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Jones Day


Taiwan

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day’s team assists clients with a range of conventional lending and borrowing work, as well as handling securitisations and various corporate, acquisition and real estate financings. Highlights included advising Taishin International Bank on alterations to a lending agreement with Joy Wealth Asia. Practice head Raymond Wang has extensive experience in cross-border transactions, foreign investments and corporate restructuring.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Often leveraging the firm’s capital markets practices in East Asia, the US and Europe, Jones Day’s team assists corporates and financial institutions with transactions including initial public offerings (IPO), high yield debt offerings and rights offerings. Recent highlights for practice head Raymond Wang include acting as local counsel for BizLink on an $80m European convertible bond issuance and advising the issuer on Grand Canyon Technology’s application for an IPO on the Taipei Exchange. Other notable clients include CTBC Securities, for which the firm has conducted IPO and underwriting work, and Neo Solar Power.

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

Jones Day

Jones Day’s practice, which is fully integrated with its other international offices, is well placed to handle complex cross-border public and private M&A transactions, where it acts for clients as local and international counsel. In addition to transactional work, the firm also provides regulatory and corporate governance advice. John Lin and Raymond Wang recently assisted Micron Technology with its $4bn acquisition of the remaining interest in Inotera, one of the first transactions under the 2015 amended M&A Act, which allows for full-cash share swaps. Tommy Chen assisted Siliconware Precision Industries with its successful defence against two hostile-takeover bids by ASE Group, and the subsequent amicable $5.6bn transaction between the two companies. With extensive corporate and M&A experience, Jack Huang is another key practitioner.

Leading individuals

John Lin - Jones Day

Tommy Chen - Jones Day

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Jones Day’s team represents domestic corporate clients in disputes before local and international courts, and acts for multinationals in litigation in local courts and arbitration tribunals. The practice is led by former judge Jason Chen, who has particular expertise in corporate governance disputes; he successfully represented Siliconware Precision Industries following a hostile takeover bid from ASE Group. The practice has expertise in litigation and crisis management regarding food standards, and Chen, along with Ming-Wei Lo and Simon Yu, successfully defended the former chairman and executives of Ting Hsin International Group against allegations of food fraud in a high-profile case. Po-Chien Chen and Marianne Chao have strong track records in product liability and construction disputes respectively.

Leading individuals

Jason Chen - Jones Day

Marianne Chao - Jones Day

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Intellectual property (prosecution) - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Benefitting from the firm’s international presence, the three-partner practice at Jones Day specialises in contentious patent and trade mark work with a multi-jurisdictional component. Highlights included assisting Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company with drafting US patent applications, advising the company on potential patent disputes, license agreements and protective orders, and representing the client in US patent prosecution matters. Jason Chen is acting for Richtek Technology as it pursues a civil claim against Powerchip Semiconductor for patent infringement. Po-Chien Chen is assisting the Shin Kong Group with several trade mark applications in China.

Leading individuals

Jason Chen - Jones Day

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day

Jones Day acts for contractors, developers and operators on transactional and litigation matters concerning infrastructure and energy projects. Practice head Marianne Chao is advising several large civil engineering contractors on the Taiwan High Speed Rail project and is assisting Dong Energy with various matters, including setting up operations in Taiwan and joint venture agreements with local partners. On the contentious side, the team successfully defended Kawasaki Heavy Industries against a protest filed by the losing bidder of an engineering, procurement and construction project concerning a gas storage tank owned by the CPC Corporation.

Leading individuals

Marianne Chao - Jones Day

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day’s team advises a mixture of contractors, architects, construction managers and owners on bidding, negotiation, performance and disputes across various projects. The team also handles local and cross-border real estate matters, including property acquisitions, leases and hotel management issues. Raymond Wang, alongside the firm’s UK real estate practice, advised Shin Kong Life Insurance Co on its £137m acquisition of a London office building at 40 Gracechurch Street. Marianne Chao assisted the Taipei American School with all matters concerning the construction of a new technology building.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day

Jones Day’s strong M&A practice is notably active in the TMT sector. Recent highlights include advising Dentsu Aegis Network on its acquisition of WIS Performance Media, and handling Hermes Microvision’s $3.1bn sale to ASML, which included providing anti-trust advice. Tommy Chen and John Lin are the key names in the TMT team.

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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).