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Mark Lin

Partner
Hong Kong

Mark Lin
Languages
English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Practice Group
Litigation

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 the 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 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 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

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.

Education and admissions

Education

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

Memberships

  • 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

  • Australia
  • England and Wales
  • Hong Kong

2008-2017

Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution

Chambers Asia Pacific

2006-2017

Leading Individual in Financial Services and Regulatory

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

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