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Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law
16F-6., No. 376, Sec. 4
Ren-ai Rd., Da-an Dist.
Taipei City 10693
Taiwan

Taiwan > Data protection Tier 1

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law assists numerous domestic and multinational corporates with a host of data protection matters. Managing partner Yvonne Lin is especially experienced in project incorporation and consultation on data protection legal frameworks, with recent mandates for clients in pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, and renewable energy. Li-Pu Lee works with an array of e-commerce sites, carmakers, and luxury goods makers, supporting various blue-chip companies with respect to local Taiwanese data protection law and rights enforcement. Registered patent attorney Yow-Lun Su is noted for his non-contentious expertise in the pharmaceutical sector, particularly with respect to project implementations, auditing, and process consultation. Meng Chin Tsai is also noted for her support on compliance reviews. All named lawyers are based in Taipei.

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Taiwan > Antitrust and competition Tier 2

A number of leading global and domestic companies turn to Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law for assistance on Fair Trade Commission (FTC) negotiations, settlement deals, and strategies to avoid future potential legal conflicts with Taiwanese authorities. Registered patent agent Chiu-Hua Chen routinely handles high-value class actions and sanction mitigation efforts for the firm’s East Asian client base. The dual-qualified (Taiwan and US) Yow-Lun Su works on various unfair competition claims and antitrust violations for multinational companies in tech and automotive production. Jeffrey Hung is noted for his representation of Taiwanese and foreign-listed companies in administrative remedy procedures against the FTC. All named lawyers are based in Taipei.

Taiwan > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law has significant experience acting in civil, criminal, and administrative disputes regarding construction contracts, public procurement, competition, energy, and IP. Li-Pu Lee  and Shiue-Chuan Wang both represent a slew of multinational corporates in arbitration proceedings under ICC rules, and handles mediations before Taiwan's public construction committee for key developers in rail and nuclear power. Jessie C.Y. Lee is experienced in BOT contract disputes and labour union litigations, while Kuo-Ming Huang regularly assists US and listed companies mount defences against various criminal allegations.

Taiwan > Labour and employment Tier 2

Utilising its multi-disciplinary team structure, Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law draws on its expertise in a range of industries and sectors to advise a range of high profile regional clients in semiconductors, aviation, mass transit, energy, and consumer goods. Li-Pu Lee is especially experienced in immigration matters for multinationals, intracompany transfers, and redundancy plans arising out of corporate restructurings and M&A. Jessie C.Y. Lee is noted for her expertise in major layoffs and labour dispute resolution, acting as a mediator between unions and employers on a regular basis. Jia-Wei Chao  focuses on litigations, arbitrations, and the labour law aspects of corporate reorganisations.

Taiwan > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law acts for a wide array of clients in the real estate industry on contentious and non-contentious matters arising from project developments, contract negotiations, and government procurement agreements. Shiue-Chuan Wang is an experienced arbitrator who specialises in public construction disputes, administrative remedies on behalf of the ministry of foreign affairs, and mediations before the public construction commission. Chiu-Hua Chen routinely acts for developers and insurers in a host of construction litigations, while Jessica Chiang is noted for her experience in real estate transactions and multi-jurisdictional joint ventures. Yu-Wei Lin advises on development disputes.

Taiwan > Banking and finance Tier 3

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law‘s multidisciplinary team advises a mix of foreign corporates and Taiwanese banks on asset-backed loan facilities, utility project financings, and compliance reviews. Li-Pu Lee is experienced in cross-border financial sector M&A. Senior Consultant Terry T.H. Tu is a certified securities specialist who represents underwriters on bond issuances and prospective over-the-counter (OTC) share listings. Kuo-Ming Huang‘s experience as a public prosecutor sees him assisting US and Taiwan-listed OTC companies mounting defences against  various alleged violations. Meng Chin Tsai is experienced in derivative product disputes. All named lawyers are based in Taipei.

Taiwan > Capital markets Tier 3

Working with a diverse mix of Taiwanese and foreign-listed corporates, Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law‘s capital markets focus spans private placements, domestic bond issuance, and legal opinion for regulatory compliance concerns. Li-Pu Lee ‘s broad practice sees him handling cross-border transactions, securities portfolio consultations, and due diligence ahead of IPO filings. Terry T.H. Tu focuses on OTC share listings and bond prospectus reviews for overseas subsidiaries of domestic securities companies. Meng Chin Tsai is recommended for her experience in derivative disputes and fund listings.

