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Chien Yeh Law Offices
62F, TAIPEI 101 TOWER, 7 XIN YI ROAD., SEC. 5
TAIPEI 11049
Taiwan

Taiwan > Capital markets Tier 2

The capital markets group at Chien Yeh Law Offices is well-regarded by numerous Taiwanese and foreign corporates for its capabilities in a range of TWSE, TWO, and TPEx listing applications. In light of the Covid-19-induced slowdown in foreign issuer enquires, the team has increasingly turned its focus to second public offering, convertible bonds, and investments linked to private equity funds. Practice head Gary Hung splits his time between the firm’s corporate and capital markets practice, and specialises in Taipei Exchange listings and comprehensive reviews ahead of SPOs.

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Key clients

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.

Gemtek Technology Co., Ltd.

CHANG CHUN PETROCHEMICAL CO., LTD.

Ventec International Group Co., Ltd.

Taiwan Financial Holdings Co., Ltd

BankTaiwan Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

GSD Technologies Co., Ltd.

Taipei Exchange

Work highlights

  • Assisted Gongwin Biopharm Holdings Co., Ltd. with due diligence and compliance matters regarding the approval of SPO.
  • Assisted GSD Technologies Co., Ltd. will due diligence and compliance matters regarding the approval of SPO.

Taiwan > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Chien Yeh Law Offices works with various Taiwanese entities on civil litigations, arbitrations, and associated negotiations. The practice handles disputes ranging from securities exchange, unfair competition, and litigations related to the 2015 personal information protection act. Henry Han is noted for his expertise in compulsory enforcement actions – including successful seizures – and tort damage defences. Michael Wang is also recommended.

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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

Min-Sheng General Hospital

KISCO (TAIWAN) LTD.

XPEC Entertainment

PCG BROS SPORTS MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.

FUJITSU TAIWAN LTD.

Lion Travel Service Co., Ltd.

Taisun Enterprise Co., Ltd

Taiwan > Tax Tier 2

In addition to the firm’s strong corporate client base, Chien Yeh Law Offices is regularly referred work by a number of accounting and professional services firms, who turn to the team for assistance on administrative remedial proceedings, appeals, and litigations. Practice head Michael Wang specialises in public law and regulatory proceedings, routinely helping clients to negotiate major tax settlements and tariff reductions. Charice Lin handles both commercial and public sector instructions, especially in the area of environmental tax and penalties.

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Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation

Formosa Petrochemical Corporation

Bank Sinopac Co., Ltd

Cheil Worldwide

E-life Mall Corporation

Kimlan Foods Co., Ltd.

Noble Biocare Taiwan Co., Ltd.

Newmax Technology Co., LTD.

National Taiwan University

Wartsila Taiwan Ltd.

Nan Ya Plastics Corporation

Lian Hwa Foods Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Lian Hwa Foods Corporation on matters regarding the reduction in tariffs on imported cashew nuts.
  • Assisted Shi Duo Co. Ltd. in negotiating with the Taipei National Taxation Bureau, reaching a settlement after 10 years of tax and criminal proceedings.

Taiwan > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Various domestic and foreign enterprises in TMT, banking, and financial services turn to Chien Yeh Law Offices for assistance on cross-border acquisitions, takeovers, MBOs, and restructurings. The team is also noted for its contentious offering, particularly in equity-related litigations. The team is jointly led by three partners: Michael Wang, experienced in tax transactions and disputes; Gary Hung, who focuses on share acquisitions and public tender offers, and Rosy Chang, who specialises in IP law. All named lawyers are based in Taipei.

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Key clients

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.

Gemtek Technology Co., Ltd.

Ventec International Group Co., Ltd.

Taiwan Financial Holdings Co., Ltd

BankTaiwan Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.

M.J. International Co., Ltd.

Lida Holdings Limited

Khgears International Limited

World Known MFG (Cayman) Limited

AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd., Taiwan Branch

Work highlights

  • Advised Hunter’s Dream Estate Pty Ltd. on the acquisition of GOMAJI Corp., Ltd.

Taiwan > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Chien Yeh Law Offices undertakes a range of real estate and public infrastructure work, specialising in PPP projects, large scale commercial developments and urban regeneration schemes. Practice head Charles Chang manages the full lifecycle of infrastructure projects, including private contract tender and any requisite contentious proceedings. Rachel Ma handles public procurements for a diverse clientele including hospitals, forestry companies, and arts institutions. James Wu works with government agencies to vet contract bids, and with private enterprises to evaluate land development projects arranged by public sector planners. The Taichung-based Yi-Ching Tsai is noted for her capabilities in the health and leisure sectors. Pin Huang is noted for land development and commercial tenant matters. All named lawyers are based in Taipei unless otherwise noted.

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AECOM

THI Consultants Inc.

