K&L Gates > Taipei, Taiwan > Firm Profile

K&L Gates
30/F, 95 DUN HUA S. ROAD, SEC. 2
TAIPEI 106
Taiwan

Taiwan > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Advising on multi-party, cross-border transactions, K&L Gates is trusted by a range of major domestic and international manufacturers and financial institutions. Jacqueline Fu leads the department with extensive experience in corporate and commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate governance and legal compliance. James Chen brings vast multi-jurisdictional experience to his international clients, having previously worked within this practice in China, Singapore, Hong Kong and New York. Billy Chen focuses on corporate governance and corporate finance, while Owen Chio is noted for his M&A work in the energy, technology, and biotechnology sectors. Joseph Tseng regularly advises on business restructuring within M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Jacqueline Fu

Key clients

Acepodia, Inc.

ACT Genomics Holdings Company Limited

Cloud Mile Inc.

J&V Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

Kneron Holding Corporation

Northville Limited

Shan-Loong Transportation Co., Ltd.

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation

Taiwan Liposome Company Limited

Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology Co., Ltd.

Yeong Guan Energy Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, an Asia-based global leader in developing NAND flash controllers for solid state storage devices, on entering into a US$3.8 billion cross-border take-private acquisition with MaxLinear, Inc., a California-based leading provider of radio frequency, analog, digital, and mixed-signal integrated circuits.
  • Acted for Acepodia, Inc. in its Series B-2 Preferred Share financing and Series C Preferred Share financing. The aggregate investment amounts of Series B-2 Preferred Share financing and Series C Preferred Share financing were US$31.7 million and US$109 million.
  • Acted for Northville Limited in its investment in Wave Power Renewables Limited, a developer of wave energy technology and projects.

Taiwan > Capital markets Tier 2

With recent high value work in the technology, healthcare and financial services sectors, K&L Gates’ capital markets practice is an effective regional firm with strong cross-border capabilities. James Chen leads the department with expertise in public offerings and private placements of equity, debt and securities, having advised foreign investors on more than 30 joint ventures and foreign-owned projects. Jacqueline Fu specialises in venture capital transactions, private equity fund investments, and securities law, particularly in cross-strait matters. Billy Chen focuses on business structuring and fundraising, while Joseph Tseng is the firm’s go-to for start-ups in Taiwan’s rapidly growing fintech and biotech sectors.

Practice head(s):

James Chen

Testimonials

‘The teams are very professional and can give a full sense of trust.’

‘Lawyers are very friendly and efficiency, and can help clients find the best answer to any question’

Key clients

Cloud Mile Inc.

Gorilla Technology Group Inc.

KAiA Capital CO., LTD

KGI Asia Limited

Mesh Ventures

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation

Taiwan Liposome Company Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Silicon Motion Technology Corporation on entering into a US$3.8 billion cross-border take-private acquisition with California-based MaxLinear, Inc.
  • Advised Taiwan Liposome Company, Ltd. on its go-private transactions with Woods Investment Co., Ltd.
  • Advised Gorilla Technology Group Inc. on its proposed merger with blank check company Global SPAC Partners, Co., through which Gorilla will become a publicly traded company.

Taiwan > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Trusted by some of the region’s largest corporate entities,K&L Gates is highly regarded for its commercial and criminal litigation services across a wide range of industries. Head of department Shilin Huang is ‘unmatched as a commercial litigator’, with 20 years’ experience and recent notable work in toxic tort, commercial litigation and government procurement. Associate Lu-Shin Lee compliments the practice with her experience in commercial disputes and commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Shilin Huang

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The senior lawyers in K&L Gates have incredible knowledge and experience in financial and securities regulation, especially for complex and high-profile commercial criminal matters. K&L Gates distinguishes itself through its specialized criminal litigation services.’

‘I highly recommend Shilin Huang as an exceptional lawyer. He is unmatched as a commercial litigator with in-depth knowledge of law and procedure, along with great judgement in commercial disputes, which allows him to provide his clients the best defense possible.’

‘Shilin Huang is simply one of the best litigators that I have ever met during my over 20 years career as corporate counsel. He skillfully demonstrates innovative strategy thinking, down-to-earth advice and simplification of complicated issues.’

Key clients

Advantech Co., Ltd.

Avision Inc.

Chinatrust Commercial Bank

Chinatrust Financial Holdings

China Petrochemical Development Corp.

Getac Technology Corporation

IQE plc

Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

Work highlights

  • Represented China Petrochemical Development Corp. in litigation that involving over 300 plaintiffs. We are presently assisting the client in challenging certain aspects of the judgment handed down by the Supreme Court related to this litigation.

Taiwan > Intellectual property Tier 3

With access to a network of trademark practitioners in the US, China and beyond, K&L Gates’ IP practice offers clients strong domestic capabilities with international reach. The team has extensive experience in complex, cross-border IP litigation cases in the manufacturing and technology sectors, with a focus on patent infringement. Shilin Huang jointly leads the department with decades of experience in IP-related dispute resolution. US qualified litigator Jay Chiu joins him, catering to high-profile tech clients in Taiwan, China and the US.

Practice head(s):

Shilin Huang; Jay Chiu

The Firm: K&L Gates has seven offices that are strategically located in major financial and commercial centers across Asia. Our full-service Asia-based team is closely integrated with the firm’s offices in Australia, Europe, South America, and the United States. The collaboration across our global platform, coupled with our focus on long-term relationship building, allows us to effectively advise our clients on a national and global basis.

We established our presence in Asia by opening our Hong Kong office in 1996. Today, we are strategically located in key financial and commercial centers throughout Asia. We have lawyers on the ground in Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, and Tokyo. In 2019, we further expanded our capabilities in Singapore by combining with Singapore law firm Straits Law Practice LLC, creating K&L Gates Straits Law LLC and becoming one of a few international law firms in Singapore with the capability to advise clients on Singapore law and cross-border legal issues. The combined firm has bolstered our disputes, corporate, funds, and banking and finance service offerings and further opened our global platform to clients across Southeast Asia. We also have designated India, Indonesia, and Malaysia practices, allowing our capabilities to span beyond our physical office locations.

Through our integrated network of offices, we are positioned to advise both domestic and international clients throughout Asia Pacific and beyond. Our lawyers understand the legal challenges that clients face today, and they have the experience to respond to those needs creatively and efficiently. Our on-the-ground experience, knowledge, and networks in each market enable us to give clients valuable insights into local policies and practices. We have advised local and multinational companies at every stage of their development in Asia, from local start-ups, to mid-sized overseas companies looking to enter the market or mid-sized regional companies looking for outbound opportunities, to experienced global businesses with well-established operations in the region. We also regularly advise local governments, NGOs, educational institutions, financial institutions, and other key market players. To learn more about our service offerings, visit klgates.com/services.

Offices

Asia: Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo. Australia: Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney. Europe: Berlin, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg, Milan, Munich, Paris. Middle East: Doha, Dubai. United States: Austin, Boston, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Worth, Harrisburg, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, Newark, Orange County, Palo Alto, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C., Wilmington. South America: Sao Paulo.