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Baker McKenzie utilises its global presence to act for clients in high-value local, international and multi-jurisdictional matters involving corporate disputes, as well as handling white-collar criminal defence work. Areas of recent experience include disputes concerning the construction, biomedical, chemical and communications industries. Lindy Chern is representing a corporate client in a complex cross-border intellectual property dispute between parties in Taiwan and the United States. The practice is led by David Liou. Former co-head, Remington Huang, left private practice to take up a judicial position.

In addition to conventional disputes and arbitration work, Formosa Transnational Attorneys at Law’s practice has niche expertise in environmental disputes. The team represents clients in civil and criminal litigation, has notable arbitration expertise and is experienced in white-collar criminal defence, particularly in cases with a cross-Strait or international component. Georgia Chang and Sam-Rong Hwang are the key contacts.

Jones Day’s team represents domestic corporate clients in disputes before local and international courts, and acts for multinationals in litigation in local courts and arbitration tribunals. The practice is led by former judge Jason Chen, who has particular expertise in corporate governance disputes; he successfully represented Siliconware Precision Industries following a hostile takeover bid from ASE Group. The practice has expertise in litigation and crisis management regarding food standards, and Chen, along with Ming-Wei Lo and Simon Yu, successfully defended the former chairman and executives of Ting Hsin International Group against allegations of food fraud in a high-profile case. Po-Chien Chen and Marianne Chao have strong track records in product liability and construction disputes respectively.

Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law has strong criminal defence and contentious intellectual property offerings, in addition to its practice representing clients in traditional civil and commercial disputes, arbitration and administrative litigation. Experienced white-collar criminal defence lawyers, Wen-Ping Lai and Daniel Song, successfully defended the former president of CTBC Bank against charges of money laundering and violations of the Financial Holding Company Act. Ruey-Sen Tsai and Hsiu-ru Chien handle a range of patent and trade mark litigation, with recent clients in this space including Nike Innovate and Novartis.

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm predominantly handles complex commercial disputes and criminal defence matters for domestic and multinational clients. Former judge Edgar Chen, who is a highly experienced litigator, recently represented Intel in criminal proceedings it initiated against some of its employees in Taiwan. Lillian Chu acts for a government agency and third party companies in dozens of highly complex criminal, civil and administrative litigation proceedings relating to a high-profile gas explosion that occurred in 2014. Jennifer Lin successfully represented the Jinchang Mining Group in its bid to petition an administrative decision made by the Environmental Protection Administration that disrupted its operations. Steven Chen has retired.

Brain Trust International Law Firm’s team specialises in transnational disputes, in addition to its more traditional white-collar criminal defence and litigation work. In a recent landmark case, the firm successfully defended Hyundai Steel against allegations brought by China Steel that the company had violated anti-dumping laws. Hung Ou Yang and Jia-Jun Fang are defending various clients in a range of major cross-border white-collar criminal and insider trading cases.

Eiger acts for local and international clients in corporate, employment and IP disputes. Alongside the firm’s strong IP practice, Eve Chen and Nathan Kaiser have represented a multitude of transnational clients in patent, trade mark and copyright litigation cases. Recent highlights for John Eastwood include representing a major international software company in a dispute with a former senior employee. The firm also handles litigation in Taiwan for Gucci and other related luxury brands within the Kering Group.

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law predominantly represents clients in litigation, arbitration and mediation cases but also handles complex white-collar criminal defence matters. Sophia Lelong acts for numerous large Japanese corporates in local employment, commercial and corporate disputes. Li-Pu Lee has a strong track record representing clients in cross-border mandates involving multiple jurisdictions. James Ku is noted for white-collar criminal defence work.

LCS & Partners represents domestic and international clients in complex civil and cross-border litigations. In a landmark case, Grace Ku successfully defended the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration in a declaratory action against two private Taiwanese corporates that sought to invalidate fines imposed on them by the agency for water contamination. Lucia Yiou represented multiple individual and corporate Taiwanese defendants in a complex multi-jurisdictional criminal litigation in co-ordination with law firms in the US. Herbert Chu, Tan Hu and Adam Yang are able to draw on their previous experience in judicial positions.

Leveraging its ‘deep knowledge’ of accounting, particular expertise in banking and strong track record in arbitration proceedings, ‘effective and efficientLin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law routinely acts for domestic and international clients at home and in foreign jurisdictions. The firm handles banking disputes arising from Taiwan’s emerging fintech sector, as well as more traditional financial litigation cases and high-profile white-collar criminal defence work. Recent highlights include successfully defending CTBC Bank in a complex class action concerning structured notes; a matter in which the team was able to successfully assist the client in coming to a settlement out of court. ‘Insightful’ founding and managing partner George Lin and practice head Matthew Chen produce ‘consistently high-quality’ work. Kaiju Lee is also recommended.

Huang & Partners represents clients in a range of civil and criminal litigation, and domestic and international arbitration proceedings. The team is experienced in handling maritime, labour and intellectual property disputes, and is a popular choice for enforcing foreign judgments. Jamie Huang and Kathleen Ku are the key contacts.

K&L Gates acts for domestic and international corporates in commercial disputes and white-collar criminal defence investigations in Taiwan. Shilin Huang regularly handles commercial litigation and international arbitration cases. Alex Hung is a key name for intellectual property rights (IPR) disputes.

Lee, Tsai & Partners represents various local government agencies in contractual disputes with suppliers and contractors. The firm has also acted for a number of multinational corporates as related parties in a major investigation conducted by the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission. Chung-Teh Lee and Pei-Ching Ji are the key contacts.

Liang & Partners’ Frank Kung and Bernice Fan have a long track record representing contractors in construction disputes. The team has extensive experience in complex civil, criminal and administrative litigation, including white-collar criminal defence and prosecution, and the enforcement of foreign judgments.

At Pamir Law Group, practice head Tony Hsu handles a range of civil, commercial and criminal litigation, and represents domestic and international clients in arbitrations, often alongside the firm’s offices in Shanghai and Beijing.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Taiwan’s team handles a range of criminal defences, and civil and commercial disputes for domestic and foreign clients. The group specialises in financial services-related matters, where it defends and prosecutes cases pertaining to insider-trading and market manipulation. The team also defended a local corporate in Taiwan’s largest consumer class action dispute.

Winkler Partners acts for a variety of international corporates in commercial litigation proceedings, particularly regarding intellectual property enforcements and disputes with a cross-border dimension. The team also acts for clients in enforcing foreign judgments and arbitral awards in Taiwan. The practice is led by Chen Hui-ling.

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