The role of general counsel and senior in-house legal advisors is constantly evolving to meet the rapidly changing demands of organisations in today’s business world. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day legal challenges affecting the business and managing legal staff, counsel are expected to diversify their service offering in order to overcome a growing list of commercial challenges. Whether it is managing internal investigations, defending their company in cross-border disputes or adapting to the shifting trends in Technology or M&A, the required skillset of the profession is developing at an exponential rate.
GC Summit Taiwan invites the most esteemed in-house counsel from the country’s most prolific companies to discuss their changing roles as in-house leaders and the challenges, issues and opportunities they are facing in 2020 and beyond. Between comprehensive panel discussions and the opportunity to meet and engage with fellow in-house counsel, GC Summit Taiwan promises to be a practical, forward-looking event bringing together the region’s top legal minds.
|GC Summit Taiwan – 2020|
|11.30pm||Arrival and registration|
|12.30pm||Welcome address and opening remarks
|12.40pm||Fireside chat: Presented by Robert J. Malatak, Partner, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP.|
|1.10pm||Panel session one – AI, Big Data and Cyber Security in Taiwan – Moderated by Ken-Ying Tseng, Partner, Lee and Li|
|2.00pm||Break – refreshments|
|2.10pm||Panel session two – Responding to, managing and preventing investigations – Moderated by Brain Trust International law firm|
|3.00pm||Panel session three – Navigating Taiwan’s M&A regulatory landscape – Moderated by Stephen Wu, Partner, Lee and LI|
|3.50pm||Break – refreshments|
|4.00pm||Panel session four – Managing International Disputes – Moderated by Lin & Partners|
|4.50pm||Panel session five – The rise of innovative alternative legal services – Moderated by Kunchou Tsai, Partner, Enlighten Law Group|
Presented by Joseph Boswell, Senior Research Analyst, The Legal 500, Robert J. Malatak, Partner, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP and Hung Ou Yang, Managing Partner, Brain Trust International Law
|5.50pm||Networking over food and beverages|
Ken-Ying Tseng, Partner, Lee and Li
Ken-Ying Tseng specializes in mergers and acquisitions, personal data protection, e-commerce, the laws of the Internet, telecommunications, and technology. Having advised on various forms of merger and acquisition, she is experienced in resolving both legal and commercial issues. Ken-Ying’s technology practices cover artificial intelligence, fintech, OTT, e-payment, P2P lending, sharing economy, domain names, e-signature, cybersecurity, e-trading, ICP, MOD, cable TV, and satellite TV. Ken-Ying also advises clients on corporate governance, general compliance, offshore and onshore listing, employment, and pharmaceutical-related matters.
Ken-Ying formed the Personal Data Protection Practice Group at Lee and Li in 2012 of which she currently heads, and she had been the head of the firm’s M&A Practice Group for more than 10 years.
Stephen Wu, Partner, Lee and Li
Having completed a Fair Trade Act program conducted by the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission in 2001, Stephen specializes in competition law and has been recognized as being among the world’s leading competition lawyers since 2012 by Who’s Who Legal (The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economics) and also identified as a Market-Leading Lawyer in Asialaw Leading Lawyers for Competition & Antitrust since 2017.
Stephen is the founding chairman of the Competition Law Committee of the Taipei Bar Association, a director of Taiwan Competition Law Institute, and a member of Fair Trade and Consumer Relation Committee of Chinese National Federation of Industries. He is also recommended as a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network (ICN). With the support of a team with extensive knowledge and experience, he has successfully handled numerous antitrust filings, cartel investigation and unfair competition cases on behalf of domestic and international clients. He keeps abreast of the latest developments in global antitrust/competition laws and regularly contributes articles to many competition law publications.
Hung Ou Yang, Managing Partner, Brain Trust International Law Firm
Hung Ou Yang specializes in transnational legal disputes, corporate law, business and white collar crime, business transaction, antitrust, and arbitration. Hung Ou Yang has successfully resolved many high-profile civil, criminal, and transnational disputes, including a complaint concerning pesticide-contaminated land leased by RT-Mart, anti-dumping investigation in connection with CSC’s carbon steel plate against Hyundai Steel company, and transnational property litigation concerning an internationally-renowned scholar.
Hung Ou Yang also has a wealth of experience in domestic and overseas litigation and negotiations. He is is currently a recommended Taiwan lawyer by The Legal 500 and other international organizations. In 2019, Asia Business Law Journal identifies Hung Ou Yang as the top 100 lawyers (The A List) in Taiwan’s legal profession.
