• University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M.)
  • Wharton Business and Law Certificate
  • National Taipei University (LL.M.)
  • National Taiwan University (LL.B.)


  • Member of Taiwan Bar Association
  • New York State Bar
  • National Judicial Examination of Peopleʼs Republic of China Passed
  • Patent Attorney


  • Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific – Litigation star for Labor and employment (2024)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Law, National Chengchi University (2023-)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Institute of Law for Science and Technology, National Tsing Hua University (2023-)
  • Lecturer of Corporate Governance for Directors and Supervisors of Public Companies, Taipei Bar Association (2022-2024)
  • Panelist, 2024 Financial Law Forum, Soochow University (2024)
  • Attorney on behalf of the competent authority in the first Taiwan Constitutional Court judgment for the Securities and Exchange Act (2023)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Law, Chinese Culture University (2022-2023)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute of Law for Science and Technology, National Tsing Hua University (2019-2022)
  • Panelist, Corporate Governance Forum, Providence University (2022)
  • Panelist, Review and Prospect of Commercial Case Adjudication Act (2022)
  • Presenter, Adaption of Labor Law, Court and Practice to Social Changes, National Taipei University (2021)
  • Presenter, NYCU Law Faculty Workshop (2021)
  • Panelist, Corporation Litigations and the New Trial System of Commercial Courts (2021)
  • Panelist, Trade System and Corporate Governance in the New Era, National Tsing Hua University (2021)
  • Presenter, 6th Academic Conference: Enterprise Innovation and Management Law, Chinese Culture University (2021)
  • Presenter, Forum of Current Theory, Case Laws and Practice in Labor Law, National Taipei University (2020)
  • Presenter, 23rd National Technology Law Conference (2019)
  • Presenter, Forum of Practice in Labor Disputes, National Taipei University (2019)
  • Presenter, Forum of Theory and Practice in Wages and Working Hours, National Taipei University (2018)
  • Presenter, 2018 Workshop of Regulatory Sandboxes for Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Initiation, National Tsing Hua University (2018)
  • Trainee Lawyer, White & Case LLP (2012)
  • International Editor, The University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law (2011-2012)
  • Associate Attorney, Chen & Lin Attorneys-at-Law (2008-2011)
  • Intern and Associate Attorney, Formosan Brothers Attorneys-at-Law (2006-2007)

More than forty publications, including:

  • Reflection on the Law Concerning Hospital Governance in Taiwan (Angle Health Law Review, April, 2024)
  • Deal Price as Appraisal's Fair Price (Taiwan Bar Journal, April, 2024)
  • Securities Disclosure of Scope 3 GHG Emission: Observation of U.S. Law (Property and Economic Law Journal, March, 2024)
  • After Constitution Court's Ruling: Some Thoughts on the Criminal Liability of Mandatory Tender Offer (Providence Law Review, December, 2024)
  • The Corporation Governance Implication of Limiting Independent Director's Right to Convene Shareholder Meeting (Chung-Hsing University Law Review, November, 2023)
  • Practical Guide on Merger & Acquisition (co-author, Taipei Bar Association, September, 2023)
  • Director's Oversight Duty and Its Application to ESG (Taipei University Law Review, September, 2023)
  • Objection to Repeal Shareholder Meeting Resolution (September, 2023)
  • The Harmony among the Law, the Court and Practice under the changing Society  (co-author, Angle Publishing Co., February, 2023)
  • Shareholder Meeting and Contest over Corporate Control (Contemporary Law Journal, January, 2023)
  • Shareholder Voting and Engagement in Taiwan, in The Cambridge Handbook of Shareholder Engagement and Voting (co-author, September, 2022)
  • SPAC Litigation by Investors (Angle Accounting Magazine, September, 2022)
  • Essays on Corporate Law I: The Theory and Application of Fiduciary Duty (4th ed., New Sharing Culture, July, 2022)
  • Essays on Corporate Law II: Special Transaction Types and Information Disclosure (4th ed., New Sharing Culture, July, 2022)
  • Essays on Corporate Law III: M&A and Shareholder Rights (2nd ed., New Sharing Culture, July, 2022)
  • Essays on Corporate Law IV: Efficient Market and Commercial Litigations (New Sharing Culture, July, 2022)
  • Essays on Corporate Law V: Deliberative Democracy and Information Dissemination (New Sharing Culture, July, 2022)
  • The Regulation of ESG Disclosure: Focus on Standard of Materiality (Taipei University Law Review, June, 2022)
  • Conflicts and Communications between Contemporary Employment Law and Corporate Practices (co-author, Angle Publishing Co., October, 2021)
  • Exploration of Online/Video Shareholder Meeting (co-author, Angle Accounting Magazine, August, 2021)
  • Labor Guidance on Labor Disputes Cases (co-author, Angle Publishing Co., July, 2020)
  • Taiwan: Law and Practice (co-author, Chambers Global Practice Guide: Data Protection & Privacy, 2020)
  • Taiwan: Law and Practice (co-author, Chambers Global Practice Guide: Cybersecurity, 2020)
  • On Several Legal Issues in Termination Disputes (Taichung Bar Journal, October, 2019)
  • Review of Selected Rulings in Wage and Working Hours (co-author, Angle Publishing Co., September, 2019)
  • Research Handbook on Insider Trading (Co-translator, Himalaya Foundation, November, 2018)
  • Time to invest in Taiwan (Co-author, China Law & Practice, January/February 2014)
  • A Study of Construction Laws in Practice (III) (Co-author, Angle Publishing, 2007)
  • A Research on the Organization Obligation in Torts Law (Master Thesis, 2005)

When Jakob joined Chen & Lin in August, 2008, he handled various legal disputes, including employment, insurance, international sale of goods, product liability, cable TV and IP, and assisted in transaction matters.  In addition to Taiwan bar, he also passed the bar exams in New York State and P.R.C.

With the arrangement of Chen & Lin, Jakob went to White & Case LLP for training, exposed to the US practice of patent and antitrust litigation after graduation from Penn Law for the LL.M. degree. He focus on the transaction works after returning to Chen & Lin, including several M&A and capital market projects.  With the boom of Fintech, Jakob also devotes himself to the legal issues in connection with blockchain and ICO.

In addition to be a practitioner, Jakob also publishes more than forty academic essays in the field of corporate and securities laws, teaches at National Tsing Hua University and National Chengchi University.  Due to his performance in labor laws, he is also invited to present papers in the forum by National Taipei University to share his insights.

With the accumulation from practice and academic writings, Jakob is used to adopting in-depth thinking to help the clients identify the legal issues and risks involved. Leading the team at Chen & Lin, he could provide high-quality legal services within limited time and help the client to pursue the best option available.