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Jones Day

8TH FLOOR, 2 TUN HWA SOUTH ROAD, SECTION 2, TAIPEI, 106, TAIWAN
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Taiwan

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Leveraging the firm's global presence, Jones Day's team, led by Raymond Wang, is particularly noted for handling cross-border financial transactions alongside its domestic workload. Areas of expertise include conventional secured and unsecured commercial loans; project financing; real estate facilities; and acquisition, recapitalisation and debt financing. The team is assisting Taishin International Bank with matters pertaining to a loan extended to Joy Wealth Asia. It is also advising King's Town Bank on various structural and lending issues. Associate Ethan Su is also recommended.

Jones Day - Mandarin translation: 由Raymond Wang率领的Jones Day利用公司在全球市场的业务,除了国内事务以外,还擅长境外金融交易。 其专业领域包括传统的抵押和无抵押商业贷款、项目融资、房地产业务、收购、资本结构调整和债权融资。 该公司目前负责台新国际银行向Joy Wealth Asia的贷款, 以及京城银行的各项结构和贷款事务。 合作人Ethan Su也是该公司的杰出人才。

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Raymond Wang leads Jones Day's capital markets team, which advises corporates and financial institutions on matters including IPOs, high-yield debt offerings and asset-backed offerings. The group also handles American Depository Receipt (ADR) and Global Depository Receipt (GDR) programmes and domestic and foreign exchange listings. Highlights included assisting Strong H Machinery Technology as the issuer applying for an IPO and listing on the TWSE. It also acted as local counsel to Neo Solar Power Corporation on its issue of a multimillion-dollar Euro convertible bond offering. Associate Peggy Lee is another key name with capital markets expertise across a number of industries.

Jones Day - Mandarin translation: Raymond Wang率领Jones Day的资本市场团队,帮助公司和金融机构提供首次公开招股、发放高收益债券和资产抵押服务。 该团队还帮助美国存托凭证和全托存托凭证计划,以及国内外证券交易。 该团队的辉煌业绩包括,帮助强信机械科技股份有限公司申请首次公开招股并在台湾证券交易所上市。该团队还作为当地顾问,帮助 新日光能源科技股份有限公司发放数百万美元的海外可转换公司债。 该团队中的Peggy Lee 精通多个行业的资本市场知识。

Leading individuals

Raymond Wang - Jones Day

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

Jones Day

Jones Day - Mandarin translation: Jones Day利用全球业务网络,以处理跨境并购、公司管理和恶意收购而闻名。Tommy Chen 正协助矽品与日月光投控通过两次同步股份转换,成立价值57亿美元的控股公司。这是半导体产业的重大事件,是客户在两轮胜出非邀约投标后协商成功的结果。John Lin 和 Raymond Wang 帮助佳世达科技收购价值1.78亿美元的友通资讯股份有限公司的多数股权。 Jack Huang 和 Jean Kuo专门服务日本客户; James Liang专门负责并购业务。

Jones Day's team is best known for its ability to handle cross-border M&A, corporate governance issues and hostile takeovers, where it is able to leverage the firm's global office network. Tommy Chen is advising Siliconware Precision Industries on the formation of a $5.7bn holding company with Advanced Semiconductor Engineering by way of two simultaneous share swaps, which is a major development for the semiconductor sector and the result of negotiations following the client's successful defence of two unsolicited tender offers. John Lin and Raymond Wang assisted Qisda Corporation with the acquisition of a $178m majority stake in DFI. Jack Huang is also recommended alongside Jean Kuo, who has an active Japanese client-base, and M&A specialist James Liang.