Ceci Engineering Consultants, Inc. Taiwan

Cushman & Wakefield Limited

Colliers International Consultants Limited

CBRE

Work highlights

  • Represented AECOM and provided legal advisory service in a BOT Project in relation to Private Participation in Waterfront Wastewater Treatment Plant and Recycling and Reuse of Effluent held by Water Resources Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government.
  • Represented CECI and provided legal advisory service in a project in relation to BOT case for New Taipei City Government TuCheng Hospital held by New Taipei City Government.
  • Represented Cushman & Wakefield and provided legal advisory service in a project in relation to Land Developing for Y12 Station of Circular Line of Taipei Metro System.

Taiwan > Banking and finance Tier 4

Chien Yeh Law Offices works with numerous major Taiwanese banks and financial institutions on incorporations, registrations, syndicated loans, and debt financings. In addition to his regulatory expertise, practice head Chien-Ting Yeh handles an array of contentious instructions, focusing especially on negotiable instrument and securities exchange litigations. Hui-Yi Cheng is noted for Taiwan Futures Exchange disputes.

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The firm: Founded by Professor Dr S S Tzeng in Taipei in 1973 and thereafter headed by Dr Shen-I Lee, Dr Carl K M Wu and Mr Alex C Y Tsai, Chien Yeh Law Offices has been providing high-quality and comprehensive legal services to its clientele and is well known for its distinct capacity to provide clients with legal advisory services in a wide range of commercial and industrial practice areas, including without limitation, accounting, taxation, investment, mergers and acquisitions, reorganisation and initial public offering (IPO). With 40 years of experience and close collaborations with major accounting firms, the firm strives for an innovative and teamwork-oriented approach to problem solving and aims at offering an integrated, one-stop solution to clients’ legal, commercial and accounting inquiries.

Over the years, the firm has established close relationships with many law firms in the US, Japan and China. The firm will continue co-operating with overseas firms of different scales in order to meet the clients’ needs, maintaining close business contact with major law firms all over the world. With a complete and worldwide legal services network, it provides its domestic and international clientele with comprehensive legal services of a global reach.

Areas of practice
Institutional investments: the firm’s services include but are not limited to transaction planning for investments in Taiwan or cross-border investments, drafting and negotiations of foreign and local investment contracts, due diligence, and advisory on investment-related laws.

Mergers and acquisitions: the firm offers comprehensive services related to approval of foreign investment, public tender offers, and legal compliance related to corporate governance.

Reorganisation and bankruptcy: the firm has considerable professional ability and practical experience in offering legal services related to corporate reconstruction such as reorganisation, bankruptcy, special liquidation, and the restructuring of corporate organisations.

Finance, banking and insurance: the firm’s services include legal advisory on incorporation, registration, restructuring, business transfer, and merger and acquisition of financial institutions.

Securities and capital markets: in addition to assisting many Taiwanese and foreign enterprises in becoming listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) and Taipei Exchange (TPEx), the firm also assists Taiwanese or foreign enterprises in raising funds from overseas markets.

Tax planning and administrative remedies: the firm’s attorneys regularly work with tax departments of accounting firms to provide comprehensive solutions to clients.

Public construction and BOT/PPP: the legal services related to public-private partnership (PPP) in public construction that the firm offers include, but is not limited to, drafting tender and bidding documents for private participation in PPP projects on behalf of governmental agencies, legal advisory on tender procedures and providing relevant legal services as required, and drafting comprehensive evaluation guidelines for the selection of participating enterprises.

Intellectual property and technology law: the firm works closely with major law firms in the US, Japan, China, and various European countries to jointly provide comprehensive legal services related to intellectual property (IP) and technology law to domestic and foreign companies, as well as high-tech companies.

Biotechnology and medical law: the firm has long been involved in the area of biotechnology and medical law, having several lawyers with interdisciplinary backgrounds and practical experiences in biotechnology and medicine.

Urban renewal: the legal services provided by the firm related to urban renewal include, but are not limited to, facilitating negotiations between landowners and construction companies, drafting and review of joint construction agreements, and organising urban renewal committee.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Institutional investments Gary S H Hung
Mergers and acquisitions Michael C H Wang
Reorganization and bankruptcy Eleanor Y Y Chin
Finance, banking and insurance Chien-Ting Yeh
Securities and capital market Gary S H Hung
Tax planning and administrative remedy Michael C H Wang
Public construction and BOT/PPP Eleanor Y Y Chin
Intellectual property and technology law Michael C H Wang
Biotechnology and medical law Chien-Ting Yeh
Urban renewal Charles S T Chang
Japanese legal services Michael C H Wang
Services in Mainland China Gary S H Hung
Number of lawyers : 50
at this office : 43
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Founded by Professor Dr S S Tzeng in Taipei in 1973 and thereafter headed by Dr Shen-I Lee, Dr Carl K M Wu and Mr Alex C Y Tsai,

Chien Yeh Law Offices has been providing high-quality and comprehensive legal services to its clientele and is well known for its distinct capacity to provide clients with legal advisory services in a wide range of commercial and industrial practice areas, including without limitation, accounting, taxation, investment, mergers and acquisitions, reorganisation and initial public offering (IPO).