Melanie Lo was admitted to practice in Taiwan in 2000. She received her LL.M. degree from the University of Southern California and her LL.B. from National Taiwan University. Melanie joined Lee, Tsai & Partners in 2004. She regularly provide the full range of immigration and labor and employment law services throughout Taiwan, including reviewing and drafting employment agreements and employment handbooks and legal consultation on employment laws and litigation for in connection with various employment-related cases. Her immigration work includes ensuring proper compliance by employers with general work visas for foreigners and special entry visas for PRC citizens.
Dr. Chung-Teh Lee and Jaclyn Tsai, after working as judges and practicing for extensive periods, both had a vision of creating a law firm that is not only grounded on professionalism but also compassion. As such, the first office of the Lee Tsai Group was founded in Taipei in 1998 with the professional motto "Reason" and "Compassion" and a mission statement "to provide the highest quality of professional service to our clients through our comprehensive knowledge of their industries while dedicating ourselves not only to our clients but also to our community." With uncompromising persistence to the professional motto, within two years of foundation, the Taipei office swiftly soared from a firm with slightly more than 10 employees to one of the top 10 firms in Taiwan. The Lee Tsai Group, including the law firm and the intellectual property and investment consulting companies, continued to grow in the years after and, in July 2001, we opened our second office in Shanghai to assist multinational companies and Taiwanese companies in their inbound investments into China. Continuing our steadfast commitment to our clients and in response to their pressing need for legal expertise on the increasingly close economic relationship between the PRC and Taiwan, we established the Beijing office in July 2010. The Beijing office is aiming at the goal of assisting multinational companies in developing their business in the more integrated economy of the Greater China region and assisting local PRC companies in their outbound investments with a specific focus on investments into Taiwan. The Lee Tsai Group's seamless operation between offices allows our clients full access to our entire professional team, regardless of location.
In the past decade, the Shanghai office has supported numerous enterprises in establishing and advancing their businesses in Mainland China. With the addition of Beijing office, we are able to provide a total solution for companies investing in the Greater China region in terms of full legal services ranging from merger & acquisition, capital market and business consulting to infrastructure projects, green energy, intellectual property, culture and entertainment law, employment, competition and environmental protection law. The free exchange of experience, local industry knowledge and resources among the three offices help not only to provide our clients always the best quality and most efficient services but also to provide such services in terms of geographical width.
After more than ten years, our team continues to strive to meet our mission statement in every aspect of our work. We are proud to have our efforts recognized from time to time by the international business and legal communities, including recently being distinguished as "Taiwan Law Firm of the Year" and receipt of the "Chambers Asia Award for Excellence 2010" from Chambers and Partners in 2010.