Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution

Chen & Lin Attorneys-at-Law has a broad disputes offering which covers IP and trade secrets, white-collar criminal law, property disputes and more. Experienced litigators Edward Liu and Claire Lai jointly lead the team.
Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law pools together its wide-ranging expertise in several legal areas – including criminal law, IP and engineering law – to form a comprehensive disputes practice. Key names in the team include Jack Wu, Ruey-Sen Tsai and Gloria Lu.

Dispute resolution in Taiwan

Baker McKenzie

A leading international player Baker McKenzie’s renowned dispute resolution practice represents some of Taiwan’s largest domestic and foreign clients, both corporate and private, across a comprehensive spectrum of contentious matters. The department is led by Anna Hwang, who focuses on contentious work in the technology and IP spaces. Henry Chang brings nearly 40 years of experience in contentious dispute resolution across multiple sectors, as well as arbitration and court experience at the country’s highest level. Chien-Hung Lai and Robert Lee round out the team with valuable experience in labour and employment and commercial dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Anna Hwang

Other key lawyers:

Henry Chang; Chien-Hung Lai; Robert Lee

Key clients

Prisma Graphic Systems Inc. / China Electric Manufacturing Corp.

Taiwan Copper Tube Co., Ltd.

Wang Family (Yung-Tsai Wang estate)

Wang Family (Yung-Tsai Wang estate)

Mr. Norman Silver

Jones Day

A market leader in dispute resolution, Jones Day routinely advises some of Taiwan’s largest domestic and international clients across a broad range of industries.  The department boasts a strong front bench of partners bringing diverse skill sets to the field. Jason Chen focuses on corporate governance and hostile takeover matters, while Ming-Wei Lo brings expertise in securities disputes. Po-Chien Chen is experienced in IP disputes and cases against government authorities, and Simon Yu is an expert in food safety and corporate crisis management. Barry Lai, Jeff Lin, and Chen-Gang Yen focus on white collar crime, multi-national commercial disputes, and biochemical matters respectively.

Practice head(s):

Jason Chen; Ming-Wei Lo; Po-Chien Chen; Simon M. Yu

Other key lawyers:

Barry Lai; Jeff Lin; Chen-Gang Yen


‘Mr. Ming-wei Lo has been very helpful in analyzing the risks of the case, always including client concerns in his analysis, with recommendations and holistic views that lead to proper advice.’

Key clients

Ting Hsin International Group

Nomura Global Financial Products Inc.


Broadcasting Corporation of China

Wang Chi-pang

Fetek Technology Corporation

China General Terminal and Distribution Corp. (USI Group)

SinoPac Financial Holdings Co., Ltd.

Lin, Rong-Jin

Capxon International Electronic Company Limited

HayDay Farm Holdings, LTD.

HK Jackson Ltd.

Pegavision Corporation

Philippe de Guyenro

Work highlights

  • Advising Ting Hsin International in one of the highest-profile food safety disputes in Taiwan’s legal history.
  • Defending Nomura Global Financial Products in complex, multijurisdictional lawsuits arising out of a loan agreement in the Asia Pacific Region.
  • Representing EFG Bank in various disputes regarding the bank and its employees’ alleged violation of the Insurance Act.

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law  represents a broad spectrum of high-profile domestic and international clients in a range of litigation and corporate disputes. A leading figure in the field, George Lin  leads the team with over 30 years’ litigation experience across numerous industries. Matthew Chen  ’s decade of litigation and advocacy work has seen notable victories in the Supreme Court, while Phoebe Huang  and Felix Yu  are both central to the department.

Practice head(s):

George Lin

Other key lawyers:

Matthew Chen  ; Phoebe Huang ; Felix Yu


‘In-depth analysis and quick response in strategic actions.’

‘Lin and Partners is unique for its ability to counsel in a cross-cultural setting, and draw upon their strong background in a wide range of legal fields in providing precise and effective counsel. Their deep technical knowledge of the law and case history is balanced by a real understanding of modern negotiation strategy and tactics.’

