Joe Chang

Joe Chang is our exclusively recommended Tax Services expert in Taiwan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Joe directly using the contact listed above.

Founded over two decades, HW Group Inc. has many subsidiaries including HW Management Consultants Ltd.; HW Wealth Management Ltd.; HW Corporate Finance Ltd.; HW Hospitality Technology Ltd.; HW Internet Telephone & Telecommunication Co., Ltd. As an international firm, HW Group has acquired membership in a number of globally recognised professional networking services and associations maintained by IR Global, Crowe Horwath International (CHI), and TaxChina Holdings Group., and our internal business associates are HW & Company, Crowe Horwath CPAs; HW Attorneys-at-Law, etc.

We have branches located in Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Seattle, USA and Vancouver, Canada. Our professional teams, which consist of CPAs, lawyers, consultants and international experts provide our clients a full range of management consulting services that include but not limited to tax consulting, legal consulting, trust business, and customised wealth management, in addition to the various demands of multinational and local enterprises.

HWG provides a full range of services, including tax advisory services, legal consulting services, wealth management and trust services, international tax planning as well as financial services. By coordinating our global network of professionals, we maximise our clients’ potential and accompany them in their growth and expansion in the area of investment, management consulting, corporate finance, accounting, tax, and legal consulting services.

Tim Hsu

Tim Hsu is our exclusively recommended Civil Law expert in Taiwan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Tim directly using the contact details above.

Tim, the firm’s Chief Senior Counsellor and founding partner, has extensive experience in practice areas including intellectual property rights protection, corporate investments, cross-border trade disputes, labour law, corporate restructuring and mergers. Tim regularly counsels clients on domestic and international legal matters.

Tim is well-regarded as a leading authority on legal matters, both internationally and in Taiwan. Until recently, he served as the Dean of Chinese Culture University Law School and the Director of its Law Department. He continues to teach at CCU as a law professor, and is currently the Dean of its School of Continuing Education.

Before he founded Washington Group & Associates, Tim Hsu obtained his J.S.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. He served as an intern for Judge Kathianne Knaup Crane at the Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Firm Overview:

Washington Group and Associates founding partners are alumni of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. They were brought together with a shared belief in the legal system proposed by two great American jurists, Roscoe Pound and Richard Posner.  Pound served as the dean of Harvard Law School in 1916 and is the founder of the movement for sociological jurisprudence which advocates that lawyers should serve as social engineers who can reconcile the various interests of society.  Posner currently serves as the Judge for Federal Seventh Circuit Court of United States as well as being an adjunct professor at the Chicago Law School since 1969.  He is the most well-known scholar in the study of economic analysis of law and has written over 40 books emphasising the relationship between the legal rules and economic efficiency. He argues that by using economic approach to study the legal system, legal rules will then enhance the economic efficiency. These two great jurists’ arguments are different from that of traditional lawyers.  Their theory broadens the vision and mind of the legal professionals, and such beliefs enlighten and guide their spirits.  Our attorneys strive to make use of their professional knowledge to assist the parties to resolve disputes in the most efficient way and to build an invisible social order.  By doing so, we can attain the goal which aims to reconcile the interests of all sectors in the society with their best interests.

Lu-Fa Tsai

Lu-Fa Tsai is our exclusively recommended Design Law expert in Taiwan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Lu-Fa directly using the contact details listed above.

Lu-Fa is an Attorney-at-Law who graduated from the law department of the best law school in Taiwan, National Taiwan University (NTU). Upon obtaining his LLB degree, Lu-Fa attended the Graduate Institute of Interdisciplinary Legal Studies at the College of Law at NTU, from which, following three years of study, Lu-Fa received his LLM degree. Lu-Fa passed the Bar examination one year before he graduated from the College of Law, and also has an LLM in international economic law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Göttingen in Germany. Lu-Fa joined Deep & Far Attorneys-at-Law on his return from Germany, and he is currently a partner at the law firm.

Firm Overview:

Deep & Far Attorneys-at-Law was founded in 1992 and is one of the largest law firms in this country.  The firm is presently focussed on the practice in separate or in combination of all aspects of intellectual property rights (IPRs) including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, and/or licensing, counselling, litigation and/or transaction thereof.  Since this firm edges itself into the IPRs field, the firm quickly comes to fame.  As an illustration, this firm often is one of the largest sources from which foreign filing orders originate.

The fascinating rise of this firm begins from the founder of Deep & Far Attorneys-at-Law, C. F. Tsai, who is the one first patent practitioner in this country who both has technological and law backgrounds and is qualified as a local Attorney-at-Law.  The patent attorneys and patent engineers in this firm normally hold outstanding and advanced degrees and are generally graduated from the top five universities in this country and/or the university in the US.  Our prominent staffs are dedicated to provide the best quality service in IPRs. As a proof, about one half of top 100 incorporations in this country have experiences of seeking patented their techniques, but more than one fifth of the top 100 incorporations are/were clients of this firm.  Furthermore, Hi-Tech companies in the science-based industrial park located at Hsin Chu play an important role in booming the economy of this country.  About one half of which have experiences in seeking patented their techniques, and out of more than 60% of the patent-experienced companies in that park have ever entrusted their IPR works to this firm.

