Lawrence Ong | KPMG | TW
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Lawrence Ong

Executive Consultant/Partner

KPMG in Taiwan

Lawrence’s practice at KPMG Law covers a wide range of cross-border legal and tax consultation activities, including cross-border regulatory compliance, merger and acquisitions, securities, international arbitration and litigation, 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, and restructuring projects, and to advise many Taiwan banks on various cross-border regulatory compliance projects including Dodd Frank resolution planning and Volcker Rule compliance. Further, 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.

 

Recently, Lawrence is leading the KPMG Taiwan consultation team on U.S. and European privacy law compliance, including the General Data Protection Regulation. He is a frequent speaker on cross-border transactional legal and tax issues and on privacy law issues.

 

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

  • Advised various global enterprises and financial institutions on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, tax laws, labor laws, and regulatory compliance
  • Advised various global enterprises on cross-border arbitration and litigation in the U.S., European Union, Singapore, and Hong Kong
  • Advised various global enterprises on U.S. taxation and joint legal and tax solutions for cross-border restructurings
  • 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 major Taiwan financial institutions on Dodd Frank Act Volcker Rule and Resolution Plan compliance
  • Leads KPMG Taiwan advisory team on European Union General Data Protection Regulation
  • Advised various global enterprises on cross-border accounts receivables and insolvency management

 

Education and qualifications

  • Juris Doctor, University of California

  • China Law Program, University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Arts, Law, University of California

Accreditation

  • Member of Bar of California, U.S., 1999~Present

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional / European Union

Professional area

  • Cross-Border Mergers, Acquisitions, Restructurings, Regulatory Compliance, Arbitration, Litigation, Account Receivables, Insolvency, and Bankruptcy

  • U.S. Tax Consultation

  • Global Capital Markets

  • European Union, U.S., and Taiwan Data Protection Regulation

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