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Lin Han 韩琳

Partner 合伙人

Hong Kong

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Lin's practice primarily involves work across a range of issues for investment funds, with a particular focus on clients based in China, where she advises them primarily on the laws of the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.

Background and experience

Lin specialises in fund formation and capital raising, with experience in assisting PRC clients achieve their investment goals through innovative Cayman and BVI structures. Lin is part of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Private Equity team.

Lin worked at Davis Polk’s New York office for close to six years as an associate in the investment management group. Latterly, Lin was at Freshfields’ in Hong Kong from 2014 through late 2016 where she worked on Hong Kong regulatory and FCPA matters.

Lin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Language and Literature from Nanjing University (1999), a Master of Arts degree (2002) and a M.Phil. degree (2004) in French and Romance Philology and JD degree (2007, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) from Columbia University. She also holds an LLM degree in International Trade and Investment Law at University of Amsterdam (2014, cum laude).

Lin contributes to industry journals on the subject of international investment law. She is the author of International Investment Law with Chinese Characteristics: Zooming in on China's BIT Practice, The American Review of International Arbitration, 2015/Vol.26 No.1. She has also contributed a chapter headed "ISDS Control Mechanisms (Annulment and Setting Aside)" to Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy, Chaisse J., Choukroune L., Jusoh S. (eds), Springer, 2020.

Lin is native in Mandarin and fluent in English, French and Italian.

Admitted in:
2008 - New York
2020 - England and Wales





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韩律师持有南京大学的法语文学学士学位,哥伦比亚大学的法语和罗曼语系硕士(M.A.)和哲学硕士(M.Phil)学位。韩律师于2007年获得了哥伦比亚大学法学院颁发的博士学位 (Juris Doctor),并于2014年获得了阿姆斯特丹大学国际贸易投资法硕士学位(L.L.M)。

韩律师有在国际法律学术杂志上发表关于国际投资法的文章。她的文章《具有中国特色的国际投资法:近看中国的双边投资协议》发表于《美国国际仲裁期刊》2015/2016第一期。她还撰写了《国际投资法及政策便览》(Springer, 2020) 一书中题为《国际投资条约争端之解决机制 (仲裁决定的废除和撤销)》的章节。



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"Sensitive to clients’ particular needs, thorough understanding of law and its application in market, adaptable to client’s documentation requirements, willing and able to take the necessary steps to help client to achieve different aims"

Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2023

"Provided excellent services to our company during the entire service. We are very pleased and impressed with her quality service. We appreciate her answering all our questions timely and helping us to set up the fund in a hassle-free and effective manner"

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