Lin Li

Legal Consultant, Shanghai



Lin has nearly 20 years of experience in advising on trade litigations in multiple jurisdictions as well as on a wide range of trade topics in cross-border transactions.

He is experienced in dealing with complex rules and procedures in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings before government authorities from multiple jurisdictions, including the US Department of Commerce, the US International Trade Commission, the European Commission and the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China. He has assisted clients on matters across a wide range of industries, including steel products, chemical products, paper, automobile parts and accessories, consumer products, agriculture, and plastics, among others.

Lin actively advises multinational corporations, trade associations and sovereign clients on trade-related regulatory and compliance issues in cross-border transactions and assists them to manage and optimize the global supply chain, and to deal with various challenges relating to export controls and sanctions, tariff measures, country of origin, labeling, standards and market access, preferential treatments under China-related bilateral or regional free trade agreements, and relevant customs actions in China and the United States. His regulatory and compliance experience has also extended to FCPA/anti-corruption and other white collar matters.

Lin joined White & Case in the Shanghai Office in 2007, and rejoined the Firm's in 2017 after completing his master of law (with distinction) at Georgetown University Law Center. Before joining in White & Case, Lin worked as a trade consultant for a boutique law firm focused on China trade remedy defense work and was part of a team that secured a landmark victory before the US Department of Commerce for one of China's largest exporters of frozen warmwater shrimp.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
International Legal Studies
Georgetown University Law Center
East China University of Politics and Law


Assisted in securing negative determinations for China's relevant industries in separate antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings before the US International Trade Commission involving imports of coated free sheet paper, steel wheels and 53-foot domestic containers.

Represented multiple Chinese-invested Thai companies before the US Customs in the cutting-edge anti-evasion investigations pursuant to the US Enforce and Protect Act.

Advised a global top cross-border e-commerce platform in a series of Chinese Customs audits/inquiries.

Speaking Engagements

"Dialogue Conference Limiting Risk of Origin Fraud and Trade Remedies in Export Activities", Vietnam's Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOIT), Hanoi, December 2019