Jaclyn Tsai

Jaclyn Tsai 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 specializes 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 Organization. She is now also the Chairperson of Taiwan Women On Boards Association.

In 2013, 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.

In addition, Jaclyn 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 specializes in technology law, M&A and investment matters.

Firm Overview:

Dr. Chung-Teh Lee and Jaclyn Tsai, after working as judges and practicing for extensive periods, both had a vision of creating a law firm that is not only grounded on professionalism but also compassion. As such, the first office of the Lee Tsai Group was founded in Taipei in 1998 with the professional motto “Reason” and “Compassion” and a mission statement “to provide the highest quality of professional service to our clients through our comprehensive knowledge of their industries while dedicating ourselves not only to our clients but also to our community.”

With uncompromising persistence to the professional motto, within two years of foundation, Lee, Tsai & Partners swiftly soared from a firm with slightly more than 10 employees to one of the top 10 firms in Taiwan. The Lee Tsai & Partners, including the law firm and the intellectual property and investment consulting companies, continued to grow. In July 2001, we worked with attorneys at Shanghai to create a legal team to assist multinational companies and Taiwanese companies in their inbound investments into China. Continuing our steadfast commitment to our clients and in response to their pressing need for legal expertise on the increasingly close economic relationship between the PRC and Taiwan, we again worked with attorneys at Beijing to create a new legal team in July 2010. The joint work is aiming at the goal of assisting multinational companies in developing their business in the more integrated economy of the Greater China region and assisting local PRC companies in their outbound investments with a specific focus on investments into Taiwan. The Lee Tsai Group’s seamless operation between offices allows our clients full access to our entire professional team, regardless of location.

In the past decade, the Shanghai team has supported numerous enterprises in establishing and advancing their businesses in Mainland China. With the addition of Beijing team, we are able to provide a total solution for companies investing in the Greater China region in terms of full legal services ranging from merger & acquisition, capital market and business consulting to infrastructure projects, green energy, intellectual property, culture and entertainment law, employment, competition and environmental protection law. The free exchange of experience, local industry knowledge and resources among the three teams in Taipei, Shanghai and Beijing help not only to provide our clients always the best quality and most efficient services but also to provide such services in terms of geographical width.

For more than fifteen years, Lee, Tsai & Partners and affiliate teams in Shanghai and Beijing have faithfully adhered to the standards of our mission statement in every aspect of our work. We look forward to upholding this commitment in the future, and from time to time, our efforts have been honored by the international business and legal communities. Recently, we have been distinguished as the “2013 Full Service Law Firm of the Year in Taiwan” by Corporate INTL, as the “2013 Most Respected Law Firm in Taiwan” by both Lawyers World Magazine and DealMakers Country Awards, and as the “2013 Full Service Law Firm of the Year in Taiwan” by Global Law Experts.

In 2013, our founding partners, Ms. Jaclyn Tsai, was appointed as Minister without Portfolio in Executive Yuan (Cabinet). She resigned in 2016, and then returned to the firm in 2016.

Hung-Wen Chiu

Hung-Wen Chiu, Esq. finished his education at National Taiwan University (Taiwan’s top university) and amassed plentiful experience in criminal investigation before joining the Firm. Hung-Wen Chiu mainly takes charge of e-commerce and labor law consultations and ordinary civil and criminal litigations.

Position

Attorney at Law, Brain Trust International Law Firm

Education

LLB, National Taiwan University

Experience

Attorney Internship, Primordial Law Firm

Assistant Voluntary Attorney for Sunflower Movement, Judicial Reform Foundation

Investigator, Hsinchu Military Police Squad

Representative Matters

Counsel for Hyundai Steel Company in an antidumping investigation by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Ministry of Finance with respect to a carbon steel plate importation

Counsel for LCFC Taiwan Branch, a multinational company formed by Lenovo and Compal, in numerous employment related matters

Counsel for Findata Finance Technology Corp. to set up the iParking app in compliance with the Taiwanese electronic commerce laws

Defending the defendant in the ATM heist with regard to the First Bank

Qualifications

Admitted to ROC Bar

Specialties

Electronic commerce laws

Labor laws

Ordinary civil and criminal litigations

Brain Trust International Law Firm:

Brain Trust International Law Firm (“Brain Trust” or the “Firm”) is an international law firm located in Taipei, Taiwan and comprised of highly educated and experienced professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Brain Trust can deal with transnational disputes in relation to Taiwan laws, China laws, US laws, and Australia laws. Both of Legal 500 and Asialaw Profiles recommend Brain Trust for the area of dispute resolution in Taiwan because of client satisfaction and outstanding performance.

For better quality services, Brain Trust has already joined LEGUS, a leading international law firm networking for transnational dispute. Brain Trust is also a member of Roxin Alliance which provides specialist advocacy and advisory in matters of international white collar criminal defence and compliance. Our practices include litigation, multijurisdictional joint venture dispute, arbitration, compliance, corporate internal investigation, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, international inheritance, and wealth transfer for private clients.

