Firm Profile > Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law > Taipei, Taiwan

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law
11F, NO 2, SEC 1, DUNHUA S RD
SONGSHAN DISTRICT
TAIPEI 105
Taiwan

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law has considerable experience across white-collar crime, corporate disputes, and handles complex high-profile litigation matters. The team under the leadership of arbitrator George Lin and Matthew Chen acts for both local and international clients on government procurement, class actions, white-collar defence, financial, and energy disputes. Senior associate Iris Chen focuses on construction and infrastructure projects whilst Phoebe Huang who splits her time between Taipei and Kaohsiung is the name for civil litigation matters. Felix Yu joined the team PCL TransAsia Law Offices.

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Testimonials

‘Unlike most service providers in Asia you feel that Lin & Partners sincerely care about you as a client which leads to a great amount of trust.’

‘Mr George Lin stands out as a seasoned dispute lawyer as he easily commands the courtroom with competence and boldness.’

‘This firm has a good team and can very promptly form a task force for the case. They will work round the clock if necessary and their time calculation is precise and efficient. Most importantly, they solve complex issues in the most efficient and favorable terms for clients.’

‘George Lin is very experienced and very precise in defining issues and forming a strategy to resolve the legal issue. He is extremely skillful in pinpointing the key weakness of the opponent and win the case either in court or force the other side to settle at our terms.’

Key clients

National Taiwan University

Construcciones Y Auxiliar De Ferrocarriles, S.A.

Kaohsiung City Government – Bureau of Legal Affairs

Taichung City Government

MRT Engineering Office, Bureau of High Speed Rail, Ministry of Transportation and Communications

Railway Reconstruction Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications

Bank Sinopac Co., Ltd.

National Women’s League of the Republic of China

Chung Kuo Insurance Co., Ltd.

Insurance Tier 1

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law's insurance practice acts for domestic and foreign insurance companies on disputes, regulatory work, and in the transactional space. Co-headed by a trio of partners who split their time between Taipei and Kaohsiung, the team is involved in complex insurance-related banking matters and has experience working cross-border. George Lin is a key partner in the group, as are co-heads David Lee and Kaiju Lee. Ted Liu who joined last year advises international insurers.

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Mercedes-Benz Insurance Services Taiwan Ltd.

Zurich Insurance Group

Swiss Re

Swiss Life

Projects and energy Tier 1

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law has a strong track record in advising state-owned energy clients including Taiwan Power Corporation on large power projects. The team also acts in the up-and-coming offshore wind farm development projects in Taiwan and advises developers operating in this space. George Lin leads the team with support from David Lee; key members include chief counsel Paul S P Hsu who advises on Taiwan’s renewable and green energy policies.

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Électricité de France S.A.

Construcciones Y Auxiliar De Ferrocarriles, S.A.

Taiwan Power Corporation

Ocean Affairs Council of the Republic of China

Civil Aeronautics Administration, Ministry of Transportation and Communications

National Communications Commission

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Co., Ltd.

Taiwan International Ports Corporation

Urban Regeneration Office, Taipei City Government

Taoyuan Metro Corporation

National Taiwan University

Ministry of Education

Taichung City Government

Shipping Tier 1

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law's aviation and shipping practice group acts for shipping companies and shipbuilders on insurance matters and transactions. The team advises on government projects and has a strong banking interface to deal with ship financing work. Managing partner George Lin remains the key contact and oversees the practice with co-head David Lee who also heads the corporate department. Ted Liu handles shipping logistics matters including the mortgaging of vessels and registration. The group has experience working on cross-border matters in Southeast Asia including Singapore.

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Ocean Affairs Council of the Republic of China

Taiwan International Ports Corporation

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Co., Ltd.

Antitrust and competition Tier 2

The practice at Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law is led by Alex Liu and Kaiju Lee (who splits his time between Taipei and Kaohsiung City) and has considerable experience across the competition landscape. The team handles antitrust litigation matters, investigations, and merger filings for clients which include large corporations. Domestic and cross-border transactions also feature in the workload which George Lin leads on.

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Banking and finance Tier 2

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law holds a number of leading investment banks and financial institutions as clients and is jointly led by George Lin and Kaiju Lee who split their time between Taipei and Kaohsiung. The practice advises on structured financing and capital market transactions, as well as providing banking-related litigation work. Senior associate Ted Liu supports on cross-border transactions and has experience in securities. Fintech is a growing practice at the firm, as is cryptocurrency; both types of work are headed by Lin.

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Bank of Sinopac

Credit Suisse

Paypal Pte Ltd

eBay

Wirecard Asia Holding Pte Ltd

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Taiwan Ltd.

Mercedes-Benz Insurance Services Taiwan Ltd.

