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Yuankai Lin

Specialising in complex and high-stakes cross-border litigation and arbitration, Yuankai Lin acts for clients in sectors such as Technology, Communications and Media; Retail; Entertainment & Sport; Consumer Life Sciences & Healthcare and Aviation.

An experienced dispute resolution lawyer, Yuankai frequently does his own advocacy in both litigation and arbitration matters. He has a very international practice having acted in disputes involving a wide range of jurisdictions including Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, China, Russia, South Korea, Bangladesh, India and the United States. He has acted for clients at all levels of the Singapore Courts as well as in arbitrations administered by the SIAC, ICC, KLRCA (now AIAC), LCIA and UNCITRAL Rules.

He has also been invited by various organisations to present on investigations and compliance matters in Singapore, Vietnam and South Korea.

Yuankai is an accredited mediator and has been on the Singapore Mediation Centre's Panel of Associate Mediators since 2014.  He has experience mediating disputes at the Supreme Court and State Courts of Singapore and, as counsel, frequently acts for clients in mediations as well. He is a member of the Singapore Mediation Centre's Panel of Coaches, which is entrusted with the responsibility of training and mentoring the next generation of mediators in Singapore.

In 2016, Yuankai was also appointed by the Supreme Court of Singapore to the Young Amicus Curiae programme to assist the Supreme Court in cases involving novel points of law or important issues of public policy.  

Yuankai is admitted to the Singapore bar as both solicitor and barrister and practices out of Premier Law LLC.

Directory quotes

  • “Lin Yuankai is a very professional and patient lawyer.” - Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2022 edition
  • “He has excellent client relationship management and communication skills. Yuankai is very responsive and accommodating on his availability for client discussions. Also, he is very good at understanding our overall dispute resolution strategy and catering his (and his team's) advice to align with that.” - Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2022 edition
  • “As a primary legal lead for my organisation's complex transactions and disputes, availability/accessibility of my external lawyers and their ability to understand our business and strategic needs when providing legal advice are perhaps the two most important criteria that I use to assess the lawyers I work with. With this in mind, I have to make special mention of Lin Yuankai, who is outstanding in his client service and very accommodating in his accessibility—sometimes on extremely short notice due to my hectic business travel schedule—for my questions and calls. His willingness to accommodate my requests for discussions/calls—even during his business travel time—and have candid and open discussions regarding my views on strategy for our disputes matters far exceeds expectations.” – Benchmark Litigation 2020