Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (NUS), LL.M. (NUS), LL.B. (GDUFS)

  • Member, Executive Committee, Centre for Banking & Finance Law, National University of Singapore
  • Member, Executive Committee, China Banking Law Society
  • Fellow, Centre for Law & Business, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
  • Fellow, Centre for Asian Legal Studies, National University of Singapore
Email Address:
Office Tel: (65) 6516 3576 
Office Fax: (65) 6779-0979 
Office Address

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

Corporate Finance
Alternative Investments
Venture Capital and Private Equity
Chinese corporate Law
Financial Regulation

Subjects Taught

Law and Practice of Alternative Investments

Chinese Commercial Law

Elements of Company Law

Legal Systems in Asia

Private Equity and Venture Capital: Law and Practice

Brief Biodata

Dr. Lin Lin joined the Faculty of Law in June 2014 as Assistant Professor. She specializes in corporate finance, venture capital and private equity, partnership law, FinTech and Chinese corporate law. She was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford Law School and the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University (2012-2013).

Dr. Lin has published widely in law journals in the U.S., the U.K., Singapore, Hong Kong and China, such as Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance, Berkeley Business Law Journal, Journal of Corporate Law Studies and Columbia Journal of Asian Law. Her writing has been selected for presentation by the Stanford International Junior Faculty Forum. Her monograph titled "Venture Capital in China: Changing Laws in an Evolving Market" will be published by the Cambridge University Press.

She teaches Company Law, Alternative Investments, Chinese Commercial Law, Private Equity and Venture Capital, and Legal Systems of Asia at NUS Law. She has taught Singapore Company Law on a visiting basis at the National Chengchi University. She is the recipient of several academic honours, including the President's Graduate Fellowship and the Faculty Graduate Scholarship.

She was appointed as the External Consultant to the Steering Committee of the Taiwanese Company Law Reform. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Lin was a Legal Policy Officer at the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA). She has worked in the Corporate Finance Department of a leading law firm in Singapore. She has also served as Assistant Counsel at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).

Representative Publications

1. "Private Equity Investor Protection: Conceptualizing Duties of General Partners In China" (2018) 15 (1) Berkeley Business Law Journal, pp 43-91

2. Engineering a Venture Capital Market: Lessons from China (2017) 30(1) Columbia Journal of Asian Law, pp160 - 220 (earlier version selected for Stanford International Junior Faculty Forum)

3. Managing the Risks of Equity Crowdfunding: Lessons from China (2017) 17(2) Journal of Corporate Law Studies, pp 327 - 366

4. "Venture Capital Exits and the Structure of Stock Markets: Lessons from China" (2017) 12(1) Asian Journal of Comparative Law, pp1-40

5. "Regulating Executive Compensation in China: Problems and Solutions" (2014) 32(2) Journal of Law and Commerce, pp 207-254

6. "The Private Equity Limited Partnership in China: A Critical Evaluation of Active Limited Partners" (2013) 13(1) Journal of Corporate Law Studies pp185 -217

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