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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 > Data protection Tier 2

Taiwan > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law offers dispute resolution expertise in a wide range of sectors, including banking and financial services, construction, and technology. Managing partners Yvonne Lin, Chiu-Hua Chen and Jessie Lee jointly lead the practice. Associate partners Rachel Hsieh and Li-Chi Yeh are both key members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Yvonne Lin; Chiu-Hua Chen; Jessie Lee

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Taiwan > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law is well known for its real estate and construction experience, with the practice regularly advising on major energy construction projects at all stages of development, from tender through to litigation. Managing partner Chiu-Hua Chen has considerable experience in construction matters as well as in real estate law. Jeffrey Hung specialises in real estate cases and is an expert on urban renewal and urban redevelopment law.

Practice head(s):

Chiu-Hua Chen

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Taiwan > Antitrust and competition Tier 3

Led by Chiu-Hua Chen, Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law’s antitrust and competition practice handles a range of Fair Trade Act issues, including pre-merger notifications and remedy disputes following violation. Chen primarily deals with the competition aspects of real estate and construction contracts, while Jeffrey Hung is an antitrust and competition specialist with broad experience handling a wide range of issues.

Practice head(s):

Chiu-Hua Chen

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Taiwan > Banking and finance Tier 3

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law advises domestic banks and other financial institutions on a range of issues, including legal compliance and banking regulatory law, domestic and international asset-backed loans, and infrastructure financing projects. Li-Pu Lee and Terry Tu lead the practice from Taipei, with both also admitted to practice in New York.

Practice head(s):

Li-Pu Lee; Terry Tu

Taiwan > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law offers M&A expertise encompassing negotiation, deal structuring, and due diligence for joint ventures, share transfers, spin-offs, and partial or complete takeovers, to a diverse client base. Managing partner Li-Pu Lee, with clients in the aviation, consumer goods, energy, insurance, and tech sectors, among others, leads the practice alongside Terry Tu, who is also admitted to practice in New York.

Practice head(s):

Li-Pu Lee; Terry Tu

Taiwan > Intellectual property Tier 4

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law offers both domestic and overseas companies a wide range of services in the field of intellectual property, including in relation to trademark and patent infringement disputes, counterfeiting investigations, and trade secrets cases. Yvonne Lin and Jessie Lee jointly lead the practice from the firm’s Taipei office. Patent attorney Yow-Lun Su, who has a background in biotechnology, plays a key role in the team, which also boasts strong coverage of such areas as electrical engineering, semiconductors, and information and communications technology.

Practice head(s):

Yvonne Lin; Jessie Lee

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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
Chiu-Hua Chen photo Ms Chiu-Hua Chen Managing Director
Jessie C.Y. Lee photo Mr Jessie C.Y. Lee Managing Director
Li-Pu Lee photo Mr Li-Pu Lee CEO/Managing Partner
Yvonne Lin photo Ms Yvonne Lin Director/Managing Partner
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
New York Bar
State Bar of California
District of Colombia Bar
ABA (American Bar Association)
Taipei Bar Association
Taiwan National Bar Association
Taiwan Patent Attorneys Association (TWPAA)

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:

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.

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.

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.

COMPANY/FIRM: LGB (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd./Wellco Capital Pte. Ltd.
“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.”

“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.”