Taiwan > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

The multi-disciplinary team at Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law works with domestic and foreign banks, technology companies, manufacturers, and retailers on a host of transactions. Registered arbitrator Li-Pu Lee is experienced in cross-border M&A, international trade, and shareholder negotiations. Terry T.H. Tu handles syndicated loans, share acquisitions and asset financing issues for a global client base. Dual-qualified (US and Taiwan) Meng Chin Tsai is recommended for her fintech capabilities. All named lawyers are based in Taipei.

Taiwan > Intellectual property Tier 3

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law‘s dedicated intellectual property desk advises well-known tech companies and transnational corporations on various issues related to patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Yvonne Lin specialises in fair trade law and licensing matters for clients in material science, and automotive manufacturing, and semiconductor production. Jessie C.Y. Lee handles trademark licensing negotiations for high-tech companies in Taiwan, Japan, and the US, while dual-qualified (US and Taiwan) Yow-Lun Su is noted for his knowledge of counterfeit law. Tim Tsai is recommended for his knowledge of medical and healthcare IP.

Taiwan > TMT Tier 3

The firm: Formosan Brothers was founded in 1997, and currently stands as one of Taiwan’s preeminent full-service law offices.  Over the past twenty years, through our dedication and professionalism, the Formosan Brothers’ team established a foundation built atop our impeccable reputation.  Today, our reputation continues to be our greatest asset and source of pride.

Formosan Brothers boasts a team of legal professionals whose knowledge, experience, and acumen are second to none.  Many of our attorneys and consultants own advanced degrees from both domestic and foreign institutions.  We offer an abundance of experience and a storied track record of success in both litigation, transactional, and alternative dispute resolution matters.

Throughout our successful journey, Formosan Brothers remained progressive; we continue to improve our practice to cover even the most cutting-edge professional fields.  Based on the needs of our clients, we combine our expertise and professional resources to provide our clients with comprehensive services across a wide range of legal fields.  Formosan Brothers’ quality legal services have long enjoyed high recognition from the community at large.

Aside from our efforts to cultivate and service the domestic legal market, Formosan Brothers also achieved significant success internationally.  Many of our attorneys are licensed to practice both in Taiwan and foreign jurisdictions; contributing to our deep knowledge of international legal matters.  What sets Formosan Brothers apart from our competitors, especially international law firms, is that our team of attorneys and consultants also receive legal training in Taiwan.  As such, our team understands Taiwan’s cultural and business nuances.  Our international clients take comfort in knowing that we will combine both international knowledge and domestic understanding to craft the most suitable solutions to transnational matters.  This unique offering remains one of Formosan Brothers’ most acclaimed advantages.

Adhering to the spirit since our founding, Formosan Brothers continues to provide the most professional and efficient comprehensive legal services to our clients through our progressive vision.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Japan practice Chiu-Hua Chen
Banking, Securities and Finance Terry T.H. Tu
Capital Markets Li-Pu Lee
Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions Li-Pu Lee
Labour and Employment Jessie C.Y. Lee
Dispute Resolution Chiu-Hua Chen
Projects and Energy Chiu-Hua Chen
Intellectual Property Yvonne Y.F. Lin
TMT Yvonne Y.F. Lin
Real Estate and Construction Li-Pu Lee
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Chiu-Hua Chen photoMs Chiu-Hua ChenManaging Director
Jessie C.Y. Lee photoMr Jessie C.Y. LeeManaging Director
Li-Pu Lee photoMr Li-Pu LeeCEO/Managing Partner
Yvonne Lin photoMs Yvonne LinDirector/Managing Partner
Terry T.H. Tu photoMs Terry T.H. TuSenior Legal Consultant
Number of lawyers : 30
Number of Patent Attorneys : 5
Numbers of US Attorneys : 5
English
Japanese
Mandarin
Taiwanese
New York Bar
State Bar of California
District of Colombia Bar
NYSBA
ABA (American Bar Association)
Taipei Bar Association
Taiwan National Bar Association
Taiwan Patent Attorneys Association (TWPAA)
Primerus

Formosan Brothers, Attorneys-at-Law (“FBLaw”) has been the leading full-service firm in Taiwan and experienced in transnational business and investment. Our team of professionals brings a strategic, high quality, and collaborative approach to business and utilize all our resources to meet a client’s needs. FBLaw has been renowned in Taiwan for its expertise in civil, criminal, and administrative cases regarding matters about project construction, public procurement, antitrust/competition laws, real estate, energy, corporate M&Across border investment, and IP laws. For corporate and M&A, FBLaw has assisted many world leading companies in various industries and offering creative solutions to address their issues. In the practice of employment law, FBLaw provides the service of unparalleled quality, including the consultation on dawn-raids, dismissal and retirement planning, and post M&A employment issues. FBLaw also has an IP department dedicated entirely to all kinds of IP practices and data protection.  

