¡¼ Daryl Lai

Daryl Lai is a graduate of the University of London. He has an LL.B. (Honours) Degree and a Graduate Diploma in International Mergers and Acquisitions. He was called to the English Bar in 1997 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Singapore Supreme Court the following year in 1998. 

Mr. Lai practices as a foreign lawyer in Taiwan with considerable experience in Taiwanese law. Prior to the setting up of JTJB-Taipei, he had previously been with 2 of the largest law firms in Taiwan. This includes TIPLO Attorneys-at-Law where Mr. Lai had specialized on corporate investment, and the now defunct Qilin International Law Office where Mr. Lai had focused on mergers and acquisitions. 

Mr. Lai¡¦s responsibility in JTJB-Taipei takes him across a variety of legal disciplines in securities, investment, competition law, insurance, corporate acquisitions and cross-border transactions. Some of the work undertaken by Mr. Lai includes the advice given to the Asian subsidiary of a U.S. underwater cable company on the sale of major corporate assets in Taiwan and the merger of 2 major accounting firms in the country. Mr. Lai has also acted for the Taiwanese State Petroleum Company, CPC, in a number of major contractual disputes with offshore vendors. Other than that, Mr. Lai handles inbound investment into Taiwan and advises on regulatory and corporate law issues to various foreign investors. His clientele spans across a wide list of transportation companies, insurers, manufacturers, trading houses, investment firms, financiers, government linked agencies, etc. 

On the transportation side, Mr. Lai has advised a wide number of shipowners, marine insurers and P&I Clubs regarding maritime disputes and arrests in Taiwan. He also handles all financing and corporate acquisitions for one of the largest ship owner in Taiwan. He was previously involved in a number of high profile cases which includes the M.T. ¡§Chang Yun¡¨ (one of the widest marine oil pollution in Taiwanese maritime history) and the M.V. ¡§Maersk Dubai¡¨ (which sparked off international attention regarding charges of murder on the high seas drawn against the Taiwanese officers of a major container line). He is, to date, the only lawyer in Taiwan who has arbitrated in London on shipping matters for local clients. 

Mr. Lai is a member of the American Bar Association, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the International Bar Association (UK Energy Lawyers¡¦ Group) and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

Mr. Lai specializes in the following areas :

Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions
Insurance and Re-insurance