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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 > Antitrust and competition Tier 2

Led by Chiu-Hua Chen , the antitrust and competition practice at Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law is experienced in providing advice to domestic and overseas clients across a variety of sectors. The team is particularly focused on Federal Trade Commission (FTC) negotiations and trade secrets matters. International clients benefit from Yow-Lun Su’s dual qualification in Taiwan and the United States, while Yvonne Lin  brings multi-sector advocacy experience. Jeffrey Hung is noted for his representation of Taiwanese and foreign-listed companies in administrative remedy procedures against the FTC.

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Taiwan > Data protection Tier 2

Working with a range of domestic and international clients, Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law assists on the full spectrum of data protection issues including drafting data protection policies, implementation of preventative measures, handling company data breaches, and contentious and non-contentious trade secrets matters. Li-Pu Lee  leads the department with broad cross-industry experience, focusing on e-commerce sites, carmakers, and luxury goods brands, advising clients on local Taiwanese data protection law and rights enforcement. Managing partner Yvonne Lin  is well-versed in project incorporation and consultation on data protection legal frameworks.

Practice head(s):

Li-Pu Lee; Yvonne Lin

Taiwan > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law offers significant litigation and arbitration services to domestic and international clients across a wide range of industries. Li-Pu Lee  has represented many Japanese and American tech manufacturers, as well as multinational logistics and petroleum companies. Yvonne Lin  routinely advises on intellectual property disputes in Taiwan’s booming technology sector. Kuo-Ming Huang’s commercial litigation skills and Jeffrey Hung’s experience in antitrust & competition are a key asset. Associate Rachel Hsieh is noted for her work in finance and fintech.

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Taiwan > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Representing a range of public and private entities, Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law handles both contentious and non-contentious matters within the real estate and construction space. Recently, the firm has increased its presence in construction leasing contracts, advising clients on the complexities of contract extensions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Chiu-Hua Chen  specialises in public procurement projects, representing Taiwanese and Japanese multinational companies in major infrastructure projects including highways and public transport. Shiue-Chuan Wang is noted for her work in construction-based dispute resolution, while Jessica Chiang focuses on joint ventures and acquisitions in the construction sector. Associate Yu-Wei Lin is recommended for his work in hotel development and city planning projects.

Practice head(s):

Yvonne Lin; Li-Pu Lee; Jessie Lee; Chiu-Hua Chen

Taiwan > Banking and finance Tier 3

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law advises a wide range of domestic banks and foreign corporations on project financings and compliance reviews in the real estate, construction and technology sectors. Li-Pu Lee is experienced in cross-border M&A in the finance sector, while Terry Tu specialises in securities, focusing on underwriters on bond issuances and prospective OTC share listings. Kuo-Ming Huang’s experience as a financial prosecutor is a key asset to the firm.

Practice head(s):

Li-Pu Lee

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Taiwan > Capital markets Tier 3

Representing both domestic and international clients, the capital markets practice at Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law is an effective advisory and transactional office with a focus on legal opinion for regulatory compliance concerns and due diligence ahead of IPO filings. Li-Pu Lee ’s cross-border experience is an asset in the finance and technology spaces while Terry Tu focuses on OTC share listings and bond prospectus reviews for overseas subsidiaries of domestic securities companies.

Practice head(s):

Li-Pu Lee

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Taiwan > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Working on a host of cross-border transactions, Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law serves a broad range of domestic and foreign banks, technology companies and manufacturers.Yvonne Lin  leads the department. She is joined by Li-Pu Lee , an experienced M&A lawyer with recent notable transactions in the investment banking, private equity, manufacturing, and technology spaces. Terry Tu handles syndicated loans, share acquisitions and asset financing issues, and holds a dual qualification in Taiwan and the US.

Practice head(s):

Yvonne Lin; Li-Pu Lee

Other key lawyers:

Terry Tu; Chiu-Hua Chen

Taiwan > Intellectual property Tier 3

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law advises a broad selection of well-known tech companies and international companies on IP law, regularly handling cross-border patents, trademarks, and copyright matters. Practice head Yvonne Lin  focuses on fair trade law and licensing matters, particularly for high-value clients in the automotive, manufacturing, and technology sectors. Jessie C.Y. Lee specialises in cross-border trademark licensing negotiation and patent infringement cases for high-tech companies in Taiwan, Japan, and the United States. Yow-Lun Su is recommended for his in-depth knowledge of counterfeit law, while his dual-US and -Taiwan qualification is a particular asset for US clients. Associate Tim Tsai is recommended for his IP work in the medical sector.

Practice head(s):

Yvonne Lin

Other key lawyers:

Yow-Lin Su; Tim Tsai; Jessie Lee

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.

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
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
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.”