Liying Wang


Current Position

  • Next and Nexus Law Office / Founding Attorney
  • AppWorks Ventures / General Counsel and Head of Public Policy
  • Taipei Bar Association / Innovation and Technology Committee / Chairwoman
  • Taiwan Bar Association / Elected Delegate
  • Taipei City Government / Data Governance Board / Board Member
  • Taipei City Government / Department of Economic Development / Startup Business / Counsel
  • Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Development Association / Chief Supervisor

Professional Experience

  • Taiwan Internet and E-Commerce Association / Vice Secretary-General
  • Taipei Bar Association / IP and Innovation Committee / Deputy Chairwoman
  • Global Entrepreneurship Summit (co-hosted by the White House and the Government of India) / Representative of Taiwan
  • HTC Corporation / Global Operations Division / Senior Manager
  • Formosa Transnational Attorneys-at-Law / Technology Law Division / Associate
  • Admitted in Taiwan and the State of New York
  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law / LL.M.


  • 明日科技法律事務所 / 主持律師
  • 之初創業投資管理顧問股份有限公司 / 法律及公共政策顧問
  • 台北律師公會 / 創新科技委員會 / 主任委員
  • 全國律師聯合會 / 會員代表
  • 台北市政府 / 資料治理委員會 / 委員
  • 台北市政府產業發展局 / 創業綜合領域 / 顧問
  • 比特幣及虛擬通貨發展協會 / 常務監事


  • 台灣網路暨電子商務產業發展協會 / 副秘書長
  • 台北律師公會 / 智財及創新科技委員會 / 副主任委員
  • 全球創業家年度峰會 (由美國白宮與印度政府共同舉辦) / 台灣代表
  • 宏達國際電子股份有限公司 / 全球營運部 / 資深經理
  • 萬國法律事務所 / 科技法律部 / 律師
  • 台灣及美國紐約州律師
  • 美國西北大學 / 法學碩士

Liying is an attorney admitted both in Taiwan and the State of New York, having been serving clients from the hi-tech industry worldwide at a top law firm and working in-house at a big smartphone brand in charge of its global operations. From what Liying had observed through the decade-long experience, however, the system of practice of law has never been fundamentally changed to accommodate the dramatic economic and societal shifts coming along with the digital revolution.

Disruptive innovations are coming from startups – Facebook for media, Airbnb for home rentals, and Tesla for automobiles – and there are just so many things an attorney can do to help. That perspective called for Liying’s action to come up with a new and flexible model of law practice: walking hand-in-hand with entrepreneurs to truly understand their businesses, industries, pain points, and even the founders themselves.

By a stroke of serendipity, Liying came across Jamie Lin and the solid team of AppWorks, which had already garnered a reputable name as the largest startup ecosystem and most active internet-minded venture capital firm in the region. With AppWorks’ support, Liying started Next and Nexus Law Office to apply her years of legal expertise and industry insight to a critical purpose in line with her personal career aspiration – that being AppWorks’ mission to cultivate Taiwan’s innovative capabilities and forge an ecosystem for internet entrepreneurs in the neighboring region.

Liying loves her role to provide strategic and practical legal advice covering daily operations, dispute resolutions, investment and M&A transactions to entrepreneurs within the ecosystem. The proven “product-market fit” of Liying’s role resulted in her being invited to serve as the Chairwoman of the Innovation and Technology Committee at the Taipei Bar Association, where Liying can lead the conversation to encourage greater collaboration among attorneys to serve the nascent industry.

Liying also considers herself standing at the best position to serve as a liaison between the public and private sectors particularly on the topic of public policy reform. To serve the goal, Liying provides pro bono services for several prominent associations and work with all industry leaders to together strive for a smarter regulatory environment that respects and rewards innovation.

Take a closer look: Liying and Next & Nexus in media interviews.