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Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law Offices
16F-6., No. 376, Sec. 4
Ren-ai Rd., Da-an Dist.
Taipei City 10693
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Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law > The Legal 500 Rankings
Taiwan > Data protection Tier 1Formosan 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.
Taiwan > Dispute resolution Tier 2Formosan 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 > Banking and finance Tier 3Formosan 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 3Working 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 3The 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 > TMT Tier 3
Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law > Firm Profile
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|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 30 Number of Patent Attorneys : 5 Numbers of US Attorneys : 5
LanguagesEnglish Japanese Mandarin Taiwanese
MembershipsNew 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&A, cross 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.
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.
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.
“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)
“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.”