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Jones Day
8TH FLOOR
2 TUN HWA SOUTH ROAD, SECTION 2
TAIPEI, 106
Taiwan

Capital markets Tier 1

The excellent capital markets practice at Jones Day is able to leverage its international network around the region to seamlessly handle financial markets transactions. The team advises on high-yield debt offerings, IPOs, and assets, as well as all aspects of securities work. Raymond Wang heads the practice and is noted for his advisory work on high-value matters to foreign clients operating in the real estate, financial services, and telecoms industry. Tommy Chen is a core member of the group.

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Chinese Maritime Transport Limited

GF Equipment Rental Sdn. Bhd.

StrongLED Lighting Systems (Cayman) Co. Ltd.

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Specialising in cross-border M&A, Jones Day is particularly strong in the areas of manufacturing and technology, with fortes in semi-conductor and AI-related work. The firm’s expertise covers hostile takeovers, domestic transactions, renewable energy, and corporate governance. The team is co-led by Tommy Chen, who is known for M&A and corporate governance matters; and John Lin, who advises on public, private, and cross-border M&A transactions. Also notable are Raymond Wang, who handles a range of M&A domestically and internationally; Jean Kuo, who focuses on cross-border transactions, antitrust, labour, and employment matters; and associate Peggy Lee, whose experience includes M&A, private equity, and general corporate governance.

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Yulon Group

Qisda Corporation

Fubon Financial Holding

Holy Stone Enterprise

Diodes Incorporated

Yungtay Engineering Co., Ltd.

Dyaco International Inc.

Taiwania Capital Management

World Gym

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Jones Day has a track record of acting in Taiwan's biggest disputes and is known for handling white-collar crime, corporate governance issues, and major class actions. Based out of Taipei, the team is managed by key partners Jason Chen who is the contact for complex cross-border cases, Ming-Wei Lo, Po-Chien Chen, and Simon Yu. The team is skilled in high-profile criminal damage cases and is made up of Marianne Chao is the name for big-ticket arbitration matters and has experience acting under the rules of the Chinese Arbitration Association.

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Ting Hsin International Group

Nomura Global Financial Products Inc.

Broadcasting Corporation of China

Wang Chi-pang

Fetek Technology Corporation

China General Terminal and Distribution Corp. (USI Group)

SinoPac Financial Holdings Co., Ltd.

Peng Lai Co., Ltd.

EFG Bank AG

Lin, Chung-Yi

Audi Volkswagen

Lin, Rong-Jin (Center Laboratories, Inc.)

Intellectual property Tier 1

Advising on the spectrum of IP services, Jones Day has experience in licensing, patent counseling, and litigation. The practice is particularly skilled at cross-border cases and technology matters, leveraging the firm’s strong tech team; the department is active in semiconductor matters. Jason Chen handles commercial disputes, with a focus on IP matters. He co-leads the team with Po-Chien Chen, who has expertise in a range of IP issues, notably trade secret disputes, trademark, and privacy policy matters; and litigation expert Simon Yu, who acts in commercial and IP disputes. Also active in the area is associate Barry Lai, who advises on patent litigation and IP contractual disputes.

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited

Ability Opto-Electronics Technology Co. Ltd

Educational Testing Service

E-Lead Electronic Co., Ltd.

Gudeng Precision Co., Ltd.

Projects and energy Tier 1

Jones Day's projects practice has strength in the construction and energy spaces and acts for a range of clients including contractors, consultants,  developers, and project owners. The team leverages its global network and offers a cross-practice approach with particular expertise in banking and finance. Practice head Raymond Wang advises on complex transactions for both local and international clients, whilst co-head Marianne Chao is the name for large infrastructure projects. Jean Kuo is a key member of the team and led the successful acquisition of a 32.5% stake in the offshore wind project Formosa 1, as well as acting for the Taipower Taichung Power Plant. Peggy Lee handles cross-border mergers.

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Nihon Sekkei, Inc.

JERA Co., Inc.

Taipei American School

Far Eastern New Century Corporation

Yulon Group

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Jones Day has a reputable practice in handling large and high-value real estate-related corporate transactions, infrastructure, and energy projects. The team also has construction-related litigation expertise and is led by experienced practitioners Raymond Wang and Marianne Chao who focus on representing contractors and subcontractors. The group is active in both the domestic and international real estate space and acts for foreign clients on their outbound real estate transactions. International investors, banks, and government-owned enterprises form the client roster. Also recommended is Jean Kuo who works with Japanese clients.

