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Eric Lin

Eric Lin

Managing Director, PwC Taiwan

Current Positions

  • Registered Foreign Lawyer in Taiwan

  • Attorney admitted in New York

  • CFA® Charterholder

  • Managing Director, Legal PwC Taiwan

  • Co-chair of Assets Management Committee of American Chamber of Commerce

  • PwC Global LIBOR Transition Leadership Board Member

Background

Eric Hsin-Hung Lin is the lead Managing Director of Financial Services Legal at PwC Legal Taiwan, having more than 15 years of experience as an attorney practicing in New York, Hong Kong and Taipei.  Eric started his legal career with Kelly Drye & Warren and Thacher Proffitt & Wood in New York.  He obtained an in-depth understanding of global financial institutions from working as an in-house counsel in such financial institutions, specifically HSBC and Barclays Capital, in Hong Kong, specializing in hedge funds, private equity, derivatives, securitization and cross-border financing transactions.

Eric holds an MBA in Finance from Yale School of Management, a JD, summa cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law, and a BA in Economics and Political Science from University of Southern California.  He is admitted as an attorney-at-law in New York, registered as a foreign lawyer in Taiwan, and is a CFA® charterholder.  Eric is also the co-Chair of Asset Management Committee of American Chamber of Commerce.

Presentative Experience

  • Advised Taipei Foreign Exchange Market Development Foundation on the impact of IOSCO Principles for Financial Benchmarks on the global, regional and local financial markets and the actions Taiwan regulators, financial institutions and index administrators should consider given the introduction of EU Benchmarks Regulation.
  • Represented the Bankers Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan) on the impact of the LIBOR transition by designing and conducting an industry-wide impact assessment and providing recommendations on the steps Taiwanese financial institutions should take to mitigate risks arising out of the transition.
  • Acted as the legal counsel to domestic systemically important banks (D-SIBs) and insurers with respect to their compliance with BCBS Margin Requirements for Non-Centrally Cleared Derivatives and represented such financial institutions to establish trading legal agreements with their US and EU counterparties.
  • Advised an asset management firm on the formation of its parallel private equity funds, established in both the Cayman Islands and Taiwan, the application under Japan Financial Instruments and Exchange Act Article 63 Exemption, and the negotiation with offshore and onshore investors with respect to the Limited Partnership Agreement, Private Placement Memorandum, Subscription Agreement, etc.
  • Advised domestic and foreign financial institutions and companies to establish compliance plans that meets international standards, including sanction & export control compliance, financial crime policies and procedures.

Contact details

Tel: +886 2 2729 5200

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Specialty

  • AML/CFT
  • Financial Crimes
  • Derivatives
  • Private Equity & Hedge Funds
  • Structured & Project Finance