"Kiel has a high level of commercial awareness."

"He offers a deep legal expertise, coupled with his exceptional client service and broad understanding of the industry"

Chambers USA 2022


Kiel Bowen is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Banking & Finance practice and serves as co-head of the firm’s global Lending practice. The Lending practice encompasses a diverse range of lending products, including asset-backed finance, fund finance, insurance company lending, oil and gas lending, leverage finance, investment grade finance, middle market lending, private credit and supply chain finance.

Kiel’s practice focuses on representing financial institutions in fund finance transactions. He has more than a decade of experience advising institutions on sophisticated cross-border fund-level financings, including bilateral and syndicated subscription credit facilities, net asset value credit facilities, hybrid facilities and management fee secured credit facilities. He is known throughout the fund finance market as a go-to source on structuring fund-level debt, investor documentation issues and the fund finance syndication market. Kiel is routinely called on to help clients develop and improve their fund finance platforms, processes and documentation. An industry-recognized thought leader, Kiel is frequently invited to speak at industry events and regularly publishes insights on market developments. Kiel is noted as a “Recommended Individual” in Mayer Brown’s Commercial Lending practice by Legal 500 USA 2022.

Kiel is a cum laude graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University.


DePauw University, BA

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, JD, cum laude

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