Jin Ling
Senior Attorney-at-law

Ling is a PRC licensed lawyer at Lusheng Law Firm, Rouse's associated firm in China.

International companies often call upon Ling for China regulatory and market access advice, especially in the fields of education, publishing, broadcasting, television and film. She is well-known for her IP government lobbying projects and regularly advises clients on a wide range of transactional IP issues from technology transfers and R&D cooperation agreements to IP management strategies, due diligence and audits. In addition to her commercial expertise, Ling has advised on a number of high profile litigation cases encompassing all aspects of intellectual property, including copyright, patent and trade mark.

Ling's involvement with the law began in 1990. Prior to joining the firm, she spent ten years working in the Office of Legislative Affairs of the State Council of the PRC, where her responsibilities included legislation concerning education, IP, media, culture and pharmaceuticals. She was also significantly involved in Sino-US IP negotiations and participated in the UNDP, WIPO, EU and World Bank China Legislation Technical Assistance projects. These experiences provided her with expertise and insight not only on China's legislative process but also the central Government's policy-making process.

Ling worked in the Australian firm Allens Arthur Robinson in Melbourne and received a second LL.M in IP law from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her study and work experience in Australia focused on new copyright issues with the emergence of internet and e-commerce.

Professional qualifications

  • BA, Xian Jiaotong University, China 

  • LLM, Xian Jiaotong University, China 

  • LLM, University of Melbourne, Australia

  • PRC licensed lawyer at Lusheng Law Firm

Accolades

  • IAM Patent, 2016: Recommended for Transactions 
  • IAM Patent, 2015: Recommended for Transactions 
  • Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014: Listed as a 'Notable practitioner'

  • Chambers Global, 2013: Listed as a 'Leader in their field'

Professional memberships

  • Licensing Executives Society (China)

Personal interests 

  • Swimming, yoga, photography, travelling and psychology