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Taiwan

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Lee and Li

Lee and Li advises financial institutions on transactions including syndicated and bilateral deals, as well as on financial services regulatory matters. Patricia Lin handled several aviation finance deals for Credit Agricole, including advising on the financing and subsequent leasing of two A330-300 aircraft with a combined deal value of $208.5m. Abe Sung regularly handles transactional instructions and advised First Commercial Bank, as lead arranger, on a $190m syndicated facility provided to EISA. Robin Chang leads the practice.

Leading individuals

Robin Chang - Lee and Li

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Lee and Li

Lee and Li is well versed in the regulatory factors affecting equity and bond issuances, and is noted for its ability to handle a range of transactional work including advising on the issuance of GDRs, IPOs by foreign issuers and local and overseas convertible bonds. It is also highly regarded for advising on the local aspects of Formosa bonds (bonds issued in Taiwan but denominated in a currency other than the Taiwan dollar). Patricia Lin handled several such issuances, including for Anheuser-Busch InBev, while Abe Sung assisted EDF with its $1.5bn bond issuance – the second largest Formosa bond issuance ever. C T Chang is ‘excellent’.

Leading individuals

Abe Sung - Lee and Li

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Lee and Li

Led by Ken-Ying Tseng, Lee and Li provides an ‘excellent service’ to domestic and international corporates engaged in big-ticket M&A deals and is also well versed in the competition law aspects that often accompany such deals. Recent highlights include T C Chiang and Yvonne Hsieh’s work for Pfizer on its $17bn acquisition of Hospira. Sophia Yeh, James Chen and Grace Wang are recommended for corporate transactional work, while Stephen Wu leads on the competition front.

Leading individuals

C V Chen - Lee and Li

Ken-Ying Tseng - Lee and Li

Sophia Yeh - Lee and Li

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Lee and Li

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.

Leading individuals

Dennis Huang - Lee and Li

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Lee and Li

Lee and Li, which provides a ‘good service’ across the bandwidth of non-contentious and contentious matters, is instructed on standalone employment matters and those flowing from the firm’s impressive roster of corporate clients. T C Chiang is the main contact.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Lee and Li

Lee and Li has a strong pedigree in the insurance industry, not only in relation to M&A in the sector, but also in regulatory matters, product development and claims handling. Sylvia Huang and J C Liu handled CTBC Life Insurance and Taiwan Life Insurance’s recent merger. Trisha Chang, Hsin-Lan Hsu and C T Chang are the key contacts.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Lee and Li

Intellectual property Prosecution - ranked: tier 2

Lee and Li

Lee and Li has the critical mass and breadth of expertise to represent domestic and international clients across the gamut of IPR from an advisory, transactional and litigation perspective. Benefiting from technical experts as well as patent attorneys, the firm is regularly instructed by clients on patent prosecution matters. Dennis Huang and Hsiu-Ru Chien have handled numerous patent litigation cases for Toshiba, with recent success in a patent infringement cases brought against four Taiwanese companies in the NAND Flash memory field. Ruey-Sen Tsai has wide ranging expertise across trade marks, patents, trade secrets and copyright law.

Leading individuals

Dennis Huang - Lee and Li

Ruey-Sen Tsai - Lee and Li

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Lee and Li

Aided by a multidisciplinary government contracts group, Lee and Li excels at handling long-term, and technologically complex government contracts and public infrastructure cases. Individuals singled out include Angela Lin, for government procurement and infrastructure disputes; Pauline Wang, for government procurement on infrastructure projects; and Joyce Fan, who has a niche expertise advising on commercial agreements for power plants.

Leading individuals

Joyce Fan - Lee and Li

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Lee and Li

Lee and Li has the critical mass to provide an all-encompassing service to domestic and international clients throughout the lifecycle of real estate and construction projects, including any disputes that should arise. Angela Lin is highly regarded for construction disputes and Yi-Jiun Su focuses on transactional real estate.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 1

Lee and Li

Lee and Li acts for shipowners, banks, shipyards and shipping companies across a range of financings, commercial transactions and litigation. Daniel Tsai and Sylvia Huang have considerable shipping law expertise.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Lee and Li

At the vanguard of the industry, Lee and Li is frequently called upon to advise on the drafting of policy regulating the sector and also provides regulatory support to suppliers and end users. Patrick Marros Chu acts for international TV contract providers and media businesses on regulatory issues and contract reviews. James Chen and Ken-Ying Tseng are recommended for M&A work in the sector.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Lee and Li

Able to call upon the services of numerous Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) as well as a deep pool of lawyers, Lee and Li is well-placed to advise domestic and international corporates on areas including transfer pricing and M&A-related tax structuring. Co-head Frank Lin has an excellent reputation for litigation and advisory work; he has also been consulted on numerous occasions on changes and amendments to the country’s tax laws. Lin recently acted for The Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank in helping the tax officials understand the complicated investment structure the company implemented in order to justify its claim of offshore investment losses. Co-head Josephine Peng is also a key name.

Leading individuals

Frank Lin - Lee and Li

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