beijing, and was admitted to the Chinese Bar (currently non-active status). In the Netherlands, she obtained her LL.M in International Tax Law with summa cum laude from Leiden University in 2016, and was a researcher at the International Tax Center Leiden, where she still acts as a guest lecturer for the short course programs. She joined NautaDutilh in July 2019.
Shaomei is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese and English.