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
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 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