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Enlighten Law Group
11/F, 391 Xinyi Rd Sec. 4
Xinyi Dist.
Taipei 110
Taiwan

Taiwan > Banking and finance Tier 3

Enlighten Law Group routinely acts for various regional players in energy, fintech, venture capital, and economic policy, advising on a host of banking and finance matters. In recent months, the team has handled regulatory reviews for fast-growth startups, and variable interest entity structures for significant cross-border investors. Kunchou Tsai specialises in blockchain, financial regulations, and investment disputes regarding high-risk derivative products. Futures specialist and former TWSE commissioner Jingfan Chen is also recommended.

Testimonials

‘The boutique sized team has a broader professional scope in terms of specialised services. They went above and beyond to understand my case, despite the fact that there were very few precedent cases in Taiwan. The team is willing to take on new challenges in emerging fields as well, such as recent regulatory changes related to cryptocurrency.’

‘Leading Partner Kunchou Tsai is a highly efficient, responsive, and knowledgable professional who treats each client with a high level of dedication. He is highly observant towards human nature, often correctly anticipating the following actions of counter parties long before they occur.’

‘Enlighten Law is a firm with an international focus. Enlighten’s partner, Mr. Kunchou Tsai, is well-versed in Taiwanese as well as U.S. and English law. The Enlighten Law team is very responsive and easy to collaborate with. It is a privilege to work with them.’

Key clients

Adam Technologies

Attittu, LLC

BitRabbit Exchange

Bitvoice

Brilliant Optronics

Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs

Cadesigner Engineering Sp. z o.o.

Cibizo

Climax Technology

Coinvoice

Contentos Foundation

CSX Inc.

CYBAVO

Global Wind Service A/S

Hong Kong Sujitech Holding Limited

How Invest Co., Ltd.

iKala Interactive Media Co., Ltd

Jinxin Fertility Group Limited

K-Hands Digital Technology Co., Ltd.

LiRise Technology

Mercedes-Benz Taiwan

Ministry of Health and Welfare

New Crop Capital

Offshore Wind Consultants Limited

Oriental Verse

Pelith Technology Co., Ltd

Samarkand Global Limited

TECO Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd.

Tien-Li Offshore Wind Engergy

TomoTouch Ltd.

Trading Technologies International, Inc.

UserXper Digital Consulting Co., Ltd.

Vivobarefoot Ltd.

Wei-Wei Electronics Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

    About Enlighten Law Group: The name of the law firm comes from the motto of the University of California Berkeley and the Law School, “Let There Be Light” (Latin “Fiat Lux”).

    The first meaning of this name is “bring the light”. We believe that installment of the law for the parties in need of legal assistance, functions like the introduction of light into the dark, or bringing in the hope in despair. The second dimension of its meaning is “enlightenment”. We believe that the rightful and innovative legal concepts are of significance to the enlightenment of society and the public. It is also an important driving force for social progress. The third level means that we believe that the progress of the legal system and practical matters, need more creativity and new knowledge, in order to light up the ancient traditions of legal professional areas.

    A cutting-edge law firm: Enlighten Law Group, established by Mr Kunchou Tsai, Esq, aims at cross-border and cutting edge legal and financial issues. We are experts in finance, banking, M&A, capital markets, arbitration and transnational matters. We strive to function as the interface between legal, finance and technology, with our official logo representing the element of Blockchain, and we are recognised by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific as one of the top tier Fintech law firms.

    We are invited to give speeches about Fintech and Blockchain in the official conferences of International Bar Association (IBA) and Law Society of Hong Kong (HK Solicitor Association), as the first ever Taiwanese law firm.

    A seasoned and quality law firm: Our partners and counsel have long-standing legal and lawyer experience and are highly recognized by this industry and clients in their respective fields. We look forward to providing efficient and quality services in an innovative manner, especially in emerging and interdisciplinary areas, such as Fintech, Economic Crime or Forensic Accounting. Our goal is to bring a brand new wave to Taiwan’s legal services market and provide appropriate, efficient, and high quality services for customers with various needs.

    A global and cross-border law firm: Due to the recent changes in the global economy and the New Southbound Policy of the Taiwan government, Belt and Road Initiative in mainland China, we attach importance to cross-border capacity, whether through international cooperation, or through active participation in international organizations, more active deployment and use of international networks, but also through such an international network to support our customers around the world, and to assist our clients to globalize their development.

