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

Innovatus Law’s corporate and deal services team, led by co-founding partners Chia-heng Seetoo and Marine Yang, advises multinational industry leaders, government agencies, and family-owned Taiwanese businesses in relation to cross-border mergers, foreign investments, and joint venture formation, among other matters. The practice specialises in angel and venture capital investment and financing, cryptocurrency compliance, and entertainment co-production financing. Seetoo has recently advised a Hollywood-based content production fund on foreign investment regulations in Taiwan as well as a new venture capital fund based in Taiwan in relation to initial financing. Yang specialises in advising PRC-based companies on inbound investments and mergers. Having joined from KPMG Law in Taiwan in spring 2023, Sonia Sun brings tech sector expertise.

Practice head(s):

Chia-heng Seetoo; Marine Yang

Other key lawyers:


‘Innovatus Law provides a rounded commercial law service.’

Key clients

91APP, Inc.

Artilux Corporation

Farglory Life Insurance Co., Ltd. / Farglory Dome Co., Ltd. / Farglory Group International Company Limited

Venture Plus Fund

Aevoe Inc.

Insider Pte Ltd (

XRSpace Holding Limited

Playnitride Inc.

KooData Inc.

Profet AI Technology Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised on International Company Limited on its group restructuring across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Assisted Venture Plus Capital in relation to its Taiwanese investment structure, advising on issues such as management rights, fund formation, and deal documents.
  • Advised Insider Group ( with respect to the establishment of its Taiwan operation and assisted the client to set up a Taiwanese branch of its Singapore operating subsidiary.

Taiwan > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Firm co-founder Derek Sun heads Innovatus Law’s litigation and arbitration practice, which boasts experience in relation to a broad range of matters, including insurance, infrastructure, corporate and trade secret disputes, as well as expertise in more niche areas such as family business disputes. Sun regularly handles corporate, construction, government, and regulatory litigation in addition to a variety of commercial disputes. IP litigator Jamie Yang, who is licensed to practice in the US as well as Taiwan, plays a key role in the team. Associate Selwyn Vong has commercial, financial, and labour disputes experience.

Practice head(s):

Derek Sun

Other key lawyers:


‘Derek Sun is always supportive and considers different viewpoints to come up with an appropriate solution.’

‘Derek Sun is an exceptional individual with a passion for solving legal issues. He is patient and highly knowledgeable in all aspects of business legal conflicts. He also performs very well in court.’

‘Jamie Yang has a keen ability to elucidate points of contention and adeptly address cross-strait legal queries. He consistently demonstrates a concise, coherent, and systematic approach.’

‘The disputes team at Innovatus Law is client-oriented and innovative. Their legal opinions consider not only legal compliance issues but also business strategy.’

‘This is an excellent law firm when it comes to legal disputes. Members of the team are all highly skilful and work very hard to fight cases. They give very practical advice.’

Key clients

Sysco Machinery Corporation

Farglory-Land Co., Ltd.

Ally Logistic Property Co., Ltd.

FamilyMart Co., Ltd.

Kuai Kuai Co., Ltd.

XPEC Entertainment Inc.

ENG Electric Co., Ltd.

Hsin Chong Machinery Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Sysco Machinery in a theft of trade secret and copyright infringement action against rival firm for poaching trade secrets and employees, securing a preliminary injunction against the rival firm from the Taiwan IP Court.
  • Represented and defended the accounting manager of Farglory-Land Co., Ltd., in a high-profile criminal trial proceeding.
  • Represented Ally Logistic Property Co., Ltd. (“ALP”) in relation to a civil claim of approximately USD 10 million against Carrefour in Taiwan. A fire accident occurred in March 2022 in Carrefour warehouse, where ALP was contracted to provide automatic equipment for warehousing and logistics system.

Taiwan > Intellectual property

Innovatus Law’s intellectual property team, led by Jamie Yang, has experience advising major domestic and international clients in relation to a wide range of matters, including copyright infringement and trademark search and application. Yang, who is a seasoned litigator, is admitted to practice in both the US and Taiwan, and handles IP transactional work as well as infringement disputes and trade secret protection. Associate Rose Wang plays a key role in the team, specialising in the detection and prosecution of IP infringement.

Practice head(s):

Jamie Yang

Other key lawyers:


‘Jamie Yang meticulously examines contracts and informs clients on underlying risks. He also meticulously cross-references the quality requirements outlined in the contracts. He is an excellent attorney who takes great care in these matters.’

‘Jamie Yang is a real professional who provides practical legal advice and is very reliable and approachable.’

‘The team provides a personal service and is very responsive. They think commercially with attention to detail and help navigate difficult and innovative legal issues.’

Key clients

National Human Rights Museum

Taiwan Creative Content Agency

Taiwan Institute of Economic Research

Ministry of Culture

Sysco Machinery Corporation

FamilyMart Co., Ltd.

Kuai Kuai Co., Ltd.

Tiger Airlines

ENLA Media Limited

Joint Entertainment International Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised on the copyright clearance for thousands of items at the Human Rights Museum, and provided guidance to the museum on the legal arrangements for the digital and virtual distribution and rendition of its inventory.
  • 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, upheld in later proceedings.
  • Assisted Tiger Airlines in relation to its trademark search and application strategies across multiple countries.

Taiwan > TMT Tier 3

Innovatus Law’s TMT team advises a variety of clients, including brick-and-mortar retailers, e-commerce websites, and online-to-offline service platforms, on risk management and data protection issues, as well as on the viability of business models and frameworks. Jamie Yang, Tsai-Wen Yang, and Marine Yang jointly lead the team. Tsai-Wen Yang stands out for her electronic payment and digital signatures expertise, and her handling of issues arising out of corporate digital transformations.

Practice head(s):

Jamie Yang; Tsai-Wen Yang; Marine Yang


‘Innovatus Law provides really strong strategic consulting. They have strong technical understanding regarding science and engineering, we cooperate really closely to develop our overall intellectual property landscape, and build us a really competitive IP profile. Innovatus Law helps us build strong products and business models from a legal standpoint, this is crucial for us as a startup company.’

‘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 Inc.

Xtars Media Ltd.

Yii Cultural Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised the HaWooo group on a variety of issues, including content regulation and data protection as well as the implementation of a new application developing its cross-border e-commerce service.
  • Advised Xtars Media on legal issues relating to the development of its international brand, such as IP authorisation, cooperation agreements with streamers and regional operators, and data protection.
  • Advised Yii Cultural Enterprise on all legal aspects of its transition from a photography studio to an e-commerce boutique platform, including personal data protection, IP, content regulation and consumer protection.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate & Deal Services Chia-heng Seetoo +886-2-7733-7067
Litigation Derek T.C. Sun +886-2-7733-7056
Intellectual Property & Antitrust Jamie C. Yang +886-2-7733-7057
Corporate & Deal Services Marine Yang +886-2-7733-7071
Data Privacy Tsaiwen Yang +886-2-7733-7057#7008
Photo Name Position Profile
Chia-heng Seetoo photo Mr Chia-heng Seetoo Executive Director
Derek T.C. Sun photo Mr Derek T.C. Sun Managing Partner
Jamie C. Yang photo Ms Jamie C. Yang Partner
Marine Yang photo Ms Marine Yang Partner
Chinese (Mandarin)
New York Bar Association
State Bar of California
ABA (American Bar Association)
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