Jaclyn Tsai

Co-Founder

Jaclyn has a great deal of experience in both the private sector and the public sector.

She had previously served as a District Court judge from 1982 to 1991, after which she worked as IBM's General Counsel in Taiwan from 1991 to 1995, and later the Greater China region from 1995 to 1998.

She founded Lee, Tsai & Partners with Dr. Lee in 1998 and specializes in technology law, M&A and investment matters.

In 2013, Jaclyn was appointed as the Minister without Portfolio in the Executive Yuan (Cabinet) and became one of the few female ministers in the government. During her term as Minister without Portfolio, she was responsible for a number of inter-ministry affairs, such as the reformation of laws relating to virtual world development, e-commerce, the shared economy, digital convergence, the startup environment, open data, and the maker movement.

Jaclyn returned to the firm in 2016, and she is currently the Chairwoman of both the Taiwan Fintech Association and the Taiwan Women on Boards Association.

EXPERIENCE
  • Minister Without Portfolio, Executive Yuan (Cabinet) (2013.11.7 – 2016.5.19)
  • Convener, Virtual World Legal Compliance Working Group
  • Convener, E-Commerce Development Steering Group
  • Deputy Convener, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Policy Board
  • Co-Convener, Mobile Broadband Service Acceleration and Development Steering Group
  • Convener, Spectrum Policy Planning Committee, National Information Communications Development Steering Group
  • Member, Open Data Advisory Taskforce, Executive Yuan (Cabinet)

  • Lee Tsai & Partners, Attorney-at-Laws, Managing Partner (1998 – 2013)
  • General Counsel, IBM Greater China Group (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan) (1996 - 1998)
  • General Counsel, IBM Taiwan (1991 - 1996)
  • Judge, Taipei, Shih-Lin, Taoyuan and Chang Hwa District Courts (1982 - 1991)
CURRENT POSITIONS
  • Chairwoman, Taiwan FinTech Association
  • Chairwoman, Taiwan Women on Boards Association
  • Convener,Taiwan Blockchain Alliance Legal Compliance Working Group
  • Executive Supervisor, Monte Jade Science & Technology Association of Taiwan
  • Executive Supervisor, Taiwan Impact Investing Association
  • Municipal Consultant, Taipei City Government
  • Committee member, Taipei Smart City Committee
  • Committee member, Taipei Data Governance Center
  • Supervisor, AI Foundation
  • Board member, K.T. LEE Foundation of Science and Technology
  • Consultant, Taiwan Virtual Asset Anti-Money Laundering Association
PUBLICATIONS/SPEECH
  • (Multi-Discipline Management of Technology) Are You Ready for the Upcoming Virtual World?
  • (Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau) The Cogitation of Policy and Regulation in the Digital Era
  • (Judges Academy) The Supervision and Legal Matters in the Blockchain Ecosystem
  • (Judges Academy) Legal Challenges in the Digital Era
  • (Taiwan Corporate Governance Association) Policy Reform of Independent Directors
SPECIALIZATION/EXPERTISE
  • Technology Law with extensive experience in the following industries:
  • ICT / Semiconductors
  • Fintech, including Blockchain / NFT / Defi / Gamefi / Stablecoin / CBDC / Cryptocurrencies
  • Smart city-related fields, including AI / Telecom / Data economy
  • Biotechnology

  • Personal Data Protection / Privacy / Fair Trade Act
  • Labor Law (remote work/ non-compete/trade secret)
  • Intellectual Property / Digital Assets
  • Investment / Mergers and Acquisitions
AWARDS/HONORS
  • “Expert Panel 2022” by The Law Reviews
  • “Fintech Expert of the year in Taiwan” by Leaders in Law 2021 Global Awards
  • “The 20 Businesswomen Overcoming the Pandemic 2021” by Insights Success Media Tech LLC.
  • “Recommended Attorney” by GlobalLawExperts
QUALIFICATION
  • Taiwan Bar Association
EDUCATION
  • National Taiwan University, Bachelor of LAW
LANGUAGES
Mandarin and English