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.
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.