‘George Lin and his team of partners and associates exhibit the highest level of professionalism and client service, and are extremely flexible in accommodating client needs and tailoring their counsel to fit the situation at hand. They have demonstrated the ability to manage one-time cases as well as longer term disputes and negotiations equally well.’

Key clients

National Taiwan University

Construcciones Y Auxiliar De Ferrocarriles, S.A.

Kaohsiung City Government – Bureau of Legal Affairs

MRT Engineering Office, Bureau of High Speed Rail, Ministry of Transportation and Communications

Railway Reconstruction Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications

National Women’s League of the Republic of China

Ornatus Taiwan Ltd.

Taiwan CDC

Work highlights

  • Represented Construcciones Y Auxiliar De Ferrocarriles, S.A. in numerous litigation cases concerning the Kaohsiung LRT project in Taiwan.
  • Advised Kaohsiung City Government for the Kaohsiung gas explosion case.

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

With broad industry presence in petrochemicals, technology, finance, energy, and consumer goods,Tsar & Tsai Law Firm is a widely respected Taiwanese firm with cross-border capability. Edgar Chen leads a front bench of partners with strong litigation credentials across multiple industries. Lillian Chu brings 30 years’ experience in dispute resolution and litigation with a particular focus on finance, transport, infrastructure, and technology. Jennifer Lin specializes in cross-border IP matters, particularly in the technology and health sectors.

Practice head(s):

Edgar Chen

Other key lawyers:

Lillian Chu; Jennifer Lin


‘It is very smooth to work with this team. The key reason is that they understand clearly what the expectations are. Their considerations to their clients and co-counsels are very valuable.’

‘Vincent Wang leads the team, and he represents the value.’

‘We have been working with T&T since 2019 and have a very positive impression thus far. In particular, we have found: – They take the time to really understand the client requirements, which results in practical, well-structured and clear advice. – Excellent client handling – we feel that we get prompt and focused attention; very patient with our persistent questions and requests. – Very trustworthy, generally and also with respect to handling negotiations with third parties without any personal involvement by the client. – One stop shop in Taiwan for all our legal issues. They also try to accommodate us by providing guidance on non-legal issues.’

Key clients

LCY Chemical Corp

China Petrochemical Development Corporation

Micron Technology, Inc.

Chang Chun Plastics Co., Ltd.

Nippon Sharyo, Ltd.

Didi Chuxing

Camfil Taiwan, Co., Ltd.

Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

Sakata Vegetables Europe

CS Wind Corporation

Micron Technology Taiwan

Applied Materials Taiwan, Ltd.

The Dow Chemical Company

Work highlights

  • Represented LCY in dozens of civil lawsuits for resolution of disputes arising from the gas explosions accident occurred in Kaohsiung on July 31, 2014.
  • Represented China Petrochemical Development Corporation in a lawsuit with the Taiwan Taipei District Court for setting aside an arbitration award made in  Taiwan and rendered by the International Court of Arbitration of The ICC.
  • Represented Micron Technology Inc. and Micron Memory Taiwan in an investigation and court proceeding with a value more than NT$100 million.

Chien Yeh Law Offices

Working with domestic and international entities, Chien Yeh Law Offices shows particular expertise in contentious dispute resolution in civil litigations, arbitrations, and associated negotiations. It handles disputes ranging from securities exchange, unfair competition, and litigations related to the 2015 personal information protection act. Henry S.C. Han is noted for his expertise in compulsory enforcement actions – including successful seizures – and tort damage defences.

Practice head(s):

Henry Han

Key clients

Wowprime Corp

Sega Amusements Taiwan Ltd.

Synnex Technology International Corporation

Visual Photonics Epitaxy Co. Ltd.

Jian Foods Incorporation

Taiwan Yubo Co., Ltd.(Uber Taiwan)

UPC Technology Corporation

Kisco (Taiwan) Ltd.

XPEC Entertainment

PCG Bros Sports Management Co., Ltd.

