UCL Faculty of Laws


Venture Financing in China, Legal Innovations and Opportunities

11 November 2019, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm

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A UCL Centre for Ethics and Law event

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UCL Laws (Moot Court)
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens

Speaker: Dr. Lin Lin (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore)

About this event

China’s Venture Capital market is one of the fastest developing and largest engineered markets in the world. In contrast to the US or the UK, China’s VC market did not emerge as a result of market forces alone, but was instead consciously and strategically designed by the state from the outset. Specifically, governmental policies and actions facilitated the development of the VC market in order to encourage innovation and technological development, and to stimulate structural reforms of the economy.

This lecture will discuss the law and practices of China’s venture capital market, the major features and problems of the market. It will analyse how China has created the fastest developing and the largest engineered venture capital market in the world within three decades. It will discuss whether the existing economic structure and legal system would continue to facilitate the sustainable growth of venture capital and innovation in China.

About the speaker

Dr. Lin Lin is an Assistant Professor at NUS Law. She specializes in corporate law, corporate finance, venture capital, FinTech and Chinese law.
Her articles have been published in leading journals in her field, such as Journal of Corporate Law Studies, European Business Organization Law Review, Journal of Business Law, Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance, Berkeley Business Law Journal 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 Law in China " 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 as a Visiting Professor in top law schools in mainland China and Taiwan. She has provided legal training on corporate law and FinTech for officials and practitioners from China, India and Singapore. Lin has delivered public lectures by invitation at numerous law schools including Stanford and Tsinghua. She was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford Law School and Oxford.

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 served as Assistant Counsel at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the Consultant to the Steering Committee of the Taiwanese Company Law Reform. She currently sits on the editorial board of the Asian Journal of Comparative Law and Journal of Malaysian and Comparative Law.

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