Brain Trust provides the highest quality legal opinions on the most complex issues challenging clients, whether in litigation, transactions, or regulatory compliance. Our clients include individuals and business entities achieving success globally and locally. Many are at the top of their market fields, ranging from small companies to multinational corporations in all major industries, including manufacturing, consumer services, and technology, as well as government entities.

This firm has always been dedicated in every respect to the pursuit of justice and ultimate victory in every case and for every client with which we have had the honor of working. The equality and justice of the judicial system stand both as the foundations upon which this firm is built, and also as the ideals that drive this firm to work tirelessly year after year to put into these ideals into practice in our unending efforts to achieve equality and justice for every one of our clients.

Our firm values not only the learned consideration of experienced professionals; at the same time, we emphasize the ultimate satisfaction of our clients. We invest considerable time and effort into every case we take, and we value the participation of our clients. To ensure that our clients receive the service they deserve, our firm emphasizes that laws around the world governing corporate liability are changing. Top multinational corporations understand that these continuous changes are both important and create hard-to-manage complexities. This firm has long been devoted to tracking and analyzing these changes in order to provide the very best service to our clients.

Hung Ou Yang

Hung (Mark) Ou Yang is admitted to Taiwan Bar and New York Bar. Mark specializes himself in several areas: Mergers & acquisitions, commercial litigation, employment dispute, corporate and white collar crime, transnational dispute, and corporate governance. Mark is a director on board of a listing company in Taiwan, Fulltech Fiber Glass Corp., for his achievement in solving corporate issues. Mark is also retained by many multinational corporations as legal counsel for the compliance issues and internal investigation.

Mark is highly regarded in the global legal community for his work in commercial and white collar dispute resolution. Hence, Mark is a member of Roxin Alliance, which provides valuable practical inputs with a global perspective for international organizations. Mark is also an Assistant Professor of Law at Soochow University which provides highly ranked law programs in Taiwan. Mark teaches American constitutional law and criminal procedure.

Brain Trust International Law Firm:

Brain Trust International Law Firm (“Brain Trust” or the “Firm”) is an international law firm located in Taipei, Taiwan and comprised of highly educated and experienced professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Brain Trust can deal with transnational disputes in relation to Taiwan laws, China laws, US laws, and Australia laws. Both of Legal 500 and Asialaw Profiles recommend Brain Trust for the area of dispute resolution in Taiwan because of client satisfaction and outstanding performance.

For better quality services, Brain Trust has already joined LEGUS, a leading international law firm networking for transnational dispute. Brain Trust is also a member of Roxin Alliance which provides specialist advocacy and advisory in matters of international white collar criminal defence and compliance. Our practices include litigation, multijurisdictional joint venture dispute, arbitration, compliance, corporate internal investigation, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, international inheritance, and wealth transfer for private clients.

Brain Trust provides the highest quality legal opinions on the most complex issues challenging clients, whether in litigation, transactions, or regulatory compliance. Our clients include individuals and business entities achieving success globally and locally. Many are at the top of their market fields, ranging from small companies to multinational corporations in all major industries, including manufacturing, consumer services, and technology, as well as government entities.

This firm has always been dedicated in every respect to the pursuit of justice and ultimate victory in every case and for every client with which we have had the honor of working. The equality and justice of the judicial system stand both as the foundations upon which this firm is built, and also as the ideals that drive this firm to work tirelessly year after year to put into these ideals into practice in our unending efforts to achieve equality and justice for every one of our clients.

Our firm values not only the learned consideration of experienced professionals; at the same time, we emphasize the ultimate satisfaction of our clients. We invest considerable time and effort into every case we take, and we value the participation of our clients. To ensure that our clients receive the service they deserve, our firm emphasizes that laws around the world governing corporate liability are changing. Top multinational corporations understand that these continuous changes are both important and create hard-to-manage complexities. This firm has long been devoted to tracking and analyzing these changes in order to provide the very best service to our clients.

Charlotte Wu

Charlotte Wu’s expertise is in the integration of law and business strategies, providing legal insights and practical advice in projects that are cross-border, cross-industry, innovative, or complicated.

As the first founding partner of Zhong Yin Law Firm, Charlotte has more than 10 years of experience practicing law since 2003. Her expertise is in every aspect of business and international law. Combining her knowledge of law and business, Charlotte has gained considerable experience serving multinational listed corporations or small to mid-size companies in their securities issuance, pre-IPO fundraising, mergers and acquisitions, and other related transactions.

