K&L Gates is one of few international firms with a significant presence and domestic capabilities in Taipei. Our Taipei office is an important part of our Asia strategy, providing access to the crucial Taiwan market, as well as considerable cross-border opportunities in the region and beyond.
We are widely considered to have one of the leading mergers and acquisitions and capital markets practices in Taiwan, serving major international and domestic clients. Our notable achievements include assisting the first foreign company list on the Emerging Stock Market of the Taipei Exchange, assisting two Taiwan-listed biotech companies listed on NASDAQ, and advising the first FinTech startup to be accepted into Taiwan’s Regulatory Sandbox. We are also considered one of the go-to firms in Taiwan for European Corporate Bond listings. We regularly are consulted by and provide feedback to regulators on new developments on behalf of our clients operating in quickly evolving, highly regulated industries.
Our corporate team advises on fund formation and related regulatory matters, as well as on securities and equity financing transactions. We also regularly advise multinational companies doing in business Taiwan on various commercial legal issues, including employment, privacy, product launch, consumer protection, and anti-trust issues.
Our energy, infrastructure, and resource team assists clients pursuing deals in the oil and gas, solar power, and wind farm sectors. We also have experience representing clients pursuing clean technology deals.
Our intellectual property practice is fully equipped to assist clients on matters ranging from trademark registration and intellectual property counseling to licensing and litigation, leveraging our local and foreign intellectual property knowledge across our fully integrated global platform. Our team is renowned for assisting leading manufacturers and exporters of high-tech products, as well as some of the largest semiconductor companies whose main officers are located in Taiwan, with their diverse intellectual property-related needs.
Our dispute resolution team has extensive experience assisting clients with commercial, toxic tort, and intellectual property disputes, working closely with clients to choose the correct strategy, whether through mediation, arbitration, or litigation. We also assist clients involved in governmental investigations and white collar criminal cases.
- Antitrust, competition, and trade regulation
- Corporate/Mergers and acquisitions
- Capital markets
- Commercial technology and sourcing
- Energy, infrastructure, and resources
- Intellectual property
- Labor, employment, and workplace safety
- Litigation and dispute resolution (domestic and international arbitration and mediation)
- Policy and regulatory
- Privacy, data protection, and information management
- The Taipei office was recognized in the areas of Capital Markets, Corporate M&A, and Dispute Resolution in the 2020 Legal 500 Asia-Pacific guide.
- The Taipei office was recognized in the area of Capital Markets in the 2020 Global Chambers guide.