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  • 2015
    Lee and Li celebrates its 50th anniversary.
  • 2014
    • Nigel N. T. Li was elected the fourth CEO and Joyce C. Fan was appointed Deputy CEO.
    • Ma Ying-Jeou, the President of the Republic of China, presented the "Lifetime Achievement Award for Chinese Business Leaders" at the 12th Chinese Business Leaders Summit, hosted by Global Views Monthly, to Dr. C. V. Chen, Chairman and Senior Partner, for his outstanding contributions to Taiwan, mainland China, and the Chinese community.
    • A strategic alliance was established with L&L, Leaven & Co., CPAs.
    • C. C. Lee, Partner, was elected the first President of the 10th Taiwan Bar Association.
    • Daniel T. H. Tsai, Partner, was elected the 17th District Governor of Rotary International District 3510.
    • Kwan-Tao Li, Chief Of Counsel, was elected the 6th Chairman of the Lee and Li Foundation and Janice Y. F. Lee remained the CEO.
    • The Lee and Li Foundation provides support for research and related activities of schools such as Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law on subjects covering Taiwan, mainland China, and public interest. For Harvard Law School's report on establishment of the Lee and Li Foundation Fund, visit:
    • http://today.law.harvard.edu/lee-li-foundation-establishes-fund-public-interest-harvard-law-school/
  • 2013
    • The number of employees passed 700.
    • The Lee and Li Foundation created the "Lee and Li Classroom" and began inviting law students and distinguished legal professionals to share knowledge and experience and connect people from various fields.
    • The firm's strategic alliance partner Lee and Li - Leaven IPR Agency Ltd. established an office in Shanghai.
  • 2012
    • Ma Ying-Jeou, the President of the Republic of China presented the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon to Dr. C. V. Chen for his decades of work on international humanitarian aid, human rights and charity, care for socially disadvantaged groups, and promotion of sustainable volunteer services.
    • T. C. Chiang, Partner, was elected the second President of the Taiwan Patent Attorneys Association.
    • A strategic alliance was established with L&L-Leaven, Attorneys-at-Law.
  • 2011
    • Nigel N. T. Li was elected the third CEO and Joyce C. Fan was appointed Deputy CEO.
    • Kwan-Tao Li was elected the fifth Chairman of the Lee and Li Foundation and Janice Y. F. Lee remained the CEO.
  • 2010
    • Nigel N. T. Li was elected the 15th Chairman of the Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei.
    • The Lee and Li Foundation set up the "Lee and Li Foundation Transnational Law Thesis Award," which is presented to eight winners each year.
  • 2009
    • Kwan-Tao Li retired on January 1.
    • Kwan-Tao Li was appointed Chief Of Counsel.
    • C. C. Lee was elected the second President of the 25th Taipei Bar Association.
    • A strategic alliance was established with Leaven, Attorneys-at-Law.
  • 2008
    • Nigel N. T. Li was elected the second CEO and Joyce C. Fan was appointed Deputy CEO.
    • The Kaohsiung and Tainan offices were consolidated to form the Southern Taiwan Office and moved into the Kaohsiung Software Technology Park.
    • Dr. C. V. Chen was elected the 19th President of the Red Cross Society.
    • Kwan-Tao Li was elected the fourth Chairman of the Lee and Li Foundation and Janice Y. F. Lee remained the CEO.
  • 2007
    Nigel N. T. Li was elected the 14th Chairman of the Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei.
  • 2006
    • The number of employees passed 600.
    • To promote cross-Strait exchange, the Lee and Li Foundation created the Lee and Li Honorary Scholarship for winners of the annual Lee and Li Moot Court Competition, which hosts student contestants from Taiwan and mainland China.
    • Dr. C. V. Chen was elected the 23rd President of the Society of International Law.
    • Practice Groups (PG) and cross-PG Special Task Forces (STF) became permanent.
  • 2005
    • Organizational restructuring was completed. Partners are responsible for operations and providing legal services. Senior counselors were appointed. Every year, an Administration Advisory Meeting is convened for the management of the firm.
    • The Executive Committee of Administrative Affairs was conceived for implementing various operational and administrative tasks.
