Lin Li

Associate, Shanghai



Li Lin is an associate in the International Trade Practice Group, based in Shanghai.

Lin has over 20 years of experience in advising on trade litigations and trade compliance 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 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.

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


Lin's recent representative experience

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, as well as related scope inquiries/proceedings before the US Department of Commerce.

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

Advised a Chinese public-listed company in automotive sector on export control compliance in the US and the UK.

Advised a leading new energy technology company from the US and its subsidiary in China on export control compliance in the US and China.

Assisted in building a comprehensive compliance framework for a Fortune Global 500 client, from aspects of US/EU/UK/China export controls and sanctions.

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