Mark Lin

Mark Lin

Hong Kong

Email mark.lin@​

Phone +852 2840 5091

Fax +852 2219 0222

LanguagesEnglish, Cantonese, Mandarin

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

"Mark Lin has an excellent reputation in the market for cross-border litigation, especially for disputes involving the financial services and regulatory sectors. Clients describe him as a 'leading litigator with a strong track record' who "always provides pragmatic advice." 

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017

He is not your ordinary litigator. Mark Lin has mastered the art of asking the right questions to find the right solutions. He has been using this solution-driven approach to help various local and multinational clients, particularly those in financial services and the multimedia sectors, since the 1990s.

Mark has regular experience dealing with courts, tribunals and regulators in Hong Kong, Singapore and Asia Pacific, as well as dealing with cross-border crises. 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 and Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Mark has been a partner at Hogan Lovells since 2003 and is a fellow of the Hong Kong Securities Institute.

Awards and recognitions


Regulatory (Hong Kong)
Legal 500 Asia Pacific


Dispute Resolution, Leading Individual
Chambers Asia-Pacific

2006-2012, 2017-2019

Dispute Resolution - International Firms (China)
Chambers Global


Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution
PLC Which Lawyer?


Listed Lawyer in Client Choice Hot 75 Survey
Asian Legal Business


Leading Individual in Financial Services Regulatory
PLC Which Lawyer?


Leading Individual in International Arbitration
PLC Which Lawyer?


International Arbitration, Leading Individual
Chambers Global

Education and admissions


LL.M., The University of Hong Kong, 1993

B.A., Keele University, 1987


Member of Legal Committee of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

Fellow of Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute

Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors

Member of the Law Society Committees on Civil Litigation and the Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination

Member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association

Member of the International Association of Defense Counsel

Bar admissions and qualifications


Solicitor, England and Wales

Hong Kong

Representative experience

Successfully defending an ex-director of CITIC Limited in High Court and Market Misconduct Tribunal proceedings alleging market misconduct in claims exceeding $1.9 billion.

Advising the vice chairman of a global US bank in relation to the hiring probe by the SEC/DOJ.

Advising an international bank on regulatory/legal/internal corporate governance issues arising from staff/customer fraud involving regulators in Hong Kong, UK, Singapore and Taiwan.

Advising Alstom in petitioning for the winding up of a PRC incorporated company in Hong Kong.

Advising the Airport Authority in successfully defeating judicial review application challenging the construction of the Third Runway.

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

Advising directors of listed companies in investigations by the SFC into alleged market misconduct.

Advising an international bank in dealing with a monitor appointed by the Department of Financial Services New York.

Advising a global investment bank in investigations by the MAS and the HKMA into alleged AML breaches.

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