Fujitsu Taiwan Ltd.

Lion Travel Service Co., Ltd.

Taisun Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Kura Sushi Asia Co. Ltd.

Rinnai Taiwan Corporation

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law offers significant litigation and arbitration services to domestic and international clients across a wide range of industries. Li-Pu Lee  has represented many Japanese and American tech manufacturers, as well as multinational logistics and petroleum companies. Yvonne Lin  routinely advises on intellectual property disputes in Taiwan’s booming technology sector. Kuo-Ming Huang’s commercial litigation skills and Jeffrey Hung’s experience in antitrust & competition are a key asset. Associate Rachel Hsieh is noted for her work in finance and fintech.

Other key lawyers:

Rachel Hsieh

K&L Gates

Trusted by some of the region’s largest corporate entities,K&L Gates is highly regarded for its commercial and criminal litigation services across a wide range of industries. Head of department Shilin Huang is ‘unmatched as a commercial litigator’, with 20 years’ experience and recent notable work in toxic tort, commercial litigation and government procurement. Associate Lu-Shin Lee compliments the practice with her experience in commercial disputes and commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Shilin Huang

Other key lawyers:

Lu-Shin Lee


‘The senior lawyers in K&L Gates have incredible knowledge and experience in financial and securities regulation, especially for complex and high-profile commercial criminal matters. K&L Gates distinguishes itself through its specialized criminal litigation services.’

‘I highly recommend Shilin Huang as an exceptional lawyer. He is unmatched as a commercial litigator with in-depth knowledge of law and procedure, along with great judgement in commercial disputes, which allows him to provide his clients the best defense possible.’

‘Shilin Huang is simply one of the best litigators that I have ever met during my over 20 years career as corporate counsel. He skillfully demonstrates innovative strategy thinking, down-to-earth advice and simplification of complicated issues.’

Key clients

Advantech Co., Ltd.

Avision Inc.

Chinatrust Commercial Bank

Chinatrust Financial Holdings

China Petrochemical Development Corp.

Getac Technology Corporation

IQE plc

Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

Work highlights

  • Represented China Petrochemical Development Corp. in litigation that involving over 300 plaintiffs. We are presently assisting the client in challenging certain aspects of the judgment handed down by the Supreme Court related to this litigation.

Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law

With a keen focus on intellectual property disputes and patent litigation, Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law brings its full weight to its dispute resolution office. The team’s core IP focus is complemented by experience in handling disputes related to tax, trade secrets and competition. Dennis Huang  boasts 25 years’ broad litigation experience with a focus on IP law, regularly achieving high-value successes for high-profile clients. He leads the team with the seasoned Gloria Lu  and Roger Chang . The team benefits from a strong team of associates, one of the largest in the field.

Practice head(s):

Dennis Huang; Gloria Lu; Roger Chang

Other key lawyers:

Winona Chen; May Chen; Alina Tang; Eddie Wu; Shih-I Wu

Brain Trust International Law Firm

With particular emphasis on securities matters, white collar crime, tax, and anti-dumping investigations, Brain Trust International Law Firm is trusted by multiple domestic and foreign clients with transnational disputes and domestic litigations. It is well regarded as local counsel in complex, international, multi-party cases. Practice lead Hung Ou Yang  handles cross-border financial matters, while Fred Lin’s dual US qualification allows him to focus on US-initiated asset-tracing lawsuits. Cheng-Yu Ma’s fluency in Cantonese and English are a key asset to the firm. Tzu-Peng Chen is also noted for her work in labour law disputes.

Practice head(s):

Hung Ou Yang

Other key lawyers:

Fred Lin; Cheng-Yu Ma; Tzu-Peng Chen

Key clients


PT Indo Kordsa Tbk

OCI Company Ltd.

Galaxy Microsystems Ltd.

Rak Ceramics India Pvt. Ltd.

Asian Granito India Ltd.

Simpolo Vitrified PVT. LTD.

Comet Granito PVT. LTD.

