Aaron Chen

Partner

Aaron Chen is a partner at Lee, Tsai & Partners. He specializes in competition law, corporate governance and investment, 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. He 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 vertical restriction matters to clients in a wide range of industries.

Aaron regularly advises clients on their investments and corporate governance matters, including advising on the structure and compliance of corporate governance, ESG-related matters, representing clients in management and ownership disputes and advising clients on merger and acquisitions. He also frequently assists clients on intellectual property protection and licensing matters.

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).

Mr. Chen currently acts as the Chairperson of the Competition Law Committee of the Taipei Bar Association, the Vice-chair of the Competition Law Committee of the Taiwan Bar Association, and as the Advisor of the Fair Trade and Consumer Relationship Commission, Chinese National Federation of Industries. Currently, he also shoulders the Firm’s ESG Group.

EXPERIENCE
  • Chair, Competition Law Committee of the Taipei Bar Association (present)
  • Vice-Chair, Competition Law Committee of the Taiwan Bar Association (present)
  • Advisor, Fair Trade and Consumer Relationship Commission, Chinese National Federation of Industries (present)
PREVIOUS PROJECTS AND CASES
  • Competition Law
  • Represented an independent power producer in concerted action litigation (administrative and civil actions)
  • Represented leading cement manufacturers in antitrust (concerted action) litigation
  • Represented a multinational conglomerate in semiconductors and consumer electronics in competition law matters
  • Represented a leading IC design company in competition law matters
  • Assisted a leading petrochemical company to obtain pre-merger approvals in Taiwan and China
  • Assisted an international leading sensor solutions company to obtain pre-merger approval in Taiwan for its public tender offer of a lighting solutions company in Germany
  • Provided advice to various clients on compliance matters in relation to pre-merger filings in a public M&A
  • Represented an international leading medical device company in competition law matters

  • Corporate Governance and Investment
  • 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
  • Advising clients on carbon measuring matters
  • Advising clients on the corporate governance related matters
  • Acted as advisers on Taiwan law for an international private equity fund in the IPO of business regarding cable TV in Singapore
  • Assisted an international private equity fund in a Greater China region merger case, including performing due diligence and providing advice on relevant regulatory issues
  • Represented clients in cross-strait merger and acquisition matters for , including providing advice on the investment structure, due diligence, contract drafting and negotiation and compliance issues

  • 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 clients in competition law and commercial litigation, as well as other administrative (public law) litigation

  • Intellectual Properties Law
  • o Provided legal advice on intellectual property law and licensing agreements, including, joint development agreements, copyright licensing and dispute resolution matters. Clients included high-tech firms and companies in the literature, music and gaming industries
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE
  • Competition Law (Antitrust & unfair competition laws)
  • Corporate Governance and Investment
  • ESG
  • Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
SPEECH AND WORK AUTHORED
  • Panelist at the Taiwan Fair Trade Jurisprudence Association to speak on "Analyzing Recent Landmark Competition Law Cases in the US and Europe", January 22, 2022.
  • Global Competition Review, Enforcer Hub, Taiwan: Private Practice Perspective,2021-2022 (co-author)
  • International Arbitration Guide with Chambers Global Practice Guides, 2021-2022, 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 to 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