Mercedes-Benz Leasing Taiwan Ltd.

HappyFan7

Capital markets Tier 2

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law handles structured finance transactions and securities matters for investment banks, institutional investors, and corporate issuers. The team is jointly managed by George Lin who has over three decades of banking expertise and Kaiju Lee who handles cross-border matters across the Southeast Asian region. The group is proficient in handling IPOs, bonds work, and compliance matters.

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Credit Suisse

Phycos International Co., Ltd

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Advising foreign and domestic clients, Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law specialises in corporate governance, shareholder rights issues, business structuring, and cross-border M&A. The team is co-led by Dr. George Lin, who assists global corporations with Taiwan corporate, commercial and M&A matters; David Lee, who focuses on international joint ventures, corporate restructuring, corporate compliance and governance; and Kaiju Lee, who has particular expertise in advising PRC and Hong Kong on incorporation and investments in Taiwan.

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Électricité de France S.A.

XDL Capital

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

eBay Inc.

Franz Collection Ltd.

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Taiwan Ltd.

Mercedes-Benz Insurance Services Taiwan Ltd.

Mercedes-Benz Leasing Taiwan Ltd.

More Fun House Ltd

Taoyuan Metro Corporation

Labour and employment Tier 2

At Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law, the employment practice is led by David Lee and handles both contentious and non-contentious employment matters for multinational corporations operating in Taiwan. The team has experience in labour disputes and assisting clients with on-site inspections. Associate Arige Sun who was previously based at the Taiwan Ministry of Labour, has a focus on acting for foreign clients on terminations and redundancies.

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Civil Aeronautics Administration, Ministry of Transportation and Communication

Taoyuan Metro Corporation

Examination Yuan

Paypal

eBay

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law has a core strength in the construction arena and advises government contractors on BOT schemes and public tenders. Overseen by George Lin, the group continues to be instructed by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications on complex litigation proceedings. Co-head David Lee handles offshore wind farm development projects and infrastructure matters. Airports, railways stations, and government agencies are all clients.

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Ocean Affairs Council of the Republic of China

Community Management Committee of Hwa-Xia 6th Military Family Community

National Taiwan University

Taoyuan Metro Corporation

Urban Regeneration Office, Taipei City Government

Construcciones Y Auxiliar De Ferrocarriles, S.A.

Kaohsiung City Government – Bureau of Legal Affairs

Taichung City Government

MRT Engineering Office, Bureau of High Speed Rail, Ministry of Transportation and Communications

Railway Reconstruction Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications

Taoyuan International Airport Co. Ltd

Phycos International Co., Ltd.

TMT Tier 3

The TMT practice at Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law covers contentious and non-contentious work for local and international tech companies operating in Taiwan. Jointly headed by George Lin, corporate partner David Lee and capital markets expert Kaiju Lee, the group offers expertise in litigation and IP work, often acting in e-commerce work and contracts.

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National Communication Commission

The firm: Lin & Partners Attorneys-at-law is an independent, boutique and powerful law firm in Taiwan founded by Dr George Lin, a veteran practitioner with over 30 years of experience.

Lin & Partners is a full-service law firm which provides high value-added legal services to local and multinational clients. The firm’s attorneys are generally of multidisciplinary backgrounds and are admitted to practice law in Taiwan, China and/or parts of the United States, and are comprised of MBAs, CPAs, AML specialists, securities and futures specialists, former in-house counsels and other professional backgrounds educated in Taiwan and abroad. The firm’s working languages include Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, English, Spanish and Japanese.

The firm has been highly recognized by world-leading law ranking institutions, including the The Legal500, AsiaLaw, Benchmark Litigation and Chambers as a top-tier Taiwan legal service provider for consecutive years since 2009. Recent key awards and recognitions include (i) Tier-1 law firm in dispute resolution, shipping, insurance and energy and projects by the 2019 and 2020 Legal500, (ii) Outstanding law firm in dispute resolution, highly recommended law firm in corporate and M&A, banking and finance, technology and telecommunications by the 2019 and 2020 AsiaLaw Profiles and (iii) Law firm of the year (Taiwan) by Benchmark litigation for two consecutive years (2019-2020). In addition, several of the firm’s attorneys have been awarded personal recognitions in their respective fields of practice, including “Leading Individuals” and “Leading Lawyers” by The Legal500 and AsiaLaw respectively.

Lin & Partners distinguishes itself from other law firms in Taiwan by providing effective and comprehensive legal services in a cost-efficient manner, combining solid cross-discipline knowledge and multi-industry experience with extensive legal knowledge to assist clients in achieving their legal and commercial objectives.

