Intellectual Property , International Law
Attorney Tim Hsu had served in an international law firm located in Taipei with the headquarters in Switzerland. He also has been served as an internship assistant for the Judge Kathianne Knaup in the United States Court of Appeals in Missouri. He not only has many years of professional practicing experience in domestic and international law, but also serves as the dean of law school at Chinese Culture University currently. He teaches subjects, including Civil Law, Civil Procedure Law, International Trade Dispute Negotiation Strategy and Law and Economics. He also has deep research and various experiences on the Intellectual Properties’ Rights Protection, Corporate Investments, Cross-border Trade Disputes, Labor Law, Corporate Restructuring and Mergers, etc. Besides, Tim Hsu has been served as the annual legal counselor for Taiwan Presidential Hall, a committee member of Central Election Commission and the Director of the Board of Bank of Taiwan.
Washington Group and Associates founding partners are alumni of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. They were brought together with a shared belief in the legal system proposed by two great American jurists, Roscoe Pound and Richard Posner. Pound served as the dean of Harvard Law School in 1916 and is the founder of the movement for sociological jurisprudence which advocates that lawyers should serve as social engineers who can reconcile the various interests of society. Posner serves as the Judge for Federal Seventh Circuit Court of United States as well as being an adjunct professor at the Chicago Law School since 1969. He is the most well-known scholar in the study of economic analysis of law and has written over 40 books emphasizing the relationship between the legal rules and economic efficiency. He argues that by using economic approach to study the legal system, legal rules will then enhance the economic efficiency. These two great jurists’ arguments are different from that of traditional lawyers. Their theory broadens the vision and mind of the legal professionals, and such beliefs enlighten and guide their spirits. Our attorneys strive to make use of these two great jurists’ ideas into their professional knowledge to assist the clients to resolve disputes in the most efficient way and to build an invisible social order for the society. By doing so, we can attain the goal which aims to reconcile the interests of all sectors in the society with their best interests.
Under the inspiration of these two great jurists, all colleagues in the firm are committed to provide high quality legal services to clients with the following principles:
Efficiency: To provide fast and efficient legal services to clients in order to minimize the cost of solving various disputes.
Socialization: To provide the legal opinion based on the interest of clients by interpreting the law according the pulse of society.
The appellation of Washington Group & Associates, is not only indicating our founder graduated from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, but also demonstrating our beliefs with the three “W”, shown on our logo:
Listening to our clients’ disputes with a warm heart and feel the same way with them.
Providing superior legal insights with a wise mind to resolve the issue efficiently.
Dealing the affair with a wisdom attitude to resolve the problem satisfactorily.
Our lawyers and consultants are admitted to practice law in Taiwan as well as Australia and several states within the United States. They have practiced in United States law firms, international law firms and large domestic business law firms. Their focuses are on corporate law, business and contract law, civil litigation, arbitration, securities trading and investment law, intellectual property law, bankruptcy law, real estate laws and so forth. The consulting group includes several professors with doctorate degrees not only in the United States but also in Germany and Japan. Our cooperating professional teams are from many different countries, such as France, Malaysia, Israel, Australia and the US. Thus, for international transnational cases, our law firm can provide legal opinion about European and Japanese laws and regulations to meet the needs of our clients.