Founder (retired)


Robin Winkler

Winkler Partners founder Robin Winkler is a naturalized Taiwan citizen and one of the first attorneys of foreign legal affairs to be licensed by Taiwan’s Ministry of Justice. Robin led Winkler Partners’ government, regulatory and lobbying practice for many years and worked in a wide range of substantive and industry areas, including commercial arbitration, telecommunications and media, licensing, competition, government contracts, and nearly all major types of infrastructure. Robin retired at the end of 2015.


Partners/Senior Consultant


Peter J. Dernbach

Peter is Coordinating Partner and leads our IP practice. Peter is an active member of the International Trademark Association and co-chairs the IP & Licensing Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei. He is also a member of the Marques China team (the Association of European Trademark Owners). Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 recommends him for his extensive experience and ability to explain Taiwan’s legal system to global users.


Chen Hui-ling(retired)

Hui-ling is a registered Taiwan lawyer with over 20 years of experience in corporate law and litigation. She leads our insurance/reinsurance practice, supervises all Taiwan litigation, and advises on Taiwanese privacy law and data protection.


Christine Chen

Christine heads our Employment and Immigration Practice and is an experienced litigator, handling employment, IP and commercial disputes. She frequently appears before the Intellectual Property Court and her clients include an international television network, one of the world’s largest media groups, a Hong Kong movie studio, and several leading consumer brands. Her campaigns include close cooperation with customs and police to interdict counterfeit goods, conduct market sweeps, and handle resulting litigation and settlements.


Gary Kuo

After many years acting as a trademark portfolio manager for some of the world’s most well known brands, Gary now focuses his efforts on IP litigation. He has argued numerous cases before every level of Taiwan’s courts and has even obtained several landmark decisions before Taiwan’s Intellectual Property and Supreme Courts.


Gregory A. Buxton

Greg heads our Corporate Transactional Practice. His practice spans capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, corporate restructurings, and a variety of other general corporate transactions.


Jason Yan

Senior Consultant
Jason Yan is a senior consultant and member of Winkler Partners’ IP department, specializing in trademark clearance, prosecution and registry dispute issues. He manages trademark portfolios for some of the world’s leading brands, advising clients in a broad range of industries including beverage and food services, Internet providers, health and beauty products, and pharmaceuticals.


Legal Staff


K. Mark Brown / Paralegal
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Betty Chen / Associate
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Helen Chen / Associate
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Lewis Chen / Paralegal
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Niki Chen / Paralegal
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Autumn Chiu / Associate
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Paul K. Cox / Head of Translation
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Michael R. Fahey / Associate
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Ling-ying Hsu / Associate
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Peter Lavelle / Associate
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Sophia Lee / Associate
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Trisha Li / Paralegal
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Mark D. McVicar / Paralegal
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Jasper Su / Associate
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Brian Wang / Associate
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Oliver Wu / Translator
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Pei-hsu Wu / Associate
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Ta Yen Wu / Associate
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Jesimy Yu / Associate
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Virginia Yuan / Associate
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