Angela Lai


Bars and Professional Qualifications
  • Taiwan Bar
  • Volunteer Attorney of Taiwan Legal Aid Foundation (Family Law)
Areas of Focus
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Business and Contract Disputes
  • Legal Compliance for Investment and Asset Management Companies
  • Internet Disputes
  • Teaching Performance Assessment and Relevant Disputes
  •  Mandarin Chinese

Ms. Lai received her law degree from the Fu Jen Catholic University in 1999. That same year, she passed the Taiwan bar. Ms. Lai then obtained her master’s degree in law from Soochow University with a focus on civil and commercial law.

Ms. Lai has handled many high profile cases involving hostile takeover of publicly listed companies in Taiwan, alleged violation of Taiwan securities law, major construction disputes, real property disputes, and intellectual property issues. Ms. Lai also has vast experience with family law matters, such as marriage dissolution, marital property, child custody and visitation, trust, and estate planning.

Additionally, Ms. Lai has been working for many years as outside general counsel for several Taiwan investment and asset management companies, providing legal compliance guidance on issues related to mutual funds. Ms. Lai also has quite significant experience with the entertainment industry. She handled license agreements, collaboration agreements, and copyright infringement actions. Ms. Lai was engaged by the New Taipei City Government as the outside general counsel for its FZ Fifteen Animation and Story Gallery. She is also the general outside counsel for Taipei Documentary Filmmakers’ Union. Ms. Lai has been an active participant in supporting the community and has devoted significant time to underprivileged women's rights. She also actively participates in the reform of Taiwan’s judicial system. Ms. Lai used to serve as a member of the executive committee of the Judicial Reform Foundation, and is now a Supervisory Director of the Taipei Women Awakening Association and a volunteer attorney of Taiwan Legal Aid Foundation.

Additionally, Ms. Lai is also a director member of the Public Legal Education Section of the Taipei Bar Association. Ms. Lai hosts the “律師說真話X賴瑩真律師” (Straight-up Truth from Lawyer X Attorney Angela Lai) Facebook page and YouTube channel, promoting the public legal education through multimedia. Ms. Lai is also a member of the Teaching Performance Assessment Commission under the Taipei City Government.

Representative Matters
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    Hostile Takeover to Replace Management
    Appointed by the Taiwan court to serve as special counsel on a publicly listed company’s behalf to deal with various legal motions and procedural matters related to the hostile takeover to replace the company’s management, including preliminary injunction orders and the relevant provisional remedies.
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    Intellectual Property Rights
    Assisted various Taiwanese directors, producers, and film and television industry professionals with the detailed planning and drafting of contracts related to the licensing, copyright, co-development, distribution, third party production, and employment matters.
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    Taiwan Civil and Criminal Actions
    Represented Taipei City Government in eminent domain litigation matters; represented renowned shopping mall, energy company, and technology company in defending litigation matters filed by banks involving negotiable instruments; represented construction company and sub-contractor companies in construction disputes and litigation matters; assisted members of board of directors of publicly listed company in dealing with alleged violation of Taiwan securities law.
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    Family Law Matters
    Handled litigation involving marriage dissolution, marital property, child custody and visitation, trust, and estate planning. Prepared legal documents related to the same issues.