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

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

Taiwan > Dispute resolution Tier 1

A multitude of high-profile domestic and international entities seek Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law out for assistance in a range of litigation and corporate disputes. In recent months, the team has defended a number of financial services corporations and energy companies in white-collar criminal proceedings, where Matthew Chen is a key contact. Seasoned litigator George Lin routinely represents many of the firm's foreign corporate clients in cross-strait and other transnational arbitrations. Iris Chen and Felix Yu are both central to the team's dedicated government procurement litigation practice: Chen specialises in infrastructure and public-private partnership cases, while Yu focuses on administrative proceedings. Phoebe Huang is recommended for civil disputes. All named lawyers work between Taipei and Kaohsiung.

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Testimonials

‘The managing partner George Lin and our case lawyer Mathew Chen are both excellent legal counsels. Our cases are very complex, spanning across decades and involving billions of dollars. High degree of expertise, professionalism, and tenacity in the last three years.’

Immediate response in the course of the case, keeping customers well informed of the developments

Precise and accurate analysis/evaluation of the case, coming out with effective strategies.’

Key clients

National Taiwan University

Construcciones Y Auxiliar De Ferrocarriles, S.A.

Kaohsiung City Government – Bureau of Legal Affairs

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.

Work highlights

  • Legal counsel to Construcciones Y Auxiliar De Ferrocarriles, S.A., representing the client in numerous litigation cases concerning the Kaohsiung LRT project in Taiwan.

Taiwan > Insurance Tier 1

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law enjoys a reputation as one of the foremost practices in the market, regularly acting for numerous domestic entities and foreign insurers with operations in the local market. The team is noted for its close collaborative ties with the firm’s aviation and shipping practices, advising insurers and reinsurers on major corporate deals, litigations, and insurance-backed investment products. Founding partner George Lin represents clients in contentious and non-contentious matters, with recent highlights including court of appeal proceedings, business interruption claims, and market entry advice. Kaiju Lee specialises in transaction reviews for insurance brokers and insurance-linked financial products, including innovative offshore bond offerings. Ted Liu is a key contact for the firm’s international insurer clientele. All named lawyers are based between Taipei and Kaohiung.

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Chung Kuo Insurance Co., Ltd.

Shinfox Corp.

Taiwan > Projects and energy Tier 1

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law acts for a litany of key domestic players and foreign investors in the renewable energy space. The team is frequently engaged on power purchase agreements, monopoly restructurings, and developments for clients in offshore wind, nuclear power, and other green power industries. George Lin handles a steady stream of government-mandated projects and private enterprise initiatives, including policy reviews, procedural reforms, and feasibility studies for various stakeholders. David Lee focuses on government procurement projects, consulting on commercial and regulatory strategies for major state-owned companies. Matthew Chen specialises in infrastructure project disputes, and often represents clients in international arbitrations. Iris Chen works on BOT projects, while Phoebe Huang is a key part of the team’s civil litigation offering. All named lawyers are based between Taipei and Kaohsiung.

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‘Lin & Partners is one of those gems in the Taiwanese legal market – quality service, able lawyers and constantly looking at ways to add value to clients. They work across different sectors and are particularly strong in energy and project work where we have had several joint mandates.’

‘George Lin is the super energetic and well-connected founding partner of the firm. Someone we would go to for difficult disputes and high-value transactions.’

 

Key clients

Shinfox Corp.

Ocean Affairs Council of The Republic of China (Taiwan)

Kaohsiung City Government – Bureau of Legal Affairs

Taiwan > Antitrust and competition Tier 2

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law is experienced in merger reviews and international competition investigations, routinely assisting clients with pre-merger notifications, substantive defence of transactions, government investigations, antitrust audits and general compliance concerns. Drawing on the experience gained as a senior official at the fair trade commission, Alex Liu specialises in business combination filings, competition clearance, and cross-border transactions involving some of the world’s biggest multinationals.

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Taiwan > Banking and finance Tier 2

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law advises international investment banks, global institutional investors, and Taiwanese branches of global banks on cross-border transactional and regulatory matters. Led by George Lin, the team has recently expanded its offering with the launch of a dedicated fintech, blockchain, and cryptocurrency desk. Lin routinely handles facility loan agreements in the e-payment, crypto, and AI banking space, while co-practice head Kaiju Lee is a key contact for financial institutions and private investors navigating sector-specific regulations. Ted Liu is a certified securities and futures specialist who concentrates chiefly on transnational disputes and structured financings. All named lawyers are based between Taipei and Kaohsiung.

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‘Lin and Partners are extremely proactive, forward looking, and client-oriented.’

