C. V. Chen

Senior Partner

Dr. C. V. Chen earned his S.J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, and LL.M. degree from both the University of British Columbia and Harvard Law School, and graduated from the Department of Law of National Taiwan University.

Dr. Chen, Chairman and Managing Partner of Lee and Li, has been a lawyer and a law professor for over 40 years. His practice focuses on transnational legal transactions and international dispute resolution. He is an of counsel for the Cabinet of the Republic of China (the Premier's Office).

As a scholar, Dr. Chen is an Adjunct Professor of Law at National Chengchi University and Soochow University in Taiwan, lecturing on "Transnational Legal Problems," and a lecturer on "Financial/Economic Law and Business Management" at Guanghua School of Management of Peking University in China.

Dr. Chen is committed to pro bono services. He was Secretary-General and President of the Red Cross Society of the Republic of China for 25 years, is Chairman of the Taipei European School Foundation in Taiwan and Managing Director of The Chinese Society of International Law. Dr. Chen also serves on the Board of Directors of the Lee and Li Foundation and Yuan Ze University (Taiwan). He was the founding Vice Chairman and served as the inaugural Secretary General of the Straits Exchange Foundation (which was established in Taiwan in early 1990 as the only quasi-official organization for liaising with the government in Beijing).

    Educational Background

    S.J.D., Harvard (1972)
    LL.M., Harvard (1970)
    LL.M., University of British Columbia (1969)
    LL.B., National Taiwan University (1967)


    Transnational Legal Problems,General Practice,


    Chairman and Managing Partner, Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law, Taipei, Taiwan
    Of counsel, the Cabinet of the Republic of China (January 2009 -present)
    Adjunct Professor of Law, National Chengchi University and Soochow University Graduate School of Law, Taiwan (1972-present)
    Lecturer in Law, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, China.
    Lecturer, the Training Institute for Judges and Prosecutors, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of China
    Pro Bono:
    President, The Red Cross Society of the Republic of China (April 2000 – 2012)
    Chairman, Taipei European School Foundation, Taiwan, the Republic of China (1994-present)
    Director, Lee and Li Foundation
    Managing Director, Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law (Jan. 2004-present)
    General Counsel, Ministry of Defense (1989-1990)


    R.O.C. licensed attorney
    R.O.C. licensed patent agent


    Recipient of the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon from the President of the Republic of China in 2012 for decades of charity work both at home and abroad and contributions to the country and society.

    Recipient of the Order of Resplendent Banner with Special Cravat from the President of the Republic of China in 1989 for contributions to the improvement of legal education and establishment of the military procurement system.


    Numerous articles on transnational legal problems. Frequent contributor of opinion pieces to newspapers and magazines. Topics range from human rights, judicial reform, China-Taiwan relations, to social issues, including inspirational essays.

    Transnational Financial and Economic Law for Entrepreneurs

    (Published in Beijing by Law Press‧China)

    Financial/Economic Law and Business Management

    (Published in Taiwan and China)

    A Wake-up Call to Jurists

    Sympathetic Understanding

    No Retreat from Heaven

    Contact Information

    Taipei Office
    Telephone:+886-2-2763-8000 Ext.2251