Assistant Professor

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

  • Arbitrator, the Hainan Court of International Arbitration
  • Editor, Journal of Malaysian and Comparative Law
  • Guest Instructor, Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, Nanyang Technology University (NTU)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Centre for Banking & Finance Law, National University of Singapore
  • Member, Executive Committee, China Banking Law Society
  • Member, Editorial Committee, VIMA (The Venture Capital Investment Model Agreements) Guidebook
  • Fellow, Centre for Law & Business, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
  • Fellow, Centre for Asian Legal Studies, National University of Singapore
  • Fellow, TRAIL (Centre for Technology, Robotics, AI and the Law) , 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
Corporate law
Alternative Investments
Venture Capital and Private Equity
Chinese corporate and securities Law

Subjects Taught

Alternative Investments
Private Equity and Venture Capital: Law and Practice
Chinese Commercial Law
Elements of Company Law
Legal Systems in Asia

Brief Biodata

Dr. Lin Lin is an Assistant Professor at NUS Law. She specializes in corporate law, corporate finance, venture capital and private equity and Chinese 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 leading law journals in the U.S., the U.K., Singapore and Hong Kong, such as Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance, Berkeley Business Law Journal, Journal of Corporate Law Studies and Columbia Journal of Asian Law. Her writings have been selected for presentation by the Stanford International Junior Faculty Forum and the Chicago-Tsinghua 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 been a Visiting Professor in mainland China and Taiwan. She has provided legal training on corporate law and FinTech for officials from China, India and Singapore. She has delivered public lectures at top law schools, including Stanford and Tsinghua. 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). She currently sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Malaysian and Comparative Law and she is an arbitrator of the Hainan Court of International Arbitration.

Representative Publications

1. "Venture Capital in the Rise of Crypto Economy: Problems and Prospects" (2019) 16(2) Berkeley Business Law Journal (forthcoming, co-author: D. Nestarcova)

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

3. 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)

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

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

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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