Tsar & Tsai Law Firm is a Taiwan-based partnership engaged in the provision of legal services relating to all aspects of international and domestic business transactions as well as dispute resolution and litigation. The Firm was founded in 1965 by Ruchin Tsar and Paul C. Tsai, and has since grown to its present size of over 50 attorneys admitted to practice in various jurisdictions, including a staff of translators, paralegals. The Firm has maintained a diverse, international character. Although the majority of its attorneys are ROC nationals, most of them have received formal legal education and training in the United States and elsewhere abroad. In addition, several attorneys of the Firm are foreign nationals who are admitted to practice in, among other jurisdictions, the United States. All attorneys of the Firm are fluent in Chinese and English and several are fluent in Japanese.
Name: Dr. Paul Tsai, Founding partner
National Taiwan University Law School (LL.B. 1952)
Yale Law School (LL.M. 1954; JSD 1957)
Corporate law, mergers & acquisition, strategic alliance, cross border transaction, dispute resolutions and recently branched into estate planning and tax.
Taipei Bar Association
English, Mandarin Chinese
Prior to founding Tsar & Tsai Law Firm, he served in the government for eight years in charge of devising policies and regulations to promote Taiwan’s economic development during the 1950s and 1960s
Has served as the General Counsel of Foreign Exchange & Trade Commission (a cabinet organ) and Executive Secretary of its Administrative Appeal Committee from 1958 to 1963, a member of the Public Enterprise Commission of the Ministry of Economic Affairs from 1961 to 1963, the Director of Law Revision Planning Group and the General Counsel of the Council for United States Aid (a cabinet organ) from 1960 to 1963, and the Republic of China Counsellor of the Council for International Economic Cooperation and Development (a cabinet organ) from 1963 to 1965
During his tenure as a civil servant, he was responsible for drafting Taiwan’s Statute for the Encouragement of Investment of 1960 and Chattel Secured Transactions Act of 1965. In recognition of his outstanding civil services, he received the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Government Services in 1963
He brought to his private practice familiarity with the Taiwan’s investment environment and experience in dealing with government agencies and had assisted many foreign companies in their market entry into Taiwan, from investment planning to operations, and dealings and negotiations with government agencies for government projects and disputes
After leaving government services, he continued to serve as an advisor to the Ministry of Economic Affairs from 1965 to 1967 and is a member of Panels of Arbitrators, International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes under the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development from 1966 to 1980
He also taught at China Cultural Institute as a research professor in 1964 and the Soochow University Law School as an associate professor from 1957 to 1959 and from 1961 to 1963