James C. Lin
Lecturer on Law
Mr. Lin is a partner of Davis Polk & Wardwell. Qualified to practice law in Hong Kong and New York, Mr. Lin has extensive experience in equity and debt capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital. He has over 20 years of experience advising on some of the largest and most complex listings on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, the Nasdaq Global Market and the New York Stock Exchange, including the IPOs of Baidu, JD.com., Sogou, Sea Limited and Tencent Music Entertainment.
Mr. Lin was educated at Harvard Law School (J.D. 1998, cum laude) and Harvard College (A.B. 1991, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa). He also received his M.Phil. and D.Phil. degrees in International Relations from Oxford University in 1993 and 1996, respectively, where he was a Rotary Foundation Scholar. His D.Phil. dissertation was on the topic of humanitarian intervention and the use of military force.
Mr. Lin is a Non-Executive Director of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. He is also a member of the Harvard Law School Leadership Council of Asia and the Advisory Board of Asia Society (Hong Kong), and an overseer of Morningside College at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.