Taiwan



asialaw Analysis

Banking and finance
Chen & Lin

Chen & Lin provides clients with a full range of business law services, including corporate, securities, finance, intellectual property, and all types of business litigation. Partner Jennifer Wang leads the firm’s capital markets and M&A team. Her specialised legal areas include antitrust, corporate and M&A, e-commerce, investments and securities. Partner Ying Yi Lee specialises in corporate and securities related laws. 


Work highlights 

Acted for TriKnight Capital Corporation on the subscription of convertible bonds. 

Acted for Unimicron Technology on the issuance of domestic ordinary corporate bonds.

Formosan Brothers

Founded in 1997 with offices in Taipei, Hsinchu and Taichungfull-service law firm Formosan Brothers often advices clients in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, regulatory and investment funds. Managing partners Li Pu Lee, Yvonne Lin, Jessie Lee and Chiu Hua Chen are key figures.


Work highlights 

Acted for a domestic private bank on syndicated loans for a significant real estate development project in Taipei.

Lee and Li

Top-tier firm Lee and Li is ranked ‘Outstanding’ across different practice areas. Partner Robin Chang heads the firm’s banking practice group. His practice focuses on antitrust law, banking, capital markets, financial consumer protection law, M&A, and project financing. IP partner Dennis Huang specialises in IP litigation, licensing, IP transaction and antitrust matters.


Work highlights 

Acted for CTBC Bank and 16 banks on NT$37.5 billion syndicated loan extended to Innolux CorporationThis is one of the biggest syndicated loans in 2021. 

Advised consortium of banks on a loan facility to CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering. 

Lexcel Partners

Lexcel Partners is a full-service firm, covering banking and finance, dispute resolution, labour and employment, M&A, real estate, regulatory compliance, intellectual property and tax. A key partner to note for corporate and M&A is managing partner Mike Lu. 

Client feedback 

The firm has always been famous in dealing with legal affairs in banking and finance. The lawyers in the firm are very experienced. They provided fair and reliable opinions, which helped us to reduce the legal risk in doing our business.” – Banking and finance 

“Profound knowledge in banking and finance. Meets deadlines. Responsive with smooth communication. Charges reasonably.” – Banking and finance 

“Provide solid and well-grounded legal advice.” – Banking and finance 

Not only did they advise on the legal/regulatory positions, but they also offered us practical solutions.” – Investment funds 

“Always strives to meet the deadline set by clients.” – Investment funds 

Jeffrey Liu 

“Jeffrey Liu is the partner I work with.He is knowledgeable, straight to the point, available and swift. It is overall a friendly and professional team with a broad base of knowledge and a willingness to help with any issue that arise.” 

“Helpful, responsive and knowledgeable. He offered practical solutions.” 

“Effective communication and profound knowledge in the asset management industry.” 

Stacy Lo 

“Easy to communicate. Responds in a timely manner with expertise in the banking business.” 

Lo provides a solid and well-grounded legal advice. She is seasoned in banking and financial industry, and she maintains a good relationship with the regulators. She is vigilant to potential risks and that vigilance is critical for every practitioner in this sectorShe sticks to deadline and is disciplined to control budget.” 

David Tsai 

Tsai and his team deal with the assignment very efficiently and always response to our requests very timely. Tsai is also willing to build up connection with other colleagues in our company.” 


Work highlights 

Advised a bank on a loan granted to Taiwan companies with foreign guarantors. 

Lin & Partners

Lin & Partners is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in dispute resolution and ‘Highly recommended’ across other practice areas. The firm's practice includes banking and finance, M&A, dispute resolution, employment, and intellectual property. Managing partner George Lin specialises in banking, M&A, securities, and gaming law matters.

Client feedback 

“Besides having a strong team of lawyers well versed in Taiwan's laws that apply to the construction and infrastructure sector, Lin and Partners has strong English language skills that allow them to assist clients in dealing with international parties. Its contacts abroad also help with issues that cross borders beyond Taiwan.” – Infrastructure  

“Enough knowledge about the local and international laws. Works efficiently.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm's legal advice is concise and effective. It communicates very well and has a good understanding of our business needs.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm is very responsive and is extremely up-to-date with the latest topical issues and market trends. All of its partners and fee earners are extremely proactive, hardworking and very approachable.” – Technology and telecommunications 

George Lin 

“Knowledgeableattending and responsive.” 

“Always provides essential information for clients.” 

Lin is extremely proactive and eager to ensure that his firm stays at the top of its game and on top of market trends. He is very approachable, manages his team well and uses appropriate resources for suitable matters.” 


Work highlights 

Advised a bank on a cross-border $100 to $200 million syndicated loan transaction. 

Advised one of the largest Japanese retail and corporate bank on a facility loan agreement and guarantee agreement.

Russin & Vecchi

Ranked ‘Outstanding’ in banking and finance, Russin & Vecchi has an extensive domestic and international practice in Taipei. Areas of specialised expertise include banking and finance, corporate transactions, competition law, intellectual property and litigation. The firm regularly assists in the structuring and implementation of business and financing transactions, including public offerings. 


Work highlights 

Acted for DBS BankKGI Bank and the syndicate lenders on the financing of solar panel construction project constructed by Chenya Energy. 

Acted for the agent and the lenders for a syndicated facility provided to Kioxia Holdings Corporation to finance Kioxia’s acquisition of the SSD business of Lite-On Technology Corporation. 

Capital markets
Chen & Lin

Chen & Lin provides clients with a full range of business law services, including corporate, securities, finance, intellectual property, and all types of business litigation. Partner Jennifer Wang leads the firm’s capital markets and M&A team. Her specialised legal areas include antitrust, corporate and M&A, e-commerce, investments and securities. Partner Ying Yi Lee specialises in corporate and securities related laws. 


Acted for Food Innovators Holdings on its listing of shares on the Catalist board of the Singapore Exchange (SGX). 

Formosan Brothers

Founded in 1997 with offices in Taipei, Hsinchu and Taichungfull-service law firm Formosan Brothers often advices clients in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, regulatory and investment funds. Managing partners Li Pu Lee, Yvonne Lin, Jessie Lee and Chiu Hua Chen are key figures.


Work highlights 

Acted for a Taiwanese manufacturer on its IPO application. 

Acted for a Taiwanese contract manufacturer on its issuance of common stock for cash prior to IPO

LCS & Partners

LCS & Partners is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in capital markets and investment funds. The firm regularly provides legal solutions on complex cross-border transactions and litigation. Founding partner David Chuang specialises in banking and finance, especially in matters related to syndicated lending, bank finance, project finance, securitisation, structured finance, and derivatives. Partner Victor Chang heads the firm’s cross-border group and he has extensive experience in handling cross-border M&A and private equity transactions.

Client feedback 

“Provides sufficient information and good advice to make decisions.” – Labour and employment 


Work highlights 

Advised IKKA Holdings (Cayman) on its IPO and listing on Taiwan Stock Exchange. 

Advised Yonggu Group on its IPO and listing on Taiwan Stock Exchange.

Lee and Li

Top-tier firm Lee and Li is ranked ‘Outstanding’ across different practice areas. Partner Robin Chang heads the firm’s banking practice group. His practice focuses on antitrust law, banking, capital markets, financial consumer protection law, M&A, and project financing. IP partner Dennis Huang specialises in IP litigation, licensing, IP transaction and antitrust matters.


Work highlights 

Advised Verizon Communications on its issuance of Formosa bonds in respect of local regulatory filing procedures and compliance matters. This is the third largest Formosa bonds offering in the technology and telecommunications sector in 2020 

Key clients 

AT&T 

Lin & Partners

Lin & Partners is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in dispute resolution and ‘Highly recommended’ across other practice areas. The firm's practice includes banking and finance, M&A, dispute resolution, employment, and intellectual property. Managing partner George Lin specialises in banking, M&A, securities, and gaming law matters.