    • The new organization structure was put into effect, headed by one chairman and one CEO. Dr. C. V. Chen was elected chairman and elected by the partners as the first CEO. Kwan-Tao Li was appointed Chief Senior Counselor. Nigel N. T. Li was appointed Deputy CEO.
    • Practice Groups (PG) and cross-PG Special Task Forces (STF) were created and tested on a trial basis.
    • Kwan-Tao Li was elected the third Chairman of the Lee and Li Foundation and Janice Y. F. Lee remained the CEO.
  • 2004
    • Paul S. P. Hsu retired on January 1.
    • Dr. C. V. Chen and Kwan-Tao Li headed the initiative to streamline the organization with an aim to solidify the foundation for sustainable development and strengthen business efficiency and competitiveness.
    • Dr. C. V. Chen was elected the 22nd President of the Society of International Law.
    • Dr. C. V. Chen was elected the 18th President of the Red Cross Society.
  • 2003
    • In January, "We Care, We Serve, We Excel" was chosen by a firm-wide vote as the firm's motto.
    • In October, former employee Eddie Liu fraudulently sold approximately NTD 3 billion's worth of shares owned by SanDisk Corporation, a client of the firm, and took the proceeds.
    • In November, the firm reached a constructive Settlement Agreement with SanDisk Corporation, which allowed the firm to compensate for the loss of SanDisk Corporation within four years and to collaborate with SanDisk Corporation to contribute respective expertise to public interest and promote academic research into the rule of law.
    • The number of employees passed 540.
    • The Tainan Office was established.
    • A strategic alliance was established with Lee and Li - Leaven IPR Agency Ltd.
    • The Lee and Li Foundation jointly held the first Lee and Li Moot Court Competition of Colleges in China with Tsinghua University. This competition is held subsequently every year and has risen to become the premier Chinese moot court competition, fostering communication between students from Taiwan and mainland China.
  • 2002
    • Kwan-Tao Li was elected the second Chairman of the Lee and Li Foundation and Janice Y. F. Lee remained the CEO.
    • The Lee and Li Foundation created a scholarship for students in mainland China. The scholarship is presented in mainland China every year.
    • Nigel N. T. Li was elected the first President of the 23rd Taipei Bar Association.
    • The Taichung Office was established.
    • Lee and Li Business Consulting (Shanghai) Ltd. was established.
  • 2001
    • The number of employees passed 500.
    • Lee and Li Foundation hosted the first Lee and Li Moot Court Competition in Taiwan. Every year, a different law school is invited to co-host the event.
  • 2000
    • The Lee and Li Foundation created a scholarship for students in Taiwan. Winners are invited to attend the scholarship award ceremony.
    • The entire firm and family members vacationed in Kenting to celebrate the firm's 35th anniversary.
    • Dr. C. V. Chen was elected the 17th President of the Red Cross Society.
  • 1999
    The partners created the Lee and Li Foundation. Kwan-Tao Li was elected the first Chairman and Janice Y. F. Lee was appointed the CEO.
  • 1998
    The number of employees passed 400.
  • 1997
    The Lee and Li Volunteer Team was created to give donations to socially disadvantaged groups every year. An emergency relief fund is set aside every year for charitable activities.
  • 1996
    • Kwan-Tao Li was appointed Senior Counselor.
    • The Hsinchu Office was established in the Hsinchu Science and Industrial Park.
    • Games were held on the employee family day on the athletic field of Taipei Municipal Minzu Elementary School to celebrate the firm's 30th anniversary.
  • 1995
    The number of employees passed 300.
  • 1993
    Dr. C. V. Chen and Paul S. P. Hsu started a joint practice.
  • 1992
    • Dr. C. V. Chen appointed counselors and convened the Advisory Meeting.
    • Knowledge management and application systems were deployed, including billing, expense, salary, human resources, and trademark.
    • Dr. C. V. Chen was elected Vice President of the Red Cross Society.
  • 1991
    On April 28, Dr. C. V. Chen, the first Secretary General of the Straits Exchange Foundation, led a delegation of the Straits Exchange Foundation to Beijing on behalf of the government of Taiwan for the first visit between both sides since 1949.