Furthermore, Charlotte has provided legal services for banks, asset management companies, insurance companies, onshore/offshore trust companies or fund, and other financial institutions or. She has also assisted and coordinated legal matters in the Greater China area for both Taiwanese and foreign clients, cooperating with and leading teams of mainland lawyers or utilizing Chinese relations to effectively complete commercial and litigation cases as well as large transactions. Charlotte is familiar with Mainland laws and regulations, and approaches the Mainland market with interest and understanding.

Recently Charlotte has intensively involved in the reformation of Taiwan’s pharmaceutical legal framework and regulations, and has established expertise and practice experiences in pharmaceutical laws and medical laws. Recently, Charlotte has participated and lead various blockchain and cryto-technology related projects has devoted her time in the research and formation of relevant regulations in this field.

Charlotte is also highly involved in providing legal consultations to and participating in policy reforming regarding internet based companies, fin-tech companies, social enterprises, and gaming industry in the process of creating new business models, designing implementation strategies, providing daily and operational legal services.

In addition, Charlotte has been developing a new focus on multilevel marketing industry companies, helping various direct selling companies, both local and foreign, in Taiwan and other Asian countries with their business expansion and company compliance. With extensive knowledge and understanding of the unique culture and market of this industry, Charlotte has successfully helped direct selling clients obtain authority approval (for both physical products and service type products) and is able to discuss with clients how to adjust their creative business models and bonus systems to comply with laws in different countries while remaining competitive in the market.

Should you wish to contact Charlotte Wu for any further inquiries, please send an email to [email protected]

Dr. George Lin

Dr. George Lin is the managing partner of Lin & Partners, specializing in banking and finance, corporate and M&A, capital markets, and dispute resolution matters.

Dr. Lin’s practice has covered a full range of commercial transactions, including general corporate and corporate governance, IPO, hostile and friendly acquisitions of public companies, tender offers, and share/debt offerings. Over the years he has represented numerous local and multinational clients in the course of their business operations in Taiwan and overseas. Apart from non-contentious matters, Dr. Lin has also litigated various high-profile, complex and large-scale cases and has consistently secured satisfactory results for the clients.

Dr. Lin has served for two terms as an independent director of Mega Financial Holding, the largest government-owned publicly listed financial institution in Taiwan with global operations in banking, bills finance, insurance, asset management and securities.

In addition to law practice, Dr. Lin has served as legal advisor to numerous government agencies and trade associations, including the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, National Bankers Association, Taiwan Financial Services Roundtable, National Development Fund, Taiwan CPA Association, Centers for Disease Control, Institute for Information Technology, Taiwan Bankers Association, Central Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Taiwan’s cabinet, the Executive Yuan. Dr. Lin is also an arbitrator at the R.O.C. Arbitration Association. In particular, in response to the overhauling of the national energy policy in Taiwan, Dr. Lin had established the firm’s energy practice before Taiwan’s new Energy Act came into effect in early 2017. As the new Energy Act liberalizes the energy market in Taiwan, Dr. Lin has since advised Taiwan Power Corp., the state-owned energy monopoly, extensively on various matters including, among others, strategies for corporate transformation into holding company structure, which is expected to be the largest corporate restructuring project in Taiwan’s history.

Dr. Lin has remained active in the academic sector. He is an associate professor at Soochow University School of Law in Taiwan, and a frequent contributor to the mainstream publications. Dr. Lin is the author of numerous Taiwan chapters for Law Business Research’s publications, and has recently published a book on financial product regulation “Theory and Practices of Financial Consumer Protection Act” in the Taiwan Law Journal. Dr. Lin has regularly participated in seminars and lectured throughout Asia for over 30 years.

Dr. Lin is recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific as a leading/Band 1 attorney for banking & finance. In addition, Dr. Lin was named the “Disputes Star of the Year” in Taiwan by AsiaLaw in its Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Lin was a senior associate at Lee & Li Attorneys-at-Law and Baker & McKenzie.

Dr. Lin has obtained his Ph.D. from National Cheng-Chi University (1994), an LL.M. from Soochow University (1986), and an LL.B. from National Taiwan University (1984).

Firm Overview:

At Lin & Partners, we work hard to provide the legal experience and industry knowledge required by our clients. Lin & Partners understands unique legal issues create challenges for closing transactions in Taiwan and China, and that distinguishes these jurisdictions from other locations around the world. Our experienced leadership team advises multi-national and Taiwan clients from a range of industries on complex cross-border transactions.

An Independent Boutique Law Firm
As a boutique law firm in Taipei, Taiwan, we pride ourselves on providing direct access to our partners and counsel, and our knowledge of local legal, business and cultural issues, to efficiently achieve our clients’ goals. Lin & Partners is an independent law firm licensed to advise on Taiwan law, and is not part of any partnership, joint venture or similar alliance with law firms in, or outside, Taiwan.

