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Within Banking and finance, Formosa Transnational is a second tier firm,

Formosa Transnational represents domestic and foreign corporates and lenders on matters including corporate lending, asset finance and acquisition finance. Jui-Hua Fan, Delphine Chen and Chun-yih Cheng are the main contacts.

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Within Corporate and M&A, Formosa Transnational is a second tier firm,

Formosa Transnational handles a significant amount of inbound M&A for Japanese and PRC corporates. Leveraging the firm’s ‘excellent litigation capabilities’, the team is often instructed by clients to handle corporate disputes. Delphine Chen and John Chen are recommended.

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Within Dispute resolution, Formosa Transnational is a first tier firm,

Formosa Transnational has an excellent reputation in the market for both civil and criminal litigation. Wellington Koo is ‘very well known and handles a lot of high-profile mandates’, and is a key member of the team which also includes Georgia Chang and John Chen.

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Within Employment, Formosa Transnational is a first tier firm,

At Formosa Transnational, Georgia Chang and Sam-Rong Hwang regularly represent hi-tech companies in employment disputes. Other work includes advice on employment contracts, severance and workers’ compensation.

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Within Insurance, Formosa Transnational is a third tier firm,

Formosa Transnational’s Delphine Chen handles marine-related insurance work.

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Within Intellectual property, Formosa Transnational is a first tier firm,

Reinforced by a number of patent engineers among its ranks, Formosa Transnational deploys significant resources at a broad range of IP matters, including patents and trade marks. The ‘vastly experienced and highly skilled’ Yulan Kuo has an excellent reputation for patent litigation and is an integral member of the team that also includes Fa-Li Lin and Hsiao-Ling Fan. As well as handling work for domestic clients, the team has an excellent track record working with foreign entities – particularly those from Japan.

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Within Legal market overview,

Lee and Li is the largest local law firm, having strength-in-depth across the full spectrum of practice areas, and is the undoubted market leader. Nevertheless, other firms including Tsar & Tsai Law Firm, Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law and Formosa Transnational all have credible offerings across multiple practice areas and provide stiff opposition in select areas.

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Within Projects and energy, Formosa Transnational is a third tier firm,

Formosa Transnational’s practice is led by Yulan Kuo and Chun-yih Cheng and often handles project and construction-related disputes.

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Within Real estate and construction, Formosa Transnational is a second tier firm,

Formosa Transnational has a ‘strong practice’ advising international funds investing in Taiwan and for overseas developers on land acquisition. The team is also regularly involved in construction disputes, where both Ya-Fen Lin and Peng Kwang Chen are recommended.

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Within Shipping, Formosa Transnational is a first tier firm,

Formosa Transnational is a well-known name for litigation and this experience is put to good effect in the shipping market, where the firm represents shipowners and P&I clubs in marine and cargo claims and liabilities. Delphine Chen is recommended.

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Within Tax, Formosa Transnational is a second tier firm,

Formosa Transnational provides general tax counselling to international and domestic companies including advice on tax exemption and benefits, and administrative remedies against the Tax Authority.

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Within TMT, Formosa Transnational is a third tier firm,

At Formosa Transnational, Hsiao-Ling Fan is recommended.

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Legal Developments by:
Formosa Transnational

  • Taiwan’s New Law Gives Privacy Protection to Individuals’ Communication Records

    In January 2014, Taiwan's legislature amended the Communication Protection and Monitoring Act.  Under the 2014 Amendment to the Communication Protection and Monitoring Act, a prosecutor will have to obtain from a competent court an order before having access to an individual's communication records and this person's identification information that are stored by a telecommunication service provider.  To obtain a court order that permits access to an individual's communication records, a prosecutor has to prove before the court that an individual has been engaging with or involved in a serious crime and this person's communication records and identification information will be relevant to and necessary for the prosecutor's investigation into this matter.
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