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.