  • 1990
    • The partners' committee was expanded on January 1 to include more members. In addition to executive partners, general partners were appointed. Administrative, finance, marketing and audit committees were established under the partners' committee.
    • Dr. C. V. Chen was appointed by the President as one of the 25 members of the preparatory committee of the National Affairs Conference and was elected one of the 15 members of the presidium. Nigel N. T. Li was appointed by the President as one of the 150 members of the National Affairs Conference. Discussions were held among the members on topics such as reform of the congress, structure of the local and central governments, amendment to the Constitution (including the temporary provisions), mainland China and cross-Strait policies.
    • Dr. C. V. Chen was elected by the first Board of Directors and Supervisors of the Straits Exchange Foundation as Vice Chairman and Secretary General to help promote cross-Strait communication.
    • On September 12, Dr. C. V. Chen, as Secretary General of the Red Cross Society, signed the landmark Kinmen Agreement with Chang-Lin Han, Secretary General of the Red Cross Society of China, which ensured that the repatriation of stowaways would follow humanitarian and safety principles. The agreement fostered cross-Strait communication and peaceful interaction.
  • 1989
    • The number of employees passed 200.
    • The President of the Republic of China presented the Order of Resplendent Banner with Special Cravat to Dr. C. V. Chen for his contributions to the improvement of legal education and establishment of the military procurement system.
  • 1988
    Dr. C. V. Chen was elected Secretary General of the Red Cross Society.
  • 1986
    Dr. C. V. Chen, our managing attorney, received the "Honest Taxpayer" award.
  • 1985
    • Application systems were deployed, including working hour, case, and legal information query systems, ushering the firm into electronic information management.
    • Dr. C. V. Chen received the "Honest Taxpayer" award.
    • Dr. C. V. Chen was appointed a member of the Committee on Economic Reform of the Executive Yuan. He advocated the expansion of forms of foreign investment by allowing foreign companies to establish a branch office in Taiwan to engage in manufacturing.

      According to a poll by the United Daily News, Dr. C. V. Chen was widely considered one of the six members who had made the greatest contribution to the Committee on Economic Reform.
  • 1984
    Dr. C. V. Chen received the "Honest Taxpayer" award.
  • 1982
    • After Y. N. Wang, Vincent Cheung, and C. Y. Yin retired during the period between 1977 and 1982 and Frank C. S. Wang passed away, Lee and Li was headed by Dr. C. V. Chen, Paul S. P. Hsu, and Kwan-Tao Li. Dr. C. V. Chen was the Chairman.
    • The number of employees passed 100.
  • 1980
    An office was set up in San Francisco, which was closed in 1986 owing to objectively and subjectively unfavorable conditions.
  • 1978
    The Kaohsiung Office was established.
  • 1976
    The firm relocated to 7th floor, No. 201, Dunhua North Road, Taipei.
  • 1973
    • Dr. C. N. Li passed away. The firm had around 50 employees. Following the passing of its founders, the firm faced challenges in operations and growth. Vincent Cheung, Paul S. P. Hsu, Kwan-Tao Li, Frank C. S. Wang, Y. N. Wang, and C. Y. Yin steered the firm toward stability. Frank C. S. Wang was the managing attorney.
    • Dr. C. V. Chen joined the firm.
  • 1972
    The firm relocated to 7th floor, No. 150, Section 2, Nanjing East Road, Taipei.
  • 1970
    • James Lee passed away.
    • Dr. C. N. Li changed the Chinese name of the firm to 理律法律事務所 and continued to handle transnational and intellectual property right matters. The firm had around 30 employees.
    • Paul S. P. Hsu joined the firm.
  • 1969
    Kwan-Tao Li joined the firm.
  • 1965
    James Lee and Dr. C. N. Li established the firm at 9th floor, No. 42, Xuchang Street, Taipei, with over 20 employees. The English name of the firm was Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law.
  • 1959
    James Lee moved his office to 2nd floor, No. 152, Bo'ai Road, Taipei.
  • 1953
    James Lee established his practice at 2nd floor, No. 10, Huaining Street, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 1949
    Before
    James Lee and Dr. C. N. Li, the firm's founders, began practicing law in Shanghai, China.
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