Client feedback 

“Besides having a strong team of lawyers well versed in Taiwan's laws that apply to the construction and infrastructure sector, Lin and Partners has strong English language skills that allow them to assist clients in dealing with international parties. Its contacts abroad also help with issues that cross borders beyond Taiwan.” – Infrastructure  

“Enough knowledge about the local and international laws. Works efficiently.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm's legal advice is concise and effective. It communicates very well and has a good understanding of our business needs.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm is very responsive and is extremely up-to-date with the latest topical issues and market trends. All of its partners and fee earners are extremely proactive, hardworking and very approachable.” – Technology and telecommunications 

George Lin 

“Knowledgeableattending and responsive.” 

“Always provides essential information for clients.” 

Lin is extremely proactive and eager to ensure that his firm stays at the top of its game and on top of market trends. He is very approachable, manages his team well and uses appropriate resources for suitable matters.” 


Work highlights 

Advised Credit Suisse Group on the issuance of Middle East guaranteed notes in Taiwan. 

Advised a Taiwanese investment bank on the issuance of four types of offshore structured notes. 

Russin & Vecchi

Ranked ‘Outstanding’ in banking and finance, Russin & Vecchi has an extensive domestic and international practice in Taipei. Areas of specialised expertise include banking and finance, corporate transactions, competition law, intellectual property and litigation. The firm regularly assists in the structuring and implementation of business and financing transactions, including public offerings. 


Work highlights 

Acted for Bank of America Corporation on its issuance of Formosa bond. 

Key clients 

CitigroupMacquarie Group 

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

Full-service firm Tsar & Tsai Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in capital markets, corporate and M&A and dispute resolutionThe firm’s well-established capital markets team is famous for its extensive experience in large scale IPO and securities offering mattersIts dispute resolution team often represents clients in hearings before government agencies and the ROC Administrative Court and has participated in both international and domestic commercial arbitrations under the ROC Arbitration Law. Partners Jackie Lin, Janice Lin, James Cheng, CY Huang and Joyce Ho are key figures. 

Client feedback 

“The firm helped us in analysing foreign laws and interpreted the practice of the securities market in that country and we found it very helpful.” – Corporate and M&A 

Edgar Chen 

“Chen is a very knowledgeable attorney, and he provides us with accurate and timely legal opinion when needed.” 


Work highlights 

Acted for Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, the representative of the underwriters, in the offering of up to $2.6 billion ADR issued by Sea Group. 

Acted for Sanyang Motor on the privatization of its subsidiary, Vietnam Manufacturing and Export Processing (Holding)for the purpose of delisting from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Competition/antitrust
Formosan Brothers

Founded in 1997 with offices in Taipei, Hsinchu and Taichungfull-service law firm Formosan Brothers often advices clients in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, regulatory and investment funds. Managing partners Li Pu Lee, Yvonne Lin, Jessie Lee and Chiu Hua Chen are key figures.


Work highlights 

Represented a semiconductor company in reaching a settlement with the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission regarding an antitrust lawsuit. 

Lexcel Partners

Lexcel Partners is a full-service firm, covering banking and finance, dispute resolution, labour and employment, M&A, real estate, regulatory compliance, intellectual property and tax. A key partner to note for corporate and M&A is managing partner Mike Lu. 

Client feedback 

The firm has always been famous in dealing with legal affairs in banking and finance. The lawyers in the firm are very experienced. They provided fair and reliable opinions, which helped us to reduce the legal risk in doing our business.” – Banking and finance 

“Profound knowledge in banking and finance. Meets deadlines. Responsive with smooth communication. Charges reasonably.” – Banking and finance 

“Provide solid and well-grounded legal advice.” – Banking and finance 

Not only did they advise on the legal/regulatory positions, but they also offered us practical solutions.” – Investment funds 

“Always strives to meet the deadline set by clients.” – Investment funds 

Jeffrey Liu 

“Jeffrey Liu is the partner I work with.He is knowledgeable, straight to the point, available and swift. It is overall a friendly and professional team with a broad base of knowledge and a willingness to help with any issue that arise.” 

“Helpful, responsive and knowledgeable. He offered practical solutions.” 

“Effective communication and profound knowledge in the asset management industry.” 

Stacy Lo 

“Easy to communicate. Responds in a timely manner with expertise in the banking business.” 

Lo provides a solid and well-grounded legal advice. She is seasoned in banking and financial industry, and she maintains a good relationship with the regulators. She is vigilant to potential risks and that vigilance is critical for every practitioner in this sectorShe sticks to deadline and is disciplined to control budget.” 

David Tsai 

Tsai and his team deal with the assignment very efficiently and always response to our requests very timely. Tsai is also willing to build up connection with other colleagues in our company.” 


Work highlights 

Advised Taishin Financial Holding on its proposed acquisition of Life Insurance Company of Taiwan and obtained antitrust approval from the Fair Trade Commission (Taiwan). 

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

Full-service firm Tsar & Tsai Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in capital markets, corporate and M&A and dispute resolutionThe firm’s well-established capital markets team is famous for its extensive experience in large scale IPO and securities offering mattersIts dispute resolution team often represents clients in hearings before government agencies and the ROC Administrative Court and has participated in both international and domestic commercial arbitrations under the ROC Arbitration Law. Partners Jackie Lin, Janice Lin, James Cheng, CY Huang and Joyce Ho are key figures. 

Client feedback 

“The firm helped us in analysing foreign laws and interpreted the practice of the securities market in that country and we found it very helpful.” – Corporate and M&A 

Edgar Chen 

“Chen is a very knowledgeable attorney, and he provides us with accurate and timely legal opinion when needed.” 


Work highlights 

Acted for Applied Materials and successfully secured antitrust clearance for its acquisition of 100% shares of Kokusai Electric Corporation’s issued and outstanding common stocks.

Key clients 

AcerinoxInfineon TechnologiesPepsiCoShowa DenkoTiffany & Co 

Construction
Formosan Brothers

Founded in 1997 with offices in Taipei, Hsinchu and Taichungfull-service law firm Formosan Brothers often advices clients in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, regulatory and investment funds. Managing partners Li Pu Lee, Yvonne Lin, Jessie Lee and Chiu Hua Chen are key figures.


Work highlights 

Advised a life insurance company on a construction project located in Taipei. 

Advised a company in the semiconductors and telecommunications sectors on the construction of building plant in Hsinchu Tech Park

Lee and Li

Top-tier firm Lee and Li is ranked ‘Outstanding’ across different practice areas. Partner Robin Chang heads the firm’s banking practice group. His practice focuses on antitrust law, banking, capital markets, financial consumer protection law, M&A, and project financing. IP partner Dennis Huang specialises in IP litigation, licensing, IP transaction and antitrust matters.


Work highlights 

Acted for Formosa 2 Wind Power on the development and construction of F2 offshore wind project. 

Acted for Yunneng Wind Power on the development and construction of Yunneng offshore wind project. 

Key clients 

BlackRock Investment Management 

Lin & Partners

Lin & Partners is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in dispute resolution and ‘Highly recommended’ across other practice areas. The firm's practice includes banking and finance, M&A, dispute resolution, employment, and intellectual property. Managing partner George Lin specialises in banking, M&A, securities, and gaming law matters.

Client feedback 

“Besides having a strong team of lawyers well versed in Taiwan's laws that apply to the construction and infrastructure sector, Lin and Partners has strong English language skills that allow them to assist clients in dealing with international parties. Its contacts abroad also help with issues that cross borders beyond Taiwan.” – Infrastructure  

“Enough knowledge about the local and international laws. Works efficiently.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm's legal advice is concise and effective. It communicates very well and has a good understanding of our business needs.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm is very responsive and is extremely up-to-date with the latest topical issues and market trends. All of its partners and fee earners are extremely proactive, hardworking and very approachable.” – Technology and telecommunications 

George Lin 

“Knowledgeableattending and responsive.” 

“Always provides essential information for clients.” 