Leading individuals

John Lin - Jones Day

Raymond Wang - Jones Day

Tommy Chen - Jones Day

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

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Jones Day - Mandarin translation: Jason Chen、Ming-Wei Lo 、 Po-Chien Chen、Simon Yu 和 Marianne Chao都是 Jones Day 的栋梁之才。该团队擅长处理民事和刑事诉讼,尤其是跨境案件。 服务范围包括白领刑事辩护、公司管理、食品安全执法、建筑纠纷、产品责任和灾难事故引起的仲裁和诉讼。 该团队数次代表中国广播公司,曾成功驳回国家通讯委员会颁布的返还两个电台的行政决定,并代表该公司应对某政党对该公司所有权进行的竞争调查。 该公司还担任Nomura Group Financial Products的台湾顾问,帮助其处理亚太地区贷款协议在多个管辖区的纠纷。 该公司成功代表个人的案例包括, 代表Mega Bank高管在台湾区级法庭赢得内部交易、违反信托约定和证券交易法的诉讼。

At Jones Day, Jason Chen, Ming-Wei Lo , Po-Chien Chen, Simon Yu and Marianne Chao are the key figures in a team that is well equipped to handle a range of civil and criminal litigation, particularly with a cross-border component. Areas of coverage include white-collar criminal defence, corporate governance, food safety enforcement, construction disputes, arbitration and proceedings arising from product liability and catastrophic accidents. The team is representing the Broadcasting Corporation of China in several matters, including an administrative appeal against the National Communications Commission's ruling to return two radio frequency channels and, separately, in a competition investigation in relation to the company's ownership by a political party. It also acts as Taiwan counsel to Nomura Group Financial Products in multi-jurisdictional disputes pertaining to an Asia Pacific-wide loan agreement. In terms of individual representations, highlights included defending a high-ranking executive of Mega Bank against claims of insider trading, breach of trust and violation of the Securities Exchange Act, before the Taipei District Court.

Leading individuals

Jason Chen - Jones Day

Marianne Chao - Jones Day

Ming-Wei Lo - Jones Day

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Intellectual property: prosecution - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day is able provide counsel on IP portfolios, enforcement and defence. The group is often called upon to co-ordinate strategies for mounting multi-party and international litigation efforts, in which the team, co-led by Jason Chen, Simon Yu and Po-Chien Chen, has significant experience. In a case of global significance, the group is representing Qualcomm in appealing a $773m fine issued by the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission regarding the client's licensing model and chip-set sales practices. In another highlight, it is acting for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company in drafting and prosecuting US patent applications, ensuring alignment with the company's business objectives. In another stand-out matter, it is representing Hitachi Consumer Electronics and Hitachi Maxell as licensors of a package of patents for televisions in two civil claims for torts and breach of contract, brought by a licensee.

Jones Day - Mandarin translation: Jones Day 能够提供知识产权组合、执行和保护方面的专业意见。 该团队经验丰富,常负责协调多方和国际诉讼工作。团队主管为Jason Chen、Simon Yu 和Po-Chien Chen。 该团队在一起全球瞩目的案件中代表Qualcomm就台湾平等贸易委员会,对客户授权模式和芯片组销售作出的7.73亿美元罚款决定提出上诉。 除此以外,该团队目前正代表台湾半导体生产厂起草和起诉美国专利应用,以要求其符合客户公司的商业目标。 该团队的另一成功案例为代表电视机专利授予方Hitachi Consumer Electronics 和 Hitachi Maxell处理两起民事诉讼,向被授权方提出侵权和违约起诉。

Leading individuals

Jason Chen - Jones Day

Po-Chien Chen - Jones Day

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Jones Day advises contractors, consultants, developers and owners on a variety of energy and infrastructure projects in Taiwan. The group is led by Marianne Chao, who has significant expertise in both the energy and transport sectors. Jean Kuo, who has an active corporate and M&A practice in relation to projects, is noted for her work with Japanese investors and contractors. Highlights included assisting a major international energy group with the structuring of a potential acquisition of an interest in three offshore wind projects in Taiwan, which included counsel on regulatory and M&A issues. The group is advising Berger and Continental Engineering Corporation as the general consultant and contractor on the high-speed rail BOT project in Taiwan. On the contentious front, it successfully represented Kawasaki Industries in defence of a protest filed by the losing bidder of an engineering procurement construction project for an LNG tank owned by CPC Corporation.

