Innovatus Law > Taipei, Taiwan > Firm Profile

Innovatus Law
7Fl, No. 2, Sec. 1, Dunhua S. Rd.
Songshan Dist.
Taipei City

Taiwan > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Further to its core expertise in cross-border M&A, joint ventures, and inbound financings, Innovatus Law routinely handles a host of corporate and commercial matters for angel and venture capital investors, and international content production studios. Chia-Heng Seetoo is key contact within the practice for capital market transactions and general corporate advisory, with recent highlights including Taipei Exchange IPOs and acquisitions for semiconductor manufacturers. Marine Yang has a wealth experience representing various foreign and PRC-base enterprises doing deals in the local market. Michael Scott, who focuses on cross-border commercial transactions, arrives from Russin & Vecchi (International Legal Counsellors).


‘Innovatus Law is a young firm with tremendous potential. They are extremely knowledgeable with extensive experience locally and globally. The team has the gravitas of a large institution but the flexibility and efficiency of a start-up. Highly recommended!’

‘Marine Yang is extremely professional and approachable. She helps you navigate the legal world with ease and answers any questions promptly. It has been a privilege to work with Marine and her team.’

Key clients

91APP, Inc.

Ampere Computing

Artilux Corporation

ARM Limited

Catcher Group

Farglory Life Insurance Co., Ltd. / Farglory Group

Synopsys, Inc.

United Overseas Bank, Taipei Branch International Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted as 91APP’s issuer Taiwan counsel (lead counsel) in its initial public offering application to Taipei Exchange.
  • Acted as Synopsys, Inc.’s Taiwan local counsel to acquire 100% equity stake in Dorado Design Automation, Inc.
  • Advised on International Company Limited on its USD $75m Series C financing.

Taiwan > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Innovatus Law attracts instructions from a diverse range of Taiwanese and foreign companies seeking assistance on contentious matters. Beyond its core competencies in white collar crime and corporate control disputes, the team boasts niche expertise in family business disputes and conflict avoidance strategies. Practice head Derek T.C. Sun  routinely handles work for clients in electricity, energy, and infrastructure. Eve Tsai focuses on commercial and competition litigation in the high-tech sector for both domestic and US-listed companies.

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‘Innovatus Law can provide clients with professional legal advice, especially with its professional strategies and skills in external negotiations and litigation procedures.’

‘A firm that provides real solutions.’

‘English law capabilities and intelligent legal advice backed by research and analysis.’

‘The team is very professional and knowledgeable. Very attentive and courteous to their clients.’

‘The team has managed to provide outside-the box legal insights that the other major Taiwanese law firms have not been able to provide to us.’

‘Derek Sun and Eve Tsai recently supported us turning a major dispute resolution with a very tough counter-party (which the other law firms failed to do so).’

‘Derek Sun, the lead lawyer and managing partner of the firm, is excellent. He can explain the case situation clearly to us and suggest the best course of action and overall strategy. He has the ability to induce client’s confidence and comfort.’

Key clients


Kuai Kuai

XPEC Entertainment

ENG Electric

Work highlights

  • Represented Kuai Kuai against Ting Hsin Oil and Fat Industrial Co in a high-profile civil lawsuit for Ting Hsin’s tainted oil.
  • Represented FamilyMart in a series of lawsuits regarding the franchise agreements and fair trade issues.
  • Represented Devin Hsieh, the former CFO of XPEC Entertainment Inc., for lawsuits regarding securities fraud, financial statement fraud, and non-arm’s length transaction.

Taiwan > Intellectual property Tier 3

Innovatus Law‘s agile IP team works with various public sector entities and well-known corporates on a mix of regulatory and commercial advisory mandates. Practice head Jamie Yang routinely handles cross-border copyright and trademark issues, working with a diverse global clientele from the worlds of content production, publishing, VR, and architecture. Dora Chiang concentrates on fintech and capital market matters, and draws on her public policy background to actively contribute to various ministry of culture projects regarding IP strategy.

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‘Everything runs perfectly!’

‘Jamie is very professional in matters related to contracts, such as IP, rights, and risk. She has patience in all our communications, we appreciate it very much.’

‘Jamie and her associates are excellent. They truly adopt a personal approach and provide the service with great efficiency. I worked with them on a feature film development and production project which won top awards in Taiwan. Jamie and her team are able to consider the practice and suggest ways to get around the relationships and commercial and legal interests in the deal.’

‘Jamie stands out as she is very dedicated to her clients, with efficiency and clarity that simply make her one of the best lawyers I’ve ever worked with.’

‘The legal team at Innovatus Law are approachable, competent, and efficient. Professionalism, with high standards of integrity and prompt response for time-sensitive matters.’

‘Very in-depth knowledge of Intellectual Property matters. Can apply legal concern to various industry circumstances.’

