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Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution

The litigation team at LCS & Partners handles a wide range of criminal and civil disputes, covering intellectual property, fraud, and commercial cases, among others. Former High Court judge Hu Tan heads the department alongside Grace Ku.

Dispute resolution in Taiwan

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s dispute resolution team, led by Anna Hwang and Henry Chang in Taipei, is one of the most prominent in Taiwan, with notable expertise in corporate disputes and white-collar defence cases, especially multi-jurisdictional matters where the department can make use of the firm’s global reach. Hwang focuses her practice on wealth, patent/technology-related commercial, and government procurement disputes. Chien-Hung Lai has considerable experience handling commercial, corporate compliance, and white-collar cases, while Robert Lee specialises in intellectual property, employment, and data privacy disputes, among others. Hwang, Lai, and Lee continue to lead a team advising the Wang family in relation to a series of international litigation and dispute resolution proceedings concerning high-value family trusts. Yung-Tsai Wang, of the Wang family, established Formosa Plastic Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Taiwan.

Practice head(s):

Anna Hwang; Henry Chang

Other key lawyers:

Chien-Hung Lai; Robert Lee

Key clients

Wang Family (Yung-Tsai Wang Estate)

Wang Family (Yung-Tsai Wang’s Second Family)

June Wu

Kinik Company

Tony Wang

Chung-Hwa Construction Co., Ltd.

Da Zhong Precision Co., Ltd.

Halworth Management Corp.

Cathay Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Assisting the heirs from Yung-Tsai Wang’s (YT Wang) 2nd family, namely Tony Wang et al., in various litigations regarding the family trusts (Wang/Wong family).
  • Acted for Kinik in jurisdictions such as Taiwan and the US in relation to a patent dispute with Dr. Chien-Min Sung, arising from a series of joint venture agreements for diamond abrasives technologies and products of the semiconductor industry.
  • Represented a client in criminal and civil cases, with a settlement reached in the civil case and the full amount of the deposit (US $300 million) recovered. The defendants also pled guilty in the criminal case.

Jones Day

Jones Day’s Taipei-based dispute resolution practice is regularly instructed by major corporations to advise in relation to cross-border disputes, as well as in litigation before local courts and arbitral tribunals. Jason Chen, Ming-Wei Lo and Simon Yu jointly lead the team. Chen, a former judge, has broad experience, including in corporate governance, commercial arbitration, hostile takeovers, and breach of securities cases. Lo specialises in disputes arising from the Taiwan Securities Exchange Act. Co-lead Po-Chien Chen is based in Shanghai, and handles intellectual property and commercial disputes, as well as administrative litigation proceedings, for clients ranging from local entrepreneurs to global conglomerates.

Practice head(s):

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

Key clients

Ting Hsin International Group

China General Terminal and Distribution Corp. (USI Group)

Nomura Global Financial Products Inc.

Ta Ya Venture Capital Co., Ltd.

Formosa Laboratories, Inc.

Fetek Technology Corporation

SinoPac Financial Holdings Co., Ltd.

HayDay Farm Holdings, LTD.

HK Jackson Ltd.

Pegavision Corporation

Philippe de Guyenro

Work highlights

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law‘s dispute resolution team, operating from both Taipei and Kaohsiung, and jointly led by George Lin and Matthew Chen, has an excellent reputation for handling a wide range of complex disputes for both local and international clients, including government agencies. The team has particular expertise in relation to construction, infrastructure and procurement disputes. Lin is a highly experienced litigator with a multitude of multinational clients, while Chen specialises in international arbitration, civil litigation, white-collar defence, and infrastructure project disputes. Associate Phoebe Huang has recently been involved in several complex civil litigation cases. Senior associate Felix Yu has considerable administrative, construction and public procurement litigation experience.

Practice head(s):

George Lin; Matthew Chen

Other key lawyers:

Felix Yu; Phoebe Huang


‘This team works well together and offers keen analysis of disputes strategies.’

‘This team provides an outstanding, integrated service and exhibits fast and effective collaboration.’ 

‘This firm has extensive experience acting for foreign parties, with knowledgeable and approachable lawyers.’

‘The lawyers in this team are detail minded and appreciate clients’ need. The advice they give is practical.’

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

Asia Pacific Telecom Co.

Work highlights

  • Representing Construcciones Y Auxiliar De Ferrocarriles, S.A., in numerous litigation cases concerning the Kaohsiung LRT project in Taiwan.
  • Advising Kaohsiung City Government in relation to a case concerning a deadly gas explosion.

