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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie's team stands out for its banking and finance acumen, assisting domestic and international banks, corporate borrowers and government agencies with the spectrum of transactions and advisory issues. In addition to handling government project financing mandates, the group has a particular niche in trade and aircraft acquisition financing. Highlighting his expertise in banking M&A, Justin Liang, alongside Hao-Ray Hu, advised ANZ Taiwan on the transfer of its retail and wealth management business to DBS Taiwan by way of a demerger, in exchange for a $289m cash consideration paid by the buyer. In another stand-out matter, Bee Leay Teo advised the Taiwan subsidiary of ING Bank on the $1.2bn acquisition of receivables from Winstron through a receivables purchase agreement. Murray Bowler is a key name for project finance.

Baker McKenzie - Mandarin translation: Baker McKenzie是银行和金融领域的领头羊,为国内外银行、借贷公司和政府机构提供各种交易和咨询服务。 除了负责政府项目融资以外,该公司在贸易和飞机收购融资方面也独占鳌头。 Justin Liang和Hao-Ray Hu凭借其在金融并购方面的专长,帮助澳盛銀行以2.89亿美元高价通过分拆的方式成功转让其零售和财富管理机构于星盛银行。 另一成功案例为Bee Leay Teo帮助ING Bank台湾分行通过应收款项购买协议向Winstron收购12亿美元应收款项。Murray Bowler 是项目金融方面的金牌律师。

Leading individuals

Bee Leay Teo - Baker McKenzie

Justin Liang - Baker McKenzie

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Integrated into the global firm's international corporate and securities group, Baker McKenzie's Taiwan-based capital markets team acts for domestic and multinational companies seeking public offerings and debt registrations on local and foreign stock exchanges. In one notable highlight, Alex Chiang and Mark Tu, as Taiwanese counsel, advised Advanced Semiconductor Engineering on a joint share exchange transaction with Siliconware Precision Industries, with a view to forming a new holding company listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Tu, alongside Joseph Fu, assisted Cathay Life Insurance with the public offering of almost $1.2bn in subordinated corporate bonds. James Hsiao and Wen-Yen Kang are also recommended.

Baker McKenzie - Mandarin translation: Baker McKenzie的台湾当地资本市场团队是分布全球的国际公司和证券团队的一部分,帮助国内和跨国公司公开募股和当地和国外证券交易债务注册。 该公司的成功案例包括,担任台湾顾问的Alex Chiang和Mark Tu 帮助日月光半导体制造公司与矽品完成联合股票交换交易,以成立控股公司,并在台湾股票交易所和纽约股票交易所上市。  Tu和Joseph Fu帮助国泰人寿保险股份有限公司,以附属公司债券形式获得12亿美元公共募股。James Hsiao 和 Wen-Yen Kang 也是公司精英。

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Alex Chiang - Baker McKenzie

Next Generation Partners

Mark Tu - Baker McKenzie

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

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Baker McKenzie - Mandarin translation: Baker McKenzie 是在台湾全部或部分交易的大型国际公司寻求全面公司和并购服务的首选顾问。 该公司不仅擅长交易,而且能够利用其在证券、环境法、知识产权、劳工和税务法方面的专长为客户提供优质服务。Gwyneth Gu 正协助BizLink竞标一家德国上市公司出售的公司Leoni,。 该公司的另一业绩是,Mark Tu 帮助 Giga Solution Technology与欣铨科技签订100%换股协议。 在公司服务方面, Michael Wong 担任谷歌在台湾全球重组特别顾问。Kevin Wang 也是该公司的杰出人才。

Baker McKenzie is a go-to firm for large international corporates seeking full corporate and M&A services for all or part of transactions involving Taiwan. In addition to its transactional strenght, the group is also able to draw on the firm's experts in securities, environmental law, intellectual property, employment and tax issues. Gwyneth Gu is assisting BizLink with the bidding process for Leoni, which was divested from a listed German company. In another stand-out matter, Mark Tu advised Giga Solution Technology on a 100% share-swap agreement with Ardentec Corporation. On the corporate side, Michael Wong served as special counsel to Google on the Taiwanese aspects of a global reorganisation. Kevin Wang is another key contact.