Robert J. Malatak, Partner, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP
Robert represents national and international corporate entities, financial institutions, unsecured creditor committees, and trustees in a wide range of complex commercial disputes in federal, state, and bankruptcy courts throughout the country. He has litigated, arbitrated, and mediated issues involving bankruptcy, business torts and related disputes (including partnership and LLC membership disputes), commercial leases, contracts (including complex credit agreements), employment (including non-compete agreements), insurance, securities, and trusts and estates. Robert is also very experienced in enforcing judgments against the assets of recalcitrant judgment debtors. Prior to attending law school, Robert became a Certified Public Accountant and worked for a “Big Four” international accounting firm, where he conducted audits of and provided tax advice to the firm’s corporate clients, and therefore, brings unique business experience to his litigation practice.
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Brain Trust International Law Firm was founded in 2014 by Hung (Mark) Ou Yang who holds a Juris Doctor from Washington University in St. Louis Law School and is licensed to practise in Taiwan and New York. Mark is highly regarded in the global legal community for his work in commercial, contracts and white-collar dispute resolution.
Brain Trust, a multidisciplinary team which consists of eight lawyers in varying practice areas, provides clients with tailor-made legal services. The firm has always been dedicated in every respect to the pursuit of justice and ultimate victory in every case and for every client it has worked with. The equality and justice of the judicial system stand both as the foundations upon which this firm is built, and also as the ideals that drive this firm to work tirelessly year after year to put these ideals into practice in its unending efforts to achieve equality and justice for every one of its clients.
Windels Marx is a full service law firm headquartered in New York City, with offices in New Brunswick and Madison, New Jersey, and Stamford, Connecticut. The Firm has more than 140 attorneys and provides services in excess of 20 practice areas, the largest of which by volume of business are financial transactions, real estate, litigation, and bankruptcy. The Firm serves a myriad of domestic and foreign clients, including banks and finance companies, insurance companies, manufacturers, non-profit entities, and government sponsored enterprises.
The history of Lee and Li can be traced back to the 1940s. Mr. James Lee, one of the two founders, began his practice with two U.S. attorneys during that period in Shanghai. The other founding partner, Dr. C. N. Li, also practiced in Shanghai at that time. Both of them specialized in transnational legal matters.
Lin & Partners Attorneys-at-law was founded Dr. George Lin, a veteran practitioner with over 30 years’ experience, as an independent, boutique and powerful law firm. Leveraging on the expertise and extensive reach, the firm has not only maintained solid full-service capabilities, but also dedicated to building new areas of practice in line with the trends, which distinguishes itself from the peers in Taiwan’s legal market. Since its establishment, Lin & Partners has received numerous international recognitions as one of the best law firms in Taiwan.
As a newly established firm, the goal of Enlighten Law Group is to bring a brand new look to Taiwan’s legal services. Enlighten Law Group’s Partner Attorneys have significant experience and are highly recognized by industry and clients in their respective fields. The firm provide the highest quality of service, with a new and creative approach, especially in emerging and interdisciplinary legal issues such as Fintech, Project Finance or Criminal Science.
The establishment of the Enlighten Law Group is aimed at cross-border and complex cases, as well as legal cases that have no precedents or are yet to be developed. For the recent changes in the global economy, no matter the New Southbound Policy of the Taiwan government, One Belt One Road in mainland China, as a law firm born in new era, we attach importance to cross-border capacity, whether through international cooperation, or through active participation in international organizations, more active deployment and use of international networks, but also through such an international network to support our customers around the world, and to assist our clients to globalize their development.
Over two decades, Boies Schiller Flexner has established a record of taking on and winning complex, groundbreaking, and cross-border matters in diverse circumstances and industries for many of the world’s most sophisticated companies. Our litigators are recognized for prevailing when the odds are longest and the stakes highest.
We regularly take cases to trial, and we prepare each one accordingly from the start. We have the experience, judgment, and vision to develop the arguments that achieve favorable outcomes, whether those arguments are needed inside or outside of the courtroom. We build deep relationships with our core clients that allow us to represent them in any matter, in any forum, anywhere in the world. And we regularly represent our clients as plaintiffs as well as defendants, often sharing the risk of litigation through creative fee structures.
With 14 offices located throughout the United States and in London, we operate as one firm with a seamless approach to building the most skillful and cost-effective team possible for every matter.We are proud of our reputation as a “national litigation powerhouse” (The Wall Street Journal) and as “one of America’s most successful and sought-after law firms for cases that matter” (The American Lawyer). We strive every day, in every matter, to build upon that reputation, to achieve exceptional results for our clients, and to remain the firm that our clients will always want to entrust with their most significant matters.