Firm Profile > Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law > Taipei, Taiwan

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

Data protection Tier 1

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law handles an assortment of GDPR matters for multination corporations across the technology sector. Practice head and managing partner Li-Pu Lee holds a number of online gaming and fintech companies as clients and is experienced in data protection advisory work, whilst arbitrator Jessie Lee is the name for compliance work and handles the sensitive transfer of data matters.

Antitrust and competition Tier 2

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law has strength in acting for an array of clients in the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission on anti-trust lawsuits. Overseen by managing partner Yvonne Lin, the team handles merger approval applications and advisory work on consumer rights. Key partner Chiu-Hua Chen is singled out for expertise in investigation proceedings and acting for foreign companies, particularly Japnese clients.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

The dispute resolution practice at Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law is skilled in handling an array of civil and criminal litigation matters with a specialism in white-collar defense, public procurement, and corporate work. The group is made up of experienced domestic and international arbitrators such as managing partner Lipu Lee and Jessie Lee who is registered with the Chinese Arbitration Association. Construction disputes are handled by Shiue-Chuan Wang and Hsin-Jen Wang works primarily for Japanese clients.

Other key lawyers:

Labour and employment Tier 2

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law cover employment disputes for local and foreign clients in the pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and financial services sectors. The team also has experience assisting on redundancies, work permits, and visa applications for international companies, and also advises on health and safety matters. Arbitrator Lipu Lee and Jessie Lee both handle litigation work, have experience mediating matters, and act for companies in criminal proceedings. Chiu-Hua Chen has a specialism in construction-related litigation.

Banking and finance Tier 3

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law handles banking matters for commercial banks and financial institutions across corporate finance, project finance, and international financial planning matters. Managing partner Li-Pu Lee is recommended for banking litigation due to his experience as an arbitrator, and compliance expert Terry Tu is recommended for cross-border investment deals.

Capital markets Tier 3

The capital markets team at Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law has experience assisting on IPOs and international stock listing for clients operating in the aviation, tech, and financial sector. Managing partner Lipu Lee handles cross-border investments and has corporate expertise, whilst Terry Tu handles routine due diligence matters and advises on IPOs.

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Post-M&A employment issues are where Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law stands out, but the firm also provides a broad experience that includes construction law, public procurement, competition laws, energy, and corporate disputes. The team is co-led by Yvonne Lin, who handles general corporate matters, as well as litigation; arbitration expert Lipu Lee, who has expertise in transnational mergers and acquisitions; Chiu-Hua Chen, who advises on a range of domestic and foreign investments and transactions; and Jessie Lee, who is a registered arbitrator with the Chinese Arbitration Association and a registered patent attorney with the Taiwan Patent Attorney Association.

Intellectual property Tier 3

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law provides experience in arbitration and litigation in civil, criminal, and administrative cases, contentious IP matters are no exception. The firm represents foreign and domestic clients from a range of industry sectors, including pharmaceutical, technology, telecoms, retail, and healthcare. Managing partner Yvonne Lin has expertise in intellectual property, fair trade law, licensing, and IP transactions. She co-leads the team with Lipu Lee, Chiu-Hua Chen, and Jessie Lee, who is a registered patent attorney with the Taiwan Patent Attorney Association.

Real estate and construction Tier 3

At Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law, the real estate team advises on large infrastructure projects, real- estate related litigation, and project financing matters. Chiu-Hua Chen is experienced in real estate-related acquisition work, whilst Sherry Wu and Shiue-Chuan Wang are the names for construction-related litigation matters. The group also advises on urban planning, redevelopment and renewal projects, and public procurement work.  Cross-border matters feature in the workload with matters across the Asia-Pacific region and in the US.

TMT Tier 3

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law advises clients on contracts, compliance, and licensing work. Lipu Lee and Yow-Lun Su are key contacts in the team and provide IP services to tech clients, as well as assisting in copyright litigation. Managing partner Yvonne Lin is also recommended.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Chiu-Hua Chen  photo Ms Chiu-Hua Chen Managing Director
Mr Jessie C.Y. Lee  photo Mr Jessie C.Y. Lee Managing Director
Mr Li-Pu Lee  photo Mr Li-Pu Lee CEO/Managing Partner
Ms Yvonne Lin  photo Ms Yvonne Lin Director/Managing Partner
Ms Terry T.H. Tu  photo Ms Terry T.H. Tu Senior 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.”