KPMG in Taiwan
Lawrence’s practice at KPMG Law covers a wide range of cross-border legal and tax consultation activities, including cross-border investment, regulatory compliance, merger and acquisitions, restructuring, securities, transnational franchise, international arbitration and litigation, global privacy and data protection, and U.S. taxation.
Before joining KPMG Law, Lawrence practiced for 18 years as a foreign attorney with another Big Four-affiliated law firm in Taiwan. In such capacity, he led multidisciplinary legal, audit, financial advisory, and tax teams to assist Taiwanese multinational companies on their international mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, and regulatory compliance projects. He also provided consulting, trade negotiation and global franchise services to corporation and financial institutions. Further, Lawrence handled both international arbitration and litigation disputes in Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe and the U.S. and provided integrated solutions covering U.S. taxation, taxation of transnational restructuring investment and legal consultancy to multinational companies. In his securities practice, Lawrence had advised more than 20 foreign companies as issuer or underwriter counsel for their initial public offering or secondary offerings on the Taiwan Stock Exchange and Taipei Exchange.
Lawrence graduated with Honors from the University of California at Berkeley and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He is licensed as an attorney in California and is certified as CIPP/E by the IAPP. He is a native speaker and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, and English.
Professional Service Experience
Juris Doctor, University of California
China Law Program, University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Arts, Law, University of California
Member of Bar of California, U.S., 1999~Present
Certified Information Privacy Professional / European Union
Cross-Border Investments, Mergers & Acquisitions, Restructurings and Regulatory Compliance
Cross-Border Dispute Resolution, Arbitration and Litigation Support/Cross-Border Franchising
U.S. Tax Consultation/European Union, U.S., Taiwan and Other Jurisdiction’s Data Protection Regulation
Taiwan and Global Capital Markets
Cross-border Account Receivables, Insolvency, and Bankruptcy