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Baker McKenzie’s expertise in tax is supplemented by its broad international office network, enabling the firm to assist clients with complex multi-jurisdictional tax requirements. Dennis Lee brings his expertise as a certified public accountant (CPA) to the firm’s tax and wealth management offering, while Michael Wong is an accomplished corporate and M&A lawyer, with knowledge of the associated tax structures. The duo handle a range of direct and indirect tax issues, as well as tax-related litigation for leading local corporations and multinational clients. Recent highlights include representing a major telecoms company in its dispute with the Taxation Administration over the allocation of management expenses from its head office abroad.

As well as offering transfer pricing and M&A-related tax services, Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law’s team handles the gamut of IP-related tax issues, including patent royalties and tax exemption applications for R&D operations. The practice consists of a number of CPAs and experienced tax lawyers. Frank Lin has extensive experience in tax litigation and advisory work, but is also regularly consulted on amendments to Taiwan’s tax laws. Josephine Peng focuses on the tax aspects of various complex transactions – including M&A, restructurings, financial products and securities transfers – often with a cross-border dimension.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Taiwan’s team is able to draw on its in-house financial and accounting services to offer clients comprehensive tax advice on various high-value transactions in compliance with Taiwanese law, such as the taxation aspects of M&A and post-M&A, as well as due diligence procedures. It also has a strong stand-alone tax litigation practice that assists clients with obtaining remedies in re-examinations and tax appeals before relevant government agencies and the courts. Janice Lee is the key contact.

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm handles tax matters relating to business transactions in Taiwan, particularly for international corporates with or establishing operations in the country. The firm also provides tax auditing services and assists clients involved in tax-related litigation. Wellington Liu is a dual-qualified attorney and CPA in Taiwan and the US, and is particularly adept at advising clients on trans-Pacific tax issues.

Eiger’s team, which comprises lawyers and CPAs, works alongside its Shanghai office to handle transfer pricing matters in the Greater China region. Tax counsels Yuyun Huang and Toby Su often assist clients with tax analyses and other corporate taxation issues.

Formosa Transnational Attorneys at Law’s litigation practice works closely with its taxation team to provide a particularly strong tax litigation service. The firm represents clients in all stages of administrative relief proceedings pertaining to taxation disputes. The group also has experience in drafting applications for privileged concessions, as well as handling transactional matters involving foreign investment and M&A. Well-rounded litigator Feng-Jou Liou is the key practitioner.

Guo Ju Law Firm’s practice, which is led by Robert Shih, handles a mix of tax planning, consultation, compliance and litigation issues. The group often acts for clients seeking administrative remedies, including in disputes concerning under-reporting or omission of taxable income.

At LCS & Partners, practice head Rich Lin’s key focus is on corporate tax and the associated transactions, with particular expertise in tax-efficient deal structuring. The team handles a range of tax matters associated with the financial products, equity-linked instruments and hybrid securities involved in complex cross-border transactions.

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