The importance of China’s venture capital (VC) market has grown as rapidly as it has grown in size. It is now the second largest market in the world and the fastest growing country. China’s venture capital market also has the unique distinctions of being one of very few engineered venture capital markets in the world. This seminar will discuss the legal and practical problems relating to VC fundraising, investments and exit. It will also evaluate the role of government in developing the VC market in China, how the growth of a VC market may be sustained, and the lessons which may be extracted from the experience from China.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Lin Lin is an Assistant Professor at NUS Law. She specializes in corporate law, corporate finance, alternative investments, Chinese corporate and securities law. She has held visiting appointments at Stanford, Oxford and Melbourne. Lin has published in leading journals in her field. Her sole-authored monograph Venture Capital Law in China (Cambridge University Press, 2021) is selected in the prestigious International Corporate Law and Financial Market Regulation series of Cambridge University Press. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Lin was a Legal Policy Officer at the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA). She has worked in the Corporate Finance Department of a leading law firm in Singapore. She has served as Assistant Counsel at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the Special Counsel to the Steering Committee of the Taiwanese Company Law Reform.