Practice areas: The firm’s practice areas range from traditional fields of law to emerging legal areas. These include dispute resolution and ADR, banking and finance, capital markets and securities, aviation and shipping law, corporate and M&A, labor law, infrastructure and public procurement to energy, fintech and blockchain, hospitality and entertainment, gaming and gambling, telecommunications, privacy and other emerging areas.

Banking and finance: Lin & Partners banking and finance practice has been recognized by international rating agencies as one of the best in Taiwan. Apart from traditional banking services offered to domestic and international financial institutions, the firm aggressively develops new business areas in response to the market trends, including electronic and third-party payment, sharing platform economy, fintech/blockchain/cryptocurrency, regulatory sandbox and various new financial instruments and products.

Capital markets and securities: Lin & Partners has diverse experience in securities law covering a variety of securities transactions – debt, equity and derivative offerings, structured notes and IPOs. Recently, the firm has been dedicated to the new “Taiwan’s Hidden Champion” concept and worked closely with leading private equity to invest in quality targets in Taiwan.

Dispute resolution: Lin & Partners provides clients with complete range of dispute resolution services with effective and versatile solutions. In recent years, the firm has successfully litigated in extremely difficult cases, overturning adverse legal precedent as well as unfavorable judgments in the 1st and 2nd instances to secure victory for clients. Lin & Partners has particular expertise in cross-border litigation and arbitration. Leveraging on its strength and independent status, Lin & Partners has been one of the top law firms for international clients when seeking dispute resolution services in Taiwan.

Energy: Lin & Partners distinguishes itself from other law firms in Taiwan in its dedication to developing energy practice well before Taiwan’s new Energy Act took effect. The firm has advised Taiwan Power Corporation, the state-owned enterprise, on various matters covering nuclear plant operations and waste disposal, and particularly on strategies for its corporate reorganization pursuant to the new Energy Act, the largest corporate restructuring in size and dollar amount in Taiwan’s history. Lin & Partners also advised one of the world’s largest energy conglomerates on its operations in Taiwan, and has been actively participating in Taiwan’s offshore wind development projects.

Gaming: Lin & Partners’ gaming practice is the pioneer and leader in Taiwan, which commenced by acting as legal counsel to the Taiwan government on the legislation and establishing the regulatory regime purporting to legalize land based casino resorts in Taiwan. The firm has since advised gaming operators on the offshore online gaming, as well as the support and ancillary technical services to offshore gaming operators.

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恆業是一個全方位的法律事務所。服務領域包括外國投資、資本市場、能源法、金融科技、公司治理與併購、勞動爭議、商業訴訟、民事、刑事及行政訴訟及爭端解決、智慧財產權、政府採購,公共工程、航空法、電信法等其他法律專業領域。本所各領域之服務品質皆深獲Legal500、Chambers & Partners、AsiaLaw等國際評鑑機構的肯定與推薦,成為臺灣最佳律所之一。

本所彙集兼具國際一流的MBA、會計、財稅、保險等專業的台、美、英、大陸律師團隊,我們的工作語言涵蓋了中文、英文,西班牙文及日文。如此專業、多功能的律師團隊才可體察產業趨勢及科技發展,即時與企業的脈動相連,以前瞻性的角度提供穩健的法律服務。

恆業一向被客戶認為是獨立(Independent)、專精(Boutique)、而強大(Powerful)的律師事務所,本所也以此自我期許,永續提供高附加價值的科技法律服務。

Dr. George C.H. Lin, Managing Partner

Dr. George C.H. Lin, Managing Partner at Lin & Partners, shares his experience in managing a tier-1 law firm and his views on the Taiwan legal market. 

Our editorial group notes that Lin & Partners is a mid-sized local law firm in Taiwan, yet it has been ranked and recognized as a Tier-1, leading law firm in several practice areas for many yearsThis is quite an extraordinary and exceptional case for your market. Who is Lin & Partners? 

Thank you for your compliments. Indeed, I think this is an extraordinary accomplishment in 10 years by our team of talented professionals.  

Lin & Partners is a boutique, independent and powerful full-service law firm in Taiwan. Most lawyers in Lin & Partners come from a diversified background and experience which, in addition to having attended the most prestigious law schools in Taiwan and internationally, can provide in-house and outside counsel perspectives on client matters. This enables us to deliver our clients comprehensive and high-value added legal services at very reasonable fees and to distinguish ourselves from other traditional law firms. We endeavour to be client-oriented and objective-oriented by always bridging the gap between a legal solution and a commercially-sound solution in our services to clients in a cost-effective manner.  

