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Email: jaclyntsai@leetsai.com

Taiwan A-list 2023

Practice areas

Technology law; M&A; investment matters


Jaclyn Tsai, the co-founder of Lee Tsai & Partners, is a highly experienced professional with an impressive private and public background. After obtaining her LLB from National Taiwan University, her career began as a district court judge from 1982 to 1991. After that, she worked as IBM’s general counsel in Taiwan for four years and later was promoted to lead the Greater China region from 1995 to 1998.

Her expertise lies in technology law, with extensive experience in various industries. She has in-depth knowledge of information and communication technologies, semiconductors, fintech (including blockchain, non-fungible tokens, decentralised finance, game finance, stablecoin, central bank digital currency, and cryptocurrencies), smart city-related fields (including artificial intelligence, telecoms, and the data economy), biotechnology, personal data protection, privacy, and the Fair Trade Act. Jaclyn also has significant experience in intellectual property and digital assets, as well as investment and M&A. Additionally, she is well-versed in labour law, including issues related to remote work, non-compete agreements, and trade secrets. She has recently been named the “Expert Panel 2022” by The Law Reviews.

In 2013, Jaclyn was appointed Minister without Portfolio in the Executive Yuan (cabinet) and became one of the few female ministers in the government. During her tenure, she played a vital role in reforming laws relating to virtual world development, e-commerce, the shared economy, digital convergence, the startup environment, open data, and the maker movement, among other inter-ministry affairs. After completing her term in the government, Jaclyn returned to the firm in 2016 and now holds the position of chairperson of the Taiwan Fintech Association and the honourary founding chairwoman of the Taiwan Women on Boards Association. She has made a notable impression in the community through her dedication to enhancing the competitiveness of the fintech industry and empowering female leaders in Taiwan.

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