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

Banking and finance Tier 4

At Enlighten Law Group, the team handles cross-border banking transactions as well as cross-Strait work for financial institution clients. The practice has experience in financial investment litigation and offers a thriving fintech practice including cryptocurrency and blockchain technology – Kunchou Tsai is the key name to note here. Elsewhere, Laurence Kao, who splits his time between Taipei and Shanghai, focuses on corporate law. Leon Huang is the other contact who jointly leads the group.

Testimonials

‘We cooperated with this firm in proceedings between parties in Taiwan and in Norway. Our experience with this cooperation was absolutely flawless.’

‘Kunchou Tsai was our only contact. We especially appreciated three types of skills: He was always prompt and expedient in answering. He was always very clear – no-nonsense. He caught legal aspects of any raised question instantly.’

‘This law firm is reasonable. Their memo is easily understandable and good. Their response is always fast and friendly.’

‘Enlighten Law Group has professional experiences on banking and financing issues, so that makes my team deal with the projects easily for clients. The group can provide my team better cases to analyze the projects.’

 

Key clients

Adam Technologies

BitRabbit Exchange

Bonteck

Bitvoicex

Cibizo

Climax Technology

Contentos Foundation

CSX Inc.

How Invest Co., Ltd.

New Crop Capital

Offshore Wind Consultants Limited

Oriental Verse

Samarkand Global Limited

TECO Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd.

Tien-Li Offshore Wind Energy

Vivjack

Vivobarefoot Ltd.

Womany

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)
Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and financial regulations Kunchou Tsai
Banking and financial regulations Meng-Hsiang Lin
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 Meng-Hsiang Lin
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 Kunchou Tsai
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 and criminal litigation Andy Chen
Criminal laws and defense Daniel Tseng
Marriage and family laws Daniel Tseng
Forensic accounting Adam Lin
Number of lawyers : 15
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)
IBA (International Bar Association)
Taipei Bar Association
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM)
British Chamber of Commerce