At Lin and Partners, we always strive to keep abreast of new and emerging areas of the law while strengthening our core practice Since as early as 2001,  our firm became the pioneer law firm in the field of credit card payments and insurance, subsequently assisting the government in the drafting of the “Financial Consumer Protection Act” (Taiwan’s first financial service ombudsmen scheme) in 2008-2009. At the same time, during 2001-2007 our Corporate and M&A practice successfully assisted several clients in cross-border complex M&A transactions.  In 2014 we further dived into third party payment services; in 2017 we were already in the field of Blockchain and Fintech and in 2018-2019 we excelled in robot banking.  In addition to our Banking and Finance practice group, we have established a strong presence in the gaming field since 2011,  as well as in the energy and renewable energy field since 2018. Recently, we have also leveraged our extensive knowledge and experience in dispute resolution into the telecommunications sector.  

What makes the Lin Partners team stand out from other law firms in Taiwan? 

At Lin & Partners, our people are our biggest assets. Our firm had successfully and steadily recruited and retained top multinational talent since the 2008 financial crisis, whetopTaiwanese talent successively returned to Taiwan looking for challenging and professionally rewarding positions.   

Our talents have established our full-service law firm with practice areas ranging from Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, FinTech, M&A, Labour and EmploymentLitigation, to Construction, Energy, Insurance, Public Procurement, Hospitality & Entertainment, Aviation and Shipping Law and other specialized areas. 

Our team is comprised of multicultural and multidisciplinary attorneys and other professionals coming from different educational and professional backgrounds, both locally and from abroad, and are admitted to appear in courts throughout Taiwan, Hong Kong, England & Wales, and parts of the United States. The attorney team is comprised of MBAs, CPAs, AML specialists, securities and futures specialists and other professional backgrounds, and our working language include Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, English, Spanish, Arabic and Japanese.   

The team’s hard work and dedication has resulted in our firm to be constantly recognized by leading international ranking institutions as one of the top law firms in Taiwan in Dispute Resolution, Shipping, Insurance, Projects and Energy, and other practice areas. Accordingly, we are well positioned and capable to provide comprehensive and business-oriented soultions to clients across the board.  

 What advice would you give to your younger self? 

Talways be passionate in your goals and challenge yourself, yet be flexible in your strategy and allow yourself to think outside the box and be creativeLike any other industry, the legal profession is always evolving, discipline in staying updated and creativity are important elements in adapting to new trends and innovative emerging business types.  

 Passion will encourage you to perfect your craft and deliver comprehensive yet easy to understand solutions while enjoying the daily challenges of the job. Creative thinking will help you adapt and respond to the rapidly changing legal and commercial developments. 

Can you give me a practical example of how you helped a client add value to the business? 

Lin & Partners provides high value-added legal services to clients, every time. We are a one-stop solution provider for the clients’ legal matters bleveraging our full-service and multidisciplinary advantage to quickly grasp the essence of every clients’ business needs and objectivesand integrate cross-practice and cross-disciplinary perspectives and assessments into the advice we provide to them, from pre-transaction to dispute resolution.  

A good example of our high-value added legal services is our recent engagement with a multinational corporation in medical device and pharmaceutical products where, in addition to providing traditional legal and regulatory advice, we also delivered policy, stakeholder engagement and lobbying risk assessment to the client, successfully assisting the client to identify the relevant legal, regulatory and political risks in the proposed transaction. 

 Within your sector, what do you think will be the biggest challenge for clients over the next 12 months? 

Financial regulation and de-regulation would remain a hot topic. This would apply to FinTech/blockchain, offshore/online platform trading and sharing-economy cross-border payment issues, as well as currency control and exchange policy matters.  

Taiwan has relatively well-managed COVID-19 pandemic and therefore the local currency, New Taiwan Dollars, is becoming a safe-harbour currency for hedging currency exchange risks, making the government to adapt a stricter interpretation of the law and enforcement of monetary policies to prevent drastic monetary fluctuation. Accordingly, bankers should avoid being seen as manipulating currency exchange and businesses should refrain from currency speculation. 

Other challenges for clients over the next 12 months would be the adjustment of the business due to the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemicParticularly, the renegotiation of contractual obligations  and/or its ensuing dispute resolution or settlement would be expected to rise in the next 12 months. Furthermore, corporate restructuring and the slowing down of M&A transactions may also play an important part in clients potential challenges 

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time? 

At Lin & Partners, we strive to become clients’ long-term strategic legal advisors. We do so by providing high value-added legal services and maintaining our firm at the front end of developments in the legal industry.  

In the next 3 years, we expect to continue to maintain our independent law firm position while excelling in our services to expand our international presence Because very few international law firms have a physical presence in Taiwan, we are keen in building up professional relationships with international law firms to form strategic partnerships and collaboration based on our strengths and position ourselves as their best strategic choice in Taiwan.