Areas of Expertise

  • “Technology + Law” Cases
  • Investment and Financing Transaction Support
  • Commercial Litigation & Arbitration
  • White-Collar Crime Defense


  • J. D., China University of Political Science and Law


  • Chinese
  • English

Lin Tao has been a law lecturer at naval universities, judge in Military Court, judge in Provincial Higher People's Court, legal general manager of financial investment enterprises, legal director of large real estate enterprises and central government enterprises.

His educational background includes Bachelor of Laws (People’s Public Security University of China), Master of Laws in Economic Law (China University of Political Science and Law), Doctor of Laws in Economic Law (China University of Political Science and Law). His fields of research are corporate law, bankruptcy law, financial law, real estate law. He is a member of the INSOL and a researcher at the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Research Center of China University of Political Science and Law.

Mr. Lin has been in the legal practice for more than 20 years. He has a profound theoretical knowledge of law and is familiar with enterprise governance, investment and financing legal affairs. He has a rich practical experience in guarantee disputes, disposal of non-performing assets, asset securitization, bankruptcy reorganization, mergers and acquisitions, legal affairs of private equity funds, etc.

He has provided legal services and received recognition for high-quality clients including The Ministry of Railways, China Health Care Association, China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, China Huadian Corporation, Guizhou Gas Group Corporation and REpower North (China) Co., Ltd.

Representative Cases

  • Supreme People's Court: Gansu Hongqi Construction Co., Ltd. contract dispute appeal
  • Higher People's Court of Gansu Province: Dispute over Trust Agreement between Lanzhou Railway Bureau and Gansu Trust Company
  • Supreme People's Court, High People's Court of Shandong Province, Intermediate People's Court of Qingdao: Shenyang Langqin Property Co.,Ltd. and CCB Sifang Sub-branch Letter of Credit and guarantee disputes
  • Higher People's Court of Hubei Province, Intermediate People's Court of Yichang , Wujiagang District People's Court: Hubei Yishun Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. loans, guarantees, Agency disputes
  • The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission: Beijing Sino Harmony Import & Export Co., Ltd. and Chengde Shangcheng Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. share repurchase and guarantee disputes
  • Intermediate People's Court of Shenyang: Dalian Asia-Pacific Fire-Fighting Engineering Co., Ltd case of unfair competition in bidding
  • Higher People's Court of Beijing, Second Intermediate People's Court of Beijing: World Knowledge Publishing House Copyright dispute case
  • Intermediate People's Court of Tongliao, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region:Inner Mongolia Holingol National Shopping Mall Co., Ltd. equity dispute series
  • Beijing Dongcheng District People's Court: the case of infringement of right to reputation dispute between Hainan Kaili Co., Ltd. and Caijing Magazine

Major Projects

  • Lanzhou Railway Bureau's financial management and securities asset project
  • Beiya Industrial (Group) Co., Ltd. restructuring project
  • Guizhou Gas Group Corporation Ltd. asset securitization project
  • Chengde Tianxing Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. bankruptcy reorganization project
  • Hubei Yishun Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. non-performing asset disposal and asset revitalization project
  • Beijing Century Microentropy Tech. ltd National Equities Exchange and Quotations project
  • Liqin Investment Co., Ltd. and Chinatown Development Co., Ltd. of the Republic of Korea development project in Xuande District, Hwanghai (Yellow Sea) Free Economic Zone, South Korea
  • Inner Mongolia Holingol National Shopping Mall Co., Ltd. liquidation project
  • Beijing Xietong Innovation Investment Management Co.,Ltd investment and withdrawal projects
  • Fuding and Akashi Foundation investment projects
  • Beijing eMao Automobile Technology private equity investment fund project
  • China Orient Asset Management Co., Ltd. disposal of Bank of China Gansu Branch non-performing assets project
  • The equity project of Shenyang Huachang Wind Energy Company acquired by CHEC
  • CSEMC acquisition of ship hotel project
  • Huaxia Fiber Telecom Co., Ltd. direct investment projects in China


  • Lin Tao “Research on the Deposit Insurance System”, "China-ASEAN Expo" No. 10, November 2012, pages 104-105
  • Lin Tao "Analysis of the Definition of Economic Law – Review of the Law of Equi-marginal utility”, "Legal System Expo", No. 10, November 2012, pages 1-4
  • Lin Tao "Research on China's Anti-monopoly Civil Litigation System", "Legal Expo", No.12, December 2012, pages 4-6
  • Lin Tao "Study on Taxpayer Litigation System", "Social Sciences", No. 1, January 2013, pages 70-72
  • Master's degree thesis "Research on the Legal Issues of Bankruptcy in Financial Derivative Transactions", selected into the "Excellent Master’s Degree Thesis Database" of CNKI
  • Author of Chapter 7 of the "Case Course of Bankruptcy Law" of the Supreme People's Court (not officially published yet)