Energy Law

Lee and Li is the largest law firm in Taiwan and has been in practice for more than 50 years. We are a full-service law firm and in particular, have extensive experience in handling energy and other infrastructure projects in Taiwan. As we have clients in almost every locality in Taiwan, in addition to our main office in Taipei, we have offices in other major cities, including Hsinchu, Taichung and Kaohsiung. Support from such other offices enables us to provide quality and cost-effective services to our clients for projects located nearby.

We have been providing services to the energy sector for over two decades and participated in eight out of the nine projects for conventional thermal power independent power plants ("IPPs") in Taiwan in the areas of project development, project finance, M&A, and dispute resolution with the state-owned monopoly Taiwan Power Company ("Taipower"). Our landmark cases in the energy sector include the following:

  • As the project counsel, represented and assisted Star Energy Power Corporation, Sun Bar Power Corporation, and Star Buck Power Corporation in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating all aspects of project related agreements, including power purchase agreement ("PPA"), fuel supply agreement, EPC contract, land lease agreement, long-term supply/service agreement or O&M agreement, financing agreement, and so on.
  • As the lender's counsel, assisted with the non-recourse project finances for Hei Hu Power Plant, Chiahui Power Corporation, Hsin Tao Power Plant, and Kuo Kuang Power Plant.
  • Represented several foreign investors in making investments or acquiring shares in the IPPs in Taiwan.
  • Represented several project companies in the resolution of disputes arising from the PPA with Taipower.

We have also been engaged in renewable energy projects for a long period of time. We assisted the first foreign investor in an onshore wind farm project in Taiwan in 2005. Amid the government's enthusiastic promotion of renewable energy, we have assisted and are currently assisting numerous international and local clients in their development of renewable energy projects, especially in the solar and offshore wind sector in all aspects of the development. Our track records in the renewable energy sector include the following:

  • The first foreign investment in the onshore wind farm project in Taiwan.
  • The development of the first offshore wind farm project in Taiwan with a total capacity of 128MW. Our services cover all aspects of the project development, including without limitation, consultation on acquisition of requisite permits, negotiations and consultation on construction (including WTG, onshore facilities, harbor contract, foundation, and so on) and O&M agreements, consultation on improvement of the PPA, due diligence, project finance, and so on.
  • Served as the project counsel or lenders' counsel for a number of offshore wind power projects with a total capacity of over 3,300MW, involving multiple local and foreign developers and lenders.
  • Served as the project counsel or lenders' counsel for several solar projects, including ground-mounted, floating and rooftop projects, with a total capacity of over 500MW involving multiple local and foreign developers and lenders.

A.Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Client Represented Total Capacity
Hydroelectric Project Lender/Investor Approx. 37 MW
Solar Power Projects
(Rooftop, ground-mounted, and floating solar system)
Project Companies/Investors Over 500 MW
Wind Farm Project (including offshore and onshore wind farm project) Lenders/Investors Over 3,200 MW
Offshore Wind Farm Projects Project Companies Over 3,300 MW
Waste to Energy Project Approx. 18MW Project Company/Investor

B.Conventional IPPs - As Project Counsel

Owner (Project Company) Work Scope
Star Energy Power Corporation Drafting, reviewing and/or negotiation of power purchase agreement, fuel supply agreement, EPC contract, land lease agreement, long-term supply/service agreement, financing agreement, etc.
Sun Bar Power Corporation Drafting, reviewing and/or negotiation of power purchase agreement, fuel supply agreement, EPC contract, land lease agreement, long-term supply/service agreement, financing agreement, etc.
Star Buck Power Corporation Drafting, reviewing and/or negotiation of power purchase agreement, fuel supply agreement, EPC contract, land lease agreement, long-term supply/service agreement, financing agreement, etc.
Hsin Yu Energy Development Co., Ltd. Drafting, reviewing and/or negotiation of power purchase agreement, fuel supply agreement, EPC contract, land lease agreement, long-term supply/service agreement, financing agreement, etc.

C.Conventional IPPs - As Counsel for Lenders or EPC Contractor

Name of Project Installed Capacity Client Represented
Hei Hu Power Plant 900MW Lender
Chiahui Power Corporation 670MW Lender
Hsin Tao Power Plant 600MW Lender
Kuo Kuang Power Plant 480MW Lender
Ho-ping Power Plant 1,320MW EPC Contractor