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Mark Lin

Hong Kong

Mark Lin

He is not your ordinary litigator. Mark has mastered the art of asking the right questions to find the right solutions. One of the first questions he asks is: 'what do you want to get out of this dispute?', rather than 'will this go to the Court of Final Appeal? 'Mark has been using this solution-driven approach to help various local and multi-national business clients, particularly those in financial services and the multi-media sectors, since the 1990s.

He has regular experience dealing with courts, tribunals and regulators in Hong Kong, Singapore and Asia Pacific, as well as dealing with cross border crisis. He is a seasoned advocate who is experienced in handling multi-jurisdictional investigations. He has advocated for clients in international arbitrations in London, Gothenburg, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and Beijing. Mark is a recognized leader in commercial dispute resolution and contentious regulatory investigations by the leading legal directories, including Chambers Asia-Pacific Chambers Global, Who's Who Legal Litigation and Legal 500.

He speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Mark has been a partner at Hogan Lovells since 2003 and is a fellow of the Hong Kong Securities Institute.

Mark Lin 'is very practical, and that's why when we're in trouble we go to him,' remarked one client.

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2012

Representative Experience

Advising investment banks on cross border market misconduct investigations and enforcement actions by the Korean authorities.

Advising investment banks on compliance with OFAC summonses.

Advising financial institutions on anti-bribery investigations.

Acting in the first ever application to set aside an arbitration award under the UNCITRAL Model Law in Hong Kong.

Acting for an international hotel management company in CIETAC arbitrations with various hotel owners, including enforcing arbitration awards in China.

Acting for shipbuilders in China in LMAA arbitrations with Greek owners.

Acting for internet service provider in judicial review application concerning VoIP

Acting for 3 PRC-based aluminium companies in an ICC arbitration with a major European metals trader.

Advising a Japanese hotel owner in an SIAC arbitration with a Vietnamese party.

Education and admissions


  • LL.M., The University of Hong Kong, 1993
  • B.A., Keele University, 1987


  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • HKSI Institute Fellowship
  • Member of the Board of Governors of the Hong Kong Advocacy Institute
  • Member of the Hong Kong Securities Institute and the Hong Kong Institute of Directors
  • Member of the Law Society Committees on Civil Litigation and the Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Australia
  • England and Wales
  • Hong Kong


Chambers Asia Pacific, Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution


Chambers Global, Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution


Chambers Global, Leading Individual in International Arbitration


Leading Individual in Financial Services and Regulatory

Legal 500 Asia Pacific


Leading Individual in Financial Services Regulatory

PLC Which Lawyer?


Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution

PLC Which Lawyer?


Leading Individual in International Arbitration

PLC Which Lawyer?


Listed Lawyer in Client Choice Hot 75 Survey

Asian Legal Business

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