Ines Lin

Ines Lin specialises in all areas of soft IP such as trademark, design, copyright, and unfair competition law as well as e-commerce, online, privacy, and general commercial law.

She studied law at the University of Passau, where she focused on international/cross-border law right from the start. Ines is well-grounded in Anglo-American Contract Law as well as Chinese Company Law and speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently. Having lived and worked in Shanghai, where she helped clients to protect their IP rights and advised on general aspects of doing business in China, Ines knows of the importance of dealing constructively with cultural diversity and growing heterogeneity in a globalized world. She is also a member of our China desk.

Due to her experience as an in-house lawyer, Ines has also gained deep insight, commercial awareness and understanding of what clients need and expect. Her colleagues describe her as a creative, forward-thinking person and attentive listener who provides clients with feasible solutions for concrete problems by well-structured thinking and an impressive set of legal skills.


  • Working for national and international clients on the enforcement, licensing, and defence of their trademarks and designs.
  • Legal assessment of advertising materials of all kinds in regard to their compliance with the German Competition Law.
  • Advising multi-national clients on how to protect their IP rights in China as well as consulting clients in drafting and negotiating license and cooperation agreements in cross-border cases.
  • Negotiating and drafting of distribution agreements for a German Telecommunication Company intended for national as well as foreign and international TV Channels.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2019

    • Career
      July 2019
      Gowling WLG (UK), senior associate
  • 2017

    • Career
      February 2017
      Gowling WLG (UK), associate
  • 2016

    • Career
      January 2016
      M-net Telekommunikations GmbH, in-house lawyer
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Admission, Rechtsanwaeltin
  • 2015

    • Career
      July 2015
      Roedl & Partner Shanghai, trainee
    • Education
      Second State Examination Bavaria, IP, competition & antitrust law
  • 2013

    • Education
      First State Examination Bavaria, information, communication & media law
  • 2008

    • Education
      Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • 2007

    • Education
      University of Passau, Passau