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Nihon Sekkei, Inc.

JERA Co., Inc.

Taipei American School

Far Eastern New Century Corporation

Yulon Group

TMT Tier 1

Jones Day's practice handles cross-border TMT and corporate transactions which is strengthened via its global reach across the region. The practice is based in Taipei and jointly led by Tommy Chen and John Lin; the duo are the key names to note and handle local regulatory work, technology licensing, and tech transfers. Also in the team is corporate partner Raymond Wang who advises on joint ventures and restructuring matters. Dispute resolution matters also feature in the caseload.

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Qisda Corporation

Holy Stone Enterprise

Diodes Incorporated

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Banking and finance Tier 2

The banking practice at Jones Day has strength in handling domestic and cross-border transactions, and provides an international offering via its offices dotted around the Southeast Asian region. The team is led by Raymond Wang and handles the full scope of financing matters including high-value projects and real estate financing. On top of this, the group is also proficient in securities work, cross-Strait transactions, and foreign investments. Tommy Chen is a core member of the group and handles the corporate aspects of banking matters.

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Cathay United Bank

Fubon Financial Holding Co. Ltd.

Yulon Group

United Renewable Energy Co., Ltd.

Chinatrust Financial Holdings Co. Ltd.

The firm: Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.

Jones Day is an institutional partner for clients who seek counsel that seeks to understand them and their needs; that communicates with clients about their needs and the different tactics available for addressing those needs; that works seamlessly and impressively across offices and practices and with the client; that provides talent and expertise across subject areas and geographies; and that brings commitment and courage to the relationship and its engagements. We are formidable because every partner and every client has the entire global institution at their command and is a high priority of the Firm as a whole. We are true partners, with each other and, even more importantly, with our clients.

Regions of practice
Asia-Pacific: Jones Day has committed substantial resources and capacity to serve each of Asia’s distinct markets, including China, Japan, Singapore and Southeast Asia, as well as Australia. Spread throughout ten offices in the region, the firm’s 250+ lawyers represent clients in practice areas including antitrust, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and commercial, energy, global disputes, intellectual property, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, and several others.

The majority of Jones Day’s Asia-based lawyers are admitted to practice local law in their home jurisdictions. Most have practiced in more than one country, enabling Jones Day’s Asia team to render multijurisdictional legal services. Jones Day has been granted a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice license (QFLP) in Singapore.

United States: Surveys repeatedly list Jones Day as one of the most frequently engaged law firms by US corporations for both transactional and disputes matters, and among the leaders in client service. Jones Day’s more than 1,600 lawyers across its 18 US offices collaborate to serve clients across practices and geographies on all major matters that span time-honored practices (antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and government regulation) to more recently established and expanded areas (cybersecurity, life sciences, energy, and technology) that specifically address the contemporary challenges of an increasingly complex global business and legal environment.

Europe & Middle East: Jones Day provides a significant presence in Europe that offers clients more than 500 lawyers from its ten European offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, and Paris. The firm’s lawyers counsel clients in administrative and public law, banking and finance, capital markets, competition law and regulatory, derivatives, market infrastructures, dispute resolution, and investigations.

In the Middle East, more than 20 lawyers are based in the firm’s offices in Dubai and Saudi Arabia. They have accumulated significant experience in most of the region’s key industries and jurisdictions, advising on mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions, projects and infrastructure, commercial transactions, real estate and construction matters, regulatory compliance, and dispute resolution.

Latin America: Jones Day is one of the leading global law firms serving the Latin American region through its offices in Mexico City and São Paulo, along with attorneys based in key business and legal centers such as New York, Houston, Dallas, Miami, and Madrid. Jones Day’s Latin American experience extends to mergers and acquisitions, investigations and anti-corruption, projects and infrastructure, banking and finance, energy, dispute resolution, business restructuring, private equity and capital markets.

Managing partner: Stephen J Brogan
Asia-Pacific offices: Beijing, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo
US offices: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington
Europe and Middle East offices: Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Saudi Arabia
Latin America offices: Mexico City, São Paulo

Main areas of practice:

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business & Tort Litigation
  • Business Restructuring & Reorganization
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Energy
  • Financial Markets
  • Global Disputes
  • Government Regulation
  • Health Care & Life Sciences
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investigations & White Collar Defense
  • Issues & Appeals
  • Labor & Employment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement
  • Tax
  • Technology
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Managing Partner Stephen J Brogan