James C. Lin

Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

James C. Lin

James C. Lin

Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Biography

Mr. Lin is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, resident in Hong Kong. His practice focuses on public and private corporate finance transactions, including initial public offerings, convertible and high-yield debt offerings and private equity investments, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Lin has worked on some of the most significant capital markets transactions in Asia, including with companies from the technology, media, Internet, healthcare, banking, natural resources, real estate, financial services, energy/oil and gas and other sectors.

Mr. Lin is recognized as one of the leading capital markets lawyers in Hong Kong/China by top tier international legal directories and surveys, including Chambers and IFLR1000.

Mr. Lin is fluent in English and Mandarin.

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Managing Partner Healthcare at Qiming Venture Partners Ltd.

Qiming is a China-focused venture capital investment manager with a long-term outlook, who pays limited attention to short-term ups and downs. The firm invests in early-stage and select expansion-stage companies in sectors including healthcare, technology, semiconductors, material science, media, Internet, telecommunications, consumer products, retail and clean technology. They seek to invest in businesses with strong management teams, positioned in high-growth markets. Their main investment themes are servicing the large domestic market in China as well as the robust export sector.

Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1998

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

MPhil
Class of 1996

St Johns College Oxford

AB, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1991

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Career History
Partner
1998 - Current

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP offers legal solutions to areas such as capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, credit, insolvency, and restructuring, investment management, tax, and litigation. Based in New York, the company was founded by Francis N. Bangs in 1849.

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Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Admitted to the Hong Kong Bar
IFLR1000 - Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms
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