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John C. Lin


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  • Franklin Pierce Law Center (LL.M. 2001); Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London (M.Sc. in Information Technology with distinction 1999); King's College London (LL.B. Honours 1998)

Bar Admissions

  • New York and California

John Lin has more than 16 years experience advising on public, private, and cross-border M&A transactions with an aggregate value in excess of US$20 billion. His work includes representation of public and private clients, investment banks, and institutional investors in mergers, management and leveraged buyouts, share swaps, spin-offs, joint ventures, going private transactions, corporate restructuring, private equity, health care, and technology transactions.

Representative transactions include: Micron Technology's acquisition of Inotera (US$6 billion), Hermes Microvision's sale to ASML (US$3.1 billion), MediaTek's acquisition of MStar Semiconductor (US$3.8 billion), SpringSoft's merger with Synopsys, Capella Micro's merger with Vishay, Micron Technology's sponsorship of Elpida Memory reorganization and acquisition of Rexchip, Fresenius Medical Care's renal care joint venture with Excelsior Group, and Lincoln Electric Company's acquisition of the China welding businesses of Kuang Tai Metal.

John was recognized as one of the Top 75 Client-favored Practitioners in Asia by ALB Client Choice Hot 75 Survey in 2013. Ranked by Chambers Asia-Pacific as a leading lawyer in the corporate/M&A practice, John is described as having "a real can-do approach to his practice and deep local and US corporate expertise" and is praised for being "an excellent communicator and very creative."

John is a barrister member (non-practising) of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn. He lectured for nine years at the Chinese Culture University on Anglo-American contracts law and cross-border disputes resolution.

Honors & Distinctions

  • ALB Client Choice Hot 75 Survey — Top 75 Client-favored Practitioners in Asia

    Chambers Global — leading lawyer in corporate/M&A (2012-2019)

    Chambers Asia — leading lawyer in corporate/M&A (2012-2019)

    Legal 500 Asia Pacific — leading lawyer (2018-2019) and recommended lawyer (2012-2017) in corporate/M&A; recommended lawyer in TMT (2018)


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John Lin