Lin is extremely proactive and eager to ensure that his firm stays at the top of its game and on top of market trends. He is very approachable, manages his team well and uses appropriate resources for suitable matters.” 


Work highlights 

Acted for the community management committee of the Hwa-Xia 6th Military Family Community in conducting $800 million urban redevelopment project. This redevelopment project is one of the biggest in the capital city in the last decade. 

Key clients 

Taiwan Taoyuan International AirportXDL Capital 

Corporate and M&A
Chen & Lin

Chen & Lin provides clients with a full range of business law services, including corporate, securities, finance, intellectual property, and all types of business litigation. Partner Jennifer Wang leads the firm’s capital markets and M&A team. Her specialised legal areas include antitrust, corporate and M&A, e-commerce, investments and securities. Partner Ying Yi Lee specialises in corporate and securities related laws. 


Work highlights 

Acted for Panjit International on its acquisition of 20% shares of Alltop Technology. 

Acted for Alchemist Capital Partners Korea and Credian Partners on their acquisition of MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation’s foundry service business and factory. 

Acted for Frontier Growth and PriceSpider on their acquisition of 100% shares of Commerce Connector from oddity group. 

Key clients 

Chia Hsin Cement CorporationGood Will InstrumentParade TechnologiesWalsin Lihwa Corporation 

Dentons Taiwan

Dentons Taiwan entered our corporate and M&A table for the first time this year. Established in May 2010Dentons Taiwan has more than 50 lawyers and legal consultants who are licensed to practice in TaiwanChina and the US. In May 2020, the firm hired James Hsiao, a former partner of Baker McKenzie’s Taiwan office, to establish and lead the firm’s corporate and M&A, capital markets and private equity department. 

Client feedback 

James Hsiao 

“Experienced in corporate and M&A and capital market, innovative solution, commercial while protecting the company.” 


Work highlights 

Acted for CPC Corporation on setting up a joint venture with Pertamina and LG Chem to develop petrochemical facilities in Indonesia. 

Acted for Cathay Financial Holding on its joint venture with Ant Financial Group in Chongqing Ant Consumer Finance in China, for the purpose of the development of consumer finance. 

Acted for MediaTekthe world’s 4th largest global fabless semiconductor enterprise, on its acquisition of 100% shares of IC Plus through share swap. 

Key clients 

Arkema Group 

Eiger

Eiger is a full-service law firm that provides services in corporate, commercial, dispute resolution and intellectual property mattersJohn Eastwood, the head of the firm’s IP practice, is experienced in investment projects, commercial ventures, employment, litigation, intellectual property and technology matters. 

Client feedback 

“Quick and comprehensive feedback.” – Corporate and M&A 

“The firm is flexible and accommodating and mostly responded quickly to requests.” – Energy  

Paul Cassingham 

“Went out of its way to assist me in a time of need. Also easy to engage with.” 

“Quick and focused on solutions, bringing in new/good ideas to safeguard our interests as client.” 


Work highlights 

Acted for UPS on its acquisition of entities in Taiwan. 

Acted for Formula Chemicals on its acquisition of DSM's manufacturing facilities in Taiwan.   

Formosan Brothers

Founded in 1997 with offices in Taipei, Hsinchu and Taichungfull-service law firm Formosan Brothers often advices clients in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, regulatory and investment funds. Managing partners Li Pu Lee, Yvonne Lin, Jessie Lee and Chiu Hua Chen are key figures.


Work highlights 

Advised a tech company in the PCB testing industry on its purchase of assets and acquisition of majority shares and ownership of another Taiwanese PCB testing company/manufacturer. 

LCS & Partners

LCS & Partners is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in capital markets and investment funds. The firm regularly provides legal solutions on complex cross-border transactions and litigation. Founding partner David Chuang specialises in banking and finance, especially in matters related to syndicated lending, bank finance, project finance, securitisation, structured finance, and derivatives. Partner Victor Chang heads the firm’s cross-border group and he has extensive experience in handling cross-border M&A and private equity transactions.

Client feedback 

“Provides sufficient information and good advice to make decisions.” – Labour and employment 


Work highlights 

Acted for Bora Pharmaceuticals Service on its acquisition of GlaxoSmithKline's facility in Ontario, Canada. 

Acted for KEMET Corporation on its sale of shares to Yageo Corporation. This is the largest cross border deal in Taiwan in 2020 and one of the largest in Taiwan history. 

Key clients 

Elite MaterialKwong Fong GroupMagicapital GroupPanion & BF Biotech 

Acted for KwongFong Industries on its sale of KwongFong Plaza to Cathay Life Insurance. 

Lee and Li

Top-tier firm Lee and Li is ranked ‘Outstanding’ across different practice areas. Partner Robin Chang heads the firm’s banking practice group. His practice focuses on antitrust law, banking, capital markets, financial consumer protection law, M&A, and project financing. IP partner Dennis Huang specialises in IP litigation, licensing, IP transaction and antitrust matters.


Work highlights 

Acted for Hakuhodo on its acquisition of 69% shares of Growww Media, a leading local advertising and exhibition companythrough tender offer and back-end share swap. 

Acted for Dairy Farm on its disposal of 100% equity in Wellcome Taiwan Company to PresiCarre Corporation, a JV company of Carrefour group. 

Key clients 

CDFPegatronPrudential Finance 

Lexcel Partners

Lexcel Partners is a full-service firm, covering banking and finance, dispute resolution, labour and employment, M&A, real estate, regulatory compliance, intellectual property and tax. A key partner to note for corporate and M&A is managing partner Mike Lu. 

Client feedback 

The firm has always been famous in dealing with legal affairs in banking and finance. The lawyers in the firm are very experienced. They provided fair and reliable opinions, which helped us to reduce the legal risk in doing our business.” – Banking and finance 

“Profound knowledge in banking and finance. Meets deadlines. Responsive with smooth communication. Charges reasonably.” – Banking and finance 

“Provide solid and well-grounded legal advice.” – Banking and finance 

Not only did they advise on the legal/regulatory positions, but they also offered us practical solutions.” – Investment funds 

“Always strives to meet the deadline set by clients.” – Investment funds 

Jeffrey Liu 

“Jeffrey Liu is the partner I work with.He is knowledgeable, straight to the point, available and swift. It is overall a friendly and professional team with a broad base of knowledge and a willingness to help with any issue that arise.” 

“Helpful, responsive and knowledgeable. He offered practical solutions.” 

“Effective communication and profound knowledge in the asset management industry.” 

Stacy Lo 

“Easy to communicate. Responds in a timely manner with expertise in the banking business.” 

Lo provides a solid and well-grounded legal advice. She is seasoned in banking and financial industry, and she maintains a good relationship with the regulators. She is vigilant to potential risks and that vigilance is critical for every practitioner in this sectorShe sticks to deadline and is disciplined to control budget.” 

David Tsai 

Tsai and his team deal with the assignment very efficiently and always response to our requests very timely. Tsai is also willing to build up connection with other colleagues in our company.” 


Work highlights 

Advised Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation on its disposal of shares in On-Bright Electronics Incorporated. 

Advised KHL Capital on its acquisition of 25% ownership in Fusionmedium. 

Key clients 

Silitech Technology CorporationTaishin Financial Holding

Lin & Partners

Lin & Partners is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in dispute resolution and ‘Highly recommended’ across other practice areas. The firm's practice includes banking and finance, M&A, dispute resolution, employment, and intellectual property. Managing partner George Lin specialises in banking, M&A, securities, and gaming law matters.

Client feedback 

“Besides having a strong team of lawyers well versed in Taiwan's laws that apply to the construction and infrastructure sector, Lin and Partners has strong English language skills that allow them to assist clients in dealing with international parties. Its contacts abroad also help with issues that cross borders beyond Taiwan.” – Infrastructure  

“Enough knowledge about the local and international laws. Works efficiently.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm's legal advice is concise and effective. It communicates very well and has a good understanding of our business needs.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm is very responsive and is extremely up-to-date with the latest topical issues and market trends. All of its partners and fee earners are extremely proactive, hardworking and very approachable.” – Technology and telecommunications 

George Lin 

“Knowledgeableattending and responsive.” 