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm’s disputes team, overseen by Lillian Chu and Edgar Chen, handles a wide range of domestic and cross-border litigations, including white-collar crime and corporate cases. Chu has international arbitration expertise as well as significant experience advising in connection with disputes in the infrastructure and transportation sectors. Highly regarded trial lawyer Chen leverages his experience as a judge and arbitrator, while former public prosecutor Judie Sun now represents publicly traded companies in white-collar cases. Vincent Wang, concentrating on commercial litigation, also plays a key role in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Lillian Chu; Edgar Chen

Other key lawyers:

Judie Sun; Vincent Wang


This team takes the time to really understand client requirements, which results in practical, well-structured and clear advice.’

‘They handle clients excellently, they are patient and provide prompt and focused attention.’

‘They are very trustworthy and handle negotiations with third parties without any personal involvement by clients.’

Key clients

LCY Chemical Corp.

Cathay Century Insurance Co., Ltd.

Shinkong Insurance Co., Ltd.

Taian Insurance Co., Ltd.

Union Insurance Co., Ltd.

Fubon Insurance Co., Ltd.

Hotai Insurance Co., Ltd.

The First Insurance Co.

Chung Kuo Insurance Co.

MSIG Mingtai Insurance Company, Limited.

South China Insurance Co., Ltd.

Tokio Marine Newa Insurance Co., Ltd.

China Petrochemical Development Corporation

OHL (Taiwan) Ltd.

Corning Display Technologies Taiwan Co., Ltd.

Micron Technology Inc.

Booking.com B.V.

Work highlights

Chien Yeh Law Offices

With considerable experience handling disputes both in and out of court, Michael Wang heads Chien Yeh Law Offices’ dispute resolution offering, which handles a wide range of matters, including consumer, corporate, labour, and securities exchange disputes. The firm has major clients in the technology, consumer and consumer products sectors. Henry Han is a key contact in the team.

Practice head(s):

Michael Wang

Other key lawyers:

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

Fujitsu Taiwan Ltd.

Lion Travel Service Co., Ltd.

Kura Sushi Asia Co. Ltd.

Rinnai Taiwan Corporation

Decathlon Taiwna Co., Ltd

Guan Cheng Co., Ltd

Spirax Sarco Co., Ltd

Taiwan Matsui Co., Ltd

Potens Semiconductor Corp.

Work highlights

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law

Formosan Brothers Attorneys at Law offers dispute resolution expertise in a wide range of sectors, including banking and financial services, construction, and technology. Managing partners Yvonne Lin, Chiu-Hua Chen and Jessie Lee jointly lead the practice. Associate partners Rachel Hsieh and Li-Chi Yeh are both key members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Yvonne Lin; Chiu-Hua Chen; Jessie Lee

Other key lawyers:

Li-Chi Yeh; Rachel Hsieh

Work highlights

K&L Gates

K&L Gates’ litigation and disputes resolution team, headed by Shilin Huang, offers clients broad expertise, with recent instructions including energy and construction, intellectual property, IT, and transportation disputes, as well as white-collar criminal investigations and environmental law compliance matters. Huang, a serving ICC Member of the International Court of Arbitration, brings to bear considerable experience in litigation and arbitration mandates for local and overseas entities with interests in China and Taiwan. Associate and commercial disputes specialist Lu-Shin Lee plays a key role in the team.

Practice head(s):

Shilin Huang

Other key lawyers:

Lu-Shin Lee


‘Shilin Huang is brilliant and very responsive.’

‘The lawyers are professional, always think comprehensively and give advice based on clients’ best interests.’

‘Shilin Huang, partner of K&L gates in Taiwan, is the best lawyer I have worked with for Taiwan-relevant disputes.’

Key clients

Advantech Co., Ltd.

Avision Inc.


CTBC Financial Holdings

China Petrochemical Development Corp.

Getac Technology Corporation

IQE plc

Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

Work highlights

  • Represented the China Petrochemical Development Corp. (CPDC) in relation to a toxic tort suit with over 300 plaintiffs alleging that the various health complications from which they suffered were caused by CPDC exposing them to dioxin.
  • Defended Chinatrust (now CTBC) against accusations made against its management team that alleged the team violated various provisions of the Security Exchange Act when it attempted to take over Mega Financial Holding in 2005 and 2006.
  • Representing CTBC Bank in its defence against the prosecution office’s accusations against the client’s management team that relates to their conduct during and representations about a successful acquisition in 2004.

Brain Trust International Law Firm

Brain Trust International Law Firm’s dispute resolution team, led by Hung Ou Yang, offers experience in multi-jurisdictional disputes as well as domestic litigation proceedings to both corporate and private clients. Fred Lin recently led a team advising global construction company Bechtel in connection with labour disputes as well as government investigations concerning a liquified natural gas storage construction project.

Practice head(s):

Hung Ou Yang

Other key lawyers:

Fred Lin


‘Hung Ou Yang truly is a dealmaker with a sixth sense for business opportunities. If necessary, he is willing to take calculated risks, making his sophisticated legal strategies unbelievably successful. If necessary, he fights for the interests of his clients to the bitter end.’