 FBLaw’s client portfolio covers clients from different industry sectors, including many Fortune 500 companies in industries such as pharmaceutical, high tech, telecommunication, retailing, fashion industry, financial institutions, construction, healthcare, and high-profile individuals. FBLaw is also members of many global legal networks. We enjoy legal partnerships with various top-quality law firms over all five continents.  

 FBLaw is efficient in legal representations, reliable in litigations and dispute resolutions, and most of all, our service comes at a reasonable price. Many of our attorneys are trained in the US, UK, Japan, and Germany and are licensed to practice both in Taiwan and the US. With our team’s diverse background, we can help our international clients understand the business culture and legal system of Taiwan and contribute our deep knowledge of international legal matters to our clients. 


As a full-service firm, Formosan Brothers, Attorneys-at-Law (“FBLaw”) has many recent notable cases as follow:

Antitrust/Competition:
FBLaw assisted a world-leading company in reaching a record-setting settlement with the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission regarding the Antitrust lawsuit.

Banking and Finance:
FBLaw provided consultations and prepares contracts for a public-traded company in the industry of technology in relation to its plan to raise funds from a company under the ultimate control of a Mainland Chinese business through private placement.

Construction and Public Procurement:
FB law assisted a joint bidder group, formed by an American leading energy technology company and a leading local construction company, successfully obtained an NT$18.5 billion energy project solicited by Taiwan Power Company.

Data Protection:
A Japanese multinational info-tech equipment and services company retained FBLaw to provide consultation regarding Data Protection measures implementation and draft Data Protection Administration Rule Book.

Energy:
FBLaw provided consultation to a think tank research unit funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs regarding offshore wind power generation projects, including assisting in developer’s shares release, drafting performance guarantees, undersea cable legal rights, potential WTO violations, fisheries rights, and reviewing contracts.

Insurance:
FBLaw was retained by an international trader of technology components for consultation and represented the client in arbitration over an unpaid transportation insurance coverage dispute.

Intellectual Property:
FBLaw represented a multinational automotive corporation for suing a Taiwan leading car component and headlight manufacturer for violating its headlight design patent.

Labor and Employment:
A Taiwan leading airline appointed FBLaw’s Jessie Lee as the mediator on their behalf to deal with Taiwan’s longest airline-related labour strikes in history.


At Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law (“FBLaw”), we recognize that “diversity” includes a wide range of individual characteristics including age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, national origin, disability, marital status, familial status, and geographic background. We believe the diverse dimensions of our lawyers, professionals, and staff assist in leading our clients forward. As a team, we are unified by our enthusiasm for client success.

FBLaw is committed to recruiting, developing, retaining, and promoting talented lawyers and staff with diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to provide clients with the leadership, personal attention, and integrity they deserve. FBLaw also firmly believes that our inclusive environment is essential to both the quality of our client service and the personal satisfaction of our lawyers and staff.

FBLaw believes that being responsible and caring citizens of the world requires us to support the communities in which we live and work. Our commitment to our community extends beyond charitable donations to individuals and organizations in our cities. We take strong action in commitment to improving the communities where we thrive.

Finally, as part of our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, we are committed to cultivating awareness of how unconscious biases or assumptions impact our interactions and decision-making both internally and externally and to developing effective strategies to remove any barriers to equality of opportunity that may arise as a result.


CLIENT: LIM CHIN SEAN (Malaysia)
COMPANY/FIRM: LGB (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd./Wellco Capital Pte. Ltd.
TESTIMONIAL:
“I would strongly recommend Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law for anybody that has the need of firm in handling cross border investment in Taiwan! The lawyers and staff stayed in close contact with us and were friendly, respectful, and tireless in their efforts. We are thankful that we selected Formosan Brothers to represent us and would highly recommend them.”


CLIENT: NEAL LIN (Taiwan)
COMPANY/FIRM: momo.com Inc (Fubon)
TESTIMONIAL:
“Formosan Attorneys at Law was absolutely essential to our corporate success in regulatory, employment, fair trade, and other corporate compliance. Without their diverse expertise, we would have failed to recover damages or smoothly complete other transactions. They are efficient in legal representations, reliable in litigations and dispute resolutions, and most of all, they offer a reasonable price.”