Leading Individuals

Labour and employment in Taiwan

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie’s employment and compensation team, led by managing partner Seraphim Ma, has considerable combined experience advising major companies in every sector on a broad spectrum of matters, including employment issues arising from mergers and restructurings, unfair dismissal proceedings, retirement plans, health and safety legislation, and collective bargaining negotiations. Howard Shiu’s broad practice sees him handle trade union matters as well as novel employment issues relating to the gig economy, while Pamela Tsai regularly represents both local and foreign corporations.

Practice head(s):

Seraphim Ma

Other key lawyers:

Howard Shiu; Pamela Tsai


‘The team is attentive and responds in a timely fashion.’

‘The knowledge, professions and experience demonstrated by labour and employment practice at Baker McKenzie Taiwan is outstanding. The team is definitely the top among its peer law firms.’

‘Howard Shiu is a very knowledgeable and experienced partner in labour and employment practice. Howard stands out as the one you will go to and always trust.’


Eiger’s leading employment team, led by John Eastwood and Heather Hsiao, regularly assists multinationals with a wide range of labour law matters, including contract drafting and proceedings following termination. Eastwood has over two decades’ worth of experience handling employment matters for major companies, including those in the luxury goods, financial services, and technology industries. Hsiao is a recognised employment expert who has recently advised major international clients in a diverse range of sectors.

Practice head(s):

John Eastwood; Heather Hsiao


‘John is always easy to deal with, providing sound and consistent advice and achieving good results.’

‘John Eastwood stands out as excellent. He takes the time to understand situations thoroughly, and his insights and advice come from years of experience and a deep understanding of local law and practice.’

‘The Eiger team always responds to time-sensitive issues promptly, efficiently and effectively. They are knowledgeable about local laws and, more importantly, how they are likely to be interpreted in court. ’

Key clients


Lloyds Bank



Bird & Bird




Work highlights

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm’s employment team, led by Randy Tsai, Vincent Wang, and Matt Liu, specialises in handling disputes and claims concerning redundancies, employee transfers, severance pay, pensions, and occupational hazards, among other issues. The team, led by Wang, recently represented FEI Company in relation to a former employee’s wrongful termination and compensation claim, with the proceedings largely turning on the legally significant question of whether the commission was to be considered part of the salary ordinarily received by the employee for services rendered. Jennifer Lin, Edgar Chen, and Jackie Lin also regularly advise on employment matters, particularly those arising out of mergers and acquisitions.

Practice head(s):

Randy Tsai; Vincent Wang; Matt Liu

Other key lawyers:

Edgar Chen; Jackie Lin; Jennifer Lin


‘There is good coordination among the team, owing to strong communication skills.’

‘The team is responsive, available, very clear and gives accurate responses. They are competent in all fields and pleasant to work with.’

‘Tsar & Tsai Law Firm treat us as a teammate, not only as a customer, their advice was provided based on full consideration. The partnership with Tsar & Tsai Law Firm is valuable.’

Key clients

FEI Company, Taiwan Branch

Archroma Singapore, PTE.LTD

Naval Group

Alibaba Group


Corning Display Technologies Taiwan Co., Ltd.

Work highlights


Dentons‘ employment and labour team, jointly led by Tzutien Huang, Chinyen Ho, Chengkai Wang, and Shu-Chuan Lin, regularly represents major clients in the technology, healthcare, and banking and financial services sectors, among others. Huang has considerable experience advising in relation to several leading mass redundancy and reorganisation cases, while Ho’s expertise includes labour law, employment structures, human resources management, and day-to-day compliance issues. Wang is widely admired for his skill in drafting and negotiating employment contracts.

Practice head(s):

Tzutien Huang; Chinyen Ho; Chengkai Wang; Shu-Chuan Lin

Key clients


Roku Holdings, Inc. / Purple Tag (Taiwan) Ltd

Cathay United Bank

Believe International / Believe Taiwan, Inc.

Dywidag Asia

NXP Semiconductors Taiwan Ltd





L.L.Bean, Inc.




EPAM Systems, Inc.

China Southern Airlines Taiwan

Xiamen Airlines Taiwan

Mercuries Life Insurance

CoolIT Systems Limited

Distell International Ltd, Taiwan Branch

PSK / PSK Asia

SEKO Logistics

Hsing Wu High School

Goertek Inc

Noatum Logistics

Work highlights

  • Advised Roku Holdings, Inc. and its Taiwanese subsidiary Purple Tag (Taiwan) Ltd on employment-related matters and HR policy.
  • Advised Believe Taiwan, Inc. on employment matters and Intellectual Property-related disputes.
  • Advised SEKO Logistics on drafting and reviewing its Taiwan branch office’s employment agreements for its management team and local staff.

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law’ labour and employment team, led by George Lin and David Lee, regularly advises local and international companies in relation to all aspects of employment law, specialising in mass redundancies, trade secret protection, senior employee termination, gender equality rules, and dispute resolution. Lin has experience assisting local and overseas clients in disputes, mediation proceedings and mass redundancy strategic planning. Lee represents international clients in relation to employment contracts and policies, non-compete agreements, and trade secret protection. Associate Arige Sun has previously worked at the New Taipei City Government Labour Affairs Bureau, as well as the Taiwan Ministry of Labour.

Practice head(s):

George Lin; David Lee

Other key lawyers:

Arige Sun


‘The team gives good quality legal advice.’ 

Key clients

Taoyuan Metro Corporation

Taiwan Railways Administration

Work highlights

Chen & Lin Attorneys-at-Law

Chen & Lin Attorneys-at-Law’s labour and employment team, led by Che-Hung Chen and Jakob Huang, handles a wide range of matters for leading corporations, both in Taiwan and overseas, including in relation to employee dismissals, non-compete and trade secrets clauses, disputes, and compliance.

Practice head(s):

Che-Hung Chen; Jakob Huang

Work highlights

Guo Ju Law Firm

Paul Chu and Jill Hsu jointly lead Guo Ju Law Firm’s labour and employment practice, which regularly handles disputes as well as employment restructurings in a wide range of industries, including the entertainment, electronics and electrochemistry industries. The team has recently acted in litigation proceedings concerning the novel question of the relationship between golf club and caddy, specifically whether the relationship is one akin to employment.

Practice head(s):

Paul Chu; Jill Hsu


‘Paul Chu has a lot of experience as mediators in labour dispute cases. He is also very practical and understands what matters to clients, enabling him to serve clientss best interests.’

‘Guo Ju Law Firm has extensive experience in labour law and offers practical and flexible advice. The team is more than willing to understand clients’ corporate cultures in order to provide opinions or strategies to meet the clients’ needs.’

Key clients

Merkle Data and Business Consulting (Taiwan) Co., Ltd. (Dentsu Group)

Group Up Industrial Co., Ltd

Sunrise Resort, Inc.

Koatech Technology Corp.

Pegavision Corporation

Cyuan Ciou Hua Ren Company (1111 Job Bank)


Hitachi Power Grids Taiwan Co., Ltd

GE Power Taiwan Ltd.

Kao (Taiwan) Corporation

Hainan Airlines Co., Ltd

Ansys Inc

Taipei Computer Association

HTC Corporation

Work highlights

LCS & Partners

LCS & Partners' employment and labour team, led by Margaret Huang, advises in relation to a broad range of issues, including contracts, termination, disputes, and pensions. The team also handles labour law issues arising in the context of M&A deals.

Practice head(s):

Margaret Huang

Work highlights