‘George Lin is a fantastic partner to work with. Able to spot talent and is a great all-rounder, including being involved in academia and policy work. He is keen to branch out and work with individuals from other jurisdictions and always looking to provide the best service for his clients.’

 

Key clients

Bankers Association of the Republic of China (“BAROC”)

Bank Sinopac Co., Ltd

Rapyd Holdings Pte. Ltd.

JKOS Network Co., LTD.

Paypal Pte Ltd

HappyFan7 (21st Century Technology Co.)

GoldBit Technology, Ltd.

Taiwan > Capital markets Tier 2

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law boasts particular expertise in structured product transactions, advising a host of institutional investors and issuers on equity and debt-linked bonds and securities. George Lin handles a mix of public and private sector mandates,  regularly assisting multinational investment banks and governmental agencies in compliance reviews, note issuances, and master trading agreements. Recent highlights for securities specialist Kaiju Lee include public offerings and major regulatory analyses for OTC derivatives transactions. Ted Liu is recommended for cross-border capital markets disputes. All named lawyers are based between Taipei and Kaohsiung.

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‘Lin and Partners are extremely proactive and client oriented. They are forward and outward looking and have worked with other legal practitioners from other jurisdictions, such as the UK and Hong Kong, and are experienced in new areas of law such as cryptocurrency.’

‘George Lin is a fantastic partner to work with. He is keen to branch out and work with individuals from other jurisdictions and always looking to provide the best service for his clients. ’

Key clients

Credit Suisse Group

Octava Pte, Ltd

Argoblocks Consulting Co.,Ltd

JKOS Network Co., LTD.

Phycos International Co., Ltd.

Taiwan > Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law acts for a diverse cross-section of Taiwanese start-ups, fast growth companies, energy providers, and public sector bodies on the full gamut of corporate and commercial matters. The team is noted for its capabilities in securing and approving cross-strait investments in Taiwanese entities, working closely with the relevant authorities to secure favourable outcomes for clients across the region. Kaiju Lee is a key contact for inbound and outbound investments and incorporation issues for PRC, Hong Kong, and Macau entities. As one of the most experienced practitioners in the market, George C.H Lin is routinely instructed by financiers and domestic companies – increasingly in the fintech and renewable energy space. Ted Liu is noted for his participation in various multi-jurisdictional mandates.

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‘Lin & Partners are very timely, efficient, and effective. Their solutions are always comprehensive and commercially feasible. Compared with other top-tier law firms, they offer the same, or even better, quality of legal services with very reasonable prices.’

Key clients

Taoyuan Metro Corporation

HappyFan7 (21st Century Technology Co.)

Kilin Hotel Group

Shinfox Corp.

Transportation and Tourism Department, Hsinchu County Government

Taiwan > Labour and employment Tier 2

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law‘s employment practice advises a mix of foreign multinationals, Taiwanese corporates, and public sector bodies on the full gamut of contentious and non-contentious matters.  Recent key work streams for the team include on-site labour inspections, trade secret protection enforcements, and a wave of collective redundancy related enquiries in the wake of the pandemic. George Lin‘s significant experience in the corporate and commercial sphere makes him a key contact for companies seeking both general labour counsel and specific dispute representation.  David Lee advises international clients on policy and regulatory changes, and employment contract negotiations following restructurings. All named lawyers are based between Taipei and Kaohsiung.

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‘The firm has a very warm and personal touch in their delivery of legal services. They ensure that they fully understand the legal and business concerns of the client. They go above and beyond what is requested, and offer practical solutions to legal problems.’

Key clients

Civil Aeronautics Administration, Ministry of Transportation and Communication

Taoyuan Metro Corporation

Taiwan > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Helmed by seasoned practitioner George Lin, Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law is noted for its strength in both public and private sector real estate matters, routinely working on ambitious government-backed projects and commercial developments for renowned international conglomerates. The team is a key advisor to government bodies engaged in high-profile infrastructure ventures, advising on land use issues and public tenders, and providing representation in construction disputes. David Lee frequently leads on a number of wind farm developments, marine construction projects, and construction financings. Phoebe Huang‘s expertise in civil litigation ensures that she is routinely sought out by public bodies for representation in sensitive disputes. Felix Yu is recommended for public procurement matters.

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Key clients

Kilin Hotel Group

Shinfox Corp.

Transportation and Tourism Department of Hsinchu Country Government

Taoyuan International Airport Co., Ltd

Taipei City Government

Hwa-Xia 6th Military Family Community

Ocean Affairs Council of Taiwan

National Taiwan University

Taichung City Government

XDL Capital

Construcciones Y Auxiliar De Ferrocarriles, S.A.

