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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS & PUBLIC POLICY GROUP
Our Government Affairs & Public Policy Group advises multinational and local clients on engagement with regulatory agencies in the executive branch of government, legislators, civil society groups and media. Our leadership team has experience at the highest levels of public service both in Taiwan and regionally, which we utilize to successfully achieve transactional goals.

Some of our recent transactions and advisory engagements include:

Lin & Partners represents Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation & Communications Tourism Bureau for legal and regulatory matters related to proposed casino gaming and integrated resorts in Taiwan. Subsequent to Lin & Partners’ issuing the initial draft laws and regulations in 2012, which includes the draft Casino Control Act to establish the gaming regulatory agency and related subordinate legislation and regulations, throughout 2013 Taiwan’s parliament, the Legislative Yuan, has held numerous committee hearings to review and mark-up the legislation. Lin & Partners attends parliamentary hearings on behalf of the client and prepare responses to legislators’ queries. As part of its advisory work for the government, Lin & Partners advised on ongoing interactions with both casino/resort operators who are exploring Taiwan’s market potential, as well as overseas regulators as part of efforts to ensure future cross-border regulatory cooperation. The firm provides the government with strategic advice, legislation explanations, and jurisdictional comparisons.
Lin & Partners represents the National Development Council for legal and regulatory matters related to the establishment of free economic pilot zones in Taiwan. Subsequent to Lin & Partners’ issuing the initial draft law, the Legislative Yuan, has held numerous committee hearings to review and mark-up the legislation. Lin & Partners attends parliamentary hearings on behalf of the client and prepare responses to legislators’ queries. The pilot zones will focus on intelligent logistics, international medical services and value-added agriculture.
The Financial Supervisory Commission engaged Lin & Partners in relation to the financial industry sections for Taiwan’s entry in publications such as the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report and the World Bank’s Doing Business report.
The Financial Supervisory Commission engaged Lin & Partners to conduct studies on revisions to the legal regime governing the marketing and sale of financial products by banks in Taiwan.
The Financial Supervisory Commission engaged Lin & Partners to conduct studies on revisions to the qualification requirements for senior financial institution personnel.
The Financial Supervisory Commission engaged Lin & Partners to draft a Financial Ombudsman Services Law that was subsequently passed by the legislature, the first such law in Asia.
The Financial Supervisory Commission engaged Lin & Partners to conduct a study on revisions to Taiwan’s legal regime governing taking security over personal property and credit evaluations by financial institutions.
Lin & Partners contributed to the World Bank and International Finance Corporation’s Taiwan chapters for a publication titled Investing Across Borders.
The Taiwan Area National Freeway Bureau engaged Lin & Partners to conduct a study on the private operation of rest stops and service stations.
The Futures Association, an industry trade group, engaged Lin & Partners to conduct a study on liberalization of the regulatory regime governing futures products.