Mr David Lee > Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law > Taipei, Taiwan > Lawyer Profile

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law

Work Department

  • Aviation
  • Construction and government procurement
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Energy
  • Foreign investment
  • Gaming
  • Intellectual property


  • Head of Corporate Department of Lin &Partners


Mr. David Lee is a partner and the head of projects and energy practice at Lin & Partners. His main practice areas inlcude projects & energy, corporate and M&A, gaming & gambling, aviation & shipping, labor & employment, TMT, franchise & licensing, and complinace. His practices have been recongized by Legal 500 and Asia Law.
David spearheads Lin & Partners’s projects & energy practice, which has been recongized by Legal 500 as the Tier 1 Firm for consecutive years. He has extensive experience in advising clients on offshore wind farm energy, solar energy, hydro energy, IPPs, nuclear decommisson, ocean energy, corporate restructuring, and electricity unbundling.
David leads the firm’saviation and shipping practice. In the maritime and shipping sector, David advises cleints on ship building, ship reflagging, mortgage registration, sales & lease back, shipping insurance and reinsurance and joint venture formation. David advised Ocean Affairs Council of Taiwan on the regulatory framework for promotion of ocean energies. In the aviation sector, David advised Civil Aeronautics Administration on a wide range of regulaotry matters for consecutive years, inclduing those related to unmanned aerial vehicle, fatigue management, and compliance with ICAO airsafety standards. He also advises clients on matters in connection with aircraft componenet and general aviation busienss license.
In the gaming & gambing sector, David has been advised clients on land-based casinos, sports betting, and offshore online gaming. He assisted govenrement authoirties in several legislation projects, including the projects for casino-based inegrated resorts and enhancement of internal control requirmemt for sports betting operation. David is frequently to speak at or interviewed by gambling confernece or media on the development of the gaming industry in Taiwan, inclduing CNN. Bloomberg, VIXIO (Gambling Compliance), and G2E Asia.
David is also a core member in the firm’s TMT practice. He advises mobile brands, manufacturer, suppliers, software providers, and regulator on various regulatory and complinace matters. David assisted National Communicaitons Commission in establsihing an ADR scheme for telecom dispute and anlayzing the possible framework to counter cyber crimes.
In the coprorate and M&A practice, David has been advised clients on various matters thorughout the lifecycle of enterprises, inclduing company set-up, foreing investment, formation of joint venture and strategic alliance, business license application, contracting, merger and acquisition, corporate restructuring/ spin-off, and dispute resolution.
David graduated from National Taiwan University with an LL.B. and National Cheng-Chi University with an LL.M. In addition to law degress, David received an MBA from the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan.


  • Mandarin • English • Taiwanese


  • Taipei Bar Association
  • Taoyuan Bar Association
  • Tainan Bar Association


  • University of Michigan (MBA 2015)
  • National Cheng-Chi University (LL.M.2009)
  • National Taiwan University (LL.B. 2004)

Lawyer Rankings

Taiwan > Labour and employment

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.

Taiwan > Projects and energy

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.

Taiwan > Real estate and construction

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.

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.

Taiwan > TMT

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.