Our Practice Groups
The firm’s practice groups are Banking, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution & Investigations, Electronic Commerce & E-Payments, Employment, Financial Products, Gaming & Hospitality, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Infrastructure & Public Procurement and Intellectual Property. Our practice groups are recognized by global publications and our peers for their excellence.

Lin & Partners’ Gaming & Hospitality practice group is the first of its kind in Taiwan.

Our Clients
We represent privately and publicly held companies, governments, foundations, and individuals located both in Taiwan as well as from throughout Asia, Europe and the United States.

Our clients’ industries are financial services, manufacturing, information technology and biotechnology companies.

Our Commitment to Excellence
Lin & Partners is recognized by clients and publications for its commitment to excellence in its legal knowledge, ability to execute complex transactions, as well as its ability to help clients successfully resolve disputes.

Dr. George Lin

Dr. George Lin is the managing partner of Lin & Partners, specializing in banking and finance, corporate and M&A, capital markets, and dispute resolution matters.

Dr. Lin’s practice has covered a full range of commercial transactions, including general corporate and corporate governance, IPO, hostile and friendly acquisitions of public companies, tender offers, and share/debt offerings. Over the years he has represented numerous local and multinational clients in the course of their business operations in Taiwan and overseas. Apart from non-contentious matters, Dr. Lin has also litigated various high-profile, complex and large-scale cases and has consistently secured satisfactory results for the clients.

Dr. Lin has served for two terms as an independent director of Mega Financial Holding, the largest government-owned publicly listed financial institution in Taiwan with global operations in banking, bills finance, insurance, asset management and securities.

In addition to law practice, Dr. Lin has served as legal advisor to numerous government agencies and trade associations, including the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, National Bankers Association, Taiwan Financial Services Roundtable, National Development Fund, Taiwan CPA Association, Centers for Disease Control, Institute for Information Technology, Taiwan Bankers Association, Central Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Taiwan’s cabinet, the Executive Yuan. Dr. Lin is also an arbitrator at the R.O.C. Arbitration Association. In particular, in response to the overhauling of the national energy policy in Taiwan, Dr. Lin had established the firm’s energy practice before Taiwan’s new Energy Act came into effect in early 2017. As the new Energy Act liberalizes the energy market in Taiwan, Dr. Lin has since advised Taiwan Power Corp., the state-owned energy monopoly, extensively on various matters including, among others, strategies for corporate transformation into holding company structure, which is expected to be the largest corporate restructuring project in Taiwan’s history.

Dr. Lin has remained active in the academic sector. He is an associate professor at Soochow University School of Law in Taiwan, and a frequent contributor to the mainstream publications. Dr. Lin is the author of numerous Taiwan chapters for Law Business Research’s publications, and has recently published a book on financial product regulation “Theory and Practices of Financial Consumer Protection Act” in the Taiwan Law Journal. Dr. Lin has regularly participated in seminars and lectured throughout Asia for over 30 years.

Dr. Lin is recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific as a leading/Band 1 attorney for banking & finance. In addition, Dr. Lin was named the “Disputes Star of the Year” in Taiwan by AsiaLaw in its Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2017.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Lin was a senior associate at Lee & Li Attorneys-at-Law and Baker & McKenzie.

Dr. Lin has obtained his Ph.D. from National Cheng-Chi University (1994), an LL.M. from Soochow University (1986), and an LL.B. from National Taiwan University (1984).

Firm Overview:

At Lin & Partners, we work hard to provide the legal experience and industry knowledge required by our clients. Lin & Partners understands unique legal issues create challenges for closing transactions in Taiwan and China, and that distinguishes these jurisdictions from other locations around the world. Our experienced leadership team advises multi-national and Taiwan clients from a range of industries on complex cross-border transactions.

An Independent Boutique Law Firm
As a boutique law firm in Taipei, Taiwan, we pride ourselves on providing direct access to our partners and counsel, and our knowledge of local legal, business and cultural issues, to efficiently achieve our clients’ goals. Lin & Partners is an independent law firm licensed to advise on Taiwan law, and is not part of any partnership, joint venture or similar alliance with law firms in, or outside, Taiwan.

Our Practice Groups
The firm’s practice groups are Banking, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution & Investigations, Electronic Commerce & E-Payments, Employment, Financial Products, Gaming & Hospitality, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Infrastructure & Public Procurement and Intellectual Property. Our practice groups are recognized by global publications and our peers for their excellence.

Lin & Partners’ Gaming & Hospitality practice group is the first of its kind in Taiwan.

Our Clients
We represent privately and publicly held companies, governments, foundations, and individuals located both in Taiwan as well as from throughout Asia, Europe and the United States.

Our clients’ industries are financial services, manufacturing, information technology and biotechnology companies.

Our Commitment to Excellence
Lin & Partners is recognized by clients and publications for its commitment to excellence in its legal knowledge, ability to execute complex transactions, as well as its ability to help clients successfully resolve disputes.