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Stephen Lin

Stephen Lin

  • Firm: Fangda Partners
  • Practice Area: Real Estate
  • Country: China
  • 24/F, HKRI Centre Two, HKRI Taikoo Hui, 288 Shi Men Yi Road, Shanghai 200041.

About Stephen Lin

  • Fudan University, School of Law, LL.B.
  • BI Norwegian Business School, MBA
Professional Qualification
  • Admitted to practice in the PRC
Professional Background
  • Mr. Lin joined Fangda in 2004.
Experience in real estate acquisition and disposition and commercial leasing projects includes representation of
  • Multiple investors and developers on their acquisition and disposition, set-up of investment platform, development management, asset management, construction and leasing of logistics and industrial properties throughout China
  • Investors on debt restructuring and auction deals in relation to distressed assets in various cities of China
  • Softbank on its investment in Beike and Ziroom
  • Brookfield on its acquisition and disposal of office and retail properties in China, including its acquisition of a large mixed-use project located in Huangpu, Shanghai,  its acquisition of a set of five malls from joint ventures invested by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), and investment platform on multi-family project
  • Warburg Pincus in connection with its property investment projects
  • Kerry Properties in connection with its acquisition, disposal, development and financing of real estate projects in Shanghai and other cities of China
  • Tishman Speyer on its sale of a Chengdu retail property to a joint venture by ARA and CICC Capital, its disposal of Shanghai New Bond and Jiangwan properties and its mixed-use property joint development project in Changning, Shanghai
  • Gaw Capital in connection with its acquisition and disposal of commercial properties, and industrial and life science parks in Shanghai and other cities of China
  • GIC in connection with its investment in commercial and industrial properties
  • China Enterprises on its forming a consortium with Shun Tak Holdings to acquire the Shanghai Suhe Bay mixed-use development project from China OCT
  • New World Development and Chow Tai Fook on their development of a commercial property in Qianhai, Shenzhen and relevant asset disposition matters
  • Citirealty in connection with its purchasing a substantial part of Citigroup Tower in Shanghai
  • BM International on its acquisition of a hotel and office complex in Pudong, Shanghai, including Four Seasons Hotel and Four Seasons Place
  • Gopher Asset on its acquisition of a residential parcel in Xuhui, Shanghai
  • Fung Group on its sale of interest in a large-scale residential project in Panyu, Guangzhou to CapitaLand
  • Sino-Ocean in connection with its acquisition of a residential project in Sanya, Hainan Province
  • CSI Group in connection with its sale of the Platinum and the International Capital Plaza in Shanghai to ARA, its acquisition of the retail podium of the Shanghai Richgate from Carlyle, and its acquisition of a villa project in Zhaoxiang, Shanghai from CapitaLand
  • JPMorgan in connection with its acquisition of interest in a green field office/commercial property development project in Shanghai, and its lease of office premises in Shanghai Centre and internet datacenter facilities
  • Hongkong Land in connection with its development, acquisition, operation and management of commercial properties in Beijing and Shanghai
  • GuocoLand in connection with its investment in and development of the “18 Steps” complex project in Chongqing
  • Shanghai Expo Development Group on an office/retail cooperation development project located in the Urban Best Practices Area in Shanghai
  • Shui On Group in connection with its sale of the whole building of the second phase of Zhonghui Plaza in Chengdu to Ping An Insurance Group
  • Owner of The Center on the sale of the building to China Pacific Life Insurance Group
  • Blackstone on the leasing of its mixed-use property in Minhang, Shanghai
  • Nan Fung Group in connection with its lease of Nan Fung BM Tower to WPP Group entities for over 20 floors
  • Nike in connection with a built-to-suit headquarter project located in Jiang Wan New Town, Shanghai and developed by Tishman Speyer
  • Philips in connection with its built-to-suit headquarter project located in Jing’an District, Shanghai
  • Baxter on its lease of Suzhou R&D Center in Suzhou Industrial Park
  • Starbucks on its ultra-premium Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai as the first Roastery store outside of the United States
  • Shanghai Centre in leasing matters of office, retail and serviced apartments
  • Carrefour in connection with the leasing of supermarket premises and shopping center facilities in various cities of China, and related dispute resolution matters
  • Multiple clients on build-to-suit (BTS) projects for office, manufacturing, R&D, logistics and warehousing, and educational and healthcare premises
Experience in infrastructure projects includes representation of
  • The first batch Infrastructure REITs involving logistics and IDC assets
  • Multiple investors on acquisition, construction and operation of internet datacenter (IDC) and CHP energy facilities
  • Multiple investors on development, construction and operation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, pipelines and related terminal use arrangement
  • ESR in connection with its rooftop photovoltaic investment projects
  • Covanta Energy in connection with its investment portfolio of power generation and energy-from-waste facilities in China
  • Veolia on legal and compliance issues related to its development and operation of water supply, wastewater treatment, and energy projects in China
  • Berlinwasser in connection with its bidding for, investment in, construction and financing of various wastewater treatment projects in China
  • Shanghai Electric in connection with its investment in and operation of municipal infrastructure facilities and PPP projects in China and other countries
  • General Electric in connection with its investment in an offshore wind operation and development center and assembly base manufacturing facility for offshore turbines in South China
  • Électricité de France (EDF) on its wind power projects in various cities of China
  • Brookfield Renewable in connection with its acquisition of the China part of Terraform Power
  • Air Products on its gas supply and relevant pipeline construction and operation projects in China
  • Chevron on its pipeline and jetty projects in China, and related EPC and construction matters
  • MBK Partners in its equity investment in Golden State Environment Group, a group engaging in wastewater treatment, tap water supply and energy-from-waste power generation business
  • Zoomlion on its construction of manufacturing bases in eastern Europe and Brazil, both are key “One Belt, One Road” projects
Experience in the construction area includes representation of
  • Mori Building in connection with the construction of Shanghai World Financial Center project
  • Huada Semiconductor on its EPC construction project in Lingang, Shanghai
  • Novartis in connection with its development and construction of the Campus Shanghai Project located in Zhangjiang, Shanghai
  • ByteDance in connection with its construction of an office complex project in Xiamen, Fujian Provinance
  • Merlin Entertainments in connection with renovation and fit-out of Madame Tussauds and Legoland projects in various cities of China
  • Bayer in connection with its construction projects of petrol-chemical manufacturing facilities in Shanghai and Nanjing
  • Eastman Chemical on the construction and environmental protection issues in its production facilities construction project in Nanjing
  • Decathlon in connection with the standardization of the construction-related contracts for its retain shopping mall projects
  • Kheng Leong in connection with the construction of its residential development project located in Changfeng Area, Shanghai
  • Roche in connection with the construction related contracts of an expansion project and an R&D center project, both in Zhangjiang, Shanghai
  • Johnson Controls in connection with the construction of manufacturing facilities in Chongqing, Zhejiang and Shenyang
  • PepsiCo in connection with its development and construction of a new R&D center located in Pujiang High Technology Park of Shanghai
  • Hershey’s in connection with the construction and fit-out of its manufacturing retailing, and R&D facilities in China
  • Boeing in connection with the design and construction of a hanger project at Shanghai Pudong International Airport
  • Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in connection with various engineering design projects in China
  • M+W Group in connection with its contracting for Intel’s new investment in Dalian to build an advanced microchip manufacturing plant
  • M+W Group in connection with its acquisition of a local design institute in Nanjing
  • Numerous foreign invested companies and domestic owners in connection with design, procurement, construction and construction management of industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, residential, office and commercial properties and facilities in different cities of China

Q&A With Stephen Lin


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