Icon Granito Private Limited

Flavour Granito LLP

Neelson Ceramic LLP

Kera Vitrified LLP

Varmora Granito PVT. LTD.

Ideal Bike Corporation

Hexion Specialty Chemicals Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Souvenir Avanti Inc.

Big Forever Precision Machine Shop (Fuzhou) Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised POSCO, one of the world biggest steel manufacturers, on a sunset review anti-dumping investigation.
  • Advised PT Indo Kordsa Tbk on its corporate internal investigation, centring on a Taiwanese trade company’s fraudulent activities with a involving multiple Taiwanese banks and listed companies and their senior officers.
  • Advised Galaxy Microsystems Ltd. on a sales dispute case against Xander International Corp., a listed company in Taiwan.


Catering to a wide range of US and European companies operating in Taiwan, Eiger’s dispute resolution capabilities are also regularly trusted by global firms without a presence on the island. Specialising in complex, sensitive senior management labour disputes, the team also handles fraud-related litigation and represent foreign investors in international shareholder disputes. John Eastwood and Heather Hsiao lead a team active across the automobile, technology, food, and financial sectors. Wendy Chu and Jamie Chen are noted at the associate level.

Practice head(s):

John Eastwood; Heather Hsiao

Other key lawyers:

Wendy Chu; Jamie Chen

Work highlights

  • Representing major Italian fashion label Prada and one of its subsidiary brands againstcounterfeiters.

Formosa Transnational Attorneys at Law

Representing multinational corporations, government agencies and private individuals, Formosa Transnational Attorneys at Law has an experienced and capable dispute resolution wing. The firm’s core practice includes representing government agencies in public infrastructure and construction disputes, leading energy companies in various environmental disputes, and international companies in complex, large-scale employment disputes. The team also advise politicians, entrepreneurs, and celebrities in high-profile white-collar crimes. Ya-Fen Lin and I-Ming Chen jointly take the lead.

Practice head(s):

Ya-Fen Lin; I-Ming Chen

Other key lawyers:

Jackson Shuai-Sheng Huang

Innovatus Law

Advising a wide range of domestic and foreign clients, Innovatus Law focuses primarily on contentious dispute resolution. As head of the practice, Derek T.C. Sun  brings over 10 years’ experience in commercial dispute resolution, particularly in the manafacturing, retail and technology sectors. Eve Tsai focuses on commercial and competition litigation in the high-tech sector for both domestic and US-listed companies.

Practice head(s):

Derek Sun

Other key lawyers:

Eve Tsai


‘In short, Innovatus Law is a professional firm with human touch. They cared about our cases and personal feelings toward the dispute. They gave legal advice with humanly understandable languages and worked exceptionally hard to fight for our case. They’re very knowledgeable and experienced in commercial criminal laws. Their practice is worth every penny spent.’

‘Derek ‘s analysis and judgement of the case situation is precise and sensible.’

‘Eve Tsai She is an exceptionally hard working young lawyer and often worked on holidays to prepare our case papers. Her work is meticulous and impeccable.’

Key clients

FamilyMart Co., Ltd.

Kuai Kuai Co., Ltd.

Sysco Machinery Corporation

XPEC Entertainment Inc.

ENG Electric Co., Ltd.

Hsin Chong Machinery Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Kuai Kuai, one of the most famous snack manufacturers in Taiwan with 60-plus years of brand history, against a former shareholder for the legacy matter after the election of Kuai Kuai’s board members.
  • Represented FamilyMart, one of the three most influential convenience store chain in Taiwan, in a series of lawsuits regarding the franchise agreements and fair trade issues. Also advised FamilyMart in various corporate law issues.
  • Represented Devin Hsieh, the former CFO of XPEC Entertainment Inc., for lawsuits regarding securities fraud, financial statement fraud, and non-arm’s length transaction.
  • Represented Sysco Machinery in a theft of trade secret and copyright infringement action against rival firm for poaching trade secrets and employees, and successfully secured a preliminary injunction against the rival firm from the Taiwan IP Court.