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Yanhua Lin

Yanhua Lin

Fangda Partners
Beijing, CHN



Commercial Dispute Resolution (Litigation & Arbitration)

  • Advised one of the world’s leading investment firms in connection with disputes between general partners and limited partners in a PE investment.
  • Advised a leading global bank in a dispute with its clients regarding asset management.
  • Advised several China-based U.S. listed companies and their senior executives in relation to securities lawsuits before U.S. courts.
  • Defended the receiver of Lehman Brothers (Europe) in the Chinese court proceedings relating to its role in structuring certain financial derivatives in the amount of approximately U.S. $ 200 million.
  • Defended a Big 4 accounting firm in a series of securities fraud cases against around 130 plaintiffs before Chinese courts.
  • Defended a Big 4 accounting firm in (i) a tort action in relation to professional negligence in tax consulting service; and (ii) a lawsuit in relation to the performance of audit engagement.
  • Represented a European client, in relation to the enforcement of an ICC arbitral award in China, a groundbreaking case in which China’s Supreme People’s Court for the first time invoked the “public policy ground” under the New York Convention to refuse enforcement of a foreign arbitral award.
  • Represented an Israeli company in the Chinese court proceedings for the enforcement of an ICC arbitral award.
  • Represented a U.S. company in the Chinese court proceedings for the enforcement of an SCC arbitral award.
  • Represented a PRC investor in ICC arbitration in Hong Kong in relation to a US$100 million dispute arising from a share purchase agreement and in ancillary court proceedings relating to injunctive orders.
  • Represented a significant PRC computer manufacturer in an arbitration case in Hong Kong in accordance with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules regarding a dispute over the supply of computer equipment.
  • Represented the founders of a company in an arbitration case regarding an investment dispute in accordance with the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules.
  • Represented a US-based company in CIETAC arbitration in relation to a US$30 million dispute concerning certain distribution agreements.
  • Assisted in several arbitration cases regarding certain contractual disputes in accordance with the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules.

Investigation and Compliance

  • Advised the “Big 4” accounting firms in connection with administrative proceedings initiated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and various matters concerning cross-border regulatory investigation.Advised on Chinese law issues related to state secrecy and cross-border data production.
  • Advised several China-based U.S. listed companies in relation to investigations initiated by U.S. regulators.Advised on Chinese law issues related to state secrecy, data privacy and cross-border data production.
  • Advised an accounting firm in the administrative investigation proceedings before the China Securities Regulatory Commission.
  • Advised an investment institution in relation to its cooperation with Chinese regulatory investigation regarding securities and futures trading.
  • Advised a multinational company in an investigation initiated by the Chinese police in relation to data privacy violations.
  • Advised an international legal service provider on its global data privacy policy.
  • Advised a “Fortune 500”company in an internal investigation of potential violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and advised the client on the Chinese anti-corruption, state secrecy and privacy laws.
  • Worked as Seconded Legal Counsel in a PRC subsidiary of a US pharmaceutical group. Advised on PRC-law-related compliance issues under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Advised a US-based pharmaceutical company in the anti-bribery investigation initiated by local Administration of Industry and Commerce of PRC.

Other Information?


  • Columbia University, LL.M.: James Kent Scholar
  • University of Hong Kong, MCL: Lee Shiu Scholar Peking University, LL.B.: Honors; President (2003-04), Peking University Law School Students' Union
  • Peking University, B.Ec., Economics

Professional Qualification

  • Admitted to practice in the PRC
  • Qualified to practice in the State of New York


  • The Development of "Competence/Competence" in China with the Promulgation of the New Rules of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Committee, Arbitration & Law (January 2006)

Languages, Mandarin; Cantonese; English

Professional Background

  • Ms. Lin had worked with a top-tier UK firm and a leading U.S. law firm.

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