Firm Profile > Jones Day > Taipei, Taiwan

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

Capital markets Tier 1

Jones Day advises companies and financial institutions on a variety of capital markets transactions, including IPOs and rights offerings, high-yield debt offerings, PIPEs offerings, investment-grade and hybrid debt offerings, and ABS. The practice is also experienced in international listing transactions, and can draw on the firm's global capital markets network in listing securities on major exchanges and markets around the world. Raymond Wang heads the practice group.

Key clients

Strong H Machinery

Neo Solar Power

BizLink

StrongLED Lighting

Buima

Siliconware Precision Industries

CTBC Securities Co., Ltd.

KGI Securities

Fubon Securities

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Jones Day's firm-wide global capabilities underlies the Taipei group's strong focus on cross-border transactions. The team regularly handles complex cross-border M&A, corporate governance issues, hostile takeovers and take-private transactions, and also assists with the coordination of international and local counsel. The team has broad experience across key economic industry sectors in Taiwan and those that are often highly regulated, including consumer goods, technology, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, and financial services. Tommy Chen and John Lin jointly lead the team. Other key contacts include Raymond Wang, Jean Kuo, who has extensive experience assisting Japanese clients in their Taiwan and Greater China investments, and James Liang, who focuses on large-scale public and cross-border M&A.

Key clients

Siliconware Precision Industries

Kingpak Technology Inc.

Fubon Financial Holding

Yulon Group

General Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Holy Stone Enterprise

Thunder Tiger Corp.

Yungtay Engineering Co., Ltd.

Qisda Corporation

Dispute resolution Tier 1

The dispute resolution practice at Jones Day is particularly well known for its strength in white-collar crime, corporate governance disputes, product liability litigation, catastrophic accident disputes, and construction disputes. Jointly headed by Jason Chen, Ming-Wei Lo, Po-Chien Chen, and Simon Yu, the team was recently involved in one of Taiwan's biggest food safety disputes. Also recommended are Marianne Chao and Charlene Ke, a former judge at the Taiwan High Court.

Key clients

Ting Hsin International Group

Nomura Global Financial Products Inc.

Broadcasting Corporation of China

Jung-I Corporation

Shin Kong Financial Holding Co., Ltd.

China General Terminal and Distribution Corp. (USI Group)

SinoPac Financial Holding Co., Ltd.

Yuanta Financial Bank

Volkswagen AG

Tatung Co.

Intellectual property Tier 1

Jones Day has a full-service IP practice, covering licensing, IP portfolio management, patent counselling and IP enforcement. In addition, the team has particular strength in patent litigation. The Taipei practice group has access to the firm's global intellectual property practice, giving it the depth and breadth to handle multi-jurisdictional mandates, particularly across China and the US. Jason Chen, Po-Chien Chen (who specialises in trade secrets disputes and privacy policies) and leading litigator Simon Yu jointly head the practice.

Key clients

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

Ability opto-Electronics Technology Co. Ltd

E-Lead Electronic

Hitachi Consumer Electronics

Projects and energy Tier 1

Jones Day's projects practice encompasses a broad range of energy, infrastructure and procurement work for a variety of clients, including contractors, general consultants, detailed design consultants, developers, and project owners. The team is jointly led by Marianne Chao, who is vastly experienced in infrastructure and construction projects, and real estate expert Raymond Wang; it also includes Jean Kuo, who is noted for her work for Japanese clients as well as energy-related M&A. Highlights include representing JERA Co., Inc. in the successful acquisition of a 32.5% stake in the offshore wind project Formosa 1, which is the only offshore wind project in Taiwan currently in commercial-scale operation.

Key clients

Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Shin Kong Financial Holding Co.

Taipei American School

Fubon Financial Holding

Gaw Capital

Gateway Capital Real Estate Fund

Far Eastern New Century Corporation

JERA Co., Inc.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Jones Day is well known for domestic and international real estate matters, as well as construction-related disputes and arbitration proceedings. In the domestic space, the team advises on property acquisitions, leases and hotel management issues, while on the international stage it advises clients on outbound real estate transactions and also regularly acts for international investors on high-value Taiwan property acquisitions. The practice is jointly headed by Raymond Wang and Marianne Chao, who has a great deal of experience in construction and infrastructure. Also recommended is Jean Kuo, who maintains a projects and construction-related M&A practice.

Key clients

Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Shin Kong Financial Holding Co.

Taipei American School

Fubon Financial Holding

Gaw Capital

Gateway Capital Real Estate Fund

Far Eastern New Century Corporation

JERA Co., Inc.

TMT Tier 1

Jones Day's global reach platform complements the Taipei practice's focus on cross-border technology transactions. The team includes lawyers with experience in M&A transactions, cross-border asset acquisitions, local regulatory issues, joint ventures and shareholder agreements. The practice group is jointly headed by Tommy Chen, who has substantial experience in technology licensing and tech transfers, and John Lin, who was a lead partner in General Plastic Industrial's $96m acquisition of printer supplier Katun Corporation. Another name to note is Raymond Wang, who advises on antitrust and competition matters for telecoms and technology companies.

Key clients

Micron Technology

Siliconware Precision Industries Co.

Hermes Microvision

Dentsu Aegis Network

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Holy Stone Enterprise

General Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd.

Qisda Corporation

Hermes Epitek

Fubon Financial Holding

Banking and finance Tier 2

Jones Day draws on its global banking, finance and securities practice in cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions. The team handles a full spectrum of banking and securities transactions, including secured and unsecured commercial loans and asset-based financing; project financing; real estate financing; acquisition and recapitalization financing;  securitisation; acquisition and recapitalization financing; and mezzanine debt preferred stock financing. Practice head Raymond Wang has extensive experience in cross-Strait investment.

Key clients

Cathay United Bank

Fubon Financial Holding Co. Ltd.

Yulon Group

Neo Solar Power Corporation

Chinatrust Financial Holdings Co. Ltd.

Firm Overview:
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 U.S. 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 U.S. 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
U.S. 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
  • Environmental, Health & Safety
  • Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation
  • 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