We have experienced in seeking IPR-protections for our clients in more than 100 territories all over the world.  We have thousands of IPR-cases respectively prosecuted before official Patent Offices of major industrialised countries.  This firm not only is the most competent in IPR-related matters in this country but also is very familiar with IPR-practices in major industrialised countries.  As a matter of fact, this firm oftentimes tries and makes precedents of new claim-drafting styles.  While we might have become wonderfully famed locally with remarkable appreciation and respects, we would like to extend our services for internationalised or quality service-requiring foreign conglomerated giants, corporations or individuals.  We strongly believe that we will win more applause from clients all over the world.

Deep & Far Attorneys-at-Law is also recommended by The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

Ingrid Chen

Ingrid Chen is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Taiwan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ingrid directly using the contact details listed above.

Ingrid is the Partner of DTT Attorneys-at-Law and specialises in corporate investments, mergers and acquisitions, capital market, banking, securities and insurance law and compliance, and general corporate matters.  She has assisted reputable domestic and foreign companies in accomplishing onshore and offshore investments and M&A transactions, advised clients on the PRC outbound and inbound investment regulations and assisted cross-border companies to obtain Taiwan related approvals.  She also actively participates in the capital market area, representing multiple foreign issuers to raise funds, list their shares on TWSE/TPEx and issue TDRs in Taiwan as well as IPO on HKEX and the PRC.

Ingrid Chen is also familiar with banking, securities and insurance laws and regulations and has assisted clients in compliance and regulatory filings.

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Yu-Li Tsai

Yu-Li Tsai is our exclusively recommended Patent Law expert in Taiwan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Yu-Li directly using the contact details above.

Yu-Li is a patent attorney who graduated from Department of Electrical Engineering of National Taiwan University (NTUEE), which is the best engineering school in Taiwan. Out of the interest of communication system, Yu-Li immediately had attended in the Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering (GICE) of NTU since his graduation from NTUEE and has received his master’s degree after 2-year’s research. During his research life in GICE, Yu-Li also started to get involved in knowledge and skills of patent-related matters for taking the bar examination for Patent Attorneys. Yu-Li has passed the exam having a pass rate lower than 4%, and received the qualification of patent attorney.

Yu-Li also attended and gained an intellectual property master degree from Law School of University of New Hampshire, also known as Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property. Right after the graduation, Yu-Li had an opportunity to work for InterDigital, Inc. in Delaware for a short period, and then passed the United States Patent Registration Examination. Yu-Li also passed China Patent Agent Examination recently.

Yu-Li Tsai is quite proud of the fact that more than one fifth of the top 100 corporations have been clients of Deep & Far Attorneys-at-Law, and that more than 50% of the patent-experienced companies in the Hsinchu Science Industrial Park have entrusted their IPR work to this law firm.

Firm Overview:

Deep & Far Attorneys-at-Law was founded in 1992 and is dealing with all phases of laws with a focus on the practice in separate or in combination of all aspects of intellectual property rights (IPRs) including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, and/or licensing, counselling, litigation and/or transaction thereof.

It is our philosophy to provide competent legal services that other firm cannot comparably provide. The necessitated ensuing problem is how we can so provide? Deep & Far Attorneys-at-Law so achieve by selecting, edifying and nurturing peoples who have the following personalities: learned in expertise, morally earnest and sincerely behaved in mind and strictly disciplined between give and take. It is well-believed that such properties are key factors for peoples to properly and competently behave themselves.

Deep & Far Attorneys-at-Law is also recommended by The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

Jaclyn Tsai

Jaclyn Tsai is our exclusively recommended FinTech Law expert in Taiwan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jaclyn directly using the contact details listed above.

Jaclyn has a great deal of experience not only in private sector but also in public sector. She currently serves as the Chairperson of Taiwan Fintech Association. She specialises in fintech laws and regulations with a focus on blockchain technology and the self-regulation of initial coin offerings. Ms. Tsai is one of the promoters of the Global ICO Transparency Alliance and the Taiwan Crypto Blockchain Self-Regulatory Organisation. She is now also the Chairperson of Taiwan Women On Boards Association.

Jaclyn was invited to serve as the Minister without Portfolio in the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) and became one of the few female ministers in the government. During her term as Minister without Portfolio, she took responsibilities mainly in areas of cross-ministries affairs, e.g. the accommodation of laws and regulations relating to virtual world development, e-commerce, shared economy, digital convergence, start-up environment, open data.

Jaclyn Tsai previously served as a District Court judge, and then worked at IBM as the General Counsel in Greater China. She founded Lee, Tsai & Partners in 1998 and specialises in technology law, M&A and investment matters.