‘Kuan-En Chen is a very reliable and always active lawyer. He knows what piece of information clients need, instantly. He is comparable to a high-performance computer.’

‘Cheng-Yu Ma has a very strong understanding of intercultural differences. He has an empathetic approach that succeeds even in the context of a muddled legal case.’

‘The team helps laypeople understand complex legal/regulatory situations, making it easier for clients to strategise.’

‘The practice is highly alert and extremely diligent with regard to ongoing matters’

‘This law firm really lives its unique service mentality.’

‘This law firm works with the newest technology and belongs to the new generation of law firms, globally.’

Key clients


Bechtel Global Corporation

PT Indo Kordsa Tbk

OCI Company Ltd.

Galaxy Microsystems Ltd.

Rak Ceramics India Pvt. Ltd.

Ideal Bike Corporation

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

Souvenir Avanti Inc.

Big Forever Precision Machine Shop (Fuzhou) Ltd.

Bonny Industries Co., LTD

Fortrend Engineering (Hsin Chu) Corporation

S&C Biomass Technology Company Ltd

ITSC Group

Work highlights

Chen & Lin Attorneys-at-Law

Chen & Lin Attorneys-at-Law has gained a strong reputation for handling white-collar criminal investigations as well as commercial, IP, tax, and insurance disputes, among others. Experienced litigator Edward Liu leads the team alongside Che-Hung Chen, who specialises in intellectual property disputes.

Practice head(s):

Che-Hung Chen; Edward Liu

Work highlights


Eiger’s litigation and arbitration practice handles a wide range of disputes, including in the automobile, technology, food and beverages, and financial sectors, for major American and European companies as well as for global law firms without a presence in Taiwan. Practice head John Eastwood has recently advised a US electronics company, a medical technology company and a renewable energy company. Heather Hsiao represents multinationals as well as high-net-worth individuals.

Practice head(s):

John Eastwood; Heather Hsiao

Work highlights

Innovatus Law

Firm co-founder Derek Sun heads Innovatus Law’s litigation and arbitration practice, which boasts experience in relation to a broad range of matters, including insurance, infrastructure, corporate and trade secret disputes, as well as expertise in more niche areas such as family business disputes. Sun regularly handles corporate, construction, government, and regulatory litigation in addition to a variety of commercial disputes. IP litigator Jamie Yang, who is licensed to practice in the US as well as Taiwan, plays a key role in the team. Associate Selwyn Vong has commercial, financial, and labour disputes experience.

Practice head(s):

Derek Sun

Other key lawyers:

Jamie Yang; Selwyn Vong


‘Derek Sun is always supportive and considers different viewpoints to come up with an appropriate solution.’

‘Derek Sun is an exceptional individual with a passion for solving legal issues. He is patient and highly knowledgeable in all aspects of business legal conflicts. He also performs very well in court.’

‘Jamie Yang has a keen ability to elucidate points of contention and adeptly address cross-strait legal queries. He consistently demonstrates a concise, coherent, and systematic approach.’

‘The disputes team at Innovatus Law is client-oriented and innovative. Their legal opinions consider not only legal compliance issues but also business strategy.’

‘This is an excellent law firm when it comes to legal disputes. Members of the team are all highly skilful and work very hard to fight cases. They give very practical advice.’

Key clients

Sysco Machinery Corporation

Farglory-Land Co., Ltd.

Ally Logistic Property Co., Ltd.

FamilyMart Co., Ltd.

Kuai Kuai Co., Ltd.

XPEC Entertainment Inc.

ENG Electric Co., Ltd.

Hsin Chong Machinery Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Sysco Machinery in a theft of trade secret and copyright infringement action against rival firm for poaching trade secrets and employees, securing a preliminary injunction against the rival firm from the Taiwan IP Court.
  • Represented and defended the accounting manager of Farglory-Land Co., Ltd., in a high-profile criminal trial proceeding.
  • Represented Ally Logistic Property Co., Ltd. (“ALP”) in relation to a civil claim of approximately USD 10 million against Carrefour in Taiwan. A fire accident occurred in March 2022 in Carrefour warehouse, where ALP was contracted to provide automatic equipment for warehousing and logistics system.

Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law

Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law‘s specialist trademark disputes team has core expertise in trademark infringement, domain-name, licensing, advertising and trade secrets disputes, with the team currently instructed in relation to high-profile trademark and trade secrets cases. Ruey-Sen Tsai and Dennis Huang lead the department.

Practice head(s):

Ruey-Sen Tsai; Dennis Huang

Key clients

The Procter & Gamble Company

Microsoft Corporation

Valentino S.p.A.

Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Gap, Inc.

NBA Properties, Inc.


Pernod Ricard

V.F. Corporation

Haleon pls

Work highlights