Sam Lai

Senior Attorney

Sam Lai is a senior attorney with Lee and Li at the firm's Hsinchu Office. He joined the firm in 2012 and is a member of the firm’s Greater China practice group.


Sam's legal career began with a position as an in-house legal counsel for a company in the ICT industry in Taiwan. During that period, he gained extensive experience in handling complex IP transfers and licensing and cross-border contract manufacturing arrangements. Sam later relocated to Suzhou, China, where he worked for Pegatron Corp., an assembler of Apple iPhones. He advised Pegatron Corp.’s largest manufacturing plant in China on general corporate matters and oversaw various IP, labor and commercial disputes in China. Upon returning to Taiwan, Sam joined Lee and Li. As a litigator, he specializes in handling complex commercial and IP litigation matters. In a trademark infringement case, he successfully overturned a long-held opinion on trademark prior use. Sam is presently focusing on providing comprehensive Greater China legal services for clients from mainland China, Taiwan, and other countries. His clients have also included MediaTek Inc., Taiwan’s largest chip design company. He has regularly provided advice on general corporate matters for MediaTek Inc. Recently, he advised one of China’s largest chip design companies in its investment and operations in Taiwan.


Sam is a frequent speaker on topics relating to corporate compliance at the Hsinchu Science Park Administration and other forums.


Sam earned his LL.B. in 2001, and his LL.M. in 2007 from National Taiwan University. He spent a year as a visiting student researcher in University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2005. He is currently admitted to practice in Taiwan.

 

    Educational Background

    National Taiwan University Law School (LL.B., 2001)
    National Development Institute of National Taiwan University (LL.M., 2007)

    Practices

    High-Tech Law,PRC Law,Dispute Resolution,IP Law ,M&A,

    Experience

    Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law (2012- ): Senior Attorney
    Pegatron Corp. (2010-2011): Legal Counsel
    Askey Computer Corp. (2007-2010): Senior Specialist

    Qualifications

    Taipei Bar Association; Hsinchu Bar Association; Miaoli Bar Association





    Contact Information

    Hsinchu Office
    Telephone:+886-3-579-9911 Ext.3213
    Fax:+886-3-579-7880
    E-Mail:samchlai@leeandli.com