“Always provides essential information for clients.” 

Lin is extremely proactive and eager to ensure that his firm stays at the top of its game and on top of market trends. He is very approachable, manages his team well and uses appropriate resources for suitable matters.” 


Work highlights 

Advised private equity firm on its cross-border acquisition transaction. 

Advised HappyFan7 oh its acquisition of a leading online payment service provider.

Russin & Vecchi

Ranked ‘Outstanding’ in banking and finance, Russin & Vecchi has an extensive domestic and international practice in Taipei. Areas of specialised expertise include banking and finance, corporate transactions, competition law, intellectual property and litigation. The firm regularly assists in the structuring and implementation of business and financing transactions, including public offerings. 


Work highlights 

Acted for Optiver Taiwan Futures on the sale of shares of Taiwan Futures Exchange through bidding. 

Acted for Intel on its sale of assets to Richtek Technology Corporationa subsidiary of Taiwanese semiconductor company MediaTek. 

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

Full-service firm Tsar & Tsai Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in capital markets, corporate and M&A and dispute resolutionThe firm’s well-established capital markets team is famous for its extensive experience in large scale IPO and securities offering mattersIts dispute resolution team often represents clients in hearings before government agencies and the ROC Administrative Court and has participated in both international and domestic commercial arbitrations under the ROC Arbitration Law. Partners Jackie Lin, Janice Lin, James Cheng, CY Huang and Joyce Ho are key figures. 

Client feedback 

“The firm helped us in analysing foreign laws and interpreted the practice of the securities market in that country and we found it very helpful.” – Corporate and M&A 

Edgar Chen 

“Chen is a very knowledgeable attorney, and he provides us with accurate and timely legal opinion when needed.” 


Work highlights 

Acted for BP Global on the sale of its global petrochemicals business to INEOS. 

Acted for Showa Denko on its acquisition of 87.61% share of Hitachi Chemical a transaction amounting to approximately $8 billion. 

Advised Yageo Corporation on its exit from the Merger Agreement with Kemet Corporation and to acquire 100% of Kemet Corporation’s issued and outstanding shares. This $1.64 billion deal is the second largest outbound acquisition conducted by a Taiwanese Company in history. 

Key clients 

AIT Worldwide LogisticsCMC Magnetics CorporationGlobe Union IndustrialTECO Electric & Machinery 

Winkler Partners

Winkler Partners is best known for its expertise in intellectual property and labour and employment. Partner Gregory Buxton heads the firm’s corporate team. His work spans across capital markets, M&Aand private equityAnother partner to note is Christine Chen, who is experienced in assisting clients with setting up Taiwan entities, compliance and applying for foreign investment approval. She has extensive experience in employment and data protection.


Work highlights 

Assisted a Malaysian energy services and solutions provider with their investment in Taiwan. 

Assisted technology company with joint venture setup. 

Assisted a Vietnamese conglomerate with its acquisition of minority stake in a Taiwanese target company. 

Dispute resolution
Brain Trust International Law Firm

Brain Trust International Law Firm’s practice covers cross-border and domestic disputes, including corporate disputes, international trade and arbitration, intellectual property, and criminal defence. Managing partner Hung Ou Yang specialises in transnational legal disputes, corporate law, white collar crime, business transaction, antitrust, and arbitration. 

Client feedback 

“Workable solution and prompt response.” – Intellectual property 

Hung Ou Yang 

“Knowledgeable and communicative.” 


Work highlights 

Represented Indian manufacturers Varmora Granito, Icon Granito Private, Neelson Ceramic, Kera Vitrified, Comet Granito and Simpolo Vitrified in an anti-dumping investigation. 

Conducted corporate internal investigation for Indo Kordsa and filed a criminal complaint against NEW SITE groupa Taiwanese trading companyThis is the biggest bank fraud case in the history of Taiwan. 

Advised the former director of TISC, one of the top securities trading company in Taiwan, before the Taiwan High Court for a white-collar crime charge regarding a structured notes transaction. 

Key clients 

Ideal Bike Corporation 

Chen & Lin

Chen & Lin provides clients with a full range of business law services, including corporate, securities, finance, intellectual property, and all types of business litigation. Partner Jennifer Wang leads the firm’s capital markets and M&A team. Her specialised legal areas include antitrust, corporate and M&A, e-commerce, investments and securities. Partner Ying Yi Lee specialises in corporate and securities related laws. 


Work highlights 

Represented a paper manufacturer in a shareholder dispute. 

Represented the Taiwanese subsidiary of a well-known social networking service in defending an infringement claim brought by its user. 

Represented an offshore windfarm developer in an arbitration against a project’s contractor. 

Eiger

Eiger is a full-service law firm that provides services in corporate, commercial, dispute resolution and intellectual property mattersJohn Eastwood, the head of the firm’s IP practice, is experienced in investment projects, commercial ventures, employment, litigation, intellectual property and technology matters. 

Client feedback 

“Quick and comprehensive feedback.” – Corporate and M&A 

“The firm is flexible and accommodating and mostly responded quickly to requests.” – Energy  

Paul Cassingham 

“Went out of its way to assist me in a time of need. Also easy to engage with.” 

“Quick and focused on solutions, bringing in new/good ideas to safeguard our interests as client.” 


Work highlights 

Represented an automobile company in a settlement. 

Represented an American hybrid cloud data services and data management company in employment litigation matters involving termination of high-level employees. 

Formosa Transnational

Formosa Transnational is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in dispute resolution and intellectual property. The firm’s dispute resolution team has extensive litigation and arbitration experience. On the IP side, a key partner to note is Yu-Lan Kuo, who specialises in patent litigation in the IT technology and biotechnology sectors. 


Work highlights 

Represented national property administration authority in an appeal before the Supreme Court against Taishin Bank. 

Represented a Taiwanese renowned household goods supplier in a litigation arising from a contract dispute. 

Formosan Brothers

Founded in 1997 with offices in Taipei, Hsinchu and Taichungfull-service law firm Formosan Brothers often advices clients in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, regulatory and investment funds. Managing partners Li Pu Lee, Yvonne Lin, Jessie Lee and Chiu Hua Chen are key figures.


Work highlights 

Acted for a Taiwanese developer and construction company in a contract dispute. 

Acted for a project design studio in an arbitration arising from the development of a hotel development project. 

LCS & Partners

LCS & Partners is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in capital markets and investment funds. The firm regularly provides legal solutions on complex cross-border transactions and litigation. Founding partner David Chuang specialises in banking and finance, especially in matters related to syndicated lending, bank finance, project finance, securitisation, structured finance, and derivatives. Partner Victor Chang heads the firm’s cross-border group and he has extensive experience in handling cross-border M&A and private equity transactions.

Client feedback 

“Provides sufficient information and good advice to make decisions.” – Labour and employment 


Work highlights 

Assisted AcBel Polytech in legal actions against Fairchild Semiconductor Internationain the US District Court. 

Key clients 

Chin Poon Industrial, Yosun Hong Kong Corporation 

Lexcel Partners

Lexcel Partners is a full-service firm, covering banking and finance, dispute resolution, labour and employment, M&A, real estate, regulatory compliance, intellectual property and tax. A key partner to note for corporate and M&A is managing partner Mike Lu. 

Client feedback 

The firm has always been famous in dealing with legal affairs in banking and finance. The lawyers in the firm are very experienced. They provided fair and reliable opinions, which helped us to reduce the legal risk in doing our business.” – Banking and finance 

“Profound knowledge in banking and finance. Meets deadlines. Responsive with smooth communication. Charges reasonably.” – Banking and finance 

“Provide solid and well-grounded legal advice.” – Banking and finance 

Not only did they advise on the legal/regulatory positions, but they also offered us practical solutions.” – Investment funds 

“Always strives to meet the deadline set by clients.” – Investment funds 

Jeffrey Liu 

“Jeffrey Liu is the partner I work with.He is knowledgeable, straight to the point, available and swift. It is overall a friendly and professional team with a broad base of knowledge and a willingness to help with any issue that arise.” 

“Helpful, responsive and knowledgeable. He offered practical solutions.” 

“Effective communication and profound knowledge in the asset management industry.” 

Stacy Lo 

“Easy to communicate. Responds in a timely manner with expertise in the banking business.” 

Lo provides a solid and well-grounded legal advice. She is seasoned in banking and financial industry, and she maintains a good relationship with the regulators. She is vigilant to potential risks and that vigilance is critical for every practitioner in this sectorShe sticks to deadline and is disciplined to control budget.” 

David Tsai 

Tsai and his team deal with the assignment very efficiently and always response to our requests very timely. Tsai is also willing to build up connection with other colleagues in our company.” 


Work highlights 

Represented Taiwan Cooperative Bills Finance Corporation (TCBFC) in a litigation at the Taiwan High Court against its former managements over breach of fiduciary duties. 

Key clients 

Airoha TechnologyChina Life InsuranceGIBSIN EngineersSpirax Sarco 

Lin & Partners

Lin & Partners is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in dispute resolution and ‘Highly recommended’ across other practice areas. The firm's practice includes banking and finance, M&A, dispute resolution, employment, and intellectual property. Managing partner George Lin specialises in banking, M&A, securities, and gaming law matters.

Client feedback 

“Besides having a strong team of lawyers well versed in Taiwan's laws that apply to the construction and infrastructure sector, Lin and Partners has strong English language skills that allow them to assist clients in dealing with international parties. Its contacts abroad also help with issues that cross borders beyond Taiwan.” – Infrastructure  

“Enough knowledge about the local and international laws. Works efficiently.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm's legal advice is concise and effective. It communicates very well and has a good understanding of our business needs.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm is very responsive and is extremely up-to-date with the latest topical issues and market trends. All of its partners and fee earners are extremely proactive, hardworking and very approachable.” – Technology and telecommunications 

George Lin 

“Knowledgeableattending and responsive.” 

“Always provides essential information for clients.” 

Lin is extremely proactive and eager to ensure that his firm stays at the top of its game and on top of market trends. He is very approachable, manages his team well and uses appropriate resources for suitable matters.” 


Work highlights 

Represented Bank of Sinopaca Taiwan-listed banking holding company, in a cross-border M&A dispute against a famous American multinational investment bank and financial services company.  

Represented railway vehicles and equipment manufacturer Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles in filing a suit again KMRT, the project owner of the Kaohsiung Light Rail ProjectThe damages awarded by the court is the highest in history in this type of case in Taiwan. 

Represented the Taichung City Government in an arbitration arising from the National Taichung Theatre Project against architecture firm Toyo Ito & Associates. 

Key clients 

Green Energy TechnologyNational Taiwan UniversityOrnatus Taiwan 

Stellex Law Firm

Established in 2018, Stellex Law Firm was founded by Chih Poung Liou, Sophia LelongShih Min (Maggie) Wu and Anthony Yang. The firm specialises in legal services for Japanese enterprises, covering the areas of real estate and labour and employmentThe firm’s reputable labour team has extensive experience in handling class-action labour disputes and collective bargaining negotiations. Managing partner Chih Poung Liou has a profound knowledge in labour law. He is constantly involved in and contributed to policy changes in domestic labour regulations. 


Work highlights 

Represented a renowned Japanese corporation in an administrative litigation regarding government procurement project. 

TaipeiLaw Attorneys-at-Law

TaipeiLaw Attorneys-at-Law (previously known as Meridian Attorneys-at-Lawspecialises in dispute resolution. Apart from civil litigation in real estate disputes, the firm also takes on domestic criminal cases and property crimes, as well as administrative litigation on legal rights against government agencies. Managing partner Charlies Liu’s practice covers civil, criminal, administrative and taxation litigation. 


Work highlights 

Represented a logistics company in filing a lawsuit against Save & Safe over breach of contract.

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

Full-service firm Tsar & Tsai Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in capital markets, corporate and M&A and dispute resolutionThe firm’s well-established capital markets team is famous for its extensive experience in large scale IPO and securities offering mattersIts dispute resolution team often represents clients in hearings before government agencies and the ROC Administrative Court and has participated in both international and domestic commercial arbitrations under the ROC Arbitration Law. Partners Jackie Lin, Janice Lin, James Cheng, CY Huang and Joyce Ho are key figures. 

Client feedback 

“The firm helped us in analysing foreign laws and interpreted the practice of the securities market in that country and we found it very helpful.” – Corporate and M&A 

Edgar Chen 

“Chen is a very knowledgeable attorney, and he provides us with accurate and timely legal opinion when needed.” 


Work highlights 

Represented the former director of an offshore subsidiary of SinoPac Financial Holdings Company in defending a criminal charge in relation to breach of trust. 

Represented Sinotech Engineering Consultants and its employees in defending a criminal lawsuit arising from the Taichung Metropolitan Area Elevated Railway Project. 

Represented OHL (Taiwan), a subsidiary of a US-based forwarder, in a civil litigation filed by a Taiwanese publicly traded company in Taiwan Taipei District Court claiming for damages of around $6 million over tortious acts, 

Key clients 

Dow Chemical TaiwanMicron Technology 

Winkler Partners

Winkler Partners is best known for its expertise in intellectual property and labour and employment. Partner Gregory Buxton heads the firm’s corporate team. His work spans across capital markets, M&Aand private equityAnother partner to note is Christine Chen, who is experienced in assisting clients with setting up Taiwan entities, compliance and applying for foreign investment approval. She has extensive experience in employment and data protection.


Work highlights 

Represented a UK sports channel in a contract dispute. 

Represented a Singapore company in arbitration and subsequent civil proceedings over a contract order dispute with its Taiwanese counterpart. 

Zoomlaw Attorneys-at-Law

Established in 2006, Zoomlaw Attorneys-at-Law is active in corporate, commercial, and IP related mattersManaging partner Kuo Hua Fan specialises in corporate legal affairs and risk management for global groups with a focus on international trading, investment, global IP affairs, business strategy planning and implementation.  


Work highlights 

Represented the president of a tech company in an insider trading case. The firm successfully remand the case in the Supreme Court and the case was sent back to High Court for retrial. 

Energy
Lin & Partners

Lin & Partners is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in dispute resolution and ‘Highly recommended’ across other practice areas. The firm's practice includes banking and finance, M&A, dispute resolution, employment, and intellectual property. Managing partner George Lin specialises in banking, M&A, securities, and gaming law matters.

Client feedback 

“Besides having a strong team of lawyers well versed in Taiwan's laws that apply to the construction and infrastructure sector, Lin and Partners has strong English language skills that allow them to assist clients in dealing with international parties. Its contacts abroad also help with issues that cross borders beyond Taiwan.” – Infrastructure  

“Enough knowledge about the local and international laws. Works efficiently.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm's legal advice is concise and effective. It communicates very well and has a good understanding of our business needs.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm is very responsive and is extremely up-to-date with the latest topical issues and market trends. All of its partners and fee earners are extremely proactive, hardworking and very approachable.” – Technology and telecommunications 

George Lin 

“Knowledgeableattending and responsive.” 

“Always provides essential information for clients.” 

Lin is extremely proactive and eager to ensure that his firm stays at the top of its game and on top of market trends. He is very approachable, manages his team well and uses appropriate resources for suitable matters.” 


Work highlights 

Advised Shinfox on a $2.11 billion wind farm project. This is one of the major wind farm projects in Taiwan to date in terms of size and money amount and it is expected to be fully completed by 2025. 

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

Full-service firm Tsar & Tsai Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in capital markets, corporate and M&A and dispute resolutionThe firm’s well-established capital markets team is famous for its extensive experience in large scale IPO and securities offering mattersIts dispute resolution team often represents clients in hearings before government agencies and the ROC Administrative Court and has participated in both international and domestic commercial arbitrations under the ROC Arbitration Law. Partners Jackie Lin, Janice Lin, James Cheng, CY Huang and Joyce Ho are key figures. 

Client feedback 

“The firm helped us in analysing foreign laws and interpreted the practice of the securities market in that country and we found it very helpful.” – Corporate and M&A 

Edgar Chen 

“Chen is a very knowledgeable attorney, and he provides us with accurate and timely legal opinion when needed.” 


Work highlights 

Advised the Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) and lenders on the project financing for a consortium of world-leading investors to acquire a total of 50% ownership share of the Greater Changhua 1 Offshore Wind Farm.  

Advised the consortium of 20 Taiwanese and international financial institutions on the financing of the Formosa 2 offshore wind power project.  

Advised a Taiwanese life insurance company on its financing for the development of two offshore wind farms, Xidao and Changfang, sponsored and developed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. 

Intellectual property
Chen & Lin

Chen & Lin provides clients with a full range of business law services, including corporate, securities, finance, intellectual property, and all types of business litigation. Partner Jennifer Wang leads the firm’s capital markets and M&A team. Her specialised legal areas include antitrust, corporate and M&A, e-commerce, investments and securities. Partner Ying Yi Lee specialises in corporate and securities related laws. 


Work highlights 

 

Acted for a TV production company in a copyright licence dispute. 

Acted for an IC design company in defending a patent infringement claim filed by a competitor. The firm successfully defended in both the injunction proceeding and the damage lawsuit.

Eiger

Eiger is a full-service law firm that provides services in corporate, commercial, dispute resolution and intellectual property mattersJohn Eastwood, the head of the firm’s IP practice, is experienced in investment projects, commercial ventures, employment, litigation, intellectual property and technology matters. 

Client feedback 

“Quick and comprehensive feedback.” – Corporate and M&A 

“The firm is flexible and accommodating and mostly responded quickly to requests.” – Energy  

Paul Cassingham 

“Went out of its way to assist me in a time of need. Also easy to engage with.” 

“Quick and focused on solutions, bringing in new/good ideas to safeguard our interests as client.” 


Work highlights 

Represented American luxury jewellery and specialty retailer Tiffany & Co in contentious IP matters. 

Assisted one of the world’s largest food companies with its trademark applications in Taiwan. 

Represented Amazon in trademark opposition litigation against one of Taiwan’s most famous retailers. 

Key clients 

ConairDolbyIveric BioTrue Spec GolfVarian Medical Systems

Formosa Transnational

Formosa Transnational is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in dispute resolution and intellectual property. The firm’s dispute resolution team has extensive litigation and arbitration experience. On the IP side, a key partner to note is Yu-Lan Kuo, who specialises in patent litigation in the IT technology and biotechnology sectors. 


Work highlights 

Acted for a well-known band in Taiwan in defending a copyright infringement claim arising from a license agreement. 

Formosan Brothers

Founded in 1997 with offices in Taipei, Hsinchu and Taichungfull-service law firm Formosan Brothers often advices clients in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, regulatory and investment funds. Managing partners Li Pu Lee, Yvonne Lin, Jessie Lee and Chiu Hua Chen are key figures.


Work highlights 

Represented a German multinational automotive corporation in a patent litigation.

Saint Island International Patent Office

With offices in Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Chiayi and Kaohsiung, Saint Island International Patent & Law Offices is experienced in trademark prosecution work. With its collaboration with Beijing Saint Island Intellectual Property Agency and Beijing Tie Chi Patent Firm, the firm also provides a one-stop service to clients seeking IP protection in the Greater China Region. Founding partner Patrick Yun is known for her expertise in patent matters in the material science and software technology sectors. Another patent practitioner to note is Sumin Lai, who leads the firm’s litigation practice.


Work highlights 

Advised Japan Taiwan Exchange Association (JTA) on IP protection strategies related to repair parts and industrial consumables. 

Acted for Sheraton Taitung Hotel in defending in an interior design litigation worth NT$5 million brought by a competitor of the LDC Hotels & Resorts Group. This is the first interior design infringement case ever adjudicated by the Taiwan's Supreme Court. 

Acted for The Swatch Group in defending Apple’s trademark oppositions. 

Key clients 

National Taiwan University (NTU)MonclerVitalon Foods CompanyStarlux Airline 

Tai E International Patent & Law Office

IP firm Tai E International Patent & Law Office handles the full range of IP services, with a particular strength in IP prosecution and protection. The firm has patent attorneys with technical backgrounds in fields such as electronics, mechanical engineering, chemistry and biotechnology. Managing partner Fred CT Yen is experienced in trademark office proceedings, prosecution and counselling. He is also a patent attorney with a specialty in biotechnology.  


Work highlights 

Represented Han Lin PublishingNan I Book Enterprise and Bridge Cultural & Educational Enterprise in defending a patent infringement claim. 

Represented Certaineye Trading in a copyright infringement litigation against a defendant who reproduced and distributed various photographic works without authorisation.  

Key clients 

Alanod-Xxentria Technology MaterialsHsin Chia Kai EnterprisePanion & BF Biotech 

Tsai Lee & Chen

Tsai Lee & Chen’s full-service IP law department handles IP prosecution, portfolio management, litigation and licencing matters. The team’s industry expertise lies within the semiconductors, consumer electronics, telecommunications, biochemistry and pharmaceuticals sectors. Partner Crystal J Chen is the manager of international marketing division. Her practice covers foreign litigation and IP prosecution business development. The firm’s patent practice is led by Augustus CP Chin and Candy KY Chen. Chen is a patent attorney, and she is noted for her patent and design work in manufacturing and mechanical engineering. 

Client feedback 

“They provide the best analysis. The counsels I work with are very responsive.” – Intellectual property 

“Very reliable and trustful partner. It understands clients’ needs and shows good communication skills.” – Intellectual property 

Candy KY Chen 

“She provides excellent analysis and recommendations. She is also very responsive and clear in her reasoning and explanations.” 


Work highlights 

Advised Takeda Pharmaceuticalsa famous dietary supplement maker, on trademark cancellation. 

Key clients 

DIC Corporation

Winkler Partners

Winkler Partners is best known for its expertise in intellectual property and labour and employment. Partner Gregory Buxton heads the firm’s corporate team. His work spans across capital markets, M&Aand private equityAnother partner to note is Christine Chen, who is experienced in assisting clients with setting up Taiwan entities, compliance and applying for foreign investment approval. She has extensive experience in employment and data protection.


Work highlights 

Represented a German athletics brand in a trademark dispute against a local shoe brand. 

Represented an American content production studio in a trademark and copyright infringement case. 

Zoomlaw Attorneys-at-Law

Established in 2006, Zoomlaw Attorneys-at-Law is active in corporate, commercial, and IP related mattersManaging partner Kuo Hua Fan specialises in corporate legal affairs and risk management for global groups with a focus on international trading, investment, global IP affairs, business strategy planning and implementation.  


Work highlights 

Advised a Taiwanese-owned corporate group in trademark invalidation and revocation against squatters in five countries. 

Investment funds
Lexcel Partners

Lexcel Partners is a full-service firm, covering banking and finance, dispute resolution, labour and employment, M&A, real estate, regulatory compliance, intellectual property and tax. A key partner to note for corporate and M&A is managing partner Mike Lu. 

Client feedback 

The firm has always been famous in dealing with legal affairs in banking and finance. The lawyers in the firm are very experienced. They provided fair and reliable opinions, which helped us to reduce the legal risk in doing our business.” – Banking and finance 

“Profound knowledge in banking and finance. Meets deadlines. Responsive with smooth communication. Charges reasonably.” – Banking and finance 

“Provide solid and well-grounded legal advice.” – Banking and finance 

Not only did they advise on the legal/regulatory positions, but they also offered us practical solutions.” – Investment funds 

“Always strives to meet the deadline set by clients.” – Investment funds 

Jeffrey Liu 

“Jeffrey Liu is the partner I work with.He is knowledgeable, straight to the point, available and swift. It is overall a friendly and professional team with a broad base of knowledge and a willingness to help with any issue that arise.” 

“Helpful, responsive and knowledgeable. He offered practical solutions.” 

“Effective communication and profound knowledge in the asset management industry.” 

Stacy Lo 

“Easy to communicate. Responds in a timely manner with expertise in the banking business.” 

Lo provides a solid and well-grounded legal advice. She is seasoned in banking and financial industry, and she maintains a good relationship with the regulators. She is vigilant to potential risks and that vigilance is critical for every practitioner in this sectorShe sticks to deadline and is disciplined to control budget.” 

David Tsai 

Tsai and his team deal with the assignment very efficiently and always response to our requests very timely. Tsai is also willing to build up connection with other colleagues in our company.” 


Work highlights 

Assisted BNY Mellon to coordinate with the master agent in Taiwan to register a US municipal bond fund for offering and sale in Taiwan. 

Key clients 

Allianz Global InvestorsMGF groupNomura 

Labour and employment
Brain Trust International Law Firm

Brain Trust International Law Firm’s practice covers cross-border and domestic disputes, including corporate disputes, international trade and arbitration, intellectual property, and criminal defence. Managing partner Hung Ou Yang specialises in transnational legal disputes, corporate law, white collar crime, business transaction, antitrust, and arbitration. 

Client feedback 

“Workable solution and prompt response.” – Intellectual property 

Hung Ou Yang 

“Knowledgeable and communicative.” 


Work highlights 

Represented an individual in filing a lawsuit against Taita Chemical for restoring employment relationship. 

Chen & Lin

Chen & Lin provides clients with a full range of business law services, including corporate, securities, finance, intellectual property, and all types of business litigation. Partner Jennifer Wang leads the firm’s capital markets and M&A team. Her specialised legal areas include antitrust, corporate and M&A, e-commerce, investments and securities. Partner Ying Yi Lee specialises in corporate and securities related laws. 


Work highlights 

Advised a multinational semiconductor equipment supplier on employment matters in relation to internal organisation adjustment. 

Advised a fabless semiconductor company in a litigation brought by its terminated employee, who argued that she was illegally terminated and initiated several civil, criminal and administrative proceedings. 

Advised an electronic testing and certification supplier in a criminal case against its former employee for his embezzlement of corporate asset. 

Eiger

Eiger is a full-service law firm that provides services in corporate, commercial, dispute resolution and intellectual property mattersJohn Eastwood, the head of the firm’s IP practice, is experienced in investment projects, commercial ventures, employment, litigation, intellectual property and technology matters. 

Client feedback 

“Quick and comprehensive feedback.” – Corporate and M&A 

“The firm is flexible and accommodating and mostly responded quickly to requests.” – Energy  

Paul Cassingham 

“Went out of its way to assist me in a time of need. Also easy to engage with.” 

“Quick and focused on solutions, bringing in new/good ideas to safeguard our interests as client.” 


Work highlights 

Represented a robot company in a dispute involving senior ex-employees. 

Advised a global pharmaceutical company on Covid-19 related employment issues. 

Formosan Brothers

Founded in 1997 with offices in Taipei, Hsinchu and Taichungfull-service law firm Formosan Brothers often advices clients in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, regulatory and investment funds. Managing partners Li Pu Lee, Yvonne Lin, Jessie Lee and Chiu Hua Chen are key figures.


Work highlights 

Advised a multinational technology company on its mass redundancy plan. 

Represented an American clothing brand and retailer in a dispute against its employee over refusal of work location transfer. 

Lexcel Partners

Lexcel Partners is a full-service firm, covering banking and finance, dispute resolution, labour and employment, M&A, real estate, regulatory compliance, intellectual property and tax. A key partner to note for corporate and M&A is managing partner Mike Lu. 

Client feedback 

The firm has always been famous in dealing with legal affairs in banking and finance. The lawyers in the firm are very experienced. They provided fair and reliable opinions, which helped us to reduce the legal risk in doing our business.” – Banking and finance 

“Profound knowledge in banking and finance. Meets deadlines. Responsive with smooth communication. Charges reasonably.” – Banking and finance 

“Provide solid and well-grounded legal advice.” – Banking and finance 

Not only did they advise on the legal/regulatory positions, but they also offered us practical solutions.” – Investment funds 

“Always strives to meet the deadline set by clients.” – Investment funds 

Jeffrey Liu 

“Jeffrey Liu is the partner I work with.He is knowledgeable, straight to the point, available and swift. It is overall a friendly and professional team with a broad base of knowledge and a willingness to help with any issue that arise.” 

“Helpful, responsive and knowledgeable. He offered practical solutions.” 

“Effective communication and profound knowledge in the asset management industry.” 

Stacy Lo 

“Easy to communicate. Responds in a timely manner with expertise in the banking business.” 

Lo provides a solid and well-grounded legal advice. She is seasoned in banking and financial industry, and she maintains a good relationship with the regulators. She is vigilant to potential risks and that vigilance is critical for every practitioner in this sectorShe sticks to deadline and is disciplined to control budget.” 

David Tsai 

Tsai and his team deal with the assignment very efficiently and always response to our requests very timely. Tsai is also willing to build up connection with other colleagues in our company.” 


Work highlights 

Represented Spirax Sarco in a litigation initiated by its former general manager arising from bonus and incentives shares payment. 

Key clients 

GIBSIN Engineers 

Lin & Partners

Lin & Partners is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in dispute resolution and ‘Highly recommended’ across other practice areas. The firm's practice includes banking and finance, M&A, dispute resolution, employment, and intellectual property. Managing partner George Lin specialises in banking, M&A, securities, and gaming law matters.

Client feedback 

“Besides having a strong team of lawyers well versed in Taiwan's laws that apply to the construction and infrastructure sector, Lin and Partners has strong English language skills that allow them to assist clients in dealing with international parties. Its contacts abroad also help with issues that cross borders beyond Taiwan.” – Infrastructure  

“Enough knowledge about the local and international laws. Works efficiently.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm's legal advice is concise and effective. It communicates very well and has a good understanding of our business needs.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm is very responsive and is extremely up-to-date with the latest topical issues and market trends. All of its partners and fee earners are extremely proactive, hardworking and very approachable.” – Technology and telecommunications 

George Lin 

“Knowledgeableattending and responsive.” 

“Always provides essential information for clients.” 

Lin is extremely proactive and eager to ensure that his firm stays at the top of its game and on top of market trends. He is very approachable, manages his team well and uses appropriate resources for suitable matters.” 


Work highlights 

Advised the Civil Aeronautics Administration of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications on pilot and crew fatigue management. 

Represented an oilfield service provider in labour mediation and inspection case. 

Stellex Law Firm

Established in 2018, Stellex Law Firm was founded by Chih Poung Liou, Sophia LelongShih Min (Maggie) Wu and Anthony Yang. The firm specialises in legal services for Japanese enterprises, covering the areas of real estate and labour and employmentThe firm’s reputable labour team has extensive experience in handling class-action labour disputes and collective bargaining negotiations. Managing partner Chih Poung Liou has a profound knowledge in labour law. He is constantly involved in and contributed to policy changes in domestic labour regulations. 


Work highlights 

Advised the Taiwanese subsidiary of a renowned Japanese chemical company on its compensation scheme of mass dismissal of employee.

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

Full-service firm Tsar & Tsai Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in capital markets, corporate and M&A and dispute resolutionThe firm’s well-established capital markets team is famous for its extensive experience in large scale IPO and securities offering mattersIts dispute resolution team often represents clients in hearings before government agencies and the ROC Administrative Court and has participated in both international and domestic commercial arbitrations under the ROC Arbitration Law. Partners Jackie Lin, Janice Lin, James Cheng, CY Huang and Joyce Ho are key figures. 

Client feedback 

“The firm helped us in analysing foreign laws and interpreted the practice of the securities market in that country and we found it very helpful.” – Corporate and M&A 

Edgar Chen 

“Chen is a very knowledgeable attorney, and he provides us with accurate and timely legal opinion when needed.” 


Work highlights 

Represented Micron Technology and successfully obtained a guilty verdict in the Taichung District Court’s decision for its criminal complaint against five former employees for defendants’ misappropriation of trade secrets for disclosure and use in China. 

Represented Dow Chemical Taiwan in successfully obtaining a favourable judgement from the Supreme Court against a former employee. 

Winkler Partners

Winkler Partners is best known for its expertise in intellectual property and labour and employment. Partner Gregory Buxton heads the firm’s corporate team. His work spans across capital markets, M&Aand private equityAnother partner to note is Christine Chen, who is experienced in assisting clients with setting up Taiwan entities, compliance and applying for foreign investment approval. She has extensive experience in employment and data protection.


Work highlights 

Advised a US entertainment conglomerate on the transfer of employees as part of its global takeover of a rival. 

Represented an American software company in mass redundancy case. 

Private equity
Lin & Partners

Lin & Partners is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in dispute resolution and ‘Highly recommended’ across other practice areas. The firm's practice includes banking and finance, M&A, dispute resolution, employment, and intellectual property. Managing partner George Lin specialises in banking, M&A, securities, and gaming law matters.

Client feedback 

“Besides having a strong team of lawyers well versed in Taiwan's laws that apply to the construction and infrastructure sector, Lin and Partners has strong English language skills that allow them to assist clients in dealing with international parties. Its contacts abroad also help with issues that cross borders beyond Taiwan.” – Infrastructure  

“Enough knowledge about the local and international laws. Works efficiently.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm's legal advice is concise and effective. It communicates very well and has a good understanding of our business needs.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm is very responsive and is extremely up-to-date with the latest topical issues and market trends. All of its partners and fee earners are extremely proactive, hardworking and very approachable.” – Technology and telecommunications 

George Lin 

“Knowledgeableattending and responsive.” 

“Always provides essential information for clients.” 

Lin is extremely proactive and eager to ensure that his firm stays at the top of its game and on top of market trends. He is very approachable, manages his team well and uses appropriate resources for suitable matters.” 


Work highlights 

Advised a cryptocurrency investment firm on private equity funding. 

Key clients 

Argoblocks ConsultingPhycos International 

Real estate
Stellex Law Firm

Established in 2018, Stellex Law Firm was founded by Chih Poung Liou, Sophia LelongShih Min (Maggie) Wu and Anthony Yang. The firm specialises in legal services for Japanese enterprises, covering the areas of real estate and labour and employmentThe firm’s reputable labour team has extensive experience in handling class-action labour disputes and collective bargaining negotiations. Managing partner Chih Poung Liou has a profound knowledge in labour law. He is constantly involved in and contributed to policy changes in domestic labour regulations. 


Work highlights 

Advised a renowned real estate development company in Taiwan on its joint development agreement with government to establish two landmark buildings in the city centre of Taipei. This project is viewed as the biggest governmental investment in Taipei City in recent years and will renovate the real estate landscape and new business in the western area of Taipei City. 

Regulatory
Lexcel Partners

Lexcel Partners is a full-service firm, covering banking and finance, dispute resolution, labour and employment, M&A, real estate, regulatory compliance, intellectual property and tax. A key partner to note for corporate and M&A is managing partner Mike Lu. 

Client feedback 

The firm has always been famous in dealing with legal affairs in banking and finance. The lawyers in the firm are very experienced. They provided fair and reliable opinions, which helped us to reduce the legal risk in doing our business.” – Banking and finance 

“Profound knowledge in banking and finance. Meets deadlines. Responsive with smooth communication. Charges reasonably.” – Banking and finance 

“Provide solid and well-grounded legal advice.” – Banking and finance 

Not only did they advise on the legal/regulatory positions, but they also offered us practical solutions.” – Investment funds 

“Always strives to meet the deadline set by clients.” – Investment funds 

Jeffrey Liu 

“Jeffrey Liu is the partner I work with.He is knowledgeable, straight to the point, available and swift. It is overall a friendly and professional team with a broad base of knowledge and a willingness to help with any issue that arise.” 

“Helpful, responsive and knowledgeable. He offered practical solutions.” 

“Effective communication and profound knowledge in the asset management industry.” 

Stacy Lo 

“Easy to communicate. Responds in a timely manner with expertise in the banking business.” 

Lo provides a solid and well-grounded legal advice. She is seasoned in banking and financial industry, and she maintains a good relationship with the regulators. She is vigilant to potential risks and that vigilance is critical for every practitioner in this sectorShe sticks to deadline and is disciplined to control budget.” 

David Tsai 

Tsai and his team deal with the assignment very efficiently and always response to our requests very timely. Tsai is also willing to build up connection with other colleagues in our company.” 


Work highlights 

Advised a bank on personal data protection and other regulatory issues. 

Advised an international securities firm specialising in algo trading on regulatory issues. The firm advised on the newly adopted continuous trading and co-location related issues and analysed on the insider trading and market manipulation related matters.

Lin & Partners

Lin & Partners is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in dispute resolution and ‘Highly recommended’ across other practice areas. The firm's practice includes banking and finance, M&A, dispute resolution, employment, and intellectual property. Managing partner George Lin specialises in banking, M&A, securities, and gaming law matters.

Client feedback 

“Besides having a strong team of lawyers well versed in Taiwan's laws that apply to the construction and infrastructure sector, Lin and Partners has strong English language skills that allow them to assist clients in dealing with international parties. Its contacts abroad also help with issues that cross borders beyond Taiwan.” – Infrastructure  

“Enough knowledge about the local and international laws. Works efficiently.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm's legal advice is concise and effective. It communicates very well and has a good understanding of our business needs.” – Labour and employment 

“The firm is very responsive and is extremely up-to-date with the latest topical issues and market trends. All of its partners and fee earners are extremely proactive, hardworking and very approachable.” – Technology and telecommunications 

George Lin 

“Knowledgeableattending and responsive.” 

“Always provides essential information for clients.” 

Lin is extremely proactive and eager to ensure that his firm stays at the top of its game and on top of market trends. He is very approachable, manages his team well and uses appropriate resources for suitable matters.” 


Work highlights 

Advised National Communications Commission on regulatory and policy recommendations for the establishment of the first telecommunications dispute resolution and ADR mechanisms 

Key clients 

Bankers Association of the Republic of ChinaCivil Aeronautics Administration of the Ministry of Transportation and CommunicationsOcean Affairs Council of The Republic of China (Taiwan) 

Tax
Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

Full-service firm Tsar & Tsai Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in capital markets, corporate and M&A and dispute resolutionThe firm’s well-established capital markets team is famous for its extensive experience in large scale IPO and securities offering mattersIts dispute resolution team often represents clients in hearings before government agencies and the ROC Administrative Court and has participated in both international and domestic commercial arbitrations under the ROC Arbitration Law. Partners Jackie Lin, Janice Lin, James Cheng, CY Huang and Joyce Ho are key figures. 

Client feedback 

“The firm helped us in analysing foreign laws and interpreted the practice of the securities market in that country and we found it very helpful.” – Corporate and M&A 

Edgar Chen 

“Chen is a very knowledgeable attorney, and he provides us with accurate and timely legal opinion when needed.” 


Work highlights 

Represented Nature Worldwide Technology in filing administrative litigations against the National Taxation Bureau of the Northern Area (the NTBNA).