Jones Day > Taipei, Taiwan > Firm Profile

Jones Day
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TAIPEI, 106
Taiwan

Taiwan > Capital markets Tier 1

Leveraging its international reputation for financial market work, Jones Day‘s Taipei capital markets practice assists some of the region’s leading corporates and financial institutions on high-yield debt offerings, private placements, and securities exchange listings. Practice head Raymond Wang is a prolific advisor to numerous foreign issuers considering IPOs on either the TSWE or OTC Exchanges. Peggy Lee is noted for her broad experience in capital market transactions, including hybrid debt offerings, PIPEs, and open market purchases. Yen-Chen Chen is also recommended. All named lawyers are based in Taipei.

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Chinese Maritime Transport Limited

GF Equipment Rental Sdn. Bhd.

Ting Hsin International Group

Taiwan > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Jones Day‘s Taipei office boasts one of the strongest and most active corporate practices in the market. Jointly led by the highly experienced Tommy Chen and John Lin, the team acts for an extensive roster of blue-chip multinationals and mid-market Taiwanese companies on high-value, frequently cross-border M&A mandates. In recent months, tender offers and take-privates have emerged as key work streams for the group, especially in the fields of semiconductors, electric vehicles, and renewable energy. Raymond Wang acts for public and private companies in a range of corporate and commercial matters, while Jean Kuo handles cross-border transactions with a strong competition approval aspect. Peggy Lee is noted for her knowledge of corporate governance codes. All named lawyers are based in Taipei.

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Testimonials

‘They are experienced and professional in transactions and skilled both for the global perspective and local environment.’

‘John Lin knows what the clients need. A great guide and very prompt.’

Jones Day is an international law firm with the global network covering most of the major jurisdictions. Jones Day is very good at the cross-border M&A and particularly for the M&A transactions crossing multiple jurisdictions where it may quickly arrange and coordinate with the Jones Day lawyers in different jurisdictions. Jones Day is very helpful for a client with the multi-national presences and global operations.’

Jones Day lawyers are very sharp for the industry movement and trend. Most of Jones Day lawyers are capable of fluent English or multiple languages. Jean Kuo, the partner in Jones Day, is fluent in Chinese, English and Japanese, and is very helpful to us particularly if we are to expand our operation in Japan or work with the Japan investors. She knows the culture of Japan and what the Japanese investor is thinking.’

Key clients

Yulon Group

Diodes Incorporated

Qisda Corporation

Catcher Technology Co., Ltd.

Taiwan Cement Corporation

Yeong Chin Machinery Industries Co., Ltd.

Dyaco International Inc.

Gigamedia Ltd.

Tatung Co., Ltd.

Taiwania Capital Management Co., Ltd.

Taiwan > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Jones Day fields one of the strongest contentious practices in the market. Working closely with the corporate group, the team works with a myriad of high-profile domestic and foreign clients on cross-border, often multi-jurisdictional disputes. Former civil and criminal judge Jason Chen brings to bear a wealth of experience in commercial arbitrations, and cases regarding hostile takeovers and breaches of securities law. Ming-Wei Lo routinely handles white collar criminal proceedings arising from allegations of insider trading, financial statement misrepresentations, and breach of trust. Simon Yu has a niche in food safety litigation, working on class-action product liability defences and catastrophic accident disputes, often supported by Chen-Gang Yen. Marianne Chao is noted for cross-border arbitrations for clients in financial services, and infrastructure.

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Ting Hsin International Group

Nomura Global Financial Products Inc.

EFG Bank AG

Broadcasting Corporation of China

Wang Chi-pang

Fetek Technology Corporation

China General Terminal and Distribution Corp. (USI Group)

SinoPac Financial Holdings Co., Ltd.

Audi Volkswagen

Lin, Rong-Jin

Capxon International Electronic Company Limited

HayDay Farm Holdings, LTD.

Taiwan > Intellectual property Tier 1

Jones Day‘s position as one of the foremost IP practices in the market is underpinned by its extensive client base and robust capabilities in multiparty, cross-border engagements. The team is especially strong in patent and trade secret work, both in the domestic market and on mandates concerning US and mainland Chinese entities. The practice is jointly led by three partners: IP law committee director Jason Chen; trademark and privacy policy specialist Po-Chien Chen, and Simon Yu, who regularly handles cross-border copyright infringement matters. Barry Lai is recommended for his knowledge of the software, circuits, and electronic component industries.

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Jason Chen; Po-Chien Chen; Simon M. Yu

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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.

