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Lawrence Ong

Lawrence Ong

Executive Consultant

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

  • Negotiated numerous cross-border investments and mergers and acquisitions
  • Advised on Taiwan and global regulatory compliance for many global enterprises and financial institutions
  • Conducted cross-border arbitration and litigation in the U.S., European Union, Singapore, and Hong Kong
  • Advised various global enterprises on joint legal and tax solutions for cross-border restructuring investments
  • Co-leading KPMG Taiwan Privacy and Data Protection advisory team, and assisted various Taiwanese companies in establishing GDPR-compliant systems, conducting data mapping and privacy impact assessments, and serving as outsourced Data Protection Officer
  • Represented various Taiwanese and global brands in negotiating franchise agreements and completing franchise registration in the U.S., European Union, and Southeast Asia
  • Advised various global enterprises as issuer or underwriter counsel for their initial public offering or secondary offering on the Taiwan Stock Exchange or Taipei Exchange
  • Advised various global enterprises on cross-border accounts receivables and insolvency management
Areas of expertise
Asia Capital Markets European Union Financial Services International Markets North American Free Trade Agreement
Education and qualifications
  • 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

Professional area
  • 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

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