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Baker McKenzie’s ten-partner team provides an ‘excellent’ service to major corporates in high-value domestic and multi-jurisdictional litigation and ADR. The team’s ability to handle complex and big-ticket disputes is exemplified by its ongoing representation of Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation in several high-profile arbitrations against the Ministry of Transportation and Communications. David Liou and Remington Huang jointly head the team.

One of the leaders in the market for litigation’, Formosa Transnational Attorneys at Law’s expertise spans the gamut of civil and criminal litigation, with a particularly strong reputation for white-collar defence and construction cases. Georgia Chang is a prominent figure within the market and has a niche specialism in environmental disputes.

Jones Day represents domestic corporates in cross-border disputes as well as multinationals in litigation before the local courts and arbitral tribunals. Former judge Jason Chen is regularly involved in the highest-profile cases handled by the firm including his ongoing representation of Siliconware Precision Industries as it seeks to fend off an unsolicited tender offer by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering. Ming-Wei Lo, along with Chen, successfully represented Tatung in a shareholder agreement dispute with Compal Electronics. As well as corporate governance and financial services litigation expertise, Po-Chien Chen also has a significant reputation for handling product liability disputes; he successfully represented Volkswagen in a vehicle safety investigation undertaken by Taiwan’s transportation and communication regulators without any charges being imposed. Of-counsel Marianne Chao regularly handles construction disputes.

Lee and Li has strength in depth across the panoply of traditional litigation and ADR including expertise in commercial disputes, white-collar criminal defence, administrative litigation, tax and IP litigation. Daniel Song – an expert in white-collar criminal defence matters successfully defended Advanced Semiconductor Engineering and its chairman against charges of causing environmental damage. Other recommended practitioners include Hsiu-Ru Chien and Ruey-Sen Tsai for IP litigation, and Wei-Sung Hsiao for public law disputes.

Spearheaded by Jennifer Lin and Edgar Chen, Tsar & Tsai Law Firm is routinely instructed by leading domestic clients and multinationals in corporate, employment and IP disputes. Lin and Chen, alongside Eugenia Chuang, are representing Pacific Construction Group in multifarious litigation with the Far East Group pertaining to a high-profile ownership dispute over one of Taiwan’s largest department chain stores, Sogo. Other highlights included the defence of Taipei American School relating to an employment termination dispute with a former teacher.

Eiger represents international companies in employment, corporate and IP disputes, and is praised for its ‘understanding of the climate and culture of Taiwan’ and the ability to ‘navigate these sometimes difficult nuances with esteem and professionalism’. Recent highlights include acting for a major technology company in multimillion-dollar criminal and civil matters. John Eastwood is ‘smart and results focused’. Eve Chen is recommended for IP-related disputes in particular.

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law acts for domestic and international clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings across a broad spectrum of substantive law, including employment, corporate and IP. Japanese corporates account for a significant proportion of the firm’s roster of clients; Sophia Lelong recently represented a Japanese logistics company in a mediation with its landlord regarding lease contract disputes. Lipu Lee regularly handles cross-border mandates, including his recent representation of a Singapore-based insurance company in a multi-jurisdictional cargo damage dispute. Other recommended partners include James Ku and Chih-Poung Liou, for white-collar criminal defence and employment litigation, respectively.

Huang & Partners represents clients across a wide range of civil litigation, as well as in administrative proceedings. The firm is also regularly called upon by clients to act for them in enforcing foreign judgments.

LCS & Partners has a strong track record representing domestic and international clients in local and international arbitration and litigation proceedings, with recent representative work in the tax, corporate, construction and IP space. Team head Tan Hu handles civil and criminal litigation, and has vast experience in private practice and as a result of his previous tenure as a judge of the Court of Appeals.

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law combines the firm’s overarching structured finance expertise with its ability to provide ‘superlative representation’ to domestic clients in arbitration proceedings in foreign jurisdictions. Testament to this is its recent involvement in a Hong Kong arbitration relating to a structured products indemnity dispute between former controlling shareholders of a local bank and the multinational financial institution that purchased the bank. The ‘highly strategic and technically knowledgeableGeorge Lin has a strong track record handling complex corporate and white-collar crime disputes.

Brain Trust International Law Firm provides an ‘outstanding level of service’ to clients engaged in transnational civil and criminal disputes. Recent highlights include defending Hyundai Steel, as one of the defendants, in an anti-dumping case brought by China Steel Corporation. ‘Very thoughtful and analytical’ managing partner Hung Ou-Yang ‘specialises in Asian cross-border white-collar defence cases’.

K&L Gates is regularly instructed by domestic and international corporates in significant commercial litigation and white-collar defence matters. Shilin Huang is well regarded for commercial litigation and international arbitration, and Alex Hung is particularly accomplished at IP disputes including trade mark and copyright litigation.

At Liang & Partners, Frank Kung has a long and distinguished track record representing contractors and companies in construction disputes. The firm also represents domestic and international clients in white-collar defence and civil litigation.

Pamir Law Group’s team head Tony Hsu has significant experience across a range of commercial litigation spanning both civil and criminal disputes.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Taiwan’s ten-strong team, jointly headed by Hsin-Ying Kuo and Celine Huang, handles a variety of commercial litigation, including financial services-related matters such as insider trading and market manipulation. Recent highlights include defending Alexander Group fitness centre in Taiwan’s largest ever consumer class action lawsuit.

Winkler Partners represents international clients across an array of commercial litigation, including the enforcement of foreign judgments. Chen Hui-ling is the key contact.

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