Gogoro Taiwan Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited in connection with potential patent disputes, license agreements, investment projects, protective orders, and with drafting and prosecuting U.S. patent applications.
  • Representing Ability Opto-Electronics Technology Co. Ltd in connection with civil and criminal claims relating to certain high-profile trade secret and copyright matters brought by Largan Precision.
  • Representing Educational Testing Service in civil and criminal copyright infringement cases against infringers.

Taiwan > Projects and energy Tier 1

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.

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries

JERA Co., Inc.

Taipei American School

Far Eastern New Century Corporation

Yulon Group

Tatung Forever Energy Co., Ltd.

Taiwan > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Jones Day boasts one of the foremost real estate and construction practices in the market. Drawing on the firm’s significant international footprint, the Taipei team advises a slew of foreign and Taiwanese developers and institutional investors on advisory and transactional issues. Marianne Chao‘s diverse practice encompasses construction, infrastructure, and energy, representing a full spectrum of stakeholders on biddings, negotiations, and contractual disputes. Raymond Wang is noted for his experience in commercial developments and cross-border real estate deals, while Jean Kuo is a key contact for Japanese clients with significant interests in energy and chemical sector assets. Peggy Lee is also recommended.

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries

JERA Co., Inc.

Taipei American School

Far Eastern New Century Corporation

Yulon Group

Tatung Forever Energy Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Kawasaki Heavy Industries, a Japanese public multinational corporation, on several LNG tank and LNG terminal projects in Taiwan
  • Represented JERA in its successful acquisition of a 32.5% stake in the offshore wind project, Formosa 1.
  • Advising Taipei American School with respect to the construction of a new technology building.

Taiwan > TMT Tier 1

Jones Day‘s market-leading TMT practice draws on the firm’s far-reaching international platform to advise on cross-border mandates in a host of markets. The team is highly regarded by clients for its broad capabilities, ranging from day-to-day advisory mandates for media and telecoms players, to high-value M&A and strategic investments. Two partners oversee the department: seasoned tech licensing and transfer expert Tommy Chen, and transactional specialist John Lin. Raymond Wang routinely handles share swaps, public tender offers, and take-privates for tech and telecom companies, while Jeffrey Wang is recommended for his knowledge of corporate governance and experience in broadcasting deals.

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Yulon Group

Diodes Incorporated

Qisda Corporation

Catcher Technology Co., Ltd.

Gigamedia Ltd.

BizLink Holding Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advising Yulon Motor Co. Ltd. on forming a strategic alliance with Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd.
  • Advised the Special Committee of the Board of Diodes Incorporated on its acquisition of Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation.
  • Advised Qisda Corporation on its public tender offer to purchase a stake of Alpha Networks Inc.

Taiwan > Banking and finance Tier 2

Jones Day‘s stature in the region ensures that they are routinely engaged by a number of leading banks and financial services corporations on syndicated loan arrangements, bond issuances, and other debt financing matters. Practice head Raymond Wang specialises in banking M&A, share swaps, and IPOs for foreign issuers seeking a listing on the TWSE or TPEx. Yen-Chen Chen is experienced in a range of capital market transactions, cross-border investments, and financial market disputes.

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Cathay United Bank

Fubon Financial Holding Co. Ltd.

Yulon Group

United Renewable Energy Co., Ltd.

Chinatrust Financial Holdings Co. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Yulon Group regarding a syndication loan facility to finance a housing development and construction project.
  • Assisting StrongLED in applying for public offering of convertible bonds and listing on the Taipei Exchange.
  • Assisting United Renewable Energy as borrower in the review, negotiation and translation of the loan agreement with King’s Town Bank, as well as in the loan drawn-down process.

The firm: Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 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 and Middle East: Jones Day provides a significant presence in Europe that offers clients more than 500 lawyers from its European offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, 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, Munich, Paris, Saudi Arabia
Latin America offices: Mexico City, São Paulo

Main areas of practice:

  • Antitrust and competition law
  • Business and tort litigation
  • Business restructuring and reorganization
  • Cybersecurity, privacy and data protection
  • Employee benefits and executive compensation
  • Energy
  • Financial markets
  • Global disputes
  • Government regulation
  • Health care and life sciences
  • Insurance recovery
  • Intellectual property
  • Investigations and white-collar defense
  • Issues and appeals
  • Labor and employment
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Real estate
  • Securities litigation and SEC enforcement
  • State Attorney General enforcement, investigations and litigation
  • Tax
  • Technology
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Managing Partner Stephen J Brogan