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Owen Chio

Major Energy Projects and Related M&As

Acted for Swancor Renewable Energy Co., Ltd. in connection with (i) a sale of majority shares of Formosa II International Investment that operates the Formosa II (blocks 5 and 6 near Miaoli County) offshore wind project of 378 MW and has joint developments with the Macquarie Group, (ii) its provision of operations and maintenance services and asset management services to Formosa II, and (iii) other corporate and commercial matters related to the project.

Acted for Swancor Ind. Co., Ltd in relation to the sale of the equity interests in Taiwan’s first offshore wind farm -- 128MW Taiwanese offshore wind project namely Formosa 1 to Dong Energy (now Orsted) and Macquarie Capital from local developer Swancor Renewable.

Acted for Boskalis in connection with its provision of underwater foundation constructions and installations to offshore wind developers in Taiwan.

Acted for K2 Management in connection with its renewable energy consultancy business and operations.

Engaged by Century Wind Power in connection with its supply of underwater foundations to offshore wind developers in Taiwan.

Acted for J&V Energy Technology in connection with the sale of He Lin Co., Ltd. that has around 8 solar power plants in Taiwan of a total of around 8.5 MW, to a developer owned by a major global equity fund.

Acted for New Green Power in connection with the sale of Maxinsolar Co., Ltd. that has around 6 solar power plants in Taiwan of a total of around 106 MW, to a developer owned by a major global equity fund.

Acted for New Green Power in connection with the provision of engineering, procurement and construction services, operations and maintenance services, and asset management services, to 28 solar power plants in Taiwan owned by a major global equity fund.

Acted for Soleq Taiwan Renewables Ltd. in connection with its project finance from Fubon Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. for a 8.2 MW ground-mounted solar power project in Changhua, Taiwan.

Acted for CPC Taiwan, the sole state-owned energy company in Taiwan, in relation to (i) its equity investment in Ras Laffan II in Qatar, (ii) its investment in a joint venture in lubricant oil manufacturing, terminal, storage and distribution in Vietnam, (iii) its investment in an oil mine in Columbia (which did not proceed), (iv) its purchase of natural gas, (v) its set up of a joint venture to own and purchase LNG tankers (NiMic), (vi) its construction of natural gas receiving terminal and under water pipe lines in Taichung Port (the second LNG Port in Taiwan), and (vii) its refinancing of LNG tankers (NiMic).
Acted for Northville Limited in relation to its investment in Wave Power Renewables Limited.

Acted for Chung-Hsin Electric & Machinery Manufacturing Corporation in relation to its joint venture with Vodaphone India for the supply of methanol-based fuel cells power supply systems to support many cellular facilities in India.

Acted for a private equity to invest in Xiaopeng Motors, a major manufacturer of electric-vehicles in China.

Acted for AA Wind Energy in connection with its fund raisings.

M&As and Transactions in High Tech and Bio Tech

Acted for FarEastTone’s subsidiaries in (i) their investment in TBCASoft Inc for the development of the telecoms block chain technology and (ii) their investment in Hustle Fund II.

Acted for Apple to acquire a plant from Qualcomm.

Acted for Commscope Technologies in relation to the Taiwan aspects of its acquisition of the networks business of Tyco Electronics.

Acted for Johnson Controls in relation to the Taiwan aspects of the spin-off/separation of its automotive experience business.

Acted for Samsung Electronics in relation to its investment in and joint venture with Skymedi Corporation in Hsinchu Science Park (in the IC design industry).

Acted for Prime View International Co., Ltd. in relation to its acquisition of E Ink Corporation through reverse cash-out merger.

Acted for Yahoo Taiwan Inc. in relation to its acquisition of Wretch Co., Ltd.

Acted for Cloud Mile Inc. in the Artificial Intelligence area in relation to its fund raisings.

Acted for IQE plc in relation to its acquisition of IQE Taiwan.

Acted for Vatics Inc in relation to the sale thereof.

Acted for Abbott in relation to the Taiwan aspects of the global spin-off of its pharmaceutical business to AbbVie.

Acted for Baxter International in relation to the Taiwan aspects of the global spin-off of its pharmaceutical business to Baxalta.

Acted for JHL in relation to its cross-border cell line licenses.

Acted for Mycenax Biotech in relation to patent surveys and advice.

Acted for Pharmadax Inc in relation to its joint ventures in the PRC.

Acted for Fidelity Regulation Therapeutics in relation to licensing some bio-pharma technologies from Oxford University.

M&As and Transactions in Other Industries

Acted for De Yu (the current owner) to acquire McDonald’s Taiwan.

Acted for Ruen Chen Investment Holding Co., Ltd. in connection with the acquisition of Nan Shan Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (AIG's Taiwan subsidiary).

Acted for Eastern Shop Direct Co., Ltd. and Chung Tai Co., Ltd. in connection with their sale of 91% shares in Eastern Home Shopping Co., Ltd. to a major foreign private equity company.

Acted for certain Eastern Group companies and Mr. Gary Wang in relation to their sale of shares in Eastern Multimedia Company Limited, Eastern Broadcasting Company and Eastern Home Shopping Company.

Acted for Yuen Foong Yu Mfg. Co., Ltd. in relation to its acquisition of the assets of Procter & Gamble's "Tender" and "Delight" household paper products.

Acted for FNAC S.A. in its negotiation and documentation of a joint venture with Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store Co., Ltd. and the subsequent sale of the joint venture shares.

Acted for OUE in relation to its real estate acquisition in Taipei worth around US$700 million.

Acted for Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation in its joint venture with Honeywell Corporation etc.

Acted for vanBaerle as the general corporate and commercial counsel in connection with its investment in Taiwan.

Acted for Hill's Pet Nutrition, a subsidiary of Hill’s-Colgate, as the general corporate and commercial counsel in connection its investment and distribution in Taiwan.

Acted for Accenture in connection with its Taiwan business. 

Acted for Taiwan Futures Exchange Corporation in connection with its licensing of indices from FTSE International Limited.

Compliance

Assisted EMQ to become GDPR ready. 

Advised Microsoft on GDPR compliance.

Advised JMicron on GDPR compliance.

Advised Fortemedia on GDPR compliance.

Advised Silicon Motion on GDPR compliance.

Acted for a Taiwan-listed company in relation to an investigation by the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control for potential violations of US economic sanctions against Cuba, Iran, Syria and Sudan.

Dispute Resolutions

Acted for a major subcontractor in a major dispute with the main contractor of a combined cycle power plant in Taiwan before Hong Kong International Arbitration Court.

Acted for a MNC in connection with their international commercial arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules before Hong Kong International Arbitration Court with a major Japanese turnkey contractor ULVAC of solar power plants involving claims of over US$50 million.

Acted for Kuo Kuang Power Plant in its dispute with Zurich Property Insurance.

Acted for Pertech in defending a US patent litigation commenced by Minebea.

Acted for Quanta Storage in a litigation against a bank in South Korea.

Acted for Softstar in a litigation in Singapore against Gravity of South Korea.

Acted for Centapharm in connection with its multi-jurisdictional dispute and litigation/arbitration with Teva.

Acted for Yuan Sheng Group against certain fraudsters in multiple litigations in England and Taiwan.

Acted for Winmate Inc in defending a US patent litigation commenced by Altair Logix. 

Acted for Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation in its dispute and arbitration with Eurotrain following the former’s switch to Shinkansen for the construction of the Taiwan High Speed Rail.

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