Leading individuals

Kevin Wang - Baker McKenzie

Michael Wong - Baker McKenzie

Next Generation Partners

Gwyneth Gu - Baker McKenzie

Mark Tu - Baker McKenzie

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Although the disputes team is able to draw on Baker McKenzie's sophisticated global practice, it is noted for its strong local offering, which encompasses civil and criminal litigation and alternative dispute resolution expertise. The group is most often called on to act in corporate disputes, white-collar criminal defence and multi-jurisdictional disputes with aspects in Taiwan. Practice head David Liou has particular expertise in real estate litigation and arbitration. Alongside Sonya Hsu, Liou successfully represented Fu Tsu Construction and Hotel Royal-Nikko Taipei in high-value debt recovery proceedings before the Taiwan High Court against the chairman of Christine International. In a major victory, Kevin Wang and Shelley Fan successfully defended WWUnion Insurance Company against a $700m claim for civil damages brought by APTC following a separate criminal action against an authorised representative of the client, who was also a director of the claimant company. Anna Hwang and Joseph Fu are also recommended.

Baker McKenzie - Mandarin translation: Baker McKenzie 不仅业务遍及全球,而且在台湾市场也表现卓越,其业务包括民事和刑事诉讼,以及争端解决方案。 该公司擅长于处理公司纠纷、白领刑事辩护和多管辖区纠纷在台湾的事务。 公司主管David Liou 精通房地产诉讼和仲裁。 Liou携Sonya Hsu成功代表互助营造股份有限公司和 Hotel Royal-Nikko Taipei在台湾高级法院向Christine International董事长提出高额债务收回申诉。  该公司的成功案例之一为, Kevin Wang 和 Shelley Fan代表WWUnion Insurance Company赢得 APTC提出的7亿美元民事损坏赔偿案。在此之前,该客户的授权代表,也是上诉公司的总裁遭到刑事起诉。  Anna Hwang和 Joseph Fu 也是公司的杰出人才。

Leading individuals

David Liou - Baker McKenzie

Joseph Fu - Baker McKenzie

Next Generation Partners

Anna Hwang - Baker McKenzie

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Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie has an active insurance practice and a team that regularly consults with regulatory authorities on insurance regulations. Key practitioners Tiffany Huang and Shelley Fan are well equipped to assist insurance companies with domestic and multi-jurisdictional legal issues and insurance disputes arising from the spectrum of insurance products, including directors and officers liability (D&O), construction-related insurance, property damage and product liability policies. The duo also have a strong track record in corporate matters, such as insurance company establishment, regulatory compliance, bankruptcy and insolvency.

Baker McKenzie - Mandarin translation: Baker McKenzie 拥有一支擅长保险案件的团队,专为管理机构在保险规管方面出谋划策。 公司核心骨干Tiffany Huang 和 Shelley Fan 擅于协助保险公司处理国内和多管辖区法律事务和各类保险产品引发的保险纠纷,包括董监事及高级管理人员责任保险、建筑保险、财产损失和产品责任政策。 这两位律师还擅长于公司事务,例如保险公司成立、合规、破产和清算。

Leading individuals

Tiffany Huang - Baker McKenzie

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is able to assist businesses with operations in Taiwan with all aspects of the protection and exploitation of their IP rights – with experience in a number of Trade Secret Act 2013 cases. The team handles the local elements of a number of global patent and trade mark portfolios for clients in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and electronics industries, as well as assisting local corporates with standalone IP issues. Highlights for practice head Grace Shao included assisting a major US-based manufacturer with strategy and handling a subsequent criminal complaint regarding an infringement of its trade mark. Lindy Chern, Da-Fa Feng and Jo-Fan Yu are also noted.

