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Owen Chio

Owen Chio is a partner in the firm’s Taipei office and a member of the oil, gas and resource practice group. His experience includes advising on cross-border M&As and investments, major projects and commercial matters, corporate compliance issues, and cross-border commercial disputes. Owen has been involved in some of the most significant deals for major MNCs and state-owned enterprises and acts for many MNCs on a long-term basis in their post-acquisition/investment corporate and commercial matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Owen was a partner / executive consultant and the Global Co-Head of the Compliance Practice of KPMG Law. Before then, he worked at Baker McKenzie for 15 years, including as a partner, Co-Chair of Corporate Compliance Practice, Deputy Chair of Foreign Investment Approval, and CSR Partner of the firm. Owen worked in the Hong Kong office of Linklaters before returning to Taiwan.

Additional Education

  • DUB, The Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, 1997
  • Advanced Certificate in International Arbitration, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2018
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • Chief writer of "Doing Business in Taiwan" published by CCH in 2012 and 2013.
  • Chief writer of the Baker McKenzie publication in 2012: "Intellectual Property Guide Taiwan Section".
  • Chief writer of the Baker McKenzie publication: "Mergers & Acquisitions Guide Taiwan Section" in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
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