Kaohsiung City Government – Bureau of Legal Affairs

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

Taiwan > TMT Tier 3

The TMT practice at Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law advises numerous well-known domestic and foreign-listed entities on the gamut of contentious and non-contentious tech matters. The multidisciplinary George Lin is a driving force behind the team’s cryptocurrency, blockchain and fintech offering, and handles a steady stream of regulatory reviews, ADR, and criminal proceedings. Corporate head David Lee routinely acts for clients in the offshore online gaming and financial sandbox space, while Kaiju Lee‘s focus areas include e-commerce, third-party online payments, and robot banking. Yi-Mei Pan is recommended for her expertise in telecoms regulation. All named lawyers are based between Taipei and Kaohsiung.

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‘Lin and Partners are extremely proactive and client oriented. They are forward looking and outward looking and have worked with other legal practitioners from other jurisdictions, e.g. UK and Hong Kong, and also expanding into novel territories, e.g. cryptocurrency.’

‘George Lin is a fantastic partner to work with who is able to spot talent and is very all-rounded, including being involved in academia and policy work. He is keen to branch out and work with individuals from other jurisdictions and always looking to provide the best service for his clients.’

Key clients

Rapyd Holdings Pte. Ltd.

JKOS Network

HappyFan7 (21st Century Technology Co.)

GoldBit Technology, Ltd.

Octava Pte, Ltd

Argoblocks Consulting Co.,Ltd

National Communications Commission

Taiwan > Shipping

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law handles the gamut of shipping mandates for a number of high-profile civic bodies and private sector clients, both domestically and internationally. Drawing on the firm’s cross-sector expertise, the team is noted for its representation of various insurers and reinsurers with significant interests in the aviation and shipping sectors. Founding partner George Lin advises a mix of shipping companies and insurers on a wealth of projects, including policy implementation, port developments, restructurings, and financings. Corporate partner David Lee  is noted for his knowledge of regulatory regimes and experience handling public sector shipping projects. Ted Liu‘s shipping and logistics practice focuses on the ownership, registration, and mortgage of Taiwanese vessels. All named lawyers are based between Taipei and Kaohsiung.

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Key clients

Taoyuan Metro Corporation

Civil Aeronautics Administration of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications

Ocean Affairs Council of The Republic of China (Taiwan)

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Co., Ltd

(i) the MRT Engineering Office of the Bureau of High Speed Rail, (ii) the Railway Bureau, (iii) the National Highway Bureau, (iv) Air Navigation and Weather Services, (v) Civil Aeronautics Administration, and (vi) Taoyuan international Airport

Air Navigation and Weather Services (ANWS) of the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA)

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 Legal500AsiaLawBenchmark 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 Legal500 from 2019-2021, (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 –  2021 AsiaLaw Profiles and (iii) Law firm of the year (Taiwan) by Benchmark litigation for three consecutive years (2019-2021). 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.

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: As an extension of Lin & Partners’ services in Banking and Finance, Lin & Partners has a growing cryptocurrency and blockchain practice that has acquired a leading position in the sector. Lin & Partners offer a wide range of services, including matters relating to financial sandbox, blockchain, cryptocurrency, security token offering, NFT offering, compliance, AML and consumer protection. In addition, Lin & Partners routinely assist the industry in liaising with governmental authorities to bridge the gap between the regulatory environment and industry needs. Recently, Lin & Partners was instrumental in the establishment of the Bitcoin and Crypto Currency Development Association in Taiwan, with one of its lawyers acting as the Association’s first Chairman.

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 and Shipping: 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 renewable energy industry, including offshore wind development and solar projects. Further, Lin & Partners is one of the very few firms in Taiwan with expertise in shipping, having advised clients on matters including offshore service and construction vessels, ship building, ship purchase and sale, lease, reflagging, port management, cruise and yacht, logistic services and compliance.

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. Lin & Partners is also very active in Taiwan’s sports lottery industry, having advised many international gaming companies on regulatory matters with the sports lottery industry in Taiwan.

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Joi Chang  photo Joi Chang Attorney
Matthew Chen  photo Matthew Chen Director, Litigation Department of Lin &Partners
Ben Chiou  photo Ben Chiou Senior Counsel
Paul S P Hsu  photo Paul S P Hsu Chief Senior Counsel
Kaiju Lee  photo Kaiju Lee Director, Capital and Investment Department, Lin & Partners Attorneys at Law
David Lee  photo David Lee Head of Corporate Department of Lin &Partners
George C.H Lin  photo George C.H Lin Managing Parnter of Lin &Partners
Henry Lin  photo Henry Lin Attorney
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