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Lauren Yu-Hsin Lin

Visiting Professor of Law

Professor Lauren Yu-Hsin Lin is a leading scholar in comparative corporate law and governance. She employs empirical methodologies to dissect and gain profound insights into the impact of various governance regulations and regulatory measures on corporations. Her scholarly achievements are featured in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Legal Studies and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. Professor Lin’s stature as a corporate law expert is underscored by interviews and acknowledgments from major media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Bloomberg. She is also a Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).

Her research pursuits span a wide spectrum of corporate governance topics, including shareholder activism, shareholder voting, securities class action, board independence, dual-class share structure, and governance issues in state-owned enterprises. Notably, her recent research endeavors have scrutinized the nuanced interplay between the state and business. This includes an in-depth examination of the formalization of corporate party committees in Chinese companies and the far-reaching implications of implementing a social credit system on corporations in China.

Professor Lin’s research contributions have transcended the confines of academia. Her work has spurred policy transformations and earned recognition from esteemed institutions, including the Delaware Court of Chancery, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC). Furthermore, she leads several research grants and consultation projects supported by governmental bodies and stock exchanges. Prior to joining the academia, she was a practicing lawyer specialized in initial public offering and corporate finance transactions. Professor Lin received her J.S.D. degree from Stanford Law School and is currently an Associate Professor at City University of Hong Kong, School of Law.

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