Jones Day - Mandarin translation: Jones Day  为承包商、顾问、开发商和所有人提供各种在台能源和基础设施项目。 团队主管Marianne Chao精通能源和运输业业务。Jean Kuo擅长公司业务和并购,具有与日本投资者和承包商合作的丰富经验。 其辉煌业绩包括协助一个领先国际能源集团安排收购在台三个离岸风场项目的部分股权,包括提供规管和收购方面的专业意见。该团队目前担任Berger and Continental Engineering Corporation在台湾的高铁建设-营运-转让项目的总顾问和承包商。 在诉讼方面,该团队成功代表Kawasaki Industries处理中石油公司所有的液化天然气罐工程采购建筑项目投标失利方提起的诉讼。

Leading individuals

Marianne Chao - Jones Day

Next generation lawyers

Jean Kuo - Jones Day

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

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Raymond Wang and Marianne Chao are the key names in Jones Day's real estate and construction group, which advises investment banks, real estate funds, institutional investors and lenders, as well as public and private real estate companies on the spectrum of domestic and cross-border real estate matters. The group has recently assisted a number of domestic insurance companies with major offshore real estate transactions, including handling Shin Kong Life Insurance Company's £137m acquisition from Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers of 40 Gracechurch Street in London. It continues to advise the Taipei American School on the construction of a new technology building. On the contentious side, Simon Yu represented Hotel Kingdom Company in several disputes, including a real estate claim brought by a lessor and land owner concerning claims of undue enrichment; the dispute was satisfactorily settled. Jean Kuo is noted for non-contentious matters involving Japanese clients.

Jones Day - Mandarin translation: Raymond Wang 和 Marianne Chao是 Jones Day 的房地产和建筑团队的金牌律师。该团队为投资银行、房地产基金、机构投资者和贷款人,以及公共和私人房地产公司提供国内外房地产服务。 该团队近期协助数个国内保险公司处理重要离岸房地产交易,包括帮助新光人寿保险公司以1.37亿英镑收购位于伦敦40 Gracechurch Street的Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers; 并帮助台北美国学校新科技楼的建设。 在诉讼方面,Simon Yu帮助Hotel Kingdom Company处理了数起纠纷,包括一位出租方和土地所有人提起的不当得利房地产起诉;该纠纷最终通过合理的和解得以解决。Jean Kuo负责日本客户非讼案件。

Leading individuals

Marianne Chao - Jones Day

Raymond Wang - Jones Day

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

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Jones Day has a multi-disciplinary approach to TMT work, drawing on corporate and regulatory expertise from other areas of the firm. It is also able to draw on its global office network to advise on cross-border mandates. The group provides services including M&A, IP, strategic investment, joint ventures, commercial contracts, competition law issues and dispute resolution, both domestic and cross-border. Experienced corporate lawyer Tommy Chen leads the group and assisted Universal Vision Biotechnology with the formation of a joint venture with Hangzhou Dian, enabling the client to expand its operations in mainland China. John Lin and Raymond Wang advised Qisda Corporation on the £5.2bn acquisition of a majority stake in DFI. James Liang is another key name.

Jones Day - Mandarin translation: Jones Day 在数字新媒体方面采用多方位方法,利用公司其他领域的公司和规管经验。 该团队利用全球办公网络,提供跨境业务。 服务范围包括国内外并购、知识产权、战略投资、合资企业、商业合同、竞争法事务和纠纷解决。 久经沙场的公司法律师 Tommy Chen 领导团队协助大学光学科技与 Hangzhou Dian成立合资企业,帮助客户在中国大陆拓展业务。 John Lin 和 Raymond Wang 协助 Qisda Corporation以52亿英镑的价格收购 DFI的大部分股份。 James Liang 也是团队骨干。

Leading individuals

Tommy Chen - Jones Day

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  • US rules regarding offshore accounts

    The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act 2010, enacted on 18 March 2010, imposes a new US withholding tax and reporting regime, known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The FATCA regime applies generally to payments made after 31 December 2012, except on obligations (to be defined in future guidance) outstanding on 18 March 2012. Substantial effort is required by foreign entities to bring their worldwide operations and policies into compliance with the FATCA rules as of the effective date.

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  • New Leniency Program for Suspected Concerted Actions

    A leniency program for potential unlawful actions constituting “concerted action” under the ROC Fair Trade Act of 2011 (the “FTA”) was recently instituted towards the end of 2011, due in part to discussions between the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (“TFTC”) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).