Projects and energy in Taiwan

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie advises a number of Taiwanese and foreign corporates who require assistance on major acquisitions, divestments, and new developments. Tiffany Huang boasts a formidable reputation in construction contracts and disputes, routinely leading on national infrastructure and renewable energy projects. Murray Bowler is a highly experienced advisor who concentrates on a myriad of energy project financings. Melanie Ho focuses on government procurement projects and multi-jurisdictional energy contracts, while Jun Chen is noted for her capabilities in cross-border litigation. All named lawyers are based in Taipei.

Practice head(s):

Tiffany Huang; Murray Bowler

Other key lawyers:

Melanie Ho; Jun Chen

Key clients

Marubeni Corporation

CPC Taiwan Corporation

Jan del Nul N. V.

Siemens Mobility GmbH

Chiahui Power Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Marubeni Corporation on its acquisition of Chenya Energy Co., Ltd.
  • Advised Jan del Nul N.V. on the offshore wind project EPC contracts and subcontracts in connection with construction and installation work for two Taiwan offshore wind projects.
  • Advised Chiahui Power Corporation on the development of Taipower Company’s 500 MW CCGT power plant in Chiayi County, Taiwan.

Jones Day

Jones Day acts for many of the region’s leading construction companies and power suppliers on a variety of cross-border construction, infrastructure, and energy projects.  Marianne Chao routinely leads multiple offshore wind farm acquisitions, and advises major transnational oil and gas companies on both exploration and supply projects.  Raymond Wang is also noted for his cross-border experience in offshore wind M&A, and energy sector SPV divestments. Jean Kuo regularly advises the firm’s Japanese clientele on infrastructure projects and joint ventures with government-owned enterprises in the chemical and energy arenas. Peggy Lee is experienced in energy M&A, private equity, and general corporate governance. All named lawyers are based in Taipei.

Practice head(s):

Marianne Chao; Raymond Wang

Other key lawyers:

Jean Kuo; Peggy Lee

Key clients

Kawasaki Heavy Industries

JERA Co., Inc.

Taipei American School

Far Eastern New Century Corporation

Yulon Group

Tatung Forever Energy Co., Ltd.

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law

Lin & Partners Attorneys-At-Law acts for a litany of key domestic players and foreign investors in the renewable energy space. The team is frequently engaged on power purchase agreements, monopoly restructurings, and developments for clients in offshore wind, nuclear power, and other green power industries. George Lin handles a steady stream of government-mandated projects and private enterprise initiatives, including policy reviews, procedural reforms, and feasibility studies for various stakeholders. David Lee focuses on government procurement projects, consulting on commercial and regulatory strategies for major state-owned companies. Matthew Chen specialises in infrastructure project disputes, and often represents clients in international arbitrations. Iris Chen works on BOT projects, while Phoebe Huang is a key part of the team’s civil litigation offering. All named lawyers are based between Taipei and Kaohsiung.

Practice head(s):

George Lin; David Lee

Testimonials

‘Lin & Partners is one of those gems in the Taiwanese legal market – quality service, able lawyers and constantly looking at ways to add value to clients. They work across different sectors and are particularly strong in energy and project work where we have had several joint mandates.’

‘George Lin is the super energetic and well-connected founding partner of the firm. Someone we would go to for difficult disputes and high-value transactions.’

 

Key clients

Shinfox Corp.

Ocean Affairs Council of The Republic of China (Taiwan)

Kaohsiung City Government – Bureau of Legal Affairs

Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law

With offices in Taipei, Hsinchu, Taichung and Kaohsiung, Lee and Li, Attorneys-at-Law‘s sizeable practice acts for clients in almost every locality, handling offshore wind, onshore wind, and solar project developments and financings. The team boasts key public infrastructure capabilities, working with various independent power plants (IPPs) and financial intermediaries on new ventures, due diligence reviews, and equity interest acquisitions. Joyce Fan routinely assists blue-chip international developers with Taiwanese plant projects and represents IPPs in power purchase disputes with state utility companies. Yi-Jiun Su advises on various acquisition financings and development schemes including the first onshore wind farm in Taiwan. Jennifer Li is noted for her experience in solar projects. All named lawyers are based in Taipei.

Practice head(s):

Joyce Fan; Yi-Jiun Su

Other key lawyers:

Jennifer Li

Key clients

Orsted Wind Power A/S

wpd offshore GmbH

Macquarie Green Investment Group

Swancor Renewable Energy Co., Ltd.

BlackRock Real Assets

Vena Energy Solar (Taiwan) B.V.

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Work highlights

  • Advised on project development and project financing for the Formosa 2 offshore wind project with total capacity of 378MW and an amount of around USD $3bn.
  • Advised on project development and project financing for Yunneng offshore wind project with total capacity of 640MW and an amount of around USD $4.5bn.
  • Assisted BlackRock in conducting legal due diligence on both corporate and project assets of NGP, pre-transaction restructuring, applying for regulatory approvals, reviewing and negotiating transaction documents, and execution.

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm

Tsar & Tsai Law Firm advises a number of high-profile multinationals and key regional players on the regulatory frameworks and local market conditions affecting the implementation of renewable energy projects. Janice Lin‘s team represents various developers, project sponsors, and banks on innovative green power initiatives, most notably in the offshore wind sector. Lynn Lin  is noted for her wide-reaching cross-border transactional experience, working with clients on project financings, divestments, and share acquisitions. All named lawyers are based in Taipei.

Practice head(s):

Janice Lin

Other key lawyers:

Lynn Lin

Key clients

Consortium of investors, including CDPQ (Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec)

Cathay PE

Work highlights

  • Advised the ECAs and lenders in the project financing for a consortium of world-leading investors to acquire a total of 50% ownership of the Greater Changhua 1 Offshore Wind Farm (605 MW).

Eiger

Eiger‘s works on key commercial transactions, regulatory reviews, and advisory mandates for a number of renewable providers active in onshore and offshore wind, solar, and geothermal energy. Heather Hsiao is a key contact for foreign energy companies operating in the local market, especially for disputes with public authorities. John Eastwood is routinely instructed by numerous multinationals to handle environmental due diligence investigations, joint venture agreements, and nuclear remediation initiatives. Jamie Chen is recommended for her experience negotiating development agreements for solar power companies, while Holly Chu‘s expertise encompasses both solar and wind projects. All named lawyers are based in Taipei.

Practice head(s):

John Eastwood; Heather Hsiao

Other key lawyers:

Jamie Chen; Holly Chu

Key clients

Dyson

London Stock Exchange Group

Marriott

Morgan Stanley

Nokia

Pfizer

Verizon

Gore (Goretex)

TFL

Broadcom

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Work highlights

  • Advising a major marine company on requirements for wind construction vessels.

LCS & Partners

LCS & Partners is frequently instructed by various public bureaus, ministries, and councils to advise on and actively develop the legal frameworks dictating renewable power policy. Beyond their regulatory expertise, the team is also experienced in due diligence reviews, deal structuring, merger control, foreign investment approval, and project financing. On the contentious side, recent highlights include major class actions, with the firm representing a renowned multinational electricity conglomerate in the supreme and appellate courts. Pijan Wu, Lucia Yiou, and Arthur Chang are key Taipei-based contacts.

Practice head(s):

Pijan Wu; Lucia Yiou; Arthur Chang

Key clients

General Electric Company (“GE Company”)

Work highlights

  • Assisting General Electric with various cases which are respectively at appeal at the Supreme Court, and being heard by the appellate court.