Linda Ruan

Ms. Linda Ruan is an associate who has represented private equity funds, venture capital funds, public companies and startups engaging in cross-border M&A transactions and venture capital financing. She has provided legal advice related to venture capital investment, due diligence for M&A transactions, and fund formation across industries in consumer internet, software, hardware, advertisement, and entertainment technology. She also counseled clients on corporate governance and general corporate operations.

Prior to joining Gutnicki, Linda worked for a venture capital firm as an internal legal counsel and investment manager, where she led several venture capital investments and an investment into a top tier venture capital fund. Linda also worked for a boutique Silicon Valley law firm where she was involved in cross-border M&A transactions for Chinese public companies and private equity funds, and participated in venture capital financing transactions. She earned her Bachelor of Law degree from Zhejiang University, China and her Master of Law degrees (LLM) from Boston University School of Law.

Linda is a New York State registered attorney and is fully bilingual in Mandarin and English.


Corporate - Mergers and Acquistions

Phone: 847-745-6593

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Boston University School of Law (LLM)

Zhejiang University - Bachelor of Law


New York