• LL.B (Hons), National University of Singapore (2008)
  • University Degree in French Legal Studies, University of Poitiers (2007)

Shumin has an active disputes practice and is experienced in complex contractual disputes, shareholder's disputes, company law issues, and tortious actions. She also has particular experience with freezing injunctions.

In addition, she has handled judicial reviews, competition investigations and dawn raids.

Shumin has acted for a wide range of clients from various industries before the Singapore Courts and in international arbitrations. This includes acting for companies in the web3, retail, hospitality, and shipping industries as well as venture capitalists and high net individuals.

Shumin graduated on the overall Dean’s List from the National University of Singapore and was placed fourth in the Singapore Bar exams. In the course of her undergraduate studies, she also obtained a University Degree in French Legal Studies from the University of Poitiers.

Some of the matters in which Shumin has handled include the following:

1. Acted for a web 3 company and its founders in a high-value complex commercial arbitration, involving issues of blockchain technology. The amount in dispute exceeded USD 100 million. 

2. Acted for a private hedge fund to obtain a Mareva injunction against unknown fraudsters to prevent the dissipation of cryptocurrency, and obtained Singapore’s first ever order allowing substituted service by NFT. The matter involved millions of dollars’ worth of cryptocurrencies which had been dissipated. 

3. Acted for a leading NFT company, which has one of the highest volumes of marketplace transactions in APAC, in its shareholders’ dispute. 

4. Advised a leading market maker on novel issues relating to its obligations under the Payment Services Act.

5. Successfully argued before the High Court for the variation of two separate Mareva Injunctions, both of which exceeded S$10 million in terms of the value of the assets frozen under the injunction.

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific
International Arbitration 2024 – Recommended Lawyer

‘Lin Shumin was able to understand the issue quickly and was thorough in her examination of the materials and was able to decisively propose course of action.’

Asian Legal Business
Identified as one of 40 bright legal minds in the region under the age of 40 – “40 Under 40 list” (October 2020 issue)

Shumin is described as “knowledgeable, analytical, reliable and meticulous… Often working on tight deadlines, Shumin can be counted on to respond, even on weekends. We are very pleased with the legal advice and attention that Shumin has provided. She is very quick to grasp the issues and thorough in her analysis and advice.”

Singapore Business Review
Singapore’s 20 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2019 – Listed lawyer

asialaw Leading Lawyers 2023 edition
“Very knowledgeable in the areas that she practises and provides very clear and detailed analysis of the law.”

“Has a quick grasp of issues. Keen attention to detail without losing sight of the broad strategy.”
  • Vice-Chairperson, Law Society Women In Practice Committee
  • Member, Law Society Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Member, Singapore Together Alliance for Action to tackle online harms, especially those targeted at women and girls, Ministry of Communications and Information
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Co-author of Chambers Global Practice Guide: Litigation, 2023 edition – Singapore
  • Co-author of Singapore Civil Procedure, Sweet & Maxwell, 2019 – Discovery.
  • Co-author of legaleSE, A Legal Handbook for Social Enterprises, Law Society of Singapore, 2015 – Restraint of trade.