‘Jamie Yang is the best lawyer I have worked with. She is extremely capable in the IP and copyright area, and what makes her go above and beyond is that she stands at a higher level, not only consulting for IP and copyright, she also helps us develop IP and copyright legal strategies in combination with our technical and business strategies, which eventually help our company scale up and be more profitable.’


Key clients

National Communications Commission

Taiwan Creative Content Agency

Ministry of Culture

FamilyMart Co., Ltd.

Kuai Kuai Co., Ltd.

ENLA Media Limited

Each Other Films

Joint Entertainment International Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised the Ministry of Culture on drafting rules and potentially creating a digital copyright title ledger for music in Taiwan, reviewing recently promulgated US Music Modernization Act and best practices.
  • Invalidated trademark registrations of an adverse prior shareholder of Kuai Kuai, and obtained an order from the Trademark Office confirming Kuai Kuai as a famous brand name.
  • Prepared the investment agreement between Each Other Films and its key investors, the director’s and producer’s agreements along with all necessary rights agreements for “Gou Mie (English name: Little Big Women),” one of the highest grossing Taiwanese films in 2020.

Taiwan > TMT

Innovatus Law works with national regulators, governmental departments, and Taiwanese-listed tech companies on a range of public and private sector mandates. The US Bar admitted co-practice head Jamie C. Yang is noted for her IP capabilities.

The firm: Innovatus Law is recognized as a leading business law firm in Taiwan. It represents clients in the areas of corporate and commercial deals, litigation, intellectual property, and personal data protection. The firm’s client base spans a broad range of industries, including public companies, family-owned manufacturing conglomerates, governments, high-net-worth individuals, and entrepreneurs.

Foreign entities doing business in Taiwan have limited options for legal representation. Few international law firms have offices in Taiwan and even fewer of them have full capacity to practice Taiwanese laws; local Taiwanese law firms often lack both the cross-border experience and language capabilities necessary to serve the needs of foreign clients.

The firm’s attorneys are seasoned in cross-border transactions and litigation, and bring a distinctive blend of high quality, decades of successful experience, intensity, and creativity to resolve legal challenges strategically and cost-efficiently for its clients. The boutique size of the firm, and the breadth of its practice capabilities, allows it to provide a multi-disciplinary approach in a cost-effective manner.

Main areas of practice
Capital markets: The firm’s capital markets practice focuses on initial public offerings (IPOs), secondary offerings by listing companies, and other financial products sold into the capital markets. The practice is founded on a full-service Taiwan securities law capability, complemented by local securities law expertise in each of the key financial centers. The firm provides practical, integrated legal advice covering the full spectrum of global capital-raising activities including public and private domestic and international offerings of traditional debt and equity securities and convertible and other derivative and structured securities.

Corporate: In addition to “traditional” practices such as cross-border mergers and acquisitions, foreign investments in Taiwan, joint venture formations, and general corporate advice, Innovatus Law’s corporate and deal services team also brings its expertise to specific niche segments that have been neglected by top-tier firms in Taiwan, such as early stage start-up financing, venture capital investment and financing, and international film/entertainment co-production and financing.

Litigation and dispute resolution: The firm’s litigation team regularly handles white-collar crimes, corporate control fights, and regulatory defense. The team’s expertise includes defending against criminal prosecutions, conducting internal investigations, handling securities-related litigation, and negotiating complex global settlements, oftentimes leveraging subject matter expertise in the firm’s other practice areas. The team has recently worked on a high-stake ICDR-AAA arbitration held in San Francisco among multinational companies, secured a winning award for the client with its ability to explain nuanced conceptual differences between US and Taiwan laws.

Intellectual property: The firm is involved in all aspects of intellectual property law,  specializing in key areas such as trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, and antitrust. The firm has an extended roster of clients across all creative and technology sectors, including film, television, music, publishing, video games, architecture, VR production, telecommunication, PCB, software, fabless IC design, and AI. The firm currently represents clients in some of the most high-profile antitrust and trade secret cases involving international companies.

Personal data protection: The personal data protection practice has unique expertise in helping Taiwan clients navigate the intricacies of the GDPR and local regulations for specific sectors. The firm’s cross-border, interdisciplinary team also has experience in deploying Taiwan Personal Protection Act and GDPR compliant modules for the financial, government, retail, computer manufacturer, and airline. The team offers regulatory counseling, designing appropriate notice and term according to the data flow of the clients. The team also assists clients in dealing with the reporting, damage mitigation, and public relations issues arisen in data breaches.

Corporate & Deal Services Chia-heng
Litigation Derek T.C.
Intellectual Property & Antitrust Jamie C.
Corporate & Deal Services Marine
Data Privacy Tsaiwen
Chia-heng Seetoo photoMr Chia-heng SeetooExecutive Director
Derek T.C. Sun photoMr Derek T.C. SunManaging Partner
Jamie C. Yang photoMs Jamie C. YangPartner
Marine Yang photoMs Marine YangPartner
Chinese (Mandarin)
New York Bar Association
State Bar of California
ABA (American Bar Association)
Taipei Bar Association