    The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific – Leading firm: Enlighten Law Group is recommended by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific as a 2019 & 2020 Leading firm in Banking and finance , and the managing partner Mr Tsai is recommended as the prominent lawyer with such endorsement. The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific recognizes our efforts and achievement for the following international commercial cases and matters:

    • Advocated the French semiconductor equipment vendor in international lawsuits against the listed company and submitted the bankruptcy proceedings against the counterparty (May 2016)
    • Appointed as the Arbitrator of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (May 2017)
    • Conducted cases of transnational derivative financial commodity disputes (November 2017)
    • Managed the M&A and breach of contract disputes in the Norwegian courts (December 2017)
    • Represented the Taiwan Bar Associations in the International Bar Association conference in Hong Kong (January 2018)
    • Appointed by the Chinese Arbitration Association as the chief arbitrator, presided the government procurement and public-private-partnership disputes case (February 2018)
    • The very first law firm participated in Computex Taipei (June 2018)
    • Conducted the dispute case of the letter of credit at the French Commercial Court (August 2018)
    • Represented the Taiwan Bar Association as the speaker in the seminar of “ABC to Building a Smart Belt and Road: Law and Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Cloud” Conference of the Law Society of Hong Kong (September 2018)
    • Appointed Lecturer on “Digital Legal, Policy and Ethics Issues” at the Institute of China Business, the University of Hong Kong (December 2018)
    • Invited to participate in a delegation of the Taiwan Startup Team of the Taiwan External Trade Association to visit Israel (February 2019)
    • Participated as the speaker on cryptocurrency issues in the biennial conference of the International Bar Association in Tokyo (February 2019)
    • Successfully obtained the approval of the financial regulatory sandbox experiment FUNDSWAP, a weakly centralized fund exchange platform, for our Fintech client (July 2019)
    • Represented clients in an international arbitration between Taiwan and Singapore, and filed the first emergency arbitration ever in Taiwan (August 2019)
    • Represented Taiwanese offshore wind blade manufacturer in negotiating the Master Agreement with Danish MVOW, the world’s largest wind turbine generator supplier (August 2019)
    • Represented the Taipei Bar Association in the “2nd ASEAN and South Asia Economic and Trade Law Forum” as the moderator in the electronic payment session (September 2019)
    • Represented the Taipei Bar Association in the 32nd Lawasia Annual Conference, co-organized by the Law Society of Hong Kong, as the speaker in the virtual assets and capital market session
    • Invited to serve as the judge of the CIETAC International Arbitration Moot Court in Beijing (November 2019)
    • Invited by the Institute of China Business of the University of Hong Kong to give lectures on “The Opportunities and Legal Challenges of Digital Innovation in Blockchain” in HKU Shenzhen and Shanghai Campuses (December 2019)
    • Appointed by 500 Startups as one of the 500 Mentors, specialised in Fintech and Legal (July 2020)
    DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
    Banking and financial regulations Kunchou Tsai
    Blockchain and cryptocurrencies Kunchou Tsai
    Blockchain and cryptocurrencies Katt Gu
    Fintech and regulatory sandbox Kunchou Tsai
    Fintech and regulatory sandbox Meng-Hsiang Lin
    Financial compliance and anti-money laundering Kunchou Tsai
    Capital markets and corporate finance Kunchou Tsai
    Capital markets and corporate finance Jing-Fang Chen
    Securities and company laws Kunchou Tsai
    Securities and company laws Jing-Fang Chen
    Mergers and acquisitions Kunchou Tsai
    International trading and foreign investments Kunchou Tsai
    International trading and foreign investments Laurence Kao
    Trusts and property Adam Lin
    Intellectual property Laurence Kao
    Licensing strategy and IP litigation Laurence Kao
    Trade secrets and privacy Laurence Kao
    Trade secrets and privacy Alice Yang
    Arbitration and ADR Kunchou Tsai
    International litigation management Kunchou Tsai
    International litigation management Laurence Kao
    Civil litigation and criminal defense Andy Chen
    Civil litigation and criminal defense Daniel Tseng
    Marriage and family laws Daniel Tseng
    Forensic accounting Adam Lin
    Number of lawyers : 16
    at Taipei office : 12
    Taipei office address : 11/F, 391 Xinyi Rd Sec. 4, Xinyi Dist. Taipei 110 Taiwan
    Other offices : Shanghai, London
    English
    Japanese
    Chinese (Mandarin)
    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
    China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
    Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission
    IBA (International Bar Association)
    Taipei Bar Association
    International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
    American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM)
    British Chamber of Commerce