Taiwan



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Banking and finance
Chen & Lin

Banking and finance

Work highlights

Advised CTBC Bank on a syndicated loan.

Key clients

Nanzong Construction Development

Formosan Brothers
Work highlights

Acted for a bank based in Taiwan on a syndicated loan to an entity based in China.

LCS & Partners
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Acted for CMP Group and its subsidiary PUIJEN Land Development in a $105 million syndicated loan.

Key clients

Far Eastern International Bank

Lee and Li
Work highlights

Acted as Taiwan counsel for wpd, an international developer and operator of onshore and offshore wind farms, on the project financing of the 640MW Yunlin offshore wind farm.

Key clients

CTBC Bank

Lin & Partners
Work highlights

Acted for a bank on a cross-border syndicated loan transaction.

Russin & Vecchi
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Acted for CTBC Bank on its acquisition financing of LCY Chemical Corp, a prominent public company in the chemical industry in Taiwan. The deal privatised the company.

Represented DBS Bank, KGI Bank and a syndicate of lenders in extending a six-year term loan to finance the construction of a floating solar project built by Chenya Energy group. Upon completion of the project, it would be the largest floating solar project in Taiwan in terms of capacity.

Key clients

Nexus Point

Capital markets
Formosan Brothers
Work highlights

Advised a state-owned aviation company on its IPO. The firm was involved in conducting the due diligence for the company over its IPO application.

LCS & Partners
Work highlights

Acted for Applied Optoelectronics on its issuance of $70 million convertible bonds via Nasdaq.

Acted for TST (Cayman) Holding on its listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). This is the first company with its main operations in Cambodia that was listed on the TSE. 

Key clients

Bizlink Holding

Lee and Li
Work highlights

Advised AT&T on its issuance of Formosa bonds in respect of local regulatory filing procedures and compliance matters.

Key clients

Verizon Communications

Lin & Partners
Work highlights

Acted for Credit Suisse on its sale of structured notes.

Russin & Vecchi
Work highlights

Acted for Bank of America Corporation in its issuance of Formosa bonds.

Key clients

Citigroup, JPMorgan, Macquarie Bank

Competition/antitrust
Formosan Brothers
Work highlights

Represented an international electric vehicle company in response to the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission’s investigation into its strategy of price reduction. This case has drawn a lot of public attention in Taiwan.

Lee and Li
Work highlights

Conducted a conglomerate combination analysis in response to the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission’s investigation into the establishment of a joint venture between Mitsui and PCHOME.

Key clients

Marvell, NXP

Lexcel Partners
Work highlights

Acted for Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation in its antitrust filing with the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission in relation to its share swap agreement with Diodes.

Lin & Partners
Work highlights

Acted for an American international corporation, whose principal business is selling gases and chemicals for industrial uses, on its merger filing in response to Taiwan Fair Trade Commission’s concerns.

Construction
Formosan Brothers
Work highlights

Acted for a life insurance company on a construction project located in the North East of Taipei. The firm was involved in reviewing all the documents, including the contract and bidding instructions.

Lin & Partners
Work highlights

Acted for a private equity investor in the leisure, hospitality, and recreation sectors, on the construction of a water park project located in southern Taiwan.

Key clients

Ocean Affairs Council of the Republic of China

Corporate and M&A
Chen & Lin
Work highlights

Acted for Walsin Lihwa’s subsidiaries, Renowned International and Walsin (China) Investment, on the sale of a 94.3% stake in Nanjing Walsin Metal to Zhuhai Gree Electric Enterprise.

Key clients

Alchemist Capital Partners Korea, Holmbergs Safety System, Taiwan Pulp & Paper Corporation

Eiger
Work highlights

Advised UPS on M&A matters in relation to its acquisition of entities in Taiwan.

Advised a foreign-owned energy developer on the purchase of a Taiwan solar energy production company. The firm was involved in regulatory and contractual due diligence, documentation and negotiation.

Formosan Brothers
Work highlights

Acted for a private business in the technology industry on its acquisition of controlling shares of a publicly-traded company through private placement.

LCS & Partners
Work highlights

Acted for Bora Pharmaceuticals on its acquisition of global medicine maker GlaxoSmithKline’s Canadian plant for $26 million. This was the first time Bora had purchased assets in Canada.

Advised Enfinite Capital on the development of a solar power facility in Taiwan and the sale of the generated solar power to Google.

Key clients

Fortive Corporation, KEMET, Seagull (Hong Kong) Kitchen & Bath

Lee and Li
Work highlights

Acted for Macnica Fuji Electronics Holdings, a Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed Japanese company, on its acquisition of Anstek, a distributor of semiconductor components listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

Key clients

EnPro, Hannstar, Kioxia

Lexcel Partners
Work highlights

Acted for Weidmüller Investment on its acquisition of a 17.5% stake in ORing Industrial Networking Corporation.

Key clients

Amundi Taiwan, BNP Paribas (Taiwan Branch), Galemed Cayman

Lin & Partners
Work highlights

Acted for Taoyuan Metro Corporation, one of three mass rapid transit systems in Taiwan, on corporate and M&A matters.

Key clients

eBay

Russin & Vecchi
Work highlights

Acted for Wells Fargo International Banking Corporation on its sale of shares in Yuanta Securities Investment Trust.

Key clients

Intel Corporation

Dispute resolution
Brain Trust International Law Firm
Work highlights

Advised Indo Kordsa, an Indonesia-based company primarily engaged in tire cord fabrics manufacturing, on initiating an internal corporate investigation and filing a criminal complaint in Taiwan.

Represented Galaxy Microsystems in defending a civil lawsuit filed by Xander, a Taiwanese company acting as a sales agent for house household appliances.

Key clients

Bobii Creative, NIZI International, Souvenir Avanti

Chen & Lin
Work highlights

Acted for a venture capitalist on an investment dispute.

Represented a bank in Taiwan in initiating legal proceedings alleging breach of trust.

Eiger
Work highlights

Representing a tool manufacturer in a dispute against a Taiwan distributor.

Acted for an American privately held restaurant franchise in disputes against a franchisee holding multiple store locations in southern Taiwan operating unauthorised stores, and related lease issues with landlords.

Formosa Transnational
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Represented Ministry of Finance in a civil litigation regarding the declaration of an agreement over the control of the ChungHwa Commercial Bank.

Represented Taiwan Power Company in an ICC arbitration concerning the design of a nuclear power plant in Taiwan.

Formosan Brothers
Work highlights

Acted for a semiconductor company on a dispute against an insurance company.

Lee and Li
Work highlights

Represented Far Eastone Telecommunications in filing a civil complaint against its market competitor, TWM, for ceasing its use of a portion of C1 frequency band for 4G telecom services.

Lexcel Partners
Work highlights

Acted for a government agency in a contract dispute against a construction company over breach of contract.

Key clients

Airoha Technology

Lin & Partners
Work highlights

Acted for National Taiwan University (NTU) on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract dispute against a concessionaire, which would finance, build and operate the recreation farm owned by NTU. The firm obtained a victory for NTU in both the defence and the counterclaim.

Key clients

Bureau of Legal Affairs (Kaohsiung City Government), Taichung City Government

TaipeiLaw Attorneys-at-Law
Work highlights

Represented the licensees of 7-Eleven President Chain Store Corporation in filing a lawsuit against Penghu First Credit Cooperative over the damage to a store.

Acted for President Transnet Corp on a contract dispute against Save & Safe Corp. The firm assisted the client in terminating the contract and filed a lawsuit for the relevant payment.

Key clients

JKOS Network, TGI Friday's, United Steel Engineering & Construction Corporation

General business law
ChingCheng Attorneys at Law

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Enlighten Law Group

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Winkler Partners

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Zoomlaw Attorneys-at-Law

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Intellectual property
Chen & Lin
Work highlights

Acted for an integrated circuit design company on defending a patent infringement claim. The firm put up a successful defence at both the injunction proceedings and the damages lawsuit.

Eiger
Work highlights

Representing an international cosmetics and health products company in a commercial and IP dispute.

Representing an Italian luxury fashion house against counterfeiters in Taiwan.

Representing an American luxury jewellery and specialty retailer in contentious IP matters.

Formosan Brothers
Work highlights

Represented a German multinational automotive manufacturer in a patent litigation against a car component and headlight manufacturer in Taiwan for violation of patent rights of its headlight design.

Lee and Li
Work highlights

Represented Apple in a trademark opposition administrative litigation against Ora.

Saint Island International Patent Office
Work highlights

Acted for Crocodile in coping with post-licence inventory reseller and infringers.

Represented Swatch in defending trademark oppositions filed by Apple and obtained favourable results in most of the cases.

Represented Vitalon, a Taiwanese iced tea brand, in filing a declaratory judgment action with Taiwan’s IP court against a tea culture expert.

Key clients

Adobe, HyperIce, Japan Taiwan Exchange Association, KYMCO

Tai E International Patent & Law Office
Work highlights

Advised Germany-based company Alanod-Xxentria Technology Materials on defending civil litigation over a patent infringement allegation.

Key clients

Birkenstock, DKH Retail, Huan Yu Noodle Restaurant, Tender Forever International

Tsai Lee & Chen
Work highlights

Acted for ATEN International, a Taiwanese audio-visual provider for connectivity and management solutions in accessing and sharing technologies, on a patent litigation against Uniclass Technology.

Represented GUMGUM in filing for an application for trademark registration.

Represented Ferrari in a trademark infringement suit against a manufacturer.

Key clients

Enermax Rimowa, Yong Feng Yu Consumer Products Group

Investment funds
Lexcel Partners
Work highlights

Acted for Allianz Global Investors on the establishment of three sub-funds, including Allianz Global Opportunistic Bond, Allianz Emerging Markets Select Bond, and Allianz Euro High-Yield Bond, for offering and sale in Taiwan.

Key clients

Baring International Fund Managers (Ireland), T Rowe Price (Luxembourg) Management

Labour and employment
Brain Trust International Law Firm
Work highlights

Represented an individual in filing a civil lawsuit for restoring his employment relationship with Taita Chemical upon the illegal termination of his employment contract.

Chen & Lin
Work highlights

Acted for a German semiconductor solution conglomerate on employment transition matters in relation to its acquisition of a US-listed company.

Acted for a multinational semiconductor equipment supplier in defending a gender discrimination complaint filed by an employee. The firm was involved in the administrative investigation.

Eiger
Work highlights

Acted for Sony Music on labour law matters.

Key clients

Johnson Matthey, LivaNova, Marriott

Formosan Brothers
Work highlights

Advised a Taiwanese professional display manufacturer on employment laws upon its restructuring and mass layoff.

Lexcel Partners
Work highlights

Acted for Lenovo Global Technology (Taiwan) on defending a civil litigation filed by its former employee.

Key clients

KC Taiwan

Lin & Partners
Work highlights

Advised Civil Aeronautics Administration and the Ministry of Transportation and Communication on employment laws involving pilots’ maximum flight hours and fatigue management.

Key clients

Examination Yuan of the Republic of China

Private equity
LCS & Partners
Work highlights

Acted for Appier, one of Taiwan's tech start-up unicorns, on its series A financing. This deal represented Appier's largest financing to date.

Regulatory
Formosan Brothers
Work highlights

Advised a Germany-based chemical compounds producer on data protection laws in relation to its M&A plan.

Lexcel Partners
Work highlights

Advised HSBC on regulatory matters, including preparation of regulatory application documents for the launch of new business.

Key clients

BNP, Credit Suisse

Lin & Partners
Work highlights

Advised PayPal on regulatory matters.

Key clients

Rapyd Holdings