Baker McKenzie - Mandarin translation: Baker McKenzie  协助在台企业处理知识产权保护和侵犯方面的所有事务,曾成功处理数起《2013年商业机密法》案件。 该团队还专门为制药、化妆品和电器业客户处理全球专利和商标组合事务,并协助当地公司解决知识产权纠纷。 团队主管Grace Shao的成功案例包括协助一家领先的美国生产商制定战略,处理一起相继发生的商标侵权刑事诉讼。Lindy Chern、 Da-Fa Feng 和 Jo-Fan Yu 也是该团队的骨干。

Leading individuals

Grace Shao - Baker McKenzie

Next Generation Partners

Jo-Fan Yu - Baker McKenzie

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie - Mandarin translation: Baker McKenzie  精通劳工法,帮助公司处理并购、辞退、工会纠纷、合同、员工手册、知识产权保护、税务和签证要求所致的员工调动。 Seraphim Ma和Howard Shiu的成功案例包括代表Graphiti处理与劳工监管机构的有关《就业服务法》的纠纷;该案很快以和解而告终。Pamela Tsai 和 Robert Lee 也是该团队的金牌律师。

The team at Baker McKenzie has an integrated approach to employment law, advising the firm's corporate clients on issues including employee transfers resulting from M&A, dismissals, union disputes, contracts, employee handbooks, intellectual property protections, tax and visa requirements. Highlights for key practitioners Seraphim Ma and Howard Shiu included representing Graphiti in a dispute with the labour authorities regarding the Employment Services Act; the matter was quickly settled with no further action. Pamela Tsai and Robert Lee are also noted.

Leading individuals

Seraphim Ma - Baker McKenzie

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie's team is noted for its profound expertise in energy and infrastructure projects, with particular experience handling government contract negotiations, construction, land, project finance and environmental law issues. The 'commercially aware Taiwan energy law expert' Tiffany Huang and 'pragmatic' senior consultant Murray Bowler jointly head the practice; the duo were instructed by Northland Power to assist with the regulatory, corporate and financing aspects of a potential investment in two offshore wind farm developments. On the finance side, the group specialises in financing arrangements for build-operate-own (BOO) and build-operate-transfer (BOT) projects and as such, is advising the concessionaire of Taiwan's High-Speed Rail system. Energy-related highlights included Huang and Melanie Ho acting for CPC Taiwan in multiple separate lawsuits, mediation and arbitration proceedings brought by contractors against the client for damages and construction payments concerning the Northern LNG offshore pipeline project. Su-Fen Chen and Tony Tang are also key practitioners.

Baker McKenzie - Mandarin translation: Baker McKenzie 在能源和基础设施项目经验丰富,并擅长处理政府合同洽谈、建筑、土地、项目融资和环境法方面事务。 “具有商业意识的台湾能源法专家”Tiffany Huang 和“踏实务实”的高级顾问Murray Bowler 是该团队的联合主管;二人协助Northland Power处理两个离岸风场项目的潜在投资的监管、公司和融资事务。 在金融方面,该团队专门从事建设-经营-所有和建设-经营-转让项目及类似项目的融资安排,目前正在协助办理台湾高速铁路系统的许可经营权。 能源项目成功案例包括Huang 和Melanie Ho  代表台湾中油处理由承包商提出的数起有关Northern LNG 离岸管道项目损坏和建筑款项的诉讼、调解和仲裁。 Su-Fen Chen 和 Tony Tang 也是该公司的金牌律师。

Leading individuals

Murray Bowler - Baker McKenzie

Tiffany Huang - Baker McKenzie

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

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie - Mandarin translation: Baker McKenzie 专门从事台湾房地产,尤其是大型居民和商业住房的建筑、管理和交易的所有事务。 该团队在房地产金融、国外投资、房地产投资信托和抵押贷款支持证券方面经验丰富。 该团队的其他业务还包括解决该领域的纠纷,例如Tiffany Huang代表中国石油天然气集团公司处理Northern LNG项目前承包商提起的民事诉讼、调解和仲裁。  在非讼方面,David Liou协助文华东方酒店集团在台北市中心酒店的建设,包括酒店管理协议的协商。Yung-Yu Tang 是诉讼方面的能手;Bee Leay Teo是房地产融资方面的专家。Lindy Chern 精通建筑项目。

Baker McKenzie handles all aspects of the construction, management and transaction of property in Taiwan, particularly in relation to major residential and commercial developments. The group has vast experience in real estate finance, foreign investment, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and mortgage-backed securities. It also regularly handles disputes in this space, including Tiffany Huang ongoing defence of China Petroleum Corporation in separate civil litigation, mediation and arbitration proceedings lodge by former contractors on the Northern LNG project. On the non-contentious front, David Liou advised Mandarin Oriental Group on the development and construction of a hotel in central Taipei, including the negotiation of a hotel management agreement. Yung-Yu Tang is recommended for contentious matters and Bee Leay Teo is noted for her real estate financing expertise. Lindy Chern is another key name for project-related construction.

Leading individuals

David Liou - Baker McKenzie

Lindy Chern - Baker McKenzie

Tiffany Huang - Baker McKenzie

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TMT - ranked: tier 1

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Baker McKenzie - Mandarin translation: Baker McKenzie 在电信法、娱乐业、电子商务、数据保护、隐私法和广告经验丰富。 该团队为供应商和终端用户提供各种IT服务,包括加密、电子签名、内容责任和支付系统。 团队主管Henry Chang的成功案例包括协助Qwest Taiwan 在与CenturyLink合并后进行业务重组。 他与Louis Hsieh一同协助谷歌、脸书和亚马逊的当地服务条例。在重大公司业务方面, Michael Wong 和 Dennis Lee 担任谷歌在台湾税务结构的特别顾问。Wen-Yen Kang 和 Hao-Ray Hu也是该团队的核心人物。

The team at Baker McKenzie is noted for its experience in telecoms law, the entertainment industry, e-commerce, data protection, privacy law and advertising. It advises a variety of suppliers and end-users on the spectrum of IT issues, including encryption, digital signatures, content liability and payment systems. Highlights for practice head Henry Chang included assisting Qwest Taiwan with the restructure of its business, following its merger with CenturyLink. Alongside Louis Hsieh, he is currently advising Google, Facebook and Amazon on local regulations in connection with their services.  In a major corporate mandate, Michael Wong and Dennis Lee acted as special counsel to Google on the Taiwan aspects of a tax structuring issue. Wen-Yen Kang and Hao-Ray Hu are other names to note.

Leading individuals

Henry Chang - Baker McKenzie

Next Generation Partners

Louis Hsieh - Baker McKenzie

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Tax - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is able to leverage a strong international tax practice, which advises multinationals on a variety of tax structuring for corporate, financial and commercial transactions, in addition to assisting with taxation strategies and wealth management advice. The group is also well placed to handle cross-border tax disputes, working closely with the firm's international network. Michael Wong and Dennis Lee are acting as special counsel to Google on its acquisition of HTC's mobile division team, in addition to handling post-acquisition tax structuring matters. Andrew Lee is another tax specialist to note.

Baker McKenzie - Mandarin translation: Baker McKenzie 能够利用广泛的国际税务业务,协助国际公司,处理各种公司税务结构、金融和商业贸易,并提供税务策略和财富管理意见。 除此之外,该团队还与公司的国际网络紧密合作,处理跨境税务纠纷。Michael Wong 和 Dennis Lee 正担任谷歌的特别顾问,负责收购HTC手机部门,并处理收购后税务结构问题。Andrew Lee 也是公司的税务专家。

Leading individuals

Michael Wong - Baker McKenzie

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