Aaron Chen

Partner
Aaron Chen is a partner at Lee, Tsai & Partners. He specializes in competition law, intellectual property, the Company Act, arbitration and dispute resolution.

Aaron has over 15 years of experience advising clients in all types of competition law and Fair Trade Act related matters. Mr. Chen has a proven record of successfully representing clients in landmark concerted action and monopoly investigations brought by the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission and related administrative and civil actions. Mr. Chen also routinely provides advice on obtaining pre-merger approvals and other competition law matters to clients in a wide range of industries. Mr. Chen currently acts as the Chairperson of the Competition Law Committee of the Taipei Bar Association and as the Commissioner of the Fair Trade and Consumer Relationship Commission, Chinese National Federation of Industries. He is frequently invited to speak and participate in seminars on competition law issues.

Mr. Chen regularly advises clients on their investments and corporate governance matters, including representing clients in management and ownership disputes and advising clients on the operations of board and shareholders meetings. Mr. Chen also frequently assists clients on intellectual property protection and licensing matters and all aspects of the mergers and acquisitions process.

Mr. Chen has rich experience in arbitration and litigation, including successes in representing clients before the Chinese Arbitration Association (CAA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC).
EXPERIENCE
  • Chair, Competition Law Committee of the Taipei Bar Association (present)
  • Commissioner, Fair Trade and Consumer Relationship Commission, Chinese National Federation of Industries (present)
PREVIOUS PROJECTS AND CASES
  • Competition Law
  • Represented Hsin-Tao Power Corp. an IPP in concerted action litigation (administrative and civil actions)
  • Represented T-cement and other various cement manufacturers in antitrust (concerted action) litigation
  • Represented Samsung Group in competition law matters
  • Represented a leading IC design company in competition law matters
  • Assisted FPCC to obtain per-merger approvals in Taiwan and China
  • Represented Siemens in a competition law matter

  • Company Act
  • Represented a leading industrial gas company in various litigations in relation to corporate governance in JV project
  • Provided legal advice to clients on controlling power and corporate compliance

  • Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
  • Represented a global industrial gas manufacturer in ICC arbitration
  • Represented a furniture manufacturer in ICC arbitration in Hong Kong
  • Represented a client in arbitration before the Chinese Arbitration Association
  • Represented an online video game company in contract performance dispute and arbitration in Taiwan and the PRC
  • Represented a consultant company in an arbitration (Beijing)
  • Represented an international chemicals company in arbitration before the American Arbitration Association
  • Represented a firm in competition law and corporate control matters as well as other commercial litigation

  • Greater China Merger & Acquisition
  • Assisted a state-owned enterprise in China with investing in Taiwan, including providing advice on the investment structure, due diligence, contract drafting and negotiation and compliance issues
  • Acted as advisers on Taiwan law for Macquarie Capital Group Limited in the IPO of Asian Pay Television Trust in Singapore
  • Assisted Milestone Partners in a Greater China region merger case, including performing due diligence and providing advice on relevant regulatory issues
  • Regularly advised clients on mergers & acquisitions in China
  • Provided advice to Taiwan businesses looking to invest in the PRC

  • Intellectual Properties Law
  • Provided legal advice on intellectual property law related issues; negotiated licensing agreements, joint development agreements and other matters
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE
  • Competition Law (Antitrust & unfair competition laws)
  • Company Act
  • Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
  • Greater China Mergers & Acquisition
  • Intellectual Properties Law
SPEECH AND WORK AUTHORED
  • International Arbitration 2021 Guide with Chambers Global Practice Guides, Taiwan Chapter (co-author)
  • Getting the Deal Through – Dominance, Taiwan Chapter, 2018-2020 (co-author)
  • “International and Taiwan Competition Law Developments and the Impacts” ( Trade Policy Journal Vol. 28 , Dec. 2017)
  • "International Competition Law Trends, Developments and Impact" (Industry magazine published by the Chinese National Federation of Industries, July 2017)
  • Speech on "International Competition Law Trends and Impact" at the 2017 International Trade Lecture, Chinese National Federation of Industries, May 9, 2017)
  • Taiwan attracts more investors with signing of the ECFA (co-author, China Law and Practice, July/August, 2010)
  • China Policies and Measures Responding the Financial Tsunami (Speech for Taiwan Technology Industry Legal Officers Association, March 27, 2009)
  • Reform of the EU Competition Law on the Technology Transfer Block Exemption (Master thesis, 2005)
QUALIFICATION
  • Admitted to the Taiwan Bar, 2006
  • Admitted to the ChinaBar, 2009
EDUCATION
  • National Chengchi University, Law School (LL.M., 2005)
  • National Taipei University, Department of Financial and Economic Law (LL.B., 1999)
HONORS
  • Named by Acquisition International Magazine as “Taiwan’s Leading Advisor in Competition Law – 2018” in its 2018 Global Excellence Awards.
  • Awarded as Taiwan Top 100 Lawyers by Asia Business Law Journal in 2019
  • LANGUAGES
    Mandarin, English and Taiwanese