David Lee

Partner & Director of Corporate Department


LANGUAGE(S)Chinese, English


Mr. David Lee is a partner and the head of projects and energy practice at Lin & Partners. His main practice areas include projects & energy, corporate and M&A, gaming & gambling, aviation & shipping, labor & employment, TMT, franchise & licensing, and compliance. His practices have been recognized by Legal 500 and Asia Law.
David spearheads Lin & Partners’ projects & energy practice, which has been recognized by Legal 500 as the Tier 1 Firm for consecutive years. He has extensive experience in advising clients on offshore wind farm energy, solar energy, hydro energy, IPPs, nuclear decommission, ocean energy, corporate restructuring, and electricity unbundling.
David leads the firm’s aviation and shipping practice. In the maritime and shipping sector, David advises clients on ship building, ship reflagging, mortgage registration, sales & lease back, shipping insurance and reinsurance and joint venture formation. David advised Ocean Affairs Council of Taiwan on the regulatory framework for promotion of ocean energies. In the aviation sector, David advised Civil Aeronautics Administration on a wide range of regulatory matters for consecutive years, including those related to unmanned aerial vehicle, fatigue management, and compliance with ICAO air safety standards. He also advises clients on matters in connection with aircraft component and general aviation business license.
In the gaming & gambling sector, David has been advised clients on land-based casinos, sports betting, and offshore online gaming. He assisted government authorities in several legislation projects, including the projects for casino-based integrated resorts and enhancement of internal control requirement for sports betting operation. David is frequently to speak at or interviewed by gambling conference or media on the development of the gaming industry in Taiwan, including CNN. Bloomberg, VIXIO (Gambling Compliance), and G2E Asia.
David is also a core member in the firm’s TMT practice. He advises mobile brands, manufacturer, suppliers, software providers, and regulator on various regulatory and compliance matters. David assisted National Communications Commission in establishing an ADR scheme for telecom dispute and analyzing the possible framework to counter cyber crimes.
In the corporate and M&A practice, David has been advised clients on various matters throughout the lifecycle of enterprises, including company set-up, foreign investment, formation of joint venture and strategic alliance, business license application, contracting, merger and acquisition, corporate restructuring/ spin-off, and dispute resolution.
David graduated from National Taiwan University with an LL.B. and National Cheng-Chi University with an LL.M. In addition to law digress, David received an MBA from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

MBA, the Ross School of Business, University of Michiagn
LL.M., National Cheng-Chi University
LL.B., National Taiwan University