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Karen Yin

Attorney

Karen Yin

Attorney

SUMMARY

Graduated from top Chinese and US law schools. 10+ years’ legal working experience with international companies in both Houston and Beijing. Admitted to practice law in Texas and New York. Abundant experience with strength in various contract drafting and reviewing, business transactions, intellectual property, employment/confidentiality etc. Fluent in both English and Chinese. Very efficient and self-motivated. Good team player. High level of organizational skills and attention to details.

 

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER, Houston, USA

Intellectual Property and Information Law LLM, 2018

 

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, New York, USA

Master of Laws (LLM), May 2008

 

CHINA UNIVERSITY OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND LAW, Beijing, China

Doctor of Law, June 2004

 

CHINA UNIVERSITY OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND LAW, Beijing, China

Bachelor of Law, June 1998

                           

WORKING EXPERIENCE

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houston, US                                                                                      Legal Counsel                                                                                June 2015 – June 2019

  • Drafted and negotiated various commercial agreements with customers globally in relation to company business, including sales contracts, procurement contracts, employment contracts, partnership contracts and various other contracts.
  • Reviewed, drafted and negotiated contractual arrangements with external/internal parties in relation to intellectual property, including confidentiality agreements, technology licensing agreements, joint R&D agreements, technology transfer agreements, etc.
  • Provided legal advice and support on various legal issues involved in the day-to-day business operations, including matters related to confidentiality, intellectual property, employment, compliance, etc;
  • Developed and implemented standard form contracts and contract process to meet business need.
  • Provided fit for purpose contract and compliance training to the business based on client need.

 

SHELL (CHINA) LIMITED, Beijing, China

      Legal Counsel                                                                               Feb. 2013-June 2015

  • Advised business and management on various legal issues related to the day-to-day activities of Projects & Technology business in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Reviewed, drafted and negotiated various types of business contracts, including sales, procurement, shareholder agreements, technology collaboration and licensing contracts, etc.
  • Advised client on corporate legal matter including legal entity setup, corporate governance, etc
  • Provided compliance and contract training to the clients based on business need.
  • Developed and implemented standard form contracts and contract process to meet business need.

 

       VESTAS WIND TECHNOLOGY (CHINA) Co., Ltd., Beijing, China

      Legal Contract Manager                                                                 Sept. 2009- Oct. 2010

  • Reviewed and drafted bidding documents and contracts, developed and improved contract templates, frequently negotiated procurement & sales contracts with customers;
  • Advised business on general corporate issues including corporate governance and employment, etc.

 

       PETROCHINA COMPANY LIMITED, Beijing, China

Legal Counsel                                                                                  July 2001-Aug.2007

  • Drafted, reviewed, negotiated and/or concluded China foreign joint investment petroleum projects for the upstream business;
  • Participated in offshore merger and acquisition projects in charge of due diligence, preparation of bidding documents and/or contract negotiation.
  • Handled issues arising out of implementation of the joint projects and resolved disputes between the partners and provided advice on the impact of legal development and government policies on the business.

 

BAR ADMISSION

  • Licensed to practice law in Texas since 2018
  • Licensed to practice law in New York since 2009
  • Lawyer Qualification of the People’s Republic of China

 

OTHER SKILLS

  • Fluent in both English and Chinese
  • Microsoft Office, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook, Acrobat